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Adoptable Pittie of the Week: Tigger

1 Jul

Tigger was rescued from a neglectful family, and now he needs a new forever home. He is currently staying at a doggy daycare facility in New Jersey, and is attending training classes once a week.

Tigger

Tigger

He is already housebroken, neutered, microchipped, and has all shots. Tigger is a healthy, playful dog. He is good with other dogs and children.

Tigger & Friends

Tigger & Friends

Tigger is the perfect dog, however, he does have very slight separation anxiety. He wasn’t given any attention by his previous owners. He was tied to a door, with no give, rarely walked, watered, or fed. He would lie in his own urine for hours at a time, until someone “felt” like cleaning it up. Now he is happy with all the attention he gets, but fears he will be abandoned when you leave him alone, and expresses himself by barking, but has not been destructive.

Tigger

Tigger

Tigger needs to go to an owner who can work with his anxiety to help him overcome it. As the days go by, he seems to get better, but once moved from this environment, it could return. He was on medication for this as well, which helped him a great deal. He is not yet crate trained, but this does not mean that it is not possible for him to eventually enjoy being crated.

Tigger

Tigger

If you’re interested in more information, please email us at bullyprojectnyc@gmail.com.

Tigger & Friends

Tigger & Friends

Not So Wordless Wednesday

26 Jun

Wordless Wednesday

19 Jun

Chunk

Chunk is still looking for a foster or an adopter. If interested, please email us at bullyprojectnyc@gmail.com.

Adoptable Pittie of the Week: Chunk

17 Jun

66 lbs of love! That’s Chunk!

Chunk

Chunk

This boy is as easy-going as you could ever imagine a dog being. He simply wants to be around people, and he’s totally content. Though he may look like a big, athletic dog (which he is, of course), he enjoys spending most of his time getting head scratches, but scratches, eating grass, and getting as close to people as possible.

Chunk

Chunk

He is approximately four years old, which means he’s already fully developed. So, what you see is what you get. You don’t have to worry about this boy’s personality changing radically, and he’s as big as he’s going to get.

Chunk

Chunk

Chunk is currently recovering from a bad case of kennel cough, and as soon as he’s healthy, he will be neutered. He is already fully vaccinated and microchipped, and ready for love.

Chunk

Chunk

He seems to be friendly with dogs, but considering his illness is contagious, we are limiting his interactions greatly. It seems like he wants to play, but he is getting frustrated with not being able to actually do so. Hopefully, we can start to let him interact more soon!

Chunk

Chunk

We’re still looking for a foster home for Chunk, or better yet, an adopter. If you’re interested in being either of those for this sweet Chunk of love, please email us at bullyprojectnyc@gmail.com.

Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days Success

14 Jun

Two weeks ago, we participated in the Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days, the biggest free pet adoption event in America. The goal was to place hundreds of dogs and cats in qualified forever homes on June 1 & 2. We were very successful, having seven dogs adopted within those two days.

Join us in wishing well to these pups as they continue their lives in wonderful forever homes!

Jetta

Lala

Arundhati

Nona

Milo

Mackerel

Helena

Chunk Update

13 Jun

Yesterday, we shared a picture of a dog that we wanted to try to rescue from NYC’s public shelter. Well, we did it!

Chunk

Chunk

We’ve renamed him Chunk! We will be picking him up from the shelter in about an hour, and bringing him to our vet for quarantine since he is very sick.

However, we are still looking for a foster home, or better yet, an adopter for this handsome guy! He’s also very ill, and will need considerable medical care. If you can, please consider making a donation online towards his care.

Please email us at bullyprojectnyc@gmail.com for more information about fostering or adopting Chunk!

Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days

14 May

On the first weekend in June, Bully Project will be participating in a great new adoption event called Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days!

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For those two days, all adoptions to qualified, approved homes will be FREE for the adopters! Thanks to the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals and Maddie’s Fund for creating this great program and for including Bully Project. So come on out and adopt one of our great dogs. These are just a few below who are currently available for adoption…

John

John

Helena

Helena

Lala

Lala

Arundhati

Arundhati

And maybe a few more who you all haven’t met just yet…

 

The Terriers Had A One Night Stand

9 May

I went to the dog park with the two terriers and a cup of coffee and returned with the terriers and a fluffy! Meet Nameless:

Nameless

Nameless

This boy was going to be abandoned by his dad AT the dog run. A family member told him he couldn’t just do that,  at least give him to a person.

