One Lucky Pup

Fletcher

Fletcher

ADOPT FLETCHER! This handsome party boy is 4-5 months old, neutered, joins us from NC via one of our rescue partners, Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary, Salisbury NC! This owner surrender is believed to be a Dachshund/Hound/Pit mix. He weighs in at about 14 lbs. and will likely not exceed 20-25lbs. when he is full grown. He’s great with kids, cats and dogs and can’t wait to find his forever home.

Adoption App: www.mrbonesandco.org/adopt

Available for adoption in NY, CT, NJ and some parts of PA.

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Beaker Bunny

Beaker Bunny

July 1, 2017 – BREAKING NEWS: WORLD’S CUTEST CHUNKY MONKEY PIBBLE TAKES CENTER STAGE. Introducing BEAKER BUNNY! If he looks familiar, it’s because he is. Found as a stray 14 months ago, he was brought to our city shelter, NYC ACC, and placed into their foster program. For the past year he has been living with a very dedicated foster mom, Becky, an avid animal welfare supporter, which is how we met them. BEAKER BUNNY has some very workable special needs (lack of confidence, shyness) that have made it difficult for him to be noticed in an overcrowded system. Our city shelter is inundated with animals in need of a home so we asked if we could pull this handsome boy into our rescue program and give him the spotlight – they said yes!

BEAKER BUNNY, almost two years, politley requests a calm home outside the city where there is only one, or no other pets as he gets easily overwhelmed by many pets at one time and shuts down. This well behaved pup knows his manners, is housebroken, neutered, microchipped and UTD on shots. While he is unsure of new situations and lacks some confidence, once he warms up (in just a few moments!) he pulls out all the stops with gentle kisses and some sweet requests for lap space. He’s a big boy, 75 lbs., and would love an owner who enjoys walks so they can jazzercise together!

Our Chunky Monkey, AKA the world’s most DASHING, SENSITIVE, RIDICULOUSLY ADORABLE, Pibble, is availble for adoption in NY, NJ, CT, PA (other locations considered, within a 5 hour drive of NYC) Adoption application: www.mrbonesandco.org/adopt

This Casanova is being fostered in Brooklyn, NY and can’t wait to meet you! For additional questions email  elli@mrbonesandco.org

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Annie Puppies

Annie Puppies

Arrived July 10, 2017 – litter of nine shared with Animal Haven. Age 8 weeks. See photo for which puppies may be adopted through Mr. Bones & Co. and which may be adopted through Animal Haven. Applications are currently being accepted. Approved applicants may begin a foster to adopt starting July 18. Adoption contracts will not be finalized until early August when puppies are brought back for spay/neuter and final vaccinations and microchipping. Adoptions will only be considered within a three hours drive from NYC in NY, CT, NJ and PA.

Our puppy adoption fee is $300 and includes vaccinations, microchip and spay/neuter. We require all adopters of puppies under the age of 12 months to enroll their puppy in a group puppy training and socialization course of their choosing, which must be led by an accredited positive reinforcement trainer and begin within 45 days of adoption. Please do not apply if you are unwilling or unable to complete this 4-6 week course. Applications are available by clicking here. Thank you!

Luke: ADOPTED

Luke: ADOPTED

LUKE IS ADOPTED!

Luke, age 4 months as of 6/14/17, is one of three Chiweenie pups we took in after a backyard breeder left them in a municipal shelter in NC at age 6 weeks. They had been born with what our neurologist have now diagnosed as cerebellar vestibular dysfunction, a congenital issue secondary to lack of oxygen in utero. While this sounds scary, we are thrilled to share that all three puppies will need normal lives, albeit a bit clumsy with some balance issues and a general incoordination. These pups are spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated and ready to go home in NY, NJ, CT and some parts of PA.

Note: While Luke has already been adopted, because of their special needs, Bo and Daisy will need to go to a home with another FRIENDLY small dog. We will also consider one home for them to be adopted together as a bonded pair.

Daisy

Daisy

Update July 13, 2017: We have discovered Daisy is completely deaf. She is a happy, healthy puppy and this should not deter her adopter! She will need a home willing to work with a trainer who understands who to rain deaf dogs so that she can reach all her training milestones. We are excited to report her balance has improved significantly and her cerebellar issues are virtually unnoticeable at this point!

