While Hurricane Sandy had devastating effects on our area, here at the Gangs of New Yorkie headquarters, it brought us little Darla.  She had been living on the streets of Brooklyn until she was rescued by the awesome people at Dog Habitat Rescue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The shelter had to be evacuated due to the hurricane and some the puppies needed a place to stay… It turns out that Darla was one of them so we cleared with our CBO, Steve the Yorkie, and we had a new roommate to ride the storm. After deciding to take over our bed, Darla became very comfortable with the spa treatment she was receiving so we kept her on as a foster. Then one day our friend from Tokyo flew in for work and instantly fell in love with Darla’s sweet smile and laid back attitude. She made such a good impression that our friend put in the papers to adopt her and Darla would wait out the quarantine time at our house until she is able to board a flight to Tokyo, Japan.

In the meantime, we took Darla to the vet to get her quarantine process started and found out that she had mammary gland tumors that needed to be removed, along with her spay surgery. While doggie insurance does not cover it, we decided to go through with the fairly expensive surgery. In order to recoup some of the cost, we want to hold our version of a Darlathon: we are offering offer our Gangs of New Yorkie custom made collars and harnesses at a discounted price with 100% of the sales going to Darla’s recovery. If you would be interested in purchasing one of these products through our store or at etsy and donating to the Darlicious’ cause, please use the code DARLATHON for 20% off at checkout (or email us at bark@gangsofnewyorkie.com). Darla will be happy to provide an autograph free of charge, by the way.

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