One Lucky Pup

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

Daisy, 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.

Bo

Bo

Bo, 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.

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!
JEEP Puppies: ADOPTED

JEEP Puppies: ADOPTED

Meet the cutest Jeeps to ever take your heart off-roading! This adorable litter of five puppies (3 males and 2 females) will be approximately 10 weeks old when they arrive from our NC rescue partner into our program on April 25. While they will not be ready for adoption until May 5, once they are spayed, neutered and fully vaccinated, we are accepting early applications on them. These little guys are Pitbull/Coonhound mixes.

Males: Wrangler, Renegade, Patriot
Females: Liberty, Cherokee

Adoption is available in NY, NJ, CT and some parts of PA. We do require all adopters complete a mandatory group socialization training course led by an accredited trainer of the adopter’s choice. These classes typically last 4-6 weeks and meet one night a week. Please do not apply to adopt if you are unwilling or unable to complete this course.

In order to apply to adopt, and to set up a meet a greet, you must first fill out the adoption application online, which can be found at www.mrbonesandco.org/adopt

Thank you!

Maybach: ADOPTED

Maybach: ADOPTED

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.

If you are located in NY/NJ/CT/PA within 3 hours of NYC and would like to adopt MAYBACH, please complete an application online here or email Marisa@mrbonesandco.org for more info

Holiday

Holiday

UPDATED 6/11/17:

Every day is a holiday with HOLIDAY! This affectionate girl joined in February 2017 us from one of our NC partner shelters after she was rescued from a lifetime of breeding. Holiday is approximately 2 1/2 years old and 42 lbs.

Holiday loves her people and calm, gentle dogs who are not pushy, full of puppy energy and who are respectful of other dogs. Holiday spent a life time having babies for a backyard breeder and 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! She is in a loving foster home in Manhattan and working beautifully with one of our dedicated trainers to continue to perfect her leashed walking manners. She is housetrained and well mannered and weighs approximately 42 lbs.

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 but kids 12 and up are great for her! To apply to adopt in NY, NJ, CT and PA, fill out an application at here!

 

Blinx: ADOPTED!

Blinx: ADOPTED!

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 elli@mrbonesandco.org

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.