CAPTAIN is a North Carolina stray rescue. At four-months-old, this GSD/Rottie mix is a perfect gentleman and Southern spirit.
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!
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!
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: https://mrbonesandco.org/adoption-application/
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!
Update – Feb. 4: Jasper has been ADOPTED!
NEW YORK, NY – Dec. 17, 205: Our handsome Am Staff/Hound mix left tied to a fence in Brooklyn earlier this week hasn’t stopped charming the world! His rescuers, Amanda and Eric, are caring for him through next week, enabling us to learn more about what his ideal home will be. As suspected from our initial intake evaluation, the fracture on his right foreleg was unable to be surgically repaired due to age and degree and was amputated this past Saturday. We are looking forward to him being able to walk and run without pain and know he will adjust in no time!
We are so appreciative to Dr. Liff and Dr. Grosbard, along with the entire staff at Brooklyn Cares Veterinary Clinic, for immediately fitting Jasper in for initial vetting along with x-rays, and scheduling the surgery that will no doubt make this sweet fella a lot more comfortable.
After such cruel abandonment, this dog and kid friendly velvety chocolate snuggle bunny would love a home for the holidays. Jasper is house trained, submissive and obedient. He has some separation anxiety that is already improving with proper direction and as he settles into a life without neglect and his recovery from surety will be minimal. If you can open your heart and home to a very special tri-pawed, please fill out our adoption application at www.mrbonesandco.org/adoption-application For additional questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Adoptions in NY, NJ, CT and some parts of PA, RI, MA.
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NEW YORK, NY – Oct. 23: McGruff, a 2-year-old American Bulldog/Pit Bull mix, came to us from the city shelter, where he had been waiting in public adoptions, despite suffering from severe ear infections that will require a total ear canal ablation (removal) and bulla osteotomy surgery, in addition to have been diagnosed with pneumonia. While he is recovering our plan of care includes pain management, targeted training towards his visual senses and a long term foster home closer to our specialists.
McGruff is unable to hear most things due to his chronic ear infections and the resulting growths/masses coming from inside his ears (he will be completely deaf after surgery), so his foster mom, Jessica, has begun sign and vibration training, and created opportunities for McGruff to use his visual senses, which includes slow walks along the East River each morning as the sun rises. We are simply astounded at how gentle, stoic and calm McGruff is, despite all that he is enduring. This dog defines resiliency and we are honored to walk alongside him!
We expect McGruff to have his surgery on Nov. 11 and from there, it’s only up for this handsome, dog and people friendly social butterfly!
NEW YORK – October 31, 2015: FALCON comes to us from North Carolina, where he was found as a stray and brought to the compassionate folks at Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary in Salisbury, NC. He waited there for two months, but no one came to adopt him. Because of our work with pit bulls, we were asked if he night be a good candidate for our One Lucky Pup rescue and adoption program. As soon as we met this uniquely handsome Brittany Spaniel/ Pit Bull mix, we fell in love, and of course, the answer was a resounding YES!
Falcon is about two-years-old, neutered up to date on all vaccinations and house trained. He gets along well with other dogs and loves all people and kids. He likes to be taken on hikes and jogs and needs a home outside of city life. If you would like to make this dashing pup your forever family member, please fill out our adoption application or email email@example.com
Special thanks to photographer Sophie Gamand for capturing our boy so beautifully! You can learn more about Sophie, and her #PitbullFlowerPower project at www.sophiegamand.com
NEW YORK – Nov. 4, 2015: BUDDY came to us about two weeks ago, after spending more than a year locked in a basement, let out 3-4 times each week for a few moments of fresh air, by his “family.” When we explained to Buddy’s former mom that what they were doing was cruel and neglectful, she simply said ‘I know.” We asked to take Buddy, as it was clear they cared little about him, and she immediately handed him over.
Buddy was neutered a few days later, and at 18-months-old, he received his first vaccinations. He is currently thriving in a board to train program at Dogward Bound, where lead trainer, Vinny, is teaching this affectionate, silly, big ‘ole puppy manners and all the basics he never received at the start of his life. The silver lining here is that Buddy exemplifies the phrase, “You can’t keep a good dog down!” He is very social with other dogs, has zero aggression issues and is great with all people and kids. At about 70lbs., he’s a big guy, but most of his weight comes from the size of his heart.
Buddy’s previous family was fully aware of how cruel his life in a dark, damp, foul smelling, lonely basement was, but this American Bull Dog/Boxer mix never stopped loving life and searching for affection from people and other dogs. If you would like to meet Buddy, one of the most grateful dogs we have ever had in our One Lucky Pup program, and show him what a real family is like, please fill out our adoption application or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
UPDATE Oct. 25, 2015: Heath is adopted!
NEW YORK – Oct. 10: After a very underweight puppy, who was and dying of parvo, was found abandoned in Staten Island, NY, he was brought to our city shelter on September 30. The shelter, unable to keep or care for him due to the extreme contagiousness of the virus, sent out an email plea New Hope rescue partners giving this puppy, whom they had named Jack, six hours to be pulled or he would face euthanasia.
Our One Lucky Pup program was full, but after receiving the plea we agreed to take this sweet, 7-month-old Pit Bull puppy. He deserved a chance to life the life he was intended. Two of our dear veterinary specialists had recently lost their dog, Harley Davidson, and they had made a donation in his honor for a future dog to be rescued. We couldn’t help but think Harley’s spirit was already with this young puppy, who managed to find his way into our rescue program despite us not really having any room, or the financial capabilities, to take in one more life. And so, in honor of Harley, we re-named this affectionate, beautiful little creature, Heath.
After five days in the hospital, Heath beat parvo, no doubt with the help of Harley. Heath is now thriving in foster care in Brooklyn, NY and completing the final stages of his recovery. Heath knows basic commands, and high five, indicating he was someone’s pet at one time. His carpals (wrists) are weak, making his paws flatter to the ground, also indicating he has been confined to a crate for most of his young life, but now all of this is behind him.
Heath is currently in foster care with Sarah, completing the final phase of his recovery, and is thriving! To adopt Heath, please fill out the adoption application. For additional questions, please email email@example.com