Tag Archives: fosters

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!

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Not Wordless Wednesday

12 Jun
Chukie

Chukie

Here’s another boy for whom we’re looking for a foster home. Chukie is currently at the public shelter in NYC, and we’d love to get him out of there ASAP. Please email us at bullyprojectnyc@gmail.com if you can help!

Let’s Have A Party!

11 Jun

Tonight, our good friends at Mercury Bar are hosting a little shindig for us!

From 7pm until 9 pm tonight, 100% of the sales of their new cocktail, YAPO!, will be donated to Bully Project. Appetizers will also be provided by the restaurant (and there will be vegetarian options!) We will be at the event to hang out, chat, and answer any and all questions about our program, fostering, adopting, training; anything at all! So come join us!

Mercury Bar

659 9th Ave

New York, NY 10036

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

7-9pm

We’re Looking for a Few Good Foster Homes!

10 Jun

Recently, because of one reason or another, Bully Project has lost all but one of our foster homes, and John is still currently living there, waiting for someone to adopt him! So sadly, we’re sort of a stand still in regards to our rescuing efforts. That being said, there are still dogs out there who need our help! Like this guy:

Elvis

Elvis

Elvis (well, that’s what we would call him if we found a foster home and were able to take him into our program) is about 5 or 6 months old, and has an obvious birth defect that looks like a cleft nose (and maybe palate, too). He’s a sweet boy who was found as a stray, and is very well behaved on leash, likes other dogs, and all people.

Elvis

Elvis

Without foster homes, sweet, young dogs like Elvis could end up at the public shelter, where infection runs rampant. We’d really like to help this guy avoid the shelter at all costs, and help him find his perfect forever home.

Elvis

Elvis

What does fostering entail? We would ask the you care for the dog as if it were your own for the length of time that you have him in your care. Bully Project will provide food for the duration of the foster period, some treats, some toys, a crate, a leash, a collar, and a harness. We would also cover the costs of any medical care and necessary training. Basically, you provide the love, we’ll take care of the rest!

Elvis

Elvis

So, please, New York! Help us out! If you think you can foster a dog, even for a period as short as two weeks, please email us at bullyprojectnyc@gmail.com.

John Went Back to the Vet

16 May

For the past few months, John has been dealing with the ramifications of the prostate/urinary tract infection that had developed in the beginning of March. He was put on steroids and antibiotics to help treat the infections, but certain issues have been recurring, so off we went back to the vet.

John at the vet

John at the vet

As you can see, he likes Dr. Khan very much! All of the staff said that he’s such an amazing patient, letting them do whatever they need to do to find out what’s going on with him. But sadly, right now the answer is: we still don’t know what’s going on. We’re going to be doing some more testing over the coming weeks to see if we can pinpoint the problem and help our sweet guy get better!

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.

Adoptable Pittie of the Week: Dudley Do-Right

6 May

Meet Dudley Do-Right from Animal Farm Foundation!

Dudley Do-Right

Conscientious and cheerful, Dudley wants to make sure that he does right by his friends.

Dudley Do-Right

In the play yard, he entertains his girl and boy pals with his silly moves and positive attitude.

Dudley Do-Right

Affectionate and cuddly, Dudley entices his people friends with his snuggle-ability.

Dudley Do-Right

Dudley loves people, big and small, especially those who give him lots of belly rubs.

Dudley Do-Right

Do-right by Dudley and adopt him today! 

Dudley Do-Right

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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