Nameless

Nameless

The poor boy! I asked the guy if he would give the dog to me, and he handed him over. Never asked my name, or for my phone number. Just: “You’ll give him a good home?”

Nameless

Nameless

Well, the little boy came home with me. All I knew about this guy was that he only liked human food, marked a bit and had previously lived with kids. I saw he was fine with other dogs while at the dog run and hoped he would make friends with my cat.

Nameless

Nameless

While at home, he was still in “owner search mode,” understandably. It was so, so sad. Not overtly anxious, but definitely confused and seriously looking for the man who had been caring for him. But he wasn’t too interested in “human food” and couldn’t really settle.

Nameless at the vet

Nameless at the vet

More adventures through fostering equals more information about my own happy family! So what I learned:

Goose the little terrier, will protest the dog no matter what the size!

Nameless in the car

Nameless in the car

Bird, the larger terrier,  likes having boy dogs in the house (and on the bed)! They decided to be friends and play at 1:00am on my bed.

Bird & Nameless

Bird & Nameless

Sal, the hairless, one-eyed kitty doesn’t care too much about new dogs. As long a he has covers to sleep under and lots of yummy human food, he is happy camper! Nameless determined that Sal was his playmate and initiated play with no response.

Nameless

Nameless

Nameless, as I called him, was so tempting to keep all to my own! Great dog skills, awesome with handling and a good boy all around! Too bad I don’t want another small/medium dog! Thanks to Tristan‘s finder and caretaker, Rachel, I quickly found a foster-to-adopt couple! In less than 24 hours, he has a place to call home where he will be showered with lots of attention. Nameless is currently getting a needed grooming and I can’t wait to see what he will look like!

Wordless Wednesday

8 May
Arundhati

Arundhati

Arundhati is still available for adoption through Bully Project. For more information, or to apply to adopt her, please email bullyprojectnyc@gmail.com.

Our Happy Accident

3 May

Meet Serendipity!

Serendipity

Serendipity

This past weekend, Jennifer got a call from one of her local friends, who also happens to be a rescuer. She had found a small white and grey pit bull walking loose on Jennifer’s street. One of the superintendents of one of the apartment buildings agreed to hold on to her for a short while until someone could take her and help her. So, off we went to meet the dog to see what we could do. Little did we know, we were about to meet one of the sweetest dogs we’ve ever had under the Bully Project umbrella.

Serendipity in the basement where we met her

Serendipity in the basement where we met her

The building’s super had no where to really house a dog except for in the basement of his building: a cold, dank, dingy place, as most New York City basements are. She was resting comfortably in a crate after having eaten some food. We took her out of the crate and played a bit with her, covertly evaluating her behavior and temperament. She was a rock star, despite her horrible circumstances. At only 6 months old, we knew we couldn’t leave her in that basement, and we shuddered to think where else she could have ended up. So off we went, Jennifer, me and our happy accident, walking on her jerry-rigged rope leash.

Serendipity on her rope leash

Serendipity on her rope leash

We took her to our favorite local pet shop, Furry Fiends. The owner, Amine, was incredibly generous, spoiling Serendipity with delicious treats and donating a brand new Easy Walk harness to get her started off on the “right paw.”

Serendipity & Amine

Serendipity & Amine

Serendipity is super smart! She has a great automatic sit when greeting people, and was already working hard for treats. She’s only 6 months old right now and weighs approximately 35 lbs. This girl wont be too large when she’s fully grown. She loves all people, and is especially snuggly in calm moments, resting her head on any available body part of the nearest human. She seems to be ok with dogs, but gets frustrated easily when she can’t go right up to them and greet them, so we would definitely recommend training for her to show her the proper way to behave around other friendly doggies.

Serendipity

Serendipity

She will be spayed, vaccinated and microchipped very soon and will be immediately available for adoption once that happens! So if you, or anyone you know, might be interested in adopting (or even fostering!) this sweet puppy, please email us at bullyprojectnyc@gmail.com.

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