BATMAN is bomb-proof; he loves other dogs, is crate trained, and is just such a happy and well adjusted fellow! He joins our program from one of our NC rescue partners and is excited to be a Yankee! Batman is house trained, fully vaccinated, neutered and ready to go HOME!
Update: Batman is in a foster to adopt home and may not be available for adoption. For inquires, please email email@example.com
BRUTUS, age three months, joins our program from NC. We suspect this lively little pup is a Pittie/hound/shep mix. Brutus has been neutered, microchipped and will be completely vaccinated prior to adoption. We do require all adopters of puppies under the age of 12 months to complete a mandatory group socialization/training course led by an accredited positive reinforcement trainer of your choice. Please do not apply to adopt this little fellow if you are unwilling or unable to complete this. Thank you!
FERRIS, CAMERON and SLOAN will be nine-weeks-old when they arrive to our program on March 4. These English Lab mix puppies are typical happy, social puppies who will be available to be officially adopted at age three months, once we spay/neuter and microchip them, as well have them completely vaccinated. We do require all adopters of puppies under the age of 12 months to complete a mandatory group training and socialization course led by an an accredited positive reinforcement trainer of your choice, so please do not apply to adopt one of these nuggets if you are unwilling to do this. Thank you!
MAYBACH joins us from the Manhattan location of Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) where he was surrendered by his owner in early Feb 2017 due to “no time”. MAYBACH is an 8 month old, male American Staffordshire Terrier who is a solid 55lbs and will be neutered in a few weeks.
This handsome grey hippo is short, stocky, squishy and wiggly, and a pro at flopping in your lap for full body hugs. MAYBACH did very well with other dogs in playgroup at the shelter, but has not yet been cat tested. He’s incredibly friendly with all people from what we have seen, and had no food or toy guarding issues in his previous home or at the shelter.
Every day’s a holiday with HOLIDAY! This sweet as molasses blue brindle pocket Pittie joins us from one of our NC partner shelter and she’s causing quite the stir.
Formerly a backyard breeder’s dog, this people and dog friendly petite (35 lbs.) pup is about two years old. HOLIDAY is heart worm positive and currently in treatment but don’t let that stop you from meeting her. While she doesn’t care for cats, she loves all people and other dogs!
BLINX, a 76lb. XL 18-24 month old pup, suspected to be an American Bulldog/Dogo mix, is a true gentle giant. The person(s) who sadly cropped his ears is likely the same one who let him suffer with entropion, a painful condition where the eyelid rolls inwards causing the lashes to rub against the eyeball, which appears to have been for most of his life. This bog ‘ole derp is in excellent hands with foster mama Heather and we are excited to share that he has been accepted into The Animal Medical Center’s AMC to the Rescue program! This means they will be donating his surgery, which we expect to happen around March 10-15.
BLINX is great with kids and will make a wonderful family pet. He walks well on leash, likes being a couch potato but also has a ball running around and blowing off steam. He does well with other dogs, though he gets very excited to play, which may put some dogs off. Blinx is very strong and likes to chase squirrels so no cats for him! To adopt this incredible dog in NY, NJ, CT or some parts of PA, apply online HERE. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sweet senior DYNO made his first appearance at MACC last March 2016 when he and his Yorkie brother were brought in by the police after their owner was evicted from her apartment. Despite reclaiming both dogs shortly after, DYNO was then surrendered a few weeks ago in January 2017 by the same owner who was moving and unable to take him, even though he had DYNO his entire life.
DYNO is 14 years old, he’s vaccinated, microchipped, house & crate trained and will do best in a home with a smaller dog. DYNO was never neutered by his previous owner and unfortunately due to his age he cannot be neutered at this point. DYNO loves people and other dogs, and we believe he could also live with a cat! To adopt this senior, with tons of pep in his step and love to give, please fill out our application HERE. For additional questions, email email@example.com
JUNIOR joins our One Lucky Pup program from Yonkers Animal Shelter. He was surrendered by his owner who had him Junior’s whole life but was forced to surrender him due to landlord issues.
Junior is house trained, well mannered and great with kids! He is dog tolerant and really loves small dogs. He likes to cuddle, is very treat motivated and is an all around amazing adult dog, though he will not be able to be adopted to a home with cats. Junior is approximately 70 lbs., and an estimate 7 years old. To adopt Junior in NY, NJ, CT and some parts of PA, apply HERE. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
MIGHTY had been waiting at the Brooklyn location of our city shelter since August. We’d met him a few times but didn’t have foster available for an energetic tiger hunk like him. After one of his advocates and shelter volunteers, Jane, reached out to us, despite being quite full, we simply decided to say YES! Jane picked this patient boy up on Feb 4, 2017 and took him directly to New Hampshire where we have enrolled MIGHTY in an incredible training program at the highly regarded Gail Fisher’s All Dogs Gym. He will be professionally trained in a 4-6 week program to get him adoption ready!
Update: Feb. 20, 2017: Mighty’s trainers, Wendy and Jez, report he is doing very well in his program. Their training has been focusing on manners; sit, stay, wait at the door, walk on a loose leash, settle, come when called, no counter surfing, leave-it and other appropriate home and obedience manners exercises.
