Ruff Riders: Gucci

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Can YOU help Gucci get her seizure medications? Our Ruff Riders family members — Linda and her pets Gucci, Onyx, and Blue — need YOUR help! Sweet little Gucci has a seizure disorder and needs a vet exam, bloodwork, and ongoing medication. Linda and her family have been going through some tough times, and to […]

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Ruff Riders: Bed-Stuy Deliveries

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Just finished this weekend’s deliveries to our Ruff Riders family members in Bed-Stuy, an under-served neighborhood in Brooklyn. Thanks to your generous donations, 3 large dogs and their families now have a two-month supply of nutritious pet food, along with new leashes, collars, and other pet care supplies and information. We couldn’t do this without […]

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The Day We Went to CNN

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Our mascot Mary Todd Lincoln and our Executive Director Kim Wolf are about to go on CNN/HLN to talk about Beyond Breed’s “Dogs of New York” and “Ruff Riders” project. But first, some hair and makeup! UPDATE: Here’s the link to our segment: http://www.hlntv.com/video/2015/07/12/stories-behind-dogs-new-york.

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Ruff Riders: Caleb

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Do You remember our Ruff Riders family members: Dilma and her dogs Caleb, Joshua, and Solomon? They were featured in Beyond Breed’s video on The Huffington Post: http://on.aol.com/video/dogs-of-new-york-celebrates-the-bond-between-nycs-humans-and-their-pets-518919643. Today we spent the afternoon at Brooklyn Cares Veterinary Hospital and Dental Clinic with Dilma and Caleb, who is suffering from chronic ear infections that are painful and uncomfortable. Now we could really use […]

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Ruff Riders: Jenelle, JJ, and Prince

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Please welcome Jenell, her son JJ, and his cat Prince to our Ruff Riders family! JJ’s mom reached out for help, so we delivered cat food, cat litter, and other supplies to their house last weekend. JJ is an only child and Prince is his best friend. These two have a special bond and it […]

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Ruff Riders: In Memory of Nana the Cat

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It’s a beautiful day here in Brooklyn, so we’re out delivering pet supplies to our Ruff Riders family members. Our friend Meredeth recently lost her beloved cat, Nana. Shortly after, she was telling her family about our Ruff Riders project. Meredeth’s Aunt IJ and her best friend Jenny made a generous donation to Ruff Riders, […]

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Dogs of New York: Working Dogs

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We’ve talked to nearly 600 New York City dog owners through our project, “Dogs of New York.” Sometimes we meet dogs that go to work alongside their owners. Here are 7 “working dogs” we met on the job. “RED,” Brooklyn, East New York Red lives at a fire station in East New York, Brooklyn. For the past […]

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Dogs of New York: The Therapeutic Power of Pets

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We’ve talked to nearly 600 New York City dog owners through our project, “Dogs of New York.” Some trends have emerged in the process. Over and over, we hear stories about the therapeutic power of dogs to make us happier human beings, especially in our time of need. Here are 8 examples that stood out.   “NEEZY,” Brooklyn, […]

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Spread Love, It’s Valentine’s Day!

Are you a Parent? Teacher? Proud Aunt? Neighbor? Co-Worker? Romantic? We have Valentine’s Day cards that will make a BIG difference for New York City’s pet owners in need! We’re selling these Valentine’s Day cards to raise money for the people and pets in our Ruff Riders project: http://beyondbreed.com/ruff-riders/ This is a fundraiser, so we’re asking for a $15 donation […]

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Supporting the Bond Between People and Pets: The Inclusive Version

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The following excerpt is from sociologist Arnold Arluke’s “Ethnozoology and the Future of Sociology,” published in 2003 in The International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. The full article gives sobering proof that in the not-so-distant past, local humane organizations have teamed up with law enforcement to use pit bulls as a profiling tool for targeting […]

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