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Success Story "Cupcake", the 4 lb Wonder Mutt

Success Story "Cupcake", the 4 lb Wonder Mutt

Our hearts always break when we hear of the passing of a Muttville alumni. Mom Josie helps us to smile and laugh despite her loss. She shared with us her sweet memories of her gal, Cupcake:

Itty, bitty, Old Lady Extraordinaire, Love of my Life blonde edition, Cupcake, the 4 pound wonder mutt, has sailed across The Rainbow Bridge. Despite her physical challenges and medical issues, my girl was a champ! She was a silly little sweetheart with ideas of her own and heart that defied the size of her physical being.

Over the past year or so, her fave place to be was with me; on me, next to me, looking for me, snuggling with me. I love the way she loved me and will treasure the place she owns in my soul forever. She slept on my chest, resting her adorable face on my neck, whispering secrets of the day to me as we drifted off to sleep, our heartbeats in sync, as close to being one that’s possible.

She had admirers all around who were taken by her cuteness while being pushed around in her buggy or playing in the grass down at the park. I’m not the only one around here missing everything about her either. Although they search with less frenzy as time marches on, her mutt friends here still look for her in the comfy spots where she liked to nap.

I am thankful beyond measure for the years of having the privilege of being her Mama and always, always, always to Sherri for saving her that began our journey here together.

A couple of days after her teeny body had had enough, there was a brilliant rainbow in the sky that I believe was her, letting me know she was really out there, somewhere over the rainbow, back to bouncing around freely on all 4 legs, no longer burdened with breast cancer or tumors growing on her head or any of it really, her mission here complete. That she knew what it was to be treasured & loved like crazy after who knows what, gives me some peace.

To quote her fellow Muttviller, Danny Boy, whose Bark-It List continues to inspire us:

“Short time, Long time as long as it’s a Good time!”


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mariem3 | 04.22.15 | 1 comment

Success Story "Bijou"

Success Story "Bijou"

Stephanie says Bijou rolled into her life…literally! And their lives have been full of bliss ever since! Enjoy this sweet love story:

I have quite the obsession with dogs and with Muttville. I had just moved to San Francisco as a student and was living alone. I was seriously missing my four legged fur-babies that were living with my parents in San Jose. Each day, I would go to Muttville’s website and scroll through each page of wonderful dogs, particularly drawn to the dogs with special needs. One lucky day, I scrolled upon Miss Bijou’s picture — a small poodle with a seriously funny hair-do, two working legs and two mermaid legs, and a wheelchair. I watched a video of her running up a hill with her little wheels and I knew immediately I had to meet her.

Bijou and I met back in the summer of 2012 and it was love at first sight. After long consideration, I made a decision to care for her for the rest of her life. Since that decision, I have had no regrets. She has been my motivation and my best friend. I bring her everywhere with me and feel a heartbreak every time I can’t take her with me. She reminds me how strong anyone or anything can be, despite their size or disability. She actually really doesn’t let her disability get in the way. She can keep up with any big dog as she zooms past them fast with her little wheels! She does handstands to drink water and she runs around the floor without her wheels. I didn’t realize how much work it was to have a special needs fur baby (she needs to be expressed every couple hours and given medicine), but I also didn’t realize how much I would love it. Bijou has brought a smile to the face of every person who meets her.

It’s safe to say, this little senior rolled into my life and has made my life so much brighter. She is now 13 years young and still as youthful as ever. Thank you Muttville for rescuing her and allowing me to give her a forever home. Check out her instagram for recent pictures at bijous_world


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mariem3 | 04.15.15 | 0 comments

Success Story "Savannah Lee"

Success Story "Savannah Lee"

Thanks to beagle lovers Lee and Cheri for making Savannah a part of their family. Here is Savannah’s inspiring story, as told in her own words:

My name is Savannah. My Mommy and Daddy kept my name because it was so pretty. They added Lee to it, so I’m officially Savannah Lee.

I’m a beagle, and I love to talk. When I first got to my new forever home, I strutted right into the house past these 2 other beagles. It seemed their names were Flash and Nash, and they thought cool, we have a chick in the house but I wanted nothing to do with them. I investigated my new surroundings, and after testing out the couch and bed, plopped myself right down and made myself at home.

I was a bit standoffish in the beginning, even I must admit, but hey I’m a girl, I’m allowed to be. My Mommy would call me pretty girl and I would do a slight sing with her. She always gives me lots of kisses, and I sleep by her at night, sometimes under the covers till I get hot then right next to her.

Those boys are still here and they share the bed too, but I haven’t established a connection with them yet, I tolerate them, and if I want to lay by them, cool, but if I don’t want them by me, I tell them.

