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The Call for Love

13 Nov

Below is a poem written by Toasty’s, now Bella’s, 11 year old human sister Kaylah. We’re so proud that we’ve found such a wonderful family for Bella, and that they’ve all become such wonderful advocates for pitties everywhere!

Adopt a Pit.
Love a Pit.
Don’t despise a Pit.
Love the breed.

Care for the breed.
Don’t despise the breed.

And Just As We Always Knew…

25 Oct

It truly does take a village to rescue a dog! We learned this early this year when Our Waldo Bungie helped to save a beautiful pittie girl named Kimba. But we learned it again first hand as Bully Project‘s Toasty went from shelter dog to beloved family pet in just under three weeks. That’s right, folks: Toasty is adopted!

Nearly a month ago, we got an email from our good friend Mazzie’s mom from Mazzie Takes Manhattan. She had seen a pocket pittie named Nena at an Animal Care & Control adoption event hosted by Fenwick Keats, a real estate agency in her neighborhood. She just couldn’t get Nena out of her head, and the thought of Nena languishing in the shelter was too much for her. “Would Bully Project be willing to rescue her?” she asked.

We couldn’t say yes without meeting Nena first, so off we went to ACC. And after just a few minutes of hanging out with Nena, we knew she deserved much more than spending her remaining days (however many there were) at the public shelter. So we made all the arrangements, and went out to celebrate our newest rescue at nearby restaurant called Toast – which became our new girl’s namsake, as we renamed her Toasty.

The next day, Mazzie’s mom went to collect Toasty from the shelter and transport her to her new digs at West Village Veterinary Hospital, where Toasty would be put in isolation to recover from her kennel cough. While there, Toasty got the royal treatment: attention from the vet techs, daily walks from Mazzie’s mom, her assistant and close friends, close medical care and tons of love. She won over the entire staff very quickly, with one of the vet techs even making a personal call to a friend of hers who she knew was looking to adopt a new dog. This friend lived in Massachusetts though. Would they want to come all the way to New York just to meet a dog that they may not even like upon meeting her?

Well, thanks to videos and photos taken by the staff of the vet hospital, the family was convinced that Toasty was worth the effort. We made arrangements for the potential adopters to come down to New York as soon as they could while we also made arrangements for Toasty’s new temporary home now that she was back to full health. Mazzie’s mom to the rescue again: she transported our girl to a beautiful, state-of-the-art daycare facility called Hounds on the Hudson. And yet again, Toasty won the hearts of everyone there and got the ultimate in doggy vacation experiences.

And then the big day came. Mazzie’s mom came with us to meet the family and introduce them to Toasty. And you can guess what happened next!

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We’re so grateful to everyone who helped made this story happen, as the outcome would not have been possible without everyone’s full participation. To the staffs of Fenwick Keats, West Village Veterinary Hospital and Hounds on the Hudson: thank you for supporting animal rescue. And most importantly, to Mazzie’s mom (who not only helped with every bit of this rescue but also fundraised enough money to cover Toasty’s expenses and then some): you are a beacon of hope and a true hero in this rescue community. We are eternally grateful to you.

And to Bella: enjoy your beautiful new life!

Adoptable Pittie of the Week: Toasty

8 Oct


Last week, we got an email from a close friend of ours. She had met a dog, named Nena, at an Animal Care & Control adoption event outside of her apartment building. She became so enamored with her, but she knew she couldn’t take her. So that’s where Bully Project came in.

While at ACC, Toasty had developed kennel cough, along with cutting one of her feet somehow. So we had to send her to a vet with an isolation room so that she could recover without infecting any other dogs. She is currently living at the vet’s office and getting non-stop care, attention and love. In fact, the vet staff can’t stop raving about her to us.

Out on a walk

Our friend who brought Toasty to our attention lives and works nearby, so she gets to visit Toasty on a regular basis and take her out for strolls in the West Village where she’s met all kinds of people. She would very much like to play with the dogs she sees, but because of her kennel cough, we haven’t been able to do any dog introductions yet. But soon!

As you can see, Toasty is a pretty petite little pittie girl. She’s just over one year old, and weighs around 40 bs. Her ears are always cutely perked up, and she loves to be with people. She also LOVES to play with toys!

She is already spayed, fully vaccinated and microchipped. Once the vet tells us she’s clear of kennel cough, she will be ready to go. Oh, and we’re also pretty sure she’s great with kids:

Email us at if you or anyone you know might be interested in meeting our cute, little Toasty.

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