Pet Adoption

Pet Adoption Party Today at House of Vans!

Today from 1-4pm, ASPCA is hosting this event for pets in need of homes at the House of Vans (25 Franklin St).

Spring is officially here and what could be better than a puppy/kitten party to celebrate your re-birth into the outdoor world. Even if you can’t adopt it’ll be worth it just to hang out with (I’ll say it again) PUPPIES AND KITTENS.

There will also be food from Yeah Dawg and Calexico, drinks, a photo booth, and face painting. And if you are looking to adopt, ASPCA will be there to answer all your questions.

 

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These Pets Need a Home!

Edna, the cat!

Dog Habitat, a local rescue group, just gave us the heads up that they have a cat and dog in need in need of good homes, either via adoptees or fosters. They’ve sent us descriptions and photos (see after the jump) and beware: they are super adorable. Both pets are up to date on all of their shots and are ready to be taken home!

If you’re interested, contact Dog Habitat Rescue via email at rescue[at]doghabitat[dot]org. Continue reading

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Hounds of Love Charity Event & Adoption Party (9/26)

Hounds of Love Invite
Franklin Street’s Dog Habitat presents Hounds of Love, a charity event and adoption party to benefit the sweet rescue dogs who need homes on Thursday, 9/26 from 6-9 pm.

Join dog lovers and neighbors to mingle, raise awareness for these pups, add a new member to your family, foster or volunteer at the shelter.  Meet and greet rescues, including a photo booth, over an open bar, delicious food, Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, raffles, Instagram contest, and gift bags!

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Is This Your Cat? Found at Brouwerij Lane on 8/27

Greenpoint resident, Eliot Walden, has kindly taken in an adorable stray cat that he found last night (8/27) at Brouwerij Lane on Greenpoint Ave and Franklin.

From Eliot: There was this cute little black stray cat wandering around the trash and playing underneath the cars on Greenpoint Ave. The cat has no collar or any form of identification. I ended up catching it in order to get it off the streets and give it some proper food/water, so it is comfortably at my apartment now.

Please contact Elliot is this cat belongs to you (or if you might be interested in adopting him)! If the owner isn’t found, he’ll be looking for a home.

Email: eliotwalden [at] gmail [dot] com

Phone: (646) 396-3837.

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“Saving Badass Dogs From Idiot Humans” – The Most Badass Animal Rescue in Brooklyn

Of the dogs who stood in front of NYC Pet on Driggs Ave. on Saturday, a surprising number had both first and last names. There was a collie-shepherd named David Hasselhoff, a basset hound-boxer named Patrick Henry, and a Calhoun hound-pit bull named Faye Dunaway — in addition to a “super mellow” beagle mix, whose dirty blonde erudition and Germanic allure had apparently compelled a previous owner to name her Carole Lombard. Though some of the dogs were still considered puppies, most were at least twice the size of a shoebox, and all of them were hoping to find adopters, as part of the weekly-to-biweekly events organized by Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue.

Photo © Patricia Jones

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An Interview with Dog Habitat’s Rob Maher on AdoptNY

Dog Habitat stands out from other rescues for an array of reasons, the least not being its position as the only rescue in Greenpoint. Sharing a space with two other welcome additions to the neighborhood–the pet boutique District Dog and green boarding facility and doggie daycare Unleashed–Dog Habitat also acts as a local reminder of co-owner Rob Maher’s overarching mission.

Maher, along with wife Bea, rescue coordinator Emily Tanen and chief operating editor Jeff Latzer, co-runs Adopt NY, an online gathering for a collective of charities and rescues supporting one cause:  to make New York a no-kill state. Maher was kind enough to answer a few questions on what goes into running a pet charity.

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Adopt Swiss! Greenpoint Pit Puppy for adoption

In addition to organizing the Greenpointer’s Sandy Benefit for Adopt NY, my roommate and I opened up our apartment to foster an amazing pup after Sandy. I thought I would share info on Swiss in hopes that maybe she ends up in loving local home!

Swiss is a one-year-old pit mix with a heart as huge as her vertical. As puppies tend to be, she is a mix of high energy playfulness and a lazy bum. Both Swiss and her future owner will be happiest with lots of exercise. Her current foster parents curb her energy with many walks and trips to the dog run.

Above all, Swiss is a lover. Lover of both humans (adult and children) and animals (dogs and from what her foster parents can tell, cats as well). With dogs she plays with lots of energy, lots of licking, but usually is the one to play submissively. 

She will spare you from the grief that other puppies may give:
-chews objects known to be hers (she loves her kong)
- potty trained, crate trained, and rides well in cars
-And… she is not a barker! She does snort and oink, but that’s just adorable

Swiss’s current foster parents hope that her future owners will be able to provide her proper training. She is food motivated and has all the potential in the world.

As a special offer, Swiss’s award winning costume is included with adoption!

Visit Swiss’s Adopt NY profile or email info (at) greenpointers.com to inquire about adoption.

 

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Dog Found: “Chico” – Black Pit in Williamsburg – For Adoption

An animal loving Greenpointer found Chico, this adorable Black and White Pit Bull in Williamsburg, near Graham and Withers on Tuesday 12/18. Chico is an intact male, about 60 pounds, is very friendly with people and wants belly rubs constantly.

If you have any information about the owner or are interested in fostering or adopting Chico, please call (917) 609-0624.

The kind woman who found him is boarding him for 2 weeks until the owner is found, has had him vaccinated and will be neutering him soon. She has spent over $400 on his care so consider donating anything for Chico’s care.

She noticed the signs she put up have all been removed so Chico has likely been abandoned.

For updates, like Chico’s Facebook page and to make contributions for his care, chip in here.

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Greenpointers Sandy Relief Comedy Benefit for Adopt NY @ Saint Vitus, Wednesday (11/14)

Greenpointers is on a fundraising roll!

We raised $10,000 for humans affected by Sandy and now we want to help our furry friends.

Join Greenpointers on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 8:30pm for a Sandy Relief Comedy Benefit for Adopt NY hosted by Lucas Brothers at Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave).

Line Up

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Nimesh Patel
(Broken Comedy)

Mookie Thompson
(UCB, Comedy Central’s Funny or Die)

Dan Soder
(Comedy Central’s “Live At Gotham, NY Funniest for NY Comedy Festival)

Kevin Barnett
(Montreal Comedy Festival, Guy Code)

Jermaine Fowler
(Montreal Comedy Festival, Guy Code, In Living Color)

Kerryn Fee-Han
(Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off)

Lucas Brothers
(Rolling Stone, Fox, Comedy Central, Jimmy Fallon)

$7 Cover + 10% bar sales donated to ADOPT NY
(*100% of proceeds donated)

$4 Sailor Jerry drink specials
$6 Beer and shot specials

RSVP

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Below is info on the current situation at ADOPT NY

Many rescue groups and NY shelters sustained extensive damage to their facilities, as well as many fosters becoming homeless themselves.

So here’s what we’ve been up to at Adopt NY in response:

We’ve developed a plan to assist our 44 rescue groups as directly and quickly as possible, providing them with the two most important needs: new fosters and new supplies.

What’s needed now are supplies — things like mass quantities of food, animal crates, blankets, beds, toys, etc. Using our contacts in the pet industry, we’re going to get as many of these items for wholesale prices as possible, and aim to have everything shipped out and in our rescues’ hands ASAP.

Together with your help, we want to provide the assistance all our rescue groups who so desperately need.

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