Rescue Case Stories

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

Nana & Peter Pan Puppies: ADOPTED

Nana & Peter Pan Puppies: ADOPTED

UPDATE: Sept. 12, 2016 –

NANA and her nine Peter Pan have puppies arrived, officially the newest residents of our One Lucky Pup program. We worked hard alongside one of our rescue partners, Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary, Salisbury NC, to keep this family of TEN alive, together and ready for the life they deserve.

While Nana nursed her puppies, FFAS cared for them. We flew to NC twice to visit Nana so that we could learn more about her and gain her trust so that by the third time she met us, at a private airport in NJ, she would know us. During the past ten weeks Nana’s babies were weened and every one of them survived. Nana was an incredible mother, watchful, attentive and nurturing. It was obvious she understood this litter was different. When the time came for FFAS to separate Nana from her puppies we were elated to learn Nana flourished. She played with toys for what may have been the first time, enjoyed meeting new people, discovered boundless energy to run and jump and engaged with other adult dogs without fear or hesitation. Nana had become a dog, and it was a beautiful site!

Thanks to two selfless pilots from Pilots N Paws, Chris and Doug, this family of ten were flown from NC to MD then to NJ, where we loaded them into a van and began seven hours of foster and foster-to-adopt drops for homes in NJ, NY and CT. Finally having all ten dogs safely in our minivan and far away from the cruelty and neglect of their origins was a huge moment for both FFAS and Mr. Bones & Co. As the day wore on and each of Nana’s babies left her, she watched closely, sometimes pulling towards them, but ultimately allowed the transition, because she trusted and knew us. It was important to go to great lengths for Nana because of all that she endured in her life and because of the loss of both of her previous litters.

At about 7PM that evening, we arrived at our last stop, Nana’s foster-to-adopt home where a wonderful couple had been eagerly awaiting her arrival for some time. We brought one of our adoptables, Buddy Love, and one of Nana’s babies, Peter Pan, along so that she could have some familiarity as she adjusted to a new home. Nana opened up, played with both puppies, eagerly met the new people who she may soon call her family and received her first brand new toys, meant just for her. It was incredible to see her play, chase, roll in the grass and prance into this new home. After an hour, we quietly slipped out of the home while her new people showered her with attention, knowing that Nana would sleep in comfort, safety and peace that night.

ADOPTION INFO: Seven of Nana’s nine babies are still available for adoption: Peter Pan, Tinker bell, Tiger Lily, Jane, Michael, John and Cubby. They will be ready to go home on Sept. 29, once they are spayed and neutered. You can meet them on our runway at our annual benefit, Rescue the Runway, taking place Sept. 24 at Berg’n. For tickets and additional information, visit www.rescuetherunway.org

POSTED JULY 13, 2016:

NANA & HER PETER PAN PUPPIES – THE FULL STORY: On July 9 a female dog who had lived on a chain in a North Carolina backyard for four years gave birth to her third litter. Her first litter had no survivors. Her second litter all died as well, for the exception of one female puppy. When this puppy was old enough to be chained, she joined her mother in the backyard, pregnant by the time she was six months. They could see each other, but never touch.

Neighbors watched the home and witnessed many acts of abuse and neglect. The owner allowed the neighbors to feed his dogs and arrange for a rabies vaccination. They built a small doghouse so the dog didn’t have to sit in the hot Southern sun all day. They witnessed acts of abuse from adults and children in the home and called animal control multiple times, each time being told there was nothing that could be done.

On July 10 the man and his family announced they were moving away, leaving the adult female and her daughter chained in their backyard. He posted sad photos of the litter on Facebook and announced anyone could have them. The neighbors who had been advocating for this dog for four long, heartbreaking years jumped into action. Because the man had chained her up, she could not reach her crying babies to nurse them. They removed her chains and her older daughter’s chains and took them all to safety.

One of these neighbors adopted the older daughter immediately and will raise her with her own family. They contacted Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary, Salisbury NC who agreed to take in the others. FFAS then called Mr. Bones & Co., asking if we could help, and we jumped in as well, completing this incredible community rescue. After four long years of suffering, this dog is safe. Her final litter will survive.

