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Entries in dogs (18)

Tuesday
May292012

Ghost Dog is a Ghost No More! Mysterious Prospect Park Canine Rescued

Photo via Flickr User A Crom

When I first heard someone mention Park Slope's “Ghost Dog,” I pictured a homeless Forest Whitaker doing some weird Samurai shit in Prospect Park. Of course the truth ended up being much cooler: Ghost Dog, as most long-time Park Slope residents know, is a large but docile dog of the Cane Corso variety who has lived in the park for who the hell knows how long. Often seen running along the paths, the large brown dog would occasionally come out of the woods to play with other animals, yet tended to shy away from pesky humans (I can’t blame him for that, since I tend to shy away from humans too).

This past week, the legendary dog was captured and taken out of Prospect Park for good. Luckily, this was done for Ghost Dog’s own health, and not as part of some malicious plan to make him into a fur coat or something else of that nature. Recently, Sean Casey of Sean Casey Animal Rescue, one of the many people who take it upon themselves to ensure that animals in Prospect Park are safe, noticed that Ghost had begun walking with a limp. Even more worrisome was that the notoriously guarded dog was seen spending more time in the open around humans, and acting less defensive.

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Wednesday
Mar282012

Click Here For Photos of Cute Brooklyn Mutts

Did you miss last weekend's 3rd Annual Brooklyn Mutt Show at the Lyceum? If so, and you want to take a peek at all of the adorable contestants, click on over to Hypervocal's site -- these guys posted a shit ton of cute pics from the event.

Friday
Mar092012

FiPS Cares: Let's Find This Foster Dog A Home! 

Are you in the market for a canine companion? Someone to catch a tennis ball in the park, or tell you that your mother was wrong when she said that you can't pull off those new bangs?

Meet Olive. She's 4 year-old female from Social Tees Animal Rescue, currently staying with my husband and I in Park Slope and looking for her forever home. She's a petite young lady - about 10 lbs - with a glossy black coat and a single adorable white paw. Right now she's sharing a space with 2 cats and 1 dog and getting along with everyone quite nicely. Olive is a super chill, low-maintenance cuddlebug who will gladly curl up with you on the couch and watch bad reality TV, go for a nice stroll around the neighborhood, or gossip with the other pooches while you enjoy a pint at your nearest dog-friendly neighborhood bar. She's had all her shots and would be super jazzed to meet you. Email Erin at ebradley@book.com to arrange a meetup or contact Dimitra at Social Tees at dimitra.socialtees@gmail.com.

A dog willing -- nay, happy -- to watch an entire season of The Bachelor with you? What a find.

Monday
Feb132012

FiPS Readers Weigh In: What Can We Do About Dog Abusers?

Photo via Flickr user AlexandrosDA few days back, a FiPS reader emailed us with a harrowing account of a man who was beating his dog on Union Street. She called the police, who showed up 20 minutes later and missed the whole ordeal. She urged the ASPCA to obtain local surveillance footage, but they didn't want to pursue the situation.

If you're reading this and have any ideas on how to help out (let's keep it legal, people), please drop a comment in the box.

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Tuesday
Jan242012

Local Resident Wants to Form Dog Run Committee 

Photo via Pugslope

Before I sent my dog Lou off to live with ma dukes in suburbia, I took her to J.J. Byrne Park a few times. It was here that she enjoyed running in circles and lazily chewing on woodchips. This was years back, and I found it to be a perfectly adequate place for her to play with other dogs. I had nary an issue.

FiPS writer Jacqui recently wrote in with a gripe that she has with the park. For her, it's transformed from a dogrun to a place where children run wild through clouds of thick pot smoke. She wants to make a change.

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