pet adoption

Adopt a Cat Sundays at Muddy Paws!

Muddy Paws hosts cat and kitten adoptions every Sunday!
Muddy Paws, a holistic pet supply store, hosts cat and kitten adoptions every Sunday from 2pm-6pm!

I should really get a pet. Surely the thought has crossed your mind. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone to cuddle up and be lazy with? The dating scene in New York isn’t getting you anywhere. You’re tired of watching Stranger Things alone on the couch, curled up with a pint of Van Leeuwen. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone soft and furry to watch with you? Someone who returns your calls (meows)? Someone who doesn’t cancel dinner plans (the food dish is expected to be filled by 6pm sharp, or else)? Well, it’s time to give in to your urges and do some good. Consider adopting a kitty, many of whom have had rough starts in life and are all-too-ready to have a place to call home. Every Sunday from 2pm-6pm holistic pet store Muddy Paws (447 Graham Avenue) hosts a cat (and kitten!) adoption event.

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Here Are Some Adorable Animal Photos, Because Why Not?

On April 10, the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals held an Adoptapalooza event in honor of the ASPCA’s 150th anniversary.

Held at Greenpoint’s own House of Vans, 300 dogs, cats, and bunnies were breaking all sorts of hearts (or possibly making them whole again for the people who came to adopt).

Aside from getting to squee 300 times over, attendees were treated to meet & greets with celebrity pets like Marnie the Dog, Mervin the Chihuahua, Chloe Kardoggian, and Ella Bean the Dog, plus food trucks, photo booths, and a film premiere for a documentary called “Second Chance Dogs.”

For your Thursday afternoon edification, here are some choice snaps.

Photo by Jessica Fejos
Photo by Jessica Fejos

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Who loves Short-Nosed Doggies? We do!! Visit Rescue Org S.N.O.R.T at the Spring Market (4/26)

Samwise, a Boston Terrier/Pekingese mix is looking for a forever home
Samwise, a Boston Terrier/Pekingese mix is looking for a forever home!

Starting this upcoming Spring Market, we are donating a table to non-profit organizations whose cause we want to support. We love all the furballs in our hood so when S.N.O.R.T (Short Noses Only Rescue Team) reached out to join us, we were like “hell yeah”! Continue reading

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Rescues Living at Local Dog Boutique


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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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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I Found This Cat… Sam The Cat

Sam the Cat was taken in after living on the streets for more than a year. It was right before last week’s snowstorm when we found her and she was cold and very hungry, but she was really starving for affection. She was likely abandoned and isn’t into the street cat life. She loves cuddles, soft blankets and warmth. LOOK AT THAT FACE!

We brought her to the vet and she was healthy, FELV/FIV negative and likely already spayed. Her age is unknown – she isn’t a kitten and not geriatric. She has been treated for fleas and though she tested negative for parasites, we are treating her – just in case.

She is good with dogs and other cats and loves people.

If you can find room in your home and heart for this sweet creature please consider it. Or if you know someone who needs a loving and mellow companion, please share this. She will make a great pet.

No adoption fee. All vet bills have been paid.

Interested? Email me greenpointers at or call or text 718-791-7607.

Thanks in advance for any help with getting Sam The Cat into her “FUREVER HOME.”

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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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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


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


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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