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Success Story "Gidget" and "Evie"

Success Story "Gidget" and "Evie"

Adopted during Muttville’s early years, Gidget – who was our 166th rescue – has been the light of her mom’s life. Last year, she added a second Muttville gal to the family, Evie. We’re overjoyed to share this wonderful success story:

Who would have ever thought that these two sweet girls would be in this picture together!! I adopted Gidget 6 years ago! She is deaf and blind, but does not let anything get in her way!! She is very independent and always lets me know what she needs! Last year when I lost my special Rozey girl at 16 years old, Gidget was sad! I know that she felt the loss of her “sister”! So, I adopted Evie! Health challenges have been hard for her, but we have overcome them all and she continues to thrive!! I am grateful to Muttville to have approved for me to adopt these two sweet girlie dogs!! I want to encourage others to look into giving a thought to giving a senior dog a chance to have a forever home!!! These two have given back to me 150%!!!

Thank you Sherri Franklin and your wonderful staff for all that you do!!!



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mariem3 | 01.28.15 | 0 comments

Success Story "Billy Boy"

Success Story "Billy Boy"

You’ve heard of foster failures. Did you know we also have transport failures? Thanks to Robbie, one of Muttville’s own, whose failure ended up becoming a success named Billy Boy:

Billy Boy – The Story of a Transporter Failure

by Robbie Lee

As luck would have it, I received an email from Muttville to see if I could transport an overweight, chubby, cutie, pattotie, Pomeranian, from Placerville SPCA, who had been abused/tortured by some neighborhood kids. SPCA contacted Muttville to step in, as this little guy, had a partially collapsed trachea, overweight, exsessive cough and other health issues, and SPCA worried of his adoptability. Of course they knew of the Magic of Muttville and that they would find this little chubby guy a great home. I was instructed to transport this guy to Sherri’s house, where dogs are sometimes fostered to assess their condition and get extra special care when there are extenuating health issues etc. I was very excited that I was going to be a “transporter” for Muttville.

The transporter from SPCA rolled up, opened the door and out popped the fattest, little Pomeranian; so plump it felt like his belly would pop! He was so excited and funny. I knew immediately that he was a really special guy. He was quite anxious and panting a lot on the drive. I wanted to

comfort the little pom but knew it was not safe to have him on my lap, so I stuck my fingers in the crate and he began to lick them. This really helped him from the constant panting and the little whining he was doing. Whenever he would start, I just stuck my fingers right back in and he’d lick away!

After an hour and half drive, we all arrived at Sherri’s house and boy oh boy, was the mutt house hold excited. No one could believe how cute he was and Sherri knew too how special this little guy was.

How could this little guy be so happy after what he went through!?? Sherri said, “What should we call him?” I said, “How about Billy?” (After my special 87 year old human friend Billy) She replied, “Yes! Billy Boy”. Billy Boy remained at Mutt Mansion for the next couple months getting healthy, on the right medications to help with his cough and lose some weight. He was a whopping 18.5 pounds when he arrived in San Franisco.

My special needs clumber boy was healing nicely from his knee surgeries and slowly gained more access to the house. I noticed he didn’t do that well alone all day and started thinking about getting him a brother. Well I couldn’t think of any better cutie pie to adopt then, yes, you guessed it, Billy Boy.

Billy Boy was down to 14.4 pounds when he left Muttville and is now at 11.5 pounds. He is doing very well and he and his big brother are learning a lot from each other.

What a great 2014 and how lucky that I got to transport Billy Boy, name him, and adopt him… a true “meant to be”. Thank you Muttville from all of us and the best new year to you everyone at Muttville!!

Robbie, Billy Boy, and Mr. Sexy Paws



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mariem3 | 01.21.15 | 1 comment

Success Story "Izzie" (a.k.a. Miss Trudy)

Success Story "Izzie" (a.k.a. Miss Trudy)

When Izzie came to Muttville the shelter where she was rescued from said that she likely needed a loving place for her final days. Izzie proved them wrong! She lived a wonderful life with Stephanie, full of adventure. We are so proud to share her story:

Our Izzie (formerly Miss Trudy) made her way south to the California desert with the help of Muttville volunteer Whitney, who drove her down from her Muttville foster home in San Francisco in the spring of 2012. We met in the park in Bakersfield, and the black and white diva climbed into the back of the station wagon with her brother Porter, and into our hearts. She soon let Porter and the cats know that the new kid in town would now be the boss in the family.

In Joshua Tree she figured out that there were wonderful places to walk and many new smells. Izzie was always up for a walk or even a run, if the weather was nice. Some amazing instinct steered her clear of any cactus thorns on her daily walks. Her travels took her on numerous camping and road trips through several states. When camping, she staked out her favorite spot under the bed in the teardrop trailer, which came to be known as Izzie’s den. When kayaking, her favorite spot was leaning her head on the edge of the boat and watching the world go by.

“Intrepid” best sums up Izzie’s approach to life. Even when she began to have a recurrence of earlier health problems, she exhibited the energy and spunk of dogs half her age. When daily walks became a bit too much for her, Mom procured the “Izziemobile”, which allowed her to continue the walks she so much enjoyed and to rule the world from her perch in the DoggyRide. To the end, she enjoyed rides in the car and snuggling next to her brother Porter.

We lost Izzie in December 2014. While we miss her terribly, we are so grateful for the years we had with our Izzie girl. We can learn a lot from her attitude. Spunky seniors, unite!



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mariem3 | 01.14.15 | 2 comments

Success Story "Sadie Mae"

Success Story "Sadie Mae"

We wish to thank Jeff and his family for the love-filled life they gave to sweet Sadie Mae. Read Jeff’s loving words about their much loved mutt:

Our sweet, sweet girl Sadie has passed on, and we are going to miss her like crazy. The moment we walked into Muttville, Sadie walked right up to us to say hi. She was sweet that way. She was the sweetest dog you could ever know. Never barked. Never misbehaved. Sadie was simple that way. She loved her food. She loved her walks. She really loved her stuffed duck. And she instantly loved everyone who walked through our door. But at her core, all Sadie really wanted was for us to love her and to love us back, which made her the greatest dog in the world. We will miss you, Sadie, Sadie, our pretty lady.



Are you the proud parent of a Muttville dog? Send us your story! Include 3 of your favorite photos and send to success_stories@muttville.org with the subject line ‘Success Story’.

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mariem3 | 01.07.15 | 0 comments

Success Story "Jax"

Success Story "Jax"

A rockin’ New Year’s Eve greeting from success story Jax, formerly Buddy!

I wanted to provide an update to everyone about Jax who I adopted from Muttville back in early April. As you all remember, Jax was very underweight and could not be put under anesthesia for teeth cleaning/extractions. I am happy to report that Jax weighs in at 45 lbs. and his latest senior panel of blood work looks great. Jax is a very active senior that constantly needs a activity to do which must be the Australian Sheppard personality. Jax has never met a ball of any kind that has not become his best friend.

Thanks so much for bringing us together and for all that Muttville does for senior dogs.

I wish everyone at Muttville a very happy holiday season.

Mark



Are you the proud parent of a Muttville dog? Send us your story! Include 3 of your favorite photos and send to success_stories@muttville.org with the subject line ‘Success Story’.

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mariem3 | 12.31.14 | 1 comment