In early September, once her babies are weened, healthy and stabilized by the team at FFAS, we will transport this family to NYC and count TEN new additions to our One Lucky Pup rescue, rehabilitation and adoption program.

To honor a very good mother who is incredibly sweet and gentle despite years of abuse and neglect, we named her NANA, after the caring Newfoundland who looked after the Darling children in the Peter Pan story. Her nine puppies are Tinkerbell, Tiger Lily, Jane, Wendy, John, Michael, Liza, Curly and of course, Peter Pan.

Mr. Bones & Co. will be covering the care costs of Nana and her entire litter, including their needs while they are being cared for by FFAS, led by the ever inspiring Sanctuary Director, Mary Padavick. We need your help not only with donations, but sharing their story so that we can line up foster and adopters for these ten incredible dogs, all of whom will make their debut on our runway at our annual benefit, Rescue the Runway, September 24, 2016 at Berg’n beer hall in New York City. www.rescuetherunway.org

DONATE HERE: It’s going to be one incredible fairy tale ending for Nana and her Peter Pan Puppies! We would greatly appreciate your donation to Nana’s fundraiser: www.youcaring.com

Special thanks to Nana’s angels, her neighbors for never giving up, and to Mary Padavick, for saying yes, and then bringing Mr. Bones & Co. on board for phase two of this incredible rescue story. Stay tuned for more updates as this family grows and begins their epic journey North!

Lucy: ADOPTED!

Lucy: ADOPTED!

UPDATE: We are thrilled to share that Lucy was officially BEFORE any of her puppies were! :-)

NEW YORK, NY – May 3, 2016: In early March, our NC rescue partners, Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary, took in two dogs that were abandoned in a home after the owners, young drug addicts, vacated the premises. Neighbors were alerted by the dog’s barking. One of the female dogs was taken in by another rescue and FF took in the second dog, who was very, very pregnant. They contacted us to ask if we could take the mama-to-be and we agreed. Within a few days, Lucy gave birth to five healthy puppies – one boy and four girls. The entire family is being flown up to us courtesy of the kind pilots at Pilots to the Rescue

Lucy, estimated to be about two years old, is a 40lb. cat and dog friendly Collie/Lab/Basset mix. The daddy of her babies is a pocket-sized Pit Bull that sadly, we were unable to take in. Lucy is up to date on vaccinations and will be spayed once her milk dries up. As of publication, her litter as been weened and everyone, including mama, is in excellent health!

To apply to adopt Lucy, fill out an application here and for additional questions, please email elli@mrbonesandco.org

Luna: ADOPTED

Luna: ADOPTED

UPDATE: Luna is ADOPTED!

NEW YORK, NY: Luna, dog and people friendly, is ready to be adopted! This 5-year-old, petite 30 lb. German Short Haired Pointer/Beagle mix with adorable wonky eyes has been calling Brooklyn, NY her temporary home with foster parents Sten and Sophie (of Sophie Gamand Photography) while she awaits someone special to call her very own.

Luna is spayed, UTD on vaccinations and working on her house training after spending her entire life living outside, tethered to a dog house with her mom, our senior adoptable Beagle, Stella. We pulled both mother and daughter together from our city’s open-intake kill shelter. Luna underwent surgery to remove two rotten teeth and is full recovered, and doing great!

Luna is looking for a home with another dog so she can play and bond. If you live in NY, NJ, CT, MD and some parts of PA, MA and VA, and want to give this timid pup a safe haven where she can continue to open up and bounce back from years of neglect and a heavy hand, please fill out an adoption application at www.mrbonesandco.org/adoption-application

For questions, please email elli@mrbonesandco.org

Stella: ADOPTED

Stella: ADOPTED

New York, NY – April 25, 2016: Stella, an 8-year-old Beagle, was abandoned by her owner at the Staten Island, NY city shelter, an open-intake kill shelter. She had lived her entire life outside, confined to a doghouse in her small backyard, bred multiple times. She was suffering from large, painful mammary tumors and a likely hernia, among other issues stemming from a lifetime of neglect.

