Today we’re wishing a Happy Father’s Day to all of the great doggie dads out there - the men who get up for the early morning walk, towel the dogs off after a rainy day, mix up special dinner for dogs with sensitive tummies, always make time for a romp in the park, throw the tennis ball again and again and again, have the patience, love and dedication to work with dogs from bad beginnings and just all around make dog adoption and dog rescue possible. Hope you’re having a very special day today, gents.
Photo: Badass Alum Zula and Dad. Photo by Lara Keshishian
This video is so beautiful, we can’t help but post it right away. Chance has been fostering in Brooklyn with a great family, including Megan, our own volunteer coordinator. They love having Chance at home, but they also recognize that it’s time for this girl to embark on her happy beginning. So, Matt and Megan made this video as a love letter to Chance and to help her find her new home. If you are interested in adopting Chance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or see our new website for more information!
Chance survived for nearly two years in a Georgia shelter, and she’s still sweet as peach pie. Available for adoption through Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue.
Can you stand it? You cannot.
Bea Arthur is an approximately 7-8 year-old Golden girl whose charms we couldn’t resist. She’s a wise soul and seemed to know her number was up when we met her down south. She was scheduled to be euthanized that day in Alabama, but pulled on our heart strings, just begging to be a Badass. Now she’s safe and on her way to a wonderful life. Bea loves other dogs and is actually a big fan of cats. She will do absolutely anything for a treat and loves going for short, slow walks outside and hanging out in bed. She weighs 56 lbs. and is solidly housebroken and cratetrained. Bea appears to have some arthritis so would be a good match for an easygoing home where she can relish her role of sweet, stately companion in comfort.
If you are interested in adopting Bea Arthur, please email email@example.com
Photo by Niki Anne Photography
Taurus is a 2 1/2 year-old, 50 lb. Mountain Cur/hound mix from West Virginia. His owner, who by all accounts seems to have loved him dearly, died a few months ago. With no one to love him and nowhere to go, a grief-stricken Taurus landed in a local kill shelter. He was not the only sad dog. Taurus had a friend in “Buddy” in the neighboring kennel, but then Buddy left too when he got adopted by a nice man. Taurus’s grief deepened and volunteers began to worry that he was giving up.
Thankfully, a kind volunteer took an interest in lifting Taurus’s spirits. And she quickly decided that this dog was meant to always be somebody’s FRIEND. They walked the grounds. Taurus basked in the sun and nearly wagged his tail off at all of the people. He loves all humans, especially children, and had plenty of sloppy kisses to prove it. That volunteer may very well have saved his life by reviving Taurus’s heart and taking time to share the story that lead to this gentle, handsome tiger becoming a Badass. And now it’s our turn to finish the job and find him a happy home in New York! (This is where you come in).
If you are interested in meeting Taurus, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also fill out an adoption application here:
Photo by Hilary Benas
I love how these photos show Gideon’s commitment to volunteering in every season. Gideon has an amazing way of connecting with some of our most hesitant and suspicious dogs. Cheers!
It’s time for “Why I Volunteer” Wednesday! Today we profile one of our dedicated volunteers, Gideon. Volunteers wear many hats at Badass: from wrangling dogs and conducting home visits, to checking references and selling merch and more! If you’re interested in volunteering with us, please email email@example.com
Pets at home: Jasper the mini-dachshund
When did you start volunteering with Badass?
Last spring after I learned about the organization from a fundraising event that BBAR held at Canal Bar in Gowanus.
What kinds of work do you do to help out BBAR?
Whatever needs to be done! Dog limousine driver, stand-in volunteer coordinator, dog handler, etc.
Tell us about one dog who captured your heart.
There have been a number of them but Babe probably stands out the most in my mind. She was one of these amazing dogs that get passed over for a few weeks for no good reason and then all of a sudden gets strong interest. Super soulful, great personality and temperament- I was rooting for Babe and she went to a great home.
Memorable volunteer moment?
Running at breakneck speed all over Williamsburg after a dog who had just gotten off the transport from Alabama, got spooked by a new city noise, slipped out of her harness and decided to check out all that the neighborhood had to offer. Thankfully we got her back 30 minutes later and that was the only time it’s happened. Don’t be deceived, small dogs are fast.
Why do you do this work?
I feel that we do so much for ourselves that it’s important to do something selfless and allows you to unplug from your daily life. There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get from helping get one of these guys adopted and into a great home.
Tell us why you volunteer in just one word.
Photos: 1) With Mr. French - photo by Hilary Benas 2) With Brody - photo by Hilary Benas 3) Babe - photo by Hilary Benas 4) With Sam and Brandy 5) Sharing a laugh with Warren
It’s our first ever Badass Rally Day! Please help us spread the word about Maude and help her find her happy beginning! #rally4maude
Another video post! It’s time for Badass to rally around Maude. This beautiful girl has been doing great in her Brooklyn foster home, but now it’s time for Maude to find her forever family. Housebroken, crate-trained, good with other dogs, Maude even loves to go jogging with you! You can help us Rally for Maude by reblogging, tweeting, and sharing the video using #rally4maude today
If you or someone you know are interested in adopting Maude, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. Let’s find this girl a home!