From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Found

This item comes courtesy of the folks of Dog Habitat. If you know to whom this lady or gent belongs please give them a call at (728) 290 – 7434. Thanks!

Miss Heather

Adoptable Cuties: Kitten Cavalcade At Dog Habitat!

Earlier this week I was contacted by Jay Lombard of Dog Habitat. He told me they had a few new residents of the feline persuasion. Needless to say I had to make the acquaintance of these guys (and gals) STAT. Yesterday this came to pass. Without further ado here they are!

First up, a trio of kittens found in Queens:

And how can we forget Mangus? The rather friendly (and furry) chap whose image graces the beginning of this post!

You can (and should) see more photos of these adoptable cuties and a few of their canine pals at Dog Habitat’s web site. Otherwise anyone interested in meeting these little ones and giving them the loving home they deserve should contact the folks at Dog Habitat at: rescue (at) doghabitat (dot) org or (347) 203 – 3934.


In closing, I feel compelled to write that tomorrow, May 22nd, Glasslands Gallery will be hosting an benefit for Dog Habitat. You can get more details (and purchase tickets) by clicking here.

Brooklyn Howls
May 22, 2011 doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

TODAY: Be A Better Bad Dog

May 14, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This item was brought to my attention by Jay Lombard of Dog Habitat. Today starting at 2:00 p.m. there will be a live reading of Bad Dog: A Love Story by its author Martin Kihn. For those of you who are wondering what this tome is about (as I have) here’s a description courtesy of Amazon:

??Meet Hola. She’s a nightmare, but it’s not her fault if she tackles strangers and chews on furniture, or if she runs after buses and fried chicken containers and drug dealers. No one ever told her not to. Worse yet, she scares her family. Hola may be the most beautiful Bernese mountain dog in the world, but she’s never been trained. At least not by anyone who knew what he was doing.

Hola’s supposed master, Marty, is a high-functioning alcoholic. A TV writer turned management consultant, Marty’s in debt and out of shape; he’s about to lose his job, and one day he emerges from a haze of peach-flavored vodka to find he’s on the verge of losing his wife, Gloria, too, if he can’t get his life—and his dog—under control.

Desperately trying to save his marriage, Marty throws himself headlong into the world of competitive dog training. Unfortunately, he knows even less than Hola, the only dog ever to be expelled from her puppy preschool twice. Somehow, together, they need to get through the American Kennel Club’s rigorous Canine Good Citizen test. Of course, Hola first needs to learn how to sit.

It won’t be easy. It certainly won’t be pretty. But maybe, just maybe, there will be cheesecake.

Afterward a puppy graduation and Q & A session are promised. Check it out!

Be A Better Bad Dog
May 14, 2011 (TODAY!) starting at 2:00 p.m.
Church of the Ascension
127 Kent Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Found In McCarren Park…

This handsome (and very friendly) chap was found on May 6 near the McCarren Dog Run. “Rojo” (who sports a solitary pink spot on his nose) as he has been named by his current foster home (that being Dog Habitat) is an unneutered 12 -18 month old pit bull mix. While found wearing a collar it sported no tags. It has also been ascertained he has not been micro-chipped. If anyone reading this knows of this pup’s rightful owner (or wishes to provide him the loving permanent home he deserves) please contact the folks at Dog Habitat:

216 Franklin St
Brooklyn NY
(347) 203 – 3934


Miss Heather

LAST GASP: Found On Kent Avenue…

this lovely lass! The details I have been provided by the folks at Dog Habitat are scarce but here they are:

This beagle was found a few days ago on Kent ave and just made her way to Dog Habitat. We are looking for her owner, a foster and a possible home if needed. Please contact us with any information.

(347) 203 – 3934
Rescue (at) doghabitat (dot) org

Miss Heather

THIS SUNDAY: Adoption Event At District Dog

February 24, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This item was brought to my attention the guys at Dog Habitat. This upcoming Sunday, February 27, they will be conducting an adoption event at their sister business: District Dog. As the above flier states, there will be pups ranging from “tiny to gigantic”. To give you, dear readers, a clearer idea of exactly what this entails (horrible pun completely intended) I am pleased as punch to introduce you to a few pups who will be at this event and are in search of good homes. Maybe yours?

