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The Time Has Come…

30 Apr

It’s been over a week since our handsome boy went “home,” and we’re now confident and ready to announce that Andrew, after nearly four months in his foster home, HAS BEEN ADOPTED!

Andrew Adopted

While in foster care, Andrew learned a lot of amazing things with his foster family, Melissa & Kenny. They fattened him up, they cared for him through his medical issues including persistent worms and an injured back leg, and helped him work through his slight separation anxiety and dog selectiveness. They were a wonderful foster home for him, and though they could not commit to keeping him permanently (though we’re sure they would have if they could), they were the perfect home for Andrew while we searched for his forever home!

Andrew Now

Andrew Now

Also helping Andrew while in foster care was Jenny Chun of Give Paw Dog Training. She worked with Andrew in two private sessions to help with his anxiety and selectiveness, and even assisted with his meet & greet with his new mom! She was an integral part of his success story, and we couldn’t thank her enough!

Andrew in his new home

Andrew in his new home

But who’s the lucky lady who gets to live with this now well-trained and well-behaved boy? Well, make that two lucky ladies: Susan and her mom, Betty! Susan first emailed us about Andrew a month ago, convinced he was right dog for her. We took the meetings slowly, making sure that Susan knew what Andrew had worked on, how to continue working on those things, and how to do all of that in a positive, rewarding way so that Andrew’s confidence would continue to build throughout his transition into his new home.

Drew and his new mom, Susan

Drew and his new mom, Susan

Now named just Drew, our boy gets to go out with mom on his daily walks, he enjoys meals outside in dog friendly outdoor restaurants, he hangs out in the car during opposite-side parking days, and maybe best of all, he sleeps at night on grandma’s feet. They’re the idyllic happy family, and we couldn’t be more thrilled!

Drew and his new grandma, Betty

Drew and his new grandma, Betty

There are two other people we need to thank for helping Drew on his journey to his forever home. Thanks Matt Varelas for joining up with Drew’s foster family to take some amazing portraits of him. Swapping on the photos on Drew’s online listings certainly helped garner him more attention. Finally, we have to thank John Bartlett and The Tiny Tim Rescue Fund. Without them, we would have struggled to cover the cost of Drew’s vetting when he accidentally injured himself. So thanks to you all: foster, trainer, photographer, philanthropist and adopter! Drew would not be where he is today without all of you.

Andrew, Melissa, Susan & Kenny

Andrew, Melissa, Susan & Kenny

Happy St. Pitties Day Everyone!

15 Mar

From Frankie May, Helena, Tristan, John, Andrew, Josh and Jennifer!

Happy St. Pitties Day

Special thanks to our friend Madeline for the great graphic!

Come Meet Us!

1 Mar

We’re having a small event tomorrow in Inwood to help promote Bully Project, fostering, adoption and responsible training. You’ll be able to meet us, along with adoptables Archer and Andrew and maybe some other special guests! Dot from Dot’s Dog Training & Pet Services will be on hand to answer your most pressing training questions, and we’ll be right in front of Furry Fiends – one of the best pet shops in the area!

Furry Fiends Event

So come out and say, “Hey!”

 

What’s In My Barkbox?

25 Jan

January’s BarkBox was full of old reliables: things that we know make our pups very happy. So, we were very happy to get more of them!

January's BarkBox

January’s BarkBox

From Jax and Bones, we got this awesome Elton the Octopus toy! Lucy has always loved rope toys, but she tends to destroy them pretty quickly. When she saw this guy, she got very excited!

Jax and Bones' Elton the Octopus

Jax and Bones’ Elton the Octopus

Lucy Eating Elton

Lucy Eating Elton

"Mmmm, Calamari!"

“Mmmm, Calamari!”

Lucy Eating Elton

Lucy Eating Elton

One of the two (count ’em, two!) bags of treats we got were Nootie‘s Yumzies Peanut Butter flavored treats. Peanut butter is always a winner in my household, and these treats are the perfect size for training larger breed dogs like my pitties. They’ll do just about anything I ask of them if I’ve got one of these in my hand.

Nootie's Yumzies Peanut Butter flavored treats

Nootie’s Yumzies Peanut Butter flavored treats

From Barkworthies, we got a spiral bully stick, which Bully Project adoptable, Andrew, very much enjoyed! These types of treats upset Lucy’s tummy, but Andrew handled it just fine, and spent quite a while chowing down on this one. Treats and toys that keep the dogs busy are great things in my household!

Barkworthies' Spiral Bully Stick

Barkworthies’ Spiral Bully Stick

Andrew enjoying his Bully Stick

Andrew enjoying his Bully Stick

And finally, our second bag of treats are Superior Farms‘ All Natural Lamb Toasters. More great treats for training, but also just a simple treat I can give randomly and not have to worry about nasty allergic reactions, bad nutritional value, and other stuff. Just simple, 100% lamb – good stuff.

Superior Farms' Lamb Toasters

Superior Farms’ Lamb Toasters

Thanks BarkBox for another great month of stuff! If you want to get in on the fun, you can register on BarkBox’s website. Be sure to use the code below for $10 off your subscription and to have another $10 donated to Bully Project!

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Adoptable Pittie of the Week: Andrew

14 Jan

To write Andrew’s bio, we invited the one person who knows him best: his hero Sue, who has been caring for him over the past three months at the public shelter!

Andrew and his hero, Sue

Andrew and his hero, Sue

Poor little Andrew was running the streets of Jersey City for quite some time. He arrived at Liberty Humane Society as a stray. He was emaciated, full of worms, and very sickly. Once he was approved for adoption, I made it a point to walk him just about every day and to feed him nutritious meals (doggie casseroles).

Andrew when he arrived at Liberty Humane Society

Andrew when he arrived at Liberty Humane Society

At first he seemed unsure of himself, so we stayed close to the shelter. But as time went on, we would take long adventures into Downtown Jersey City where Andrew would meet the lunch time crowd at Exchange Place. Slowly he gained confidence and became a local celebrity. People all over would shout, “Hello,” to him as we walked by.

Andrew

Andrew

Andrew is a great walking companion. He is very well-behaved and obeys diligently. He is sweet and affectionate, and he loves, loves, loves kids. He gets excited when he sees them running around and he wants to play too. So it’s best if there are kids in the home, that they should always be supervised when spending quality time with Andrew.

Andrew

Andrew

Andrew can jump high and seems like he would be good at and would enjoy agility. He is very smart and learns quickly. He also likes other dogs, but he needs to learn how to play nicely. Unfortunately, he is very cat reactive, so he cannot live in a home with one. I believe Andrew is housebroken because when we attended indoor events, he would tell me every time he had to take a break. A big plus is that he doesn’t mind taking a bath or having his ears cleaned. He doesn’t guard his resources and he doesn’t mind giving up his toys.

Andrew

Andrew

Now that Andrew is happy and healthy, he is ready for a forever loving home. Whoever opens his/her heart & front door to this little guy is going to have a loyal, loving companion for life.

Andrew

Andrew

Andrew is already neutered, microchipped and up to date on his vaccinations. If you or anyone you know is interested in adopting Andrew, please email bullyprojectnyc@gmail.com.

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