Nash, the big one, is deaf, so I couldn’t figure out why he wouldn’t be intimidated by my growl, but I can sure put the scare in Flash. Boys! :) The first time Mommy and Daddy went out to the store for an hour, I got scared even though those 2 other beagles were there with me. Then they came home, that was the first time they heard me bark! I was so excited, I was barking and running all around the house, up and down the stairs. Maybe I was afraid they were going to leave me but nope they keep coming home to me. So now when they go out, I sleep on the couch like a good girl and let them know how happy I am when they come home. So now I talk a lot to anyone who comes into the house, that makes me happy cause you know, girls like to talk!

I have to say that I love my forever home and I know that my Mommy and Daddy will do everything in their power to make me happy and safe. I love my new home. Love Savannah. PS If any of my buddies are still there tell them Savannah Lee said hi and to keep faith that they will find their forever homes too!

From Lee and Cherie:

Savannah is a cool dog, she was quite indifferent to us in the beginning, I know she loved Muttville and her fosters, but she’s our baby girl now and I think she knows that this is her home now. She’s spunky and has a mischievous streak which I love. She loves all her stuffed toys and eating bones and treats. I’m so glad I did a senior rescue, the rewards of it are greater than I anticipated and the love this little girl give us always puts a smile on our faces. I hope Savannah is around for many years, at 7 or so, I’m thinking that we’ll have the pleasure of her company for many years to come.

Thank You Muttville, for Savannah and for all that you do for Senior Dogs.

Lee and Cheri…. and Savannah Lee too!



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mariem3 | 04.07.15 | 0 comments

Success Story "George" (aka Tristan)

Success Story "George" (aka Tristan)

Even when they are not with us long, our pets give us a lifetime of memories. Flo shared her sweet story about George soon after he crossed the rainbow bridge. Our hearts go out to George’s loving family:

George was a very loving gentleman. He got on so well with our other furbies and seemed as if he lived with us for so long since he knew our house the first night we brought him home. He loves going to Fort Funston and getting his panda like paws wet.

He was the sweetest baby that we lost so soon. We adopted him last year during the Be Mine Valentine and we lost him in Dec 21.

He always gets excited when we got home and even more excited when he sees his food bowl. We always laughed as that is the only time George ever ran. When we go on long walks or even to the beaches we always had him in his yellow stroller. He was actually known at Fort Funston maybe because how bright his stroller was..haha..or the fact that I had him on my back being carried back up the sand dunes. It was a tough climb on sand, but he enjoyed it and that was all it mattered.

We miss him dearly and Sophia our 8 yr old boxer senses he is no longer with us. But, without Georgie, we wouldn’t have been able to foster another gorgeous baby from Muttville name Prince until he found his furever home not long ago.

Thank you again for wanting to share his story. He was very loved by us and his many fur siblings.

Flo



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mariem3 | 03.29.15 | 0 comments

Success Story "Biscuit"

Success Story "Biscuit"

Thank you Sue for sharing a bit of your wonderful life with Biscuit. And thanks to Biscuit for inspiring mom to become a Muttville foster home. Enjoy their story:

I rescued Biscuit in May 2014 to keep my 6 year old Cairn Terrier, Hercules, company. Hercules was a really choosy dog when it came to friends. So I took him with me to meet Biscuit at the SF Heaquarters. When Hercules met Biscuit, he immediately went front paws down, “butt” up into a play position so I knew we had found the right girl for him.

Arriving home, I took Biscuit into my large back yard. When I put her down on the deck she jumped for joy with her paws up. Then she ran out onto the large lawn area and joyfully ran in giant circles as though she had found heaven.

That evening, after putting her in her crate, I got into my bed. Suddenly I felt a small thump, and she was wiggling way under the covers to snuggle against my back. She has been sleeping with me ever since.

I am so fortunate to have found Biscuit. She is fantastic with very small children and other dogs, although she does bark at the big ones. She gets along well with my son’s German Shepherd who stays with us when he travels.

Unfortunatey my little Hercules died a few months ago from cancer, so now Biscuit is an only “child”. To provide her with some canine companionship I am planning to take in Muttville Foster Dogs who need a home where they can get the medical care they need to get healthy enough to find their forever families.

As a Senior I especially appreciated the Senior for Senior’s program. Taking on the expense of another dog was daunting enough with out having to pay a large rescue fee up front. I wanted to rescue a dog at least as old as my Cairn, and Muttville provided the financial incentive to go with a Senior dog.



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mariem3 | 03.24.15 | 0 comments
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