When we found out she had been abandoned along with her adult daughter, 5-year-old Luna, we couldn’t leave her behind and so we pulled her as well. Both dogs are incredibly sweet and affectionate. Stella is being treated for her tumors and hernia and will undergo surgery shortly.

To adopt this senior seetie, please fill out our adoption application at here or email elli@mrbonesandco.org with any questions. Adoptions available in NY, NJ, CT, PA, MD, MA and VT.

Captain: ADOPTED!

Captain: ADOPTED!

CAPTAIN is a North Carolina stray rescue. At four-months-old, this GSD/Rottie mix is a perfect gentleman and Southern spirit.

Walter: ADOPTED!

Walter: ADOPTED!

WALTER, a cruelty case from CT, is the largest teddy bear in our program. A former breeder “stud” who spent his life being fed steroids and creatine, he has flourished in our program. Good with kids, dogs and people, he is looking for a lot of space to stretch his meaty 80lb. head, heart and legs!

Beans: ADOPTED!

Beans: ADOPTED!

New York NY: Feb. 5, 2016 – Beans came to us from our city shelter where was brought in as a stray with a fairly serious bite wound on his neck and a few superficial wounds on his face. When we received an email requesting help for him, we couldn’t say no to this ridiculously adorable face!

Beans is a Bity, otherwise known as a Boston Terrier/Pit Bull mix. Yup, you read that correctly! At approximately 7-months-old, this hilariously unique pup weighs 21 lbs. and won’t grow much larger. This Itty-Bitty-Pitty is affectionate, silly and has all the vets and staff laughing while he spends a few days at one of our dedicated primary care vets, Pure Paw Veterinary Care in Brooklyn, NY where he is recovering from a URI contracted at the shelter. He will be neutered and have a tooth issue fixed and then will begin foster care. Beans also has a condition known as cherry eye, an issue where his third eyelid flips, which will be surgically corrected in the coming days.

Unfortunately, it appears that Beans was kept in a crate or small enclosed area most of his life as his carpals and “ankles” are underdeveloped, resulting in “flat” feet. This issue should correct itself over time as he gains strength and muscle tone.

To adopt your own little Boston Pittie, fill out an adoption application here!

Redd: Adopted!

Redd: Adopted!

Update, Feb. 14: Redd is ADOPTED!

New York, NY – January 15, 2016: Redd comes to us from the Bahamas, where he and two of his litter mates were rescued at the age of two months and brought to the local Abaco shelter. As Redd grew, it became evident he has dealing with congenital bone issues in his legs. We worked hard to bring Redd into our program and get him all the way to NYC and on Jan. 9, 2016, he finally arrived!

Redd is currently in foster care in Browns Mills, NJ where he is thriving with the McDonald’s and their three resident pups. Because Redd is shy, he will do best in a home with other dogs – he really opens up when he is with them and becomes his true self!

Redd appears to be a mix of GSD/Basset Hound and is looking for a home outside a big city where he can enjoy a quite and mellow life with another pup to be his best friend. Redd is estimated to be 8-months-old, and is house trained, neutered and up to date on vaccinations. He is currently undergoing additional orthopedic examinations to ensure that his congenital bone deformities will not hinder his life but it currently appears he will be fine as he gets along very on his own and loves to play, romp and waddle! To apply to adopt Redd in NJ, NY, CT and some parts of PA and MD, please fill out an adoption application here: http://mrbonesandco.org/adoption-application/

Dan: Adopted!

Dan: Adopted!

Update: Feb. 20 – Dan is ADOPTED!

New York, NY – Jan. 10, 2016: Dan came to us with his sister, Abbie, after they were abandoned in a box near Lenoir, NC. Dan is a little over three months old and will grow to be a big boy. Dan appears to be a mix of Am Staff, Plotthound and Mastiff. He is very obedient, affectionate and has a lot of high energy, as a typical puppy does! Please note that Mr. Bones & Co. does require puppy adopters to begin a group puppy socialization and training course within 45 days of adoption, which must be led by an accredited training we approve. Puppy adoptions are not finalized until proof of graduation is submitted. We have this policy in place in order to set both puppy and adopters up for success.

Adoptions for Dan are available in NY, CT and NJ. Thank you!