“Me and my husband found a small chihuahua dog on Russell Street between Nassau and Norman. The dog is very sweet and is definitely a pet… We can’t hang on to her for long – we can’t have pets in our apartment (blah!) and we will probably need to bring her to a shelter soon. ”
This is an important message to dog owners who love their dogs: Don’t leave your dog tied up outside. Please! No matter how desperate you are for a roll of toilet paper or an avocado.
After shopping at Met Food on Driggs I spotted this adorable dog tied up outside. What an easy puppy to steal, I thought. But since I have a conscience, I walked across the street to the liquor store for a bottle of white, talked with the owner for at least 3 minutes about how Hennessy has a monopoly on Cognac and when I came out the pooch was still alone. I had enough time to walk back and take a bunch of photos and still no owner was in sight.
People – bad people – steal dogs and sell them or do horrible things to them. Dogs “are typically stolen for money, bait, or lab testing,” according to CBS who reported a dog napping while the owner was present. And don’t think it’s just little dogs that are stolen, even big tough looking dogs, like pitbulls and shepherds, are targets.
Everyday in Greenpoint, I see too many sweet and well-cared for dogs left alone at the risk of being dognapped. As New Yorkers we are multi-taskers with little time, but if running errand means leaving your dog tied up, please don’t take the risk.
I am sure the dog pictured has an owner who loves him and I hate to make him an example, but hopefully it will make others think twice, not to mention limit the neighborhood’s heartbrokenness every time we see a poster with a missing pet on it.
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!