Welcome to Wolfcentric - Scroll down for updates and DOGS!

I work with dogs and hang out with dogs all day. Most dogs on here are currently being housed at BARC(Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition), where I have been working since 9/11. BARC is a privately owned no-kill animal shelter located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY. The facility can comfortably house a maximum of 25 dogs w/ individual runs. Most dogs we get, are either strays from the street, owner surrendered due to financial/personal difficulties and some, due to the new NY housing/landlord lease policies. We also rescue dogs from city pounds and kill shelters.


** Checkout this teaser trailer for my long overdue documentary about some BARC dogs. I have filmed over 200++ dogs as they come through BARC and find new homes, over the course of 6 years. Its quite difficult to put all this dogs life in one 46 minute documentary, but it will eventually happen.

email me for other questions: ropstyle@gmail.com


Check out my dog ORBIT doing back-to-back tricks. I rescued him from the ACC in Harlem in may of 2001, when he was about 8 months old. I have a series of pictures of him doing his deed to about 30 different landmark attractions around the US when my band took him on a 2 month tour of America. He has some amazing shots of pooping on the lawn across from where JFK got shot, him peeing on the gates of Graceland, him locked up inside the kennel of Disneyworld and riding the tram. I'm going to scan them and post it soon.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

**Saba is finally Home!!

Saba,the big female Pit who came to BARC as a Stray in May, has finally found a home.

We Will Miss You!!!

[Saba and Erin]

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

: ) Salvatore is finally HOME!

2 of my regular dog volunteers have decided to give Salvatore a home. Word is he has a swimming pool to play in whenever he wants, good to put them webtoes to work!

Good luck Sal!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

^ Walk some Dogs at BARC

Come volunteer and walk some of these dogs you see up for adoption.

They all need to be socialized by different people and potentially find new owners.

dogwalking hours: Weekdays - Monday to Friday - 9am to 12:30pm
5pm to 7:30pm
Weekends - Saturday and Sunday - 9am to 1 pm

-- You will be provided a walking map of where to properly walk to avoid a lot of foot traffic, that can freak out some of the dogs. Please obey them.

-- New volunteers need to sign a volunteer form.

-- Please wear proper footwear (sneakers preferable, no heels or flipflops please)

Monday, August 3, 2009

*NEW DOG: Meet Biggie

Biggie is a 6 months old Sharpei/pit mix. He was rescued from the city pound, and came completely covered in Mange, which is a contagious skin disease caused by Parasitic mites. Biggie has the milder version called Demodectic Mange.

**Demodectic Mange according to the book, Muller & Kirk's Small Animal Dermatology 6th Edition.

Also called demodicosis or Red Mange, demodectic mange in dogs is caused by a sensitivity to and overpopulation of Demodex canis as the animal's immune system is unable to keep the mites in check. This is a mite that occurs naturally in the hair follicles of most dogs in low numbers around the face and other areas of the body. In most dogs, these mites never cause problems. However, in certain situations, such as an under-developed or impaired immune system, intense stress, or malnutrition, the mites can reproduce rapidly, causing symptoms in sensitive dogs that range from mild irritation and hair loss on a small patch of skin to severe and widespread inflammation, secondary infection, and—in rare cases—a life-threatening condition. Small patches of demodicosis often correct themselves over time as the dog's immune system matures, although treatment is usually recommended.

Minor cases of demodectic mange usually do not cause much itching but might cause pustules on the dog's skin, redness, scaling, hair loss, or any combination of these. It most commonly appears first on the face, around the eyes, or at the corners of the mouth, and on the forelimbs and paws.

In the more severe form, hair loss can occur in patches all over the body and might be accompanied by crusting, pain, enlarged lymph nodes, and deep skin infections.

Demodectic mange is not generally contagious to people, other animals, or even other dogs (except from mother to pup). However, the mite is zoonotic, and, upon infesting a human, will generally live in the hair follicles of the eyelashes and eyebrows. These mites thrive only on very specific hosts (dogs) and transmission usually occurs only from the mother to nursing puppies during the first few days after birth. The transmission of these mites from mother to pup is normal (which is why the mites are normal inhabitants of the dog's skin), but some individuals are sensitive to the mites, which can lead to the development of demodectic mange.

[Biggie gets a soothing bath]

Sunday, August 2, 2009

**Interested in Adopting a DOG?

**Interested adopters should visit BARC shelter. We are located in 253 Wythe Avenue, in the Williamsburg part of Brooklyn. There are more dogs available than our Web listings indicate. We advise people to come and walk some of our dogs and play with our cats to get a better idea of which animal would be best for them. We are open for adoption, Tuesday through Saturday, 12pm - 5pm. Please come at least 2 hours BEFORE closing.

Dogwalking hours are: Monday to Friday - mornings:9am to 12:30pm and 5pm to 7:30pm. Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 1pm.
Cat loft is open from Tuesday-Saturday from 12pm - 5pm

We require an adoption fee of $150. This covers, in part, the extensive medical care all of our pets receive before adoption, including:

* examination and treatment by a veterinarian
* spaying or neutering
* current vaccinations against distemper, kennel cough (dogs) and rabies (if the pet is old enough)
* testing for feline leukemia and feline AIDS or heartworm (dogs)
* deworming, and
* microchipping (dogs)

All adopters are required to complete and sign BARC's adoption agreement.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

--BARC flea market starts this weekend!

This weekend at BARC, we will start taking out all the donations to sell outside the petstore. lots of books, clothes, records, comics, toys, blah blah. Everything for a dollar, all proceeds go to BARC.

Clothing People: We just got 10 garbagebags of clothes from Beacon's closet in williamsburg and in park slope, they donate all the clothes that people try to sell them and couldnt buy, every week, we get giant bags of clothes from a dry cleaner in soho and madison ave as well. Also some clothes from screaming mimis and some vintage clothing stores. plus gazillion shoes and boots. any item $1

Record nerds: there are currently 10 big boxes (about 200 records a box) of Vinyl records that was donated by some disco dj from the 80s. I have looked through them and saw lots and lots of disco 12" mixes ranging from Skyy, brothers johnson, freeway, lime, melba moore, santa esmeralda, also lots of man parrish, chic, debarge, donna summer, pull on 70's and 80s freestyle.

We try to get the stuff out tuesday to saturdays from noon to 5 PM, depends how busy we are. You can also donate stuff to us, we are always looking for towels and beddings/blankets/pillows for the animals we currently house.
BARC No kill animal shelter is located at North 1st and Wythe in the Williamsburg part of Brooklyn. L to Bedford - JMZ to Marcy - B61 to Grand St.