Daisy, age 4 1/2 months as of 7/20/17, is one of three Chiweenie pups we took in after a backyard breeder left them in a municipal shelter in NC at age 6 weeks. They had been born with what our neurologist have now diagnosed as cerebellar vestibular dysfunction, a congenital issue secondary to lack of oxygen in utero. While this sounds scary, we are thrilled to share that all three puppies will need normal lives, albeit a bit clumsy with some balance issues and a general incoordination. These pups are spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated and ready to go home in NY, NJ, CT and some parts of PA.

Note: While Luke has already been adopted, because of their special needs, Bo and Daisy will need to go to a home with another FRIENDLY small dog. We will also consider one home for them to be adopted together as a bonded pair.

Bo

Bo

Update July 13, 2017: We have discovered Bo is deaf in his left ear. He is a happy, healthy puppy and this should not deter his adopter! We are excited to report his balance has improved significantly and his  cerebellar issues are virtually unnoticeable at this point!

Bo, age 4 1/2 months as of 7/20/17, is one of three Chiweenie pups we took in after a backyard breeder left them in a municipal shelter in NC at age 6 weeks. They had been born with what our neurologist have now diagnosed as cerebellar vestibular dysfunction, a congenital issue secondary to lack of oxygen in utero. While this sounds scary, we are thrilled to share that all three puppies will need normal lives, albeit a bit clumsy with some balance issues and a general incoordination. These pups are spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated and ready to go home in NY, NJ, CT and some parts of PA.

Note: While Luke has already been adopted, because of their special needs, Bo and Daisy will need to go to a home with another FRIENDLY small dog. We will also consider one home for them to be adopted together as a bonded pair.

Molly Brown

Molly Brown

The Unsinkable Molly Brown had been waiting at a vets office for almost a year when our friends at Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary, Salisbury NC​ met her and asked if we would consider her. This brindle and white beauty reminded us of Tater Tot 2.0, with her interesting English Bulldog body and American Pit Bull Terrier head. ❤️ Once she was fully assessed and ACED her behavioral evaluation we knew we could find her an incredible home!

Molly Brown is a hilarious and affectionate dog who is dog, cat and kid friendly. This little stunner is in foster care in NJ and loving her new suburban life and her toy Piggy! She will undergo a full orthopedic exam to determine what, if any, treatment she may need on her forelegs and eagerly awaits her forever home!
Holiday

Holiday

UPDATED 7/13/17:

Every day is a holiday with HOLIDAY! This affectionate girl joined us in February 2017 us from one of our NC partner shelters after she was rescued from a backyard breeder. Holiday is  2 1/2 years old and 45 lbs.

Holiday loves her people and is EXCELLENT with kids – she is a wonderful family dog! She spent the first part of her life forced to have babies to be sold be her previous owner. Now that she is no longer forced to raise puppies or deal with male breeding dogs, she wants to relax and enjoy the good life of being the apple of your eye and the only pet in the home.

While Holiday much prefers people to other dogs, she does best with calm, gentle dogs who are not pushy or full of puppy energy and who are respectful of other dogs. Holiday is in a loving foster home in Manhattan and working beautifully with one of our dedicated trainers. She is housetrained, obedient and well mannered and up to date on all shots, microchipped and spayed.

Holiday has successfully beat severe heartworm and is fully recovered and ready to go home! She has slight heart murmur but it has been determined to be benign and will not be an issue. No cats for Holiday, please!To apply to adopt in NY, NJ, CT and PA, fill out an application at here!

 

Mighty: ADOPTED!

Mighty: ADOPTED!

MIGHTY had been waiting at the Brooklyn location of our city shelter since August 2016 by the time we learned of him in Jan. 2017. We’d met him a few times but didn’t have foster available for this tiger hunk. 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 successfully graduated from a six week training program that got him adoption ready and fully briefed on his manners and cues.

His training focused 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.

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 his trainers say they truly enjoyed working with him! Mighty also walks well on leash using his gentle leader, similar to a horse bridal but for dogs.

Mighty is family friendly, beautifully crate trained and has tested with minimal interest in cats. He is good with other dogs but prefers calmer dogs. His 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 strong dog. Overall his temperament is great – he LOVES people! 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 elli@mrbonesandco.org

Tater Tot: ADOPTED!

Tater Tot: ADOPTED!

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 elli@mrbonesandco.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!

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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.