On Sunday, September 8th, Ruby Tuesday was thrown over an 8 foot tall fence into a churchyard. Two young men witnessed the incident from their apartment and took her in. She was hospitalized at our emergency vet, where she had surgery to amputate her tail, and was treated for infection and malnutrition, along with some other injuries.
Although Ruby had a rough time, she is making up for lost time! She loves people! She likes dogs and is a great walker on the leash!
Little Betty is the true definition of a “pocket pittie.” At just a year and a half old, and fully grown at 35 lbs, she would be the perfect apartment dog! She is super friendly with all people and dogs, and is a joy to have around the house, according to her foster home. A professional trainer has been working with her to show her the polite way to walk on leash, as she pulls sometimes, but overall is a very well mannered and well behaved dog.
She is already house trained and does very well alone at home. She is always calm, never anxious. She absolutely loves to play fetch, and loves snuggling even more. She’s whip smart and super food motivated, so teaching her a whole array of commands and tricks should be a breeze with this little girl.
Fondue is a two year old, 40 lbs bundle of pure love. She’s an easy-going, mellow girl who lives for hugs and tummy rubs. She’s a bit shy at first but just give her some time and her personality will blossom. And although she’d spend all day on your lap if you’d let her, she’s not needy at all. She’ll be content to lay at your feet and keep you company while you work.
This pretty girl has a great energy level; she’s very well-behaved and quiet indoors but can also be quite playful and energetic outside. Fondue has energy to burn and would make a fantastic jogging or hiking partner. She can use some fine tuning on her leash manners but she is overall very easy and enjoyable to walk.
Xena was originally purchased from a “breeder” at about two months old. Her original owners couldn’t agree on whether she was allowed inside their home, so for nearly three months, she lived on their terrace with limited exercise and socialization. Her “grandma” frequently took care of her, and arranged all of her medical care and spay surgery, and realized she deserved to live a better life than what she had. So, Xena was surrendered to our care!
Hello! My name is Pistachio from Liberty Humane Society. It’s so incredibly nice to meet you!
As you can see from my pictures, I am a handsome chap who loves giving out hugs to my favorite human people. I have so much warmth and affection inside of me that I need to share it with the world!
My human friends at the shelter think I am about a year and a half old. That’s a good age, right? I still have the energy and drive of a young dog, but I’m also old enough to be calm, gentle, and well behaved. In fact, I’m so gentle that I would likely make a wonderful dog for a family with even very small children. I would love to have a family of my own. I bet I would get lots of hugs then!
Lala might not have had the best start in life but that doesn’t hold her back from enjoying every minute of every day!
Lala was found on one of the last nights of winter abandoned in a park. She obviously had a litter of pups to tend to, but her owners most likely had no use for her any longer!
Fiona has been having a blast at her foster home, but is looking for her very own happily ever after. Will you be hers?
Photo thanks to Matt Varelas http://mattvarelas.com
At three months old, she is almost fully house trained and does great in her crate. She knows how to sit, down, touch (hand target), and is working on her leave it and wait. Being that she is a young pup, she will need continued training and guidance to ensure she blossoms into the best she can be.
Meet Animal Farm Foundation’s Harry – a curiously sweet 10 month old pup. Harry approaches each day, wide-eyed and bushy-tailed, yearning to learn all about life.
We met Tristan just over a month ago when a close friend of ours, Lydia, asked us to help in finding him a new home. One of her staff, the wonderfully helpful Rachel, found Tristan abandoned in her local dog run. He was left there overnight, and she discovered that other dog owners from the neighborhood had been bringing him food, but no one was able to take him in out of the cold. Well, she did just that and then called on us to help.
Arundhati is a sweet and beautiful black and white pit bull who was found starving and cold in a Brooklyn dog run. The vet estimated her age to be 1.5 years and she will likely max out at 35-40 pounds. She is the perfect dog for a first-time owner.
