“I Love These Dogs”: The Squiggly Lines of Pet Owner Support

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“Will they be in cages all day?” he asked. “I know my yard isn’t great. But at least the dogs can run and play here. They love to play.” Derek had lots of questions about the group that offered to shelter his dogs and find homes for them.  “Will they make sure the new family is good?” He […]

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Ruff Riders: Eunice and Teddy

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Today we welcomed Eunice and Teddi of Brownsville, Brooklyn, to our Ruff Riders family! Eunice’s daughter asked us for help getting Teddi’s fleas under control. We delivered a “flea kit” to their house: Capstar, blue Dawn detergent (for flea baths), a flea comb, and a new brush. We also shared info on how/when to use […]

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Ruff Riders: Monte the Cat

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URGENT Help Needed!!! Can anyone provide temporary foster care for Monte the cat? Earlier this year we welcomed Blue (the dog), Monte (the cat), and their family to Ruff Riders. At the time, they lived in an apartment in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Rodney was unemployed, so we shared dog food and supplies to help make ends […]

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Ruff Riders: Derek and the Dogs

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Thank you SO much to everyone who contributed to our Ruff Riders family members — Derek and his dogs Blue, Rose, Sheeba, Butch, and King. Today Rose and Sheeba visited Brooklyn Cares Veterinary Hospital and Dental Clinic to figure out why they aren’t feeling well. We arranged for pet-friendly transportation since Derek — like most […]

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Ruff Riders: “I Can’t Afford NOT to Have a Dog”

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Some beautiful words about Beyond Breed‘s Ruff Riders project, from one of our supporters: “I’ve been thinking a lot about your work after my dog’s recent bad reaction to a medical procedure that required spending two nights at the emergency animal hospital. The bill was equal to 4 months’ worth of my disability income or […]

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Ruff Riders: 2spotz and Friends

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Please welcome Lachae and her pets to our Ruff Riders family! The dogs are named Figgy, Captain (aka “Cappy Wappy”), 2spotz, and Target. The cats are named Blue and Newt. Lachae contacted us because she has been under-employed and struggling to make ends meet ever since she lost her job after Hurricane Sandy. Her pets […]

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The Huffington Post

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Wowsers — we’re in the Huffington Post! Here’s the link to the video. Here’s the link to the article.  We’re so grateful that our stories — your stories — are being heard! PS: Be sure to “like” our Dogs of New York facebook page, too. 

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Ruff Riders: Linda and Gucci

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Thank you to everyone who donated to help Ruff Riders family members Linda and Gucci. Because of your compassion, Gucci got a full exam, blood work, vaccinations, and urinalysis. We’re awaiting the results so Gucci can get her seizures under control! Also, thank you to our generous supporter Claire Tillman for donating Petco gift cards […]

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Ruff Riders: Amazon Prime Day

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Did you know today is Amazon Prime Day? This means many items on Amazon are on sale and special offers for Prime customers. Our Ruff Riders project has an Amazon “Wish List” of items our Ruff Riders family members need. These make a huge impact and help keep pets happy, healthy, and home. Here are […]

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Ruff Riders: John and Quest

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Do you remember our Ruff Riders family members, John and his dog Quest, from Brownsville, Brooklyn? We talked to John today and he reported that Quest’s ear infections and skin irritation have cleared up completely! Quest is now a happy and healthy dog. Your donations helped John and Quest access veterinary care through our partners […]

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