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Success Story "Ellie" aka Beauty

Success Story "Ellie" aka Beauty

Ellie’s life forever changed when Katelyn and Nick decided “just to look” and stop by Muttville’s adoption event. Read Ellie’s loving story:

Dear Muttville,

Here is our success story for our sweet girl Ellie (formerly known as Beauty):

My husband and I went to Muttville “just to look” and found ourselves in love with a sweet, obese Chihuahua named Beauty. Although she was indeed a beauty, we changed her name to Ellie after bringing her home. Ellie bonded with us almost immediately and has become an essential part of our family. Over the past few months, through healthy lifestyle changes, Ellie has gotten down to her ideal weight—nearly half what she weighed when she was first surrendered! She no longer needs pain medications for joint pain and, in fact, she has pep to her step and loves to sprint up and down the hallway in our apartment when she gets excited.

She loves to cuddle, hike, cuddle, bathe in the sun, cuddle, eat, and cuddle. She greets us with kisses every time we come home, and she is showered with love pretty much all the time. Our friends and family cannot believe her transformation and svelte new figure! Thank you, Muttville, for bringing this darling girl into our lives.

Thank you so much!

Katelyn and Nick

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’.

mariem3 | 05.04.16 | 0 comments

Success Story Bowie (aka Confetti)

Success Story Bowie (aka Confetti)

Mutt mom Helena shares her story of adopting Bowie, and the lessons she learned in patience that she hopes helps other Muttville adopters:

Dear Muttville,

I am writing to let you know how happy and thankful we are that you connected us with our little lady. We also hope that if you choose to share this message with other adopters, it will help them take the plunge and bring home that old dog they’ve been dreaming about.

As mentioned, we love Bowie and cannot imagine life without her now. However, the first two weeks were rough and I admit that we were close to taking her back to Muttville. Though we should have expected it, we didn’t feel like we were “connecting” with her at first and didn’t know what to do with her. So awful of us! It felt like having a weird little alien trotting around our house, occasionally pooping in the corner. She would cry during crate training like a whaling mother. It was excruciating and heartbreaking. We were being impatient jerks who expected to bring home an adult dog with NO issues or training needs just because she is not a puppy. Thankfully we forced ourselves to give it a proper try and 3 weeks in we were inseparable peas in a pod. After patient training and positive reinforcement she is fantastic and happy and an integral part of our family. I am sure this is even a short adjustment period and that we are lucky to have such an easy dog.

Now Bowie and Hannibal (our other senior) are best friends and do everything together. They lay on the porch, sprint down the hall, share toys and snuggle up closely wherever they can. (Picture attached) She has lightened his serious personality and he has proven polite and accommodating in making her feel at home. They are best buds. Every day we giggle at the sight of Bowie and Hannibal being goofy together. It is truly a joy to take care of her and make sure she is happy, healthy and loved.

Again, we thank you for the fantastic work you do for dogs and for families. You are amazing. Please let us know if we can help other adopters go for it or talk troubled adopters off the edge when things are tough. You are also welcome to share this message with others.

All the very best,

Cole and Helena

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’.

mariem3 | 04.27.16 | 1 comment

Success Stories "Lambchop & Gigi"

Success Stories "Lambchop & Gigi"

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mariem3 | 04.20.16 | 0 comments

Success Story "Belle Belle"

Success Story "Belle Belle"

In Loving Memory of Belle Belle (aka Tansy) our hearts go out to Carrie and John, who wrote this beautiful tribute to her:

We had her for 18 wonderful months…She was crazy and a pill, but we loved her. She was bossy and definitely lived life on her own terms. Thanks for saving her and giving us a chance to get to know and love her.

Carrie & John

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 | 04.13.16 | 0 comments

Success Story "Monty"

Success Story "Monty"

Senior dogs can be great first family pets for your kids. Monty certainly proved this to be true! Thanks to Sarah for sharing their story:

This was the first time we were getting a dog with the help of our 2 kids. When we got to Muttville my wife and I had repeated over and over ’we’re only bringing home a dog if we find the right one for our family’

Well, as soon as we walked in, Monty came straight up to my wife and just stood quietly next to her while she and our oldest daughter pet him. He was so gentle and calm. We took him for a quick walk and as soon as we got him outside I knew we were taking him home. He has been a total delight to our whole family! He started off a bit shy and reluctant to eat, but within a month we caught him up on the kitchen table lapping milk out of a cereal bowl! Now he’s spunky and fun, racing around the house when we get home and jumping straight into the air when he sees us grab the leash! He is a perfect gentleman at the dog park, which has earned him the name “Sir Monty” :)

Thank you Muttville!!!

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’.

You can help create many more new beginnings!
Adopt. Foster. Volunteer. Donate.

mariem3 | 04.06.16 | 0 comments