You may have heard the story: in 2012, a twelve year old hero pit bull made headlines after he was shot in the head defending his owner during a home evasion—and lived. Dubbed Kilo the Super Dog, he survived the bullet glancing off his skull and made a full recovery. But two years later, Kilo’s owner came up on hard times and could no longer care for him; he wanted the hero dog to have the best possible life and gave him up. Mighty Mutts was able to bring him into our foster program that spring and gave him a new name to start his new life—Kiko.
Our volunteers love dogs and cats, of course, but really they love alllll animals. So in April, a group of our volunteers headed to the Catskill Animal Sanctuary, a vegan farm sanctuary where one of our volunteer photographers also volunteers.
Just in time for summer, we are pleased to partner with ResQwalk, the get-fit app that donates to animal welfare organizations with every step you take, with or without a four-legged companion. It could not be easier to help our furry friends! All you do is download the free ResQwalk app (on Android or iOS), choose Mighty Mutts & Ollie’s Place as the rescue you want to support and hit the Start ResQwalk button! The app will track your activity via your phone's GPS.
On Saturday, March 5th, Justin Guarini and his charity, Random Acts, secured us a special donation of more than 2500 pounds of food for our dogs and cats by posting a “call to arms” on his social media. As part of Random Acts of Kindness day, the East Coast AMOK (Annual Melee of Kindness) team decided to partner with an animal rescue to donate goods and volunteer time. Volunteers from all over the country came out to our adoption drive to help load donations and then get to know our dogs! The dogs really appreciated the chance to make some new friends, and we did too!
It’s been a great season for adoptions here at Mighty Mutts!
Senior dogs must be really lucky this month, because puppy mill rescue Ziggyboo and her new friend Abby, our resident tripod dog, went to their forever home together with a lovely family with a passion for senior special needs dogs. Many of our other recent puppy mill rescues have also found homes: Pomeranian sisters Rita and Vita were both adopted—Rita to the family that adopted from us last year, and Vita to another local family; Precious was adopted after appearing at a single adoption drive—her new families just KNEW she was the perfect dog for them. Timmy was adopted to someone with a love for chihuahuas, and volunteer favorite Curly, aka Snuggle Monster Deluxe, went home with a family who has adopted from us before, ready to give him all the cuddles he could ever want!
by: Dr. Sarah Wooten, DVM
Shelters have lovable dogs of all shapes, sizes and ages. Your chances of finding a wonderful companion who matches your lifestyle and family are excellent! About 25% of shelter dogs are purebred. The rest make up the best selection anywhere of unique, one‐of‐a‐kind mixed breeds, many of whom have already lived with families and have the basic social skills they need to become an enjoyable part of your household.
One of the best parts of adopting a shelter dog are that you are giving a deserving animal a new home and you are saving a life. It feels really good to help an animal in need, but there’s more: your adoption fee benefits other animals as well! By adopting a shelter dog, you are supporting the shelter’s good work in your community and helping to care for many homeless pets. Having a dog has scientifically proven health benefits, like lowering anxiety, warding off depression and lowering blood pressure.
Read the full guide for free here: http://www.lifestylepets.org/shelter-dog/ebook/Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog-LifestylePets.pdf
The WagAware Charm is the only charm that saves dogs’ lives. When you or your dog wears a WagAware Charm, you encourage the adoption of dogs in need of loving, forever homes. Plus WagAware donates an unprecedented 50% of its profits to shelters, rescue groups and animal welfare charities. That’s $1 donated to rescue dogs for every $1 we keep as profit! From Dec. 9-18, WagAware will donate 50% of ALL SALES of WagAware and CatAware Charms to Mighty Mutts Animal Rescue. Get yours here >
AnVilEntertainment Recorders 10th Annual Holidaze Show to Benefit Mighty Mutts & Ollie's Place on December 19th
Join us for a night of indie music to benefit Mighty Mutts & Ollie’s Place Animal Rescue. Saturday, Dec. 19th, $7 cover, starting at 7 pm at Bar Matchless – 557 Manhattan Ave in Brooklyn. Sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery. RSVP on Facebook.
Here's the line-up:
7:30p insufficient funds
8:30p LIFE Coach
9:30p Bound and Buried
10:30p Molly Rhythm
11:30p Johnny Mellor's Bastardos
DJ Chris J
This past April, things weren’t looking too good for Ravioli, a 4 mo. old German Shepherd puppy whose only sin in his short life was that he had been born in Pennsylvania in an Amish puppy mill. The Amish breeders decided that Ravioli couldn’t make them a profit, since he had been born with two toes missing from one foot, which caused him to walk with a severe limp. They were about to cut their losses and take him out back to shoot him (which is perfectly legal in PA), when Barbara Brook, a Mighty Mutts volunteer of 21 years, came upon the scene to save his life. Mill owners usually won’t give up their dogs to anyone for free, even though they plan on killing them, and therefore to save their lives, they must be purchased.
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