Pets

Halloween Parade at McGolrick Park This Saturday! (10/25)

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The District Dog Halloween Parade and Costume Contest hosted by World Famous *BOB* is happening this Saturday October 25th at 1pm at McGolrick Park. There will be prizes for the top 3 costumes and treat bags for all contestant from Stella & Chewy’s, Grandma Lucy’s, Empire of the Dog. Brooklyn Waggers will be on hand hooking up our four legged friends.

You have less than a week to come up with a killer dog costume! If you need a refresher on how awesome this event is – take a look at this video we made a few years back!

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Mr. Gray Needs A Home / Sweetest Cat Ever

Is Mr. Gray Your Cat? Help Find A Home For This Gorgeous Animal!

Have you ever met my dog D? She is amazing and we found her at the Ridgewood Reservoir – an amazing place I highly recommend you visit.

This past weekend as we walked through wildflowers and watched swallows dive into the pond, we heard a sweet kitty cat cry. Mr. Gray, as we are calling him, was hunting for lizards (there are lizard there) but he wasn’t doing a great job. When we called back to him, he ran to us and we were immediately friends. This cat is amazing. And he is gorgeous: light gray with subtle stripes and golden eyes. A real stunner.

He was clearly not feral, but he was very hungry and on the skinny side. We couldn’t walk away from this magical animal and while I waited for Jon to get the cat carrier, Mr. Gray sat in my lap, purring and gently playing with me. Some animals are gifts – Mr. Gray is a gift. (Jon’s theory about all pets at the reservoir is that they were abducted by aliens, had their brains scrambled and return as perfect pets.) Mr. Gray is perfect.

We brought the handsome boy to the vet  and he was extremely calm in the car and friendly to the doctor. With no tags or microchip, it turned out that he is a young male neutered cat who has a recently healed surgery scar on his shoulder. He is feline leukemia and FIV negative and was given a flea bath. We can’t seem to find Mr. Gray’s owners and are seeking a new wonderful home for this incredible animal.

If this is your cat, please email me – editor (at) green pointers [dot] com. If you would like to adopt Mr. Gray – I am bringing him home from the vet tonight and you can come and see him anytime.

Please spread the word so we can help find Mr. Gray a home.

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A Sidewalk Sale to Benefit Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue – Tomorrow (7/19)

Local dog rescue, Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, is hosting a fundraising sidewalk sale this Saturday, July 19th from 11am to 4pm outside of the Shoe Market at N. 6th St and Bedford Ave. Badass Couture will feature a curated selection of vintage and gently-used clothing, Badass merchandise, and of course adorable and adoptable doggies. All proceeds go towards the rescue, who rescue dogs from high-kill shelters in the southern U.S. and get them adopted into loving, New York homes.

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Summer Safety Tips For Your Dog! Plus FREE Workshop this Thurs (6/26)!

D is keeping cool and safe this summer!

Our friends at Empire of the Dog, who have helped my little mutt D become a more refined and less-barky lady, have pulled together super important Summer Safety Tips so you can rest assured your premium pooch will be as cool as he looks during the warmer months.

Summer is here! And while you’re putting condiments on your hot dog, your REAL hot dog may be in harms way. Be aware of the danger that high heat and outdoor environments can have on your dog.

Follow this checklist to ensure summer safety for you and your dog: Continue reading

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Brooklyn Waggers Gives Your Pet a Great Summer Stay-cation!

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Fido makes a new friend through Brooklyn Waggers while you're on vacation!
The winter from hell is finally over, and for many New Yorkers, the travel fantasies that got us through the snow-pocalypse are about to come true. But where do our pets fit into our summer vacation plans? Brooklyn Waggers can provide an answer. Continue reading

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Win a Paul Richard Custom Drip Pet Portrait – The Neighborhood Vet Fundraiser at Pine Box Rock Shop Tomorrow (5/17)

On Auction: Custom Paul Richard Custom Drip Pet Portrait

You know why we all get along as Greenpointers? Because when we put our human problems aside – we all LOVE animals – no matter how tight their jeans are or how much they pay for a latte. If they hail from Kansas or Ohio or were born and raised “native” Greenpointers – we can’t help but accept and tolerate them for all their quirks and differences.

This Saturday at 8pm, Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St) is hosting a fundraiser for The Neighborhood Vet – Dr. Natara L. Loose, who is soon to open a veterinary clinic in Bushwick. There will be lots of puppy love, great music and a silent art auction with works by infamous Greenpoint artists (& animal lovers) Francis Christie (tfuk) & Paul Richard, plus many many more items.

One particular item I am going to bid on is a 2′ x 3′ Custom Drip Pet Portrait by Paul Richard of my Chiwiener “D”! See you there!

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Rescues Living at Local Dog Boutique

Suki

On March 31st, Unleash: Brooklyn closed its doors forever, and with it went Dog Habitat Rescue’s home. With a lot of effort and even more help from the community, we were able to find homes, permanent or otherwise, for almost all of our rescues. Sadly, though, we have two rescues who are currently living at District Dog, our retail shop: Suki, a black staffordshire terrier mix, and Eda, a sassy cat.
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10 TIPS FOR ADOPTING A RESCUE DOG + FREE Seminar Tomorrow! (4/23)

When you adopt a rescue pup you’re doing a good deed and saving a cherished life, but you may also be taking on some unforeseen problems. This makes your decisions before adopting and after you get him home very crucial to his peace of mind as well as your own.

Denise from Empire of the Dog has (in just one session) helped me out so much with my rescue dog named “D.” This woman is a serious miracle worker. She offers a FREE Rescue Dog Seminar at her business, too. The next one is tomorrow Wednesday April 23 at 7pm at Empire of the Dog (415 Grand St.)

Here she shares some helpful insights for before and after rescuing a dog.

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Doggie Playgroup in McGolrick Park Begins this Saturday! (4/12)

Doggie Playgroup Starts this Saturday!

If your dog (ahem or you) are looking for some fun and positive socializing, then head over to McGolrick Park Dog Run this Saturday from 11:30am-12:30pm for Doggie Playgroup! All breeds and ages are welcome, but there is a size/weight limit – under 20lb. Oh and don’t bring any bitches in heat. All dogs must be spayed/neutered, up to date on shots and not aggressive.  Continue reading

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Unleash Closing; Evicted Puppies in Need – Fundraiser Tomorrow (3/13)

Rob Mayer with "Reese" who need a home.

Alls everyone talks about these days in Greenpoint (aside from the $10 lattes) are the rent hikes that leave residents and businesses with no other option than to move out or close-up shop.

“It’s everybody’s story,” Rob Maher of Unleash said after making the decision to close his Franklin St boarding and daycare facility after serving the community for 5 years. When his lease option came up for renewal, the new price his landlord offered was “not an option to renew,” he said.

Now he must find homes for 6 rescue dogs. Continue reading

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