They report Mighty is super sweet and very willing to work at all times. He is food and love motivated. He is a very kind dog and they say they truly enjoy working with him! Mighty’s greatest adversity is his strength – he is incredibly strong and because of this, they are training Mighty with a a Gentle Leader and we are excited to share that he has accepted it very well and is doing great with it.
Mighty has trained near other dogs and has been able to maintain his focus even with these distractions, though we do believe he is dog selective. Mighty does get nervous when the Gentle Leader or leash is grabbed near his face, so his trainers have been working hard on teaching him it is okay, and he will not be hurt if they slip their hand in his collar or GL. After some time he has learned to be comfortable with this and is now doing really well with this!
Mighty’s best home will be with someone who is do savvy and has some dog training knowledge (trained their own dogs in the past, etc.) as he is a VERY strong dog. Overall, so far, his temperament is great – he LOVES people! We would love to have a foster to adopt home lined up for when he graduates his training program around March 15. If you are in NY, NJ, CT, PA, VT or NH click HERE to fill out an adoption application for him. For additional questions, email email@example.com
Update – Feb. 26, 207: Ten days ago Tater Tot pushed his colon/rectal stent out, well before the time his specialists felt was a safe time to ensure his stricture would not return. Instead of keeping it in 6-8 weeks, he was only able to hold it in for 2 ½ weeks. He has a recheck and another ultrasound scheduled for this week. Pending this, we expect him to be ready for adoption around March 15.
Tater Tot behaves like a typical one-year-old puppy – he is playful, silly and loves other dogs and people. He will likely always have gastrointestinal issues and will need to remain on a prescription low-res (low fat) diet throughout his life, which his adopter will need to follow carefully. He does like to chew/eat things he shouldn’t so his adopter will need to be vigilant. Because his colon is already compromised ingesting a foreign body can be deadly to him, more so than it would be to a dog with a normal GI system.
Currently, TT is pooping in small increments about ten throughout the day and 2-3 times at night. He strains to go so it is obvious when he is going. While he is no longer leaking and shows no signs of fecal incontinence, he will be a housebreaking challenge because of how often he releases his bowels and he can be stubborn. It is unknown if his colon will recover enough so that he can poop with less frequency.
From what we can tell, it appears TT was never trained so his adopter will need to be prepared to work on him with training. He knows “sit” and is learning “stay”, “wait” and the “touch” redirect, but his attention span is challenging. He may have some cognitive impairments because of what we suspect was irresponsible backyard breeding, likely inbreeding. We require all adopters of dogs 12 months and under to complete a group socialization/training course led by an accredited training, that must begin within 45 days of adoption.
TATER TOT’S IDEAL HOME: Our little gray potato will need a home capable of affording regular checkups and specialist appointments with his care team at the Animal Medical Center in NYC, or another veterinary specialist hospital. It’s important to note pet insurance will likely not cover any continued or new GI issues as they will be considered pre-existing. Because his case is so unique his adopters will need to have access to specialists and be willing and able to afford the costs. He will likely always have a narrow (strictured) colon so his adopter(s) must be willing to learn about his needs, follow his plan of care and be committed to understanding when/if there is a potential problem.
Tater Tot’s best home should have an adult who is home more often than not, and one that is patient and understands that everyone poops! 💩 While these are the most extensive adoption requirements we have ever put into place for a dog, the nature of his case warrants serious consideration on whether applicants have the time, financial means and desire to take him on.
Tater Tot is a fighter, he is resilient and he wants to live. We project his recovery to be continual and for him to resume a more normal life over time, but this is not something we can guarantee. If you’ve made it this far and still want to apply to adopt him, we look forward to hearing from you! For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update – Feb. 8. 2017: TATER TOT has successfully recovered from a second septic abdomen surgery and is now known as “The Miracle Dog!” He had a stent placed placed in his colon and in 6-8 weeks, when it is removed, we will better understand the scope of his care needs and will be able to determine what his best forever home will be. Thank you for your patience!
Tater Tot was found tied to a pole in Manhattan on New Years Eve. He was suffering from a severely prolapsed rectum. We scooped him up from our city shelter on New Years Day and immediately rushed him to our emergency animal hospital, The Animal Medical Center, where we he underwent a purse string surgery to put his rectum back inside his body. An ultrasound the following morning revealed internal trauma. He was kept for observation as he continued to spike fevers. On his seventh day of hospitalization a perforation was discovered via a third ultrasound and he underwent emergency surgery to treat his septic abdomen, including the removal of two inches of his colon.
After 12 days, this brave, resilient little Pit Bull was released from the hospital on Jan. 12. He is currently in foster care where he will recover, then be thoroughly evaluated for behavior and temperament in order for us to determine his best home. You can read more about his rescue on New Years Day via our friends at The Dodo here.
Tater Tot is estimated to be 10-12 months old and is approximately 30lbs. He will have ongoing medical needs throughout his life and this will be an important part of finding his adoptive home. We will begin going through adoption applications beginning the week of Jan. 23 and we will update his profile accordingly.