Tristan is a sweet loving pit mix found in the park after being left there overnight. He has lovely green eyes and brown fur with patches of white on his feet and chest. Tristan loves people; everyone is his new best friend! He does well with other dogs, eager to approach and say hello, he’s quite a hit with the ladies.
We found Archer chilling out in his crate at the public shelter one night while we were doing some “window shopping.” We couldn’t resist his stunning green eyes and calm demeanor in the crate, so we asked to meet him. The next day, we were making arrangements to pick him up from the shelter and he is now already available for adoption through Bully Project.
66 lbs of love! That’s 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.
Georgia is our special adoptable this week. She’s a dog that’s been dealt a hard hand. We first met Georgia (then named Sandy) when she was abandoned in front of a restaurant on Thanksgiving, 2011. The poor, scrape-ridden girl was cold and scared. A local rescuer placed her in the ‘hood. Her new mom named her Georgia and quickly showed her the world isn’t so bad, if you meet the right people!
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.
He is already housebroken, neutered, microchipped, and has all shots. Tigger is a healthy, playful dog. He is good with other dogs and children.
Frankie was found by an FDNY fighter wandering around Grand Concourse in the Tremont section of the Bronx. The firefighter who found her, due to his work schedule/on call nature, could not take care of her, and she eventually found her way to Bully Project.
She is sweet, affectionate, and has not displayed any resource or food guarding. She is great around other dogs and small children. Our best guess is she is anywhere from 18-24 months and weighs about 50 pounds. She is already up to date on her vaccinations and will be spayed and microchipped prior to adoption.
I’m Pink Floyd from Rescuzilla!
I love other dogs and spending a lovely afternoon snoozing on the couch. I have a silly personality (to match my ears) and I like to play, but I’m more of a calm clutz than a hyper puppy (even better, right? I know!)
Marilyn the Monkey
This past weekend, we met this adorable girl at the public shelter. While there, she had received the best possible rating on her behavior evaluation and was even being used a “helper dog” to evaluate other dogs’ behaviors around dogs. Her calm demeanor is very uncommon for a puppy of about 10 months, which really endeared her to our hearts and compelled us to rescue her.
Meet Dudley Do-Right from Animal Farm Foundation!
Conscientious and cheerful, Dudley wants to make sure that he does right by his friends.
This past weekend, we took a trip to Jersey City to meet a dog at Liberty Humane Society, but when we got there, we’d found out she’d already been adopted!Howrude amazing! But since we were already there, we decided to take a look around to see if there were any other dogs there we might like to take into our Bully Project program. And wouldn’t you just know it? There was!
Andrew and his hero, Sue
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!
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).
Three words: Add water dog! That’s Bully Project‘s Fred in a nutshell. This boy is 2 years old, just under 50lbs, walks nicely on leash, has manners and is housebroken. He is neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped.
John is the very embodiment of the term “gentle giant.” Rescued from Brooklyn Animal Care & Control, at 58 pounds, John cuts an imposing figure to someone unfamiliar with him. But beyond that burly exterior is a mushball through and through. When it comes time for petting and hugs, “I’m busy, John,” just doesn’t compute. He will put his beautiful strong snout under your hand and nestle into your arm. His soft blue eyes will close halfway with sheer delight at being loved, and he will give a long contented sigh, as he slips into a deep sleep with his head on your lap.
Bartlett is a very handsome boy. At just under 60 lbs, this guy is one of the largest lap dogs we’ve ever met. He’s happiest around people, despite being a bit shy at first. We found him at the public shelter in Manhattan, where he’d been surrendered after being found tied up and abandoned in a park. Needless to say, he was a bit shellshocked.
“My name is Dug. I have just met you, and I love you.”
- Disney/Pixar’s Up
That is exactly what this dog would say if he could speak, so Bully Project named him after the adorable canine character from Disney/Pixar’s hit film. Rescued from Manhattan Animal Care & Control, Dug is the happiest of little fellows around. And all he wants to do is lick your face.
