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Rescue the Runway: Adoptable dogs, walked by New Yorkers, strut their stuff

The newest addition to your family could be waiting for you this weekend at Rescue the Runway. The event brings a dog fashion show, eats, an open bar and a kissing booth for pit bulls -- yes, you read that correctly -- to Brooklyn on Saturday.

Mr. Bones & Co., a New York City-based group supporting animal rescues, hosts the event annually to promote rescues and adoptions. Profits from the fashion show will benefit Animal Haven, Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue and Thank Dog Rescue, according to a news release.

Head on over to Berg'n, 899 Bergen St., to meet the adoptable pups, with the event starting at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are still available for purchase at mrbonesandco.org. Check out the canines and humans who will be strutting their stuff at the fashionable event.

Detective Bunk Moreland & Jose Cordero

Detective Bunk Moreland is from Badass Brooklyn Animal
Photo Credit: Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, Mr. Bones & Co

Detective Bunk Moreland is from Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue and is looking for a family that will pay him lots of attention and appreciate his affectionate personality. He loves giving gentle kisses and plays well with other animals and humans.

Bunk will be escorted down the runway by Jose Cordero, a New York City firefighter who has been in service since 2007. Cordero has been walking down the runway since the event's first year. Fun fact: He's been featured in the official FDNY Calendar of Heroes in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016.

Detective Shannon Mullins & Abigail Thomson

Detective Shannon Mullins is 8-months-old and, at 40
Photo Credit: Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, Mr. Bones & Co

Detective Shannon Mullins is 8-months-old and, at 40 pounds, is filled with a heart of gold and a funny personality. One of her favorite things? Belly rubs. She is great with other dogs and humans.


Animal Medical Center veterinarian Abigail Thomson is the ultimate animal lover. She has two cats and a pit bull pup she adopted after operating on her for a broken leg.

Mark Twain & Detective John Ballance

Straight from Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, Mark Twain
Photo Credit: Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, Mr. Bones & Co

Straight from Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, Mark Twain is one year old and ready for an owner who wants his sweetness, affection and love. His pastimes include licking human faces and long walks on the beach; OK, kidding about that last part.


Det. John Balance has served in the Bayonne Police Department since 1999 and is a member of the arson, missing persons and anti-terror units. He has been recognized numerous times for his hard work and is the parent of rescue dog, Astro, from Mr. Bones & Co.

Josh & Aubry Arcangel

Josh was rescued, by Animal Haven shelter in
Photo Credit: Animal Haven, Mr. Bones & Co

Josh was rescued, by Animal Haven shelter in Manhattan, all the way from the Cayman Islands. He's reportedly doing a great job on manners training and is the perfect addition to a New York City home, as he just loves taking walks on the city sidewalks.

Army vet Aubry Arcangel was deployed to Iraq from 2005 to 2006. Now he's the head of marketing for a startup agency that matches veterans with American companies. Arcangel loves dogs and helped co-found PupJournal, a media site that amplifies the voices of dogs and dog-lovers.

Jeb & Firefighter Billy Farrell

Four-month-old Jeb loves two major things: play time
Photo Credit: Animal Haven, Mr. Bones & Co

Four-month-old Jeb loves two major things: play time and nap time. He has a funny personality and antenna-like ears, plus a sweet face makes him truly lovable.


Billy Farrell has been serving as a firefighter in his community for 16 years. He started off as a volunteer, but soon realized this would be his job, and has been working as a career firefighter with the Castle Point Fire Department in Duchess County. When he's not fighting fires, he can be found hiking outdoors, jogging or playing frisbee with his rescue pit bull Lincoln.

Mr. MacGregor & Lieutenant Jose Briceno

Mr. MacGregor might be the oldest dog on
Photo Credit: Animal Haven, Mr. Bones & Co

Mr. MacGregor might be the oldest dog on the runway, but his spunk and zest for life would leave you thinking otherwise. His infectious personality makes him the life of the party, and this social guy will show you exactly why a dog is a best friend.


Lt. Jose Briceno is from the NYPD's 110th Precinct in Queens, where he serves as operators coordinator. With a degree in criminal justice from John Jay College in Manhattan, Briceno is committed to serving everyone in his community -- both people and pups.

