Pet Adoption

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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Summer Safety Tips for Dog Owners!

Denise founded Empire of the Dog to work with rescues and teach their owners how to tackle some of the unforeseen difficulties of adopting. Here, she’ll share her expert tips on dog-caring for Summer!

For more, check out the next Empire of the Dog workshop June 26th @ 7pm at Denise’s 415 Grand St. Studio.

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Summer is fast upon us again, and with it comes some very real dangers for dogs. Be aware of the danger high heat and outdoor environments can hold for your dog. Follow this checklist to ensure summer safety for you and your dog! Continue reading

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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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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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