Last week, Josh took Lucy for her annual check up (clean bill of health! Woohoo!) at their vet: City Veterinary Care. And wouldn’t you know, while there the techs and doctors told him about a pittie that had been living there for about a month. This week, we’d like to tell you about Prince.
Prince is a one year old pittie mix who wears a very unique light brown brindle coat. He’s a bigger guy, weighing in at just about 60 lbs, but he’s all love and licks. Considering he’s been living at a vet’s office, you can be sure that this guy comes with a clean bill of health as well, and he’s also already neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated. He would love to have a family who will let him be the only animal in their lives. He’s tolerant of other animals from a distance, but would rather have his humans all to himself. One of the best things about this boy: no adoption fee! He is free to a good, approved home. It is important, however, that his adopter can be responsible for future basic vet care expenses. And of course, he comes with a built-in, first class vet and the Bully Project‘s seal of approval.
BIG NEWS! PINKY’S…
We’ve been hinting at it for a little bit now, but we can finally announce that little Miss Pinky has a new home – and it’s just two blocks away from her last one!
When I first started fostering Pinky, we met a young man (named D.) on the street one evening during a walk. He was so enamored with Pinky, and knew she was for him. So after a long conversation, D. took my card and we got the ball rolling. We did several meet & greets with D. and his girlfriend M., a long walk, emails to the shelter’s adoption coordinator; the whole nine. But when it came down to it, we realized, for reasons outside of anyone’s control, that it wasn’t going to work out.
Then! After my vacation to Disney World, and after Pinky came back from boarding, we ran into D. on the street again. He was so thrilled to see Pinky, and so surprised that she hadn’t already been adopted by someone else. And then the ball started rolling again, but this time a little faster. We knew the family got along, so the only things that needed to happen were to make sure the extenuating circumstances were sorted out, and do antoher meet & greet with me, Pinky, D. & M., and the adoption coordinator. And to our delight,EVERYTHING WENT PERFECTLY!
Today, we’d like to introduce you to Bully Project‘s second rescue dog: the beautiful Ms. Doris Day!
Yes, we have already decreed that she must always be photographed in front of an orange background. Doesn’t she look so beautiful? This sweetie was pulled from the same public shelter where we found Paige. The day after we rescued Paige, Doris suffered a prolapsed rectum (sounds fun, right?) and was rushed to the vet. A meeting of the minds decided that going back to the shelter would not be good for her, so we stepped in!
Bully Project has two new adoptable pitties!
Meet Daisy Mae! Her namesake is the beautiful Daisy Mae Duke from The Dukes of Hazzard, but this girl is anything but a hazard.
We rescued Daisy Mae from a municipal shelter in southern Westchester county where she had been dumped after being bred. She lived there for a month and quickly became a staff and volunteer favorite there. She was friendly with everyone who wanted to pay her some attention, and everyone else too.
If you’re looking for a first dog for your family, Daisy Mae might just be the dog for you. Despite her size, weighing in at just about 60 lbs, she’s a total sweetheart. She’s calm and relaxed at home, crate trained, house broken, and totally quiet. We haven’t heard her bark once. On leash, she’s a total delight, walking calmly at my side, happily greeting anyone who offers.
That’s right everyone – Daisy Mae is…
Just over a week ago, we hosted an adoption and information event at Furry Fiends, a pet store in the Inwood area of Manhattan (pics here). It was a very warm day, and the dogs were definitely feeling the heat, so we were considering closing up shop a bit early. We were able to share lots of great information, so we considered the event a success. But as we were beginning to pack things up, two young guys passed by, saw Daisy Mae, and stopped. So, we grabbed the chance and started chatting, and they absolutely adored her, but they didn’t take the bait. After a few minutes, they left, and we were sad.
But while that was happening, one of our families from Bully Project‘s training classes showed up to meet Hunny – so we stuck around a little while longer, and guess what? The guys came back! With more questions!