Lucy & Marco Caldar, Tiny Tim & Kylen Trossman

Lucy, left, and Tiny Tim are 2-year-old, bonded
Photo Credit: Thank Dog Rescue, Mr. Bones & Co.

Lucy, left, and Tiny Tim are 2-year-old, bonded Chihuahua mixes and would like to find a home together. Tiny Tim has disabilities -- one of his hind legs doesn't have a knee joint and he's missing the other -- but that doesn't stop his from running and playing. He has a custom cart to help him on long-distance walks, but he can function fine without it. His sister Lucy is just as playful: She loves to chase him. These siblings are best friends, so if you have room for two new pups, consider Lucy and Tiny Tim.


Kylen Trossman, second from right, is 10 and loves her two dogs and supporting animal rescue. Her family fosters puppies for Mr. Bones & Co. and she donates money she makes walking neighborhood dogs to rescue groups. Marco Caldar is 3 and has two rescue pit bulls, one of them adopted from Mr. Bones. He says he loves dogs because "they play ball with me, they chase monsters away and because they are my best friends.

Pistachio & Donald Coolidge

Three-month-old Pistachio is a parvo survivor and a
Photo Credit: Thank Dog Rescue, Mr. Bones & Co

Three-month-old Pistachio is a parvo survivor and a fun-loving, typical new puppy. He is full of energy one minute and passed out the next, but his little tail never stops wagging. He loves kisses and playtime and is perfect for those looking for an energetic pet.


Donald Coolidge is a Marine Corps veteran and animal lover. He served both in Iraq and Africa, but now he is the founder of Majestyk, an New York City tech agency and the creators of CogniToys, named a best invention of 2015 by Time.

Michael Darling & Dr. Gabrielle Fadl

Darling little Michael is just 3 months old
Photo Credit: Mr. Bones & Co.

Darling little Michael is just 3 months old and one of a littler of nine puppies nicknamed the Peter Pan Puppies from Mr. Bones & Co. Michael's easygoing, laid-back personality will provide a sweet little escape from the hustle and bustle of New York City.


Gabrielle Fadl is a primary care veterinarian for Mr. Bones & Co at Pure Paws in Brooklyn. She specializes in anesthesia, internal medicine and emergency medicine. When she is not working, she can be seen with her cats Sarge and SpaghettiO.

John Darling & LyricMelody

Another pup from the 3-month-old Peter Pan litter,
Photo Credit: Mr. Bones & Co.

Another pup from the 3-month-old Peter Pan litter, John is another little darling with the same gentle and sweet face as his siblings; unfortunately, he and Michael are the only two of the litter who have yet to find their own homes. He will be walking down the runway and searching for a forever home at Saturday's event.


LyricMelody is 2-and-a-half years old and already a burgeoning rock star. She loves playing concerts on her little pink piano, with her audience generally consisting of her stuffed animal friends. Her other hobbies include blowing bubbles, Wubbanubs and playing with her own dog, Schatze. She will be walking with John Darling and firefighter Jose Cordero.

Hammy & Officer George Morinia-Blocker

At 4 months old, Hammy already has quite
Photo Credit: Mr. Bones & Co.

At 4 months old, Hammy already has quite the well-rounded personality. He loves to get dressed up, has a great New York City-pup attitude and is very smart. He is from Mr. Bones & Co. now, but will be looking for his future home on Saturday.


Officer George Morinia-Blocker serves in NYPD's 110th Precinct in Queens. He graduated from the Police Academy with honors in the top 10 percent of his class, and showed his passion for service and pups in January 2015 when he and his partner risked their lives to rescue a pit bull who was struck by a car in the middle of a busy Queens highway.

Chloe & Detective David Carbone

North Carolina native Chloe loves all kinds of
Photo Credit: Valerie Bruder Photography, Mr. Bones & Co

North Carolina native Chloe loves all kinds of people and animals. She is friendly and enjoys being pampered. She is a true lady, this one.


David Carbone is a retired member of the NYPD who served as a homicide detective in Brooklyn. A 9/11 first responder, Carbone has spent his life helping people and animals and currently volunteers at animal shelters as an operations director and volunteer coordinator.

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