Kiki, who was rescued from a puppy mill

Ella, who was rescued from Brooklyn Animal Care & Control

The name of this handsome little guy eludes me. However, he and his siblings were rescued from a puppy mill in Virginia.

And last, but hardly least, Misty.

If this lass looks familiar to some of you this is because she was found at McGolrick Park a couple weeks ago.

Dog Habitat Adoption Event
February 27, 2011 11:00 – 3:00 p.m.
District Dog
142 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

P.S.: There will kitties available for adoption at this event too!

Photo Credits: the fabulous portraits gracing this post were taken by Shaina Fishman. You can view more of her work by clicking here.

Adoptable Cuties: Meet Clementine & Smoky

Today being cold and dreary as it is yours truly decided to swing by Dog Habitat and meet a couple of their feline residents in search of a new home. Without further ado, here they are!

First up, I present to you the lovely Miss Clementine. This 1-2 year old spayed female is amazingly friendly and loves to purr. Follows is Jay telling us her story.

Next up, I present this distinguished gentleman. Smoky is is an owner surrender (his “person” recently moved into a senior citizens’ facility). He has a very affectionate personality— as you will see!

Lastly, the folks at Dog Habitat would your help finding this handsome little guy’s owner. “Buddy”, as he is called, was recently found at Sternberg Park. Here’s Jay to tell us his story.

Anyone who is interested in providing a loving home to either of these lovely (and loving) furkids and/or can help Buddy find his way back home should contact Dog Habitat via telephone at  (718) 395-2298 or email at: rescue (at) doghabitat (dot) org.


Miss Heather

P.S.: When you swing by be sure to say “Hi” to Lion another adoptable cutie. He is quite a handful!

TOMORROW: Pictures With Santa

December 11, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This item comes courtesy of Rob Maher of District Dog. Tomorrow, December 12, starting at 2:00 p.m. your pup (or pussy) can have his or her photograph taken with Santa! He pticr is $10.00 and all proceeds will toward their animal rescue organization, Dog Habitat— which I have heard just received a couple new feline friends!*

Pictures with Santa
December 12, 2010 starting at 2:00 p.m.
District Dog
142 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

*Whom can you rest assured will be featured here!

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Aponte Needs Your Help!

November 15, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This item comes from my friend Rob over at Dog Habitat/Unleash Brooklyn. He writes:

Hi Heather,

We wanted to bring Aponte’s case to your attention. He is a sweet dog who has spent over 4 years in shelters. (more than half his life). Recently he is under foster care with our friend Howard, who is a terrific foster dad. Unfortunately, from years of inactivity and malnutrition Aponte’s knees need major surgery, each knee will cost $3900. On Tuesday he will go under surgery for the first knee. Howard has managed to raise half the money to pay for the first knee… Aponte is the kind of dog friendly to all humans and dogs and who manages to steal hearts quickly. His story is amazing, and if you could please post this on your site we think we can help Howard reach the goal to pay for the first knee.

Duly posted! You can learn more about Aponte by checking out his Facebook page. Otherwise you can tender a donation towards his surgery(ies) by clicking here.

Miss Heather

Photo Credits: Howard Wu

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: And The Winners Are!

October 31, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crosstown Local, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 



Air Conditioning Unit

Three Legged Squirrel


The G, L & Z Train


Popeye, Olive Oyl & Bluto


Slutty Pirate



I suspect fellow judge Joe Lentol would agree with me that selecting this year’s winners of the District Dog Halloween Costume Contest was very tough indeed! There were so many great entries. I would like to thank everyone who came out today. I hope you had as much as I had! Now, if you do not mind dear readers I am off to enjoy my evening for a bit. You can look forward to a slide show tomorrow!

Miss Heather

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