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Success Story "Mr. Biscuits"

Success Story "Mr. Biscuits"

Congrats to Mr Biscuits, and Mutt parents Rhonda and Theo who are celebrating the one year adoptaversary of Mr. Biscuits!!

Words cannot express the feelings we have for this globally lovable and funny creature, who beat the odds by “making it through the weekend” at Muttville, after already making the rounds at the SF pound and SPCA. Thanks to Leslie, Rhonda and I looked in each other’s eyes and said “5 days or 5 months”, and after one year today, he shows no sign of slowing down. Happy Anniversary, Mr. Biscuits!

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mariem3 | 02.02.16 | 1 comment

Success Story "Dobby"

Success Story "Dobby"

Sometimes the best stories are short and sweet:

I absolutely love my little Dobby. He is doing so well. His hair is growing back on his back and neck. Nothing sprouting on his tail yet but I’m not sure I want it to. I love his little rat tail.

Take care,

Pam and Dobby

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mariem3 | 01.27.16 | 0 comments

Success Story Pippy

Success Story Pippy

Perfect match? I think you will agree after you read Pippy’s success story, as told by her mom Sharon. Enjoy!

We just wanted to share with you how fantastic it’s been to have Pippy with us these last couple of weeks, and to let you know how grateful we are for the work you do. We realize it hasn’t been very long that she’s been with us, but she adapted so quickly and seamlessly to her new “forever home” that we could have written this two days after she got here.

We found Pippy on our second visit to Muttville, during one of your weekend adoption events. As soon as we arrived, one of your volunteers picked her up and put her in my arms. She just relaxed and nestled right in there – we were smitten! In fact, she was so relaxed I was a little concerned that she might not be very energetic. So, before we got too attached, I insisted that we go upstairs and meet some of the other pooches available for adoption. We did that, and met some awesome mutts, but my husband kept asking, “What about Pippy?” Apparently, it was too late for him! She has already stolen his heart. So, eventually, we made our way back downstairs and decided to take her for a walk. Well, any concerns we had about her lack of energy were immediately erased! As soon as we got the leash on her she perked right up and started off at a terrific clip, barking at birds, taking care of her business in a no nonsense manner and, frankly, giving us a run for our money. Those little legs move awfully fast! When we took her back and upstairs to the loft and she settled in again, resting her head on my leg, I was done for as well. We made the decision right there and then, took the next couple of days to prepare for her arrival, and then brought her home.

It was the best decision ever. Pippy is an absolute joy to be with. She’s goofy, ridiculous, loving and so, so sweet. She loves to socialize and she’s quickly becoming a popular fixture in our neighborhood. We walk – a lot! (If you want to get fit, get a dog!) And we lounge, play with her favorite squeaky toys, and she’s really taken to dining al fresco with us – we think she’s becoming quite the foodie.

Muttville did a great job getting her healthcare back on track, providing baths and antibiotics for her skin infection. That’s all cleared up now and she received an almost clean bill of health from her new vet, Dr. Taylor at Healthy Pets on West Portal, Though she does need to visit the dentist, so she’s getting her teeth cleaned in a couple of weeks, using a non-anesthetic process that they offer. She loves her new groomer, Justine at The Pawbershop (also on West Portal), who she sees every Wednesday, and she has fun at CitiPets Playground for daycare when we have to leave her for any lengthy period of time. We’re also working on some basic training with Maureen Backman and that’s going really well – Maureen is great and Pippy’s picking it all up very quickly! It’s the treats; she loves treats. So, she’s spoiled, for sure, but that’s the way it should be.

The work you do is incredible, and we’re very proud to be Mutt Guardians now, and a part of the Muttville community. Thanks again, and woofs and wags!

In gratitude,

Sharon Kittredje, Kishore and Pippy (aka, The Pipster)

Pictures below:

1) Posing for her daddy (“I’m ready for my close up, Mr. Demille!”) while lounging in her favorite bed

2) With her “cousin” Luke, after brunch with friends

3) In her daddy’s arms, at the same brunch

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mariem3 | 01.20.16 | 1 comment

Success Story "Hazel" (#2525)

Success Story "Hazel" (#2525)

Thank you Liz for sharing her ‘matchmaking’ moment with her forever mutt Hazel:

Hazel came to me in September of 2014 and what a blessing she has been. I wanted a smaller dog because I live in an apartment, and I definitely wanted a senior dog. They need homes too! I’ve worked much of my adult life with elderly people, so it was a natural preference.

Sherri was in the office the day I visited Muttville, and right away handed me Hazel, saying “she’s so affectionate. Look at how she holds onto you with her paws!” And indeed, Hazel immediately grasped me tightly with her two front paws. We sat down and she snuggled into my lap as if we were old friends. I remember there was a commotion in the larger dog room and all of the little dogs in the office went on the alert, barking and howling and getting excited. Except Hazel. She stayed put! At that point I pretty much knew that Hazel was the one for me. How did Sherri know that we were a great fit? I think it was fate on the heels of Sherri’s intuition!

Hazel was around 11 when we adopted each other, and had cataracts, and since adoption the cataracts have progressed. She’s partly blind but gets around great. She knows her neighborhood by smell, and the layout of our apartment, and can go up stairs but now down more than 3 steps. We manage just fine, and I simply pick her up when there’s a long staircase to descend. She weighs about the same as my bowling ball, so carrying her is no big deal! Recently Hazel’s left cataract ruptured, and as a quality of life measure the eye had to be removed. (Ruptured cataracts can cause painful swelling). Hazel has an amazing vet, and has done great since surgery.

Hazel’s gained a bit of weight since adoption, despite plenty of walks. She probably gets a few too many treats (Hazel gets treats just for existing-shouldn’t we all?), but the vet tells me she’s very healthy.

We are a great team, and I thank Muttville from the bottom of my heart for connecting me with this beautiful sweet girl.

Photos:

1. Hazel and I soon after adoption

2. Hazel looking super cute

3. Hazel after eye surgery

4. Hazel “helping me” with my volunteer work at the Institute on Aging.

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mariem3 | 01.13.16 | 2 comments

Success Story "Chubbs"

Success Story "Chubbs"

Chubbs’ story is a perfect one for the holidays! Thanks to mom Shannon for sharing her mutt love story:

I adopted Chubbs 4 months after my 18 year old buddy Bandit crossed the rainbow bridge. I have a 15 year old Shih tzu named Brady who seemed to miss a doggie companion. I went to muttville after reading all the good things they do with senior dogs. I loved the headquarters it was open and inviting. I met Chubbs and he didn’t seem interested in me at first. I read on his profile that he takes a little time warming up to people. I noticed he loves other dogs. I loved that about him!! He loved Brady right off the bat and vice versa. He also is super cute and muppet like with his underbite.

We had a very bumpy start. It took Chubbs some time to trust me and he liked to mark his territory. Three months later I couldn’t ask for a more loving dog and he loves my crazy adventures!!! He loves Chrissy field, Fort Funston, and now Kayaking in lake Tahoe!! I still can’t believe he’s a senior. He has so much energy!! No matter where I go Brady and Chubbs come along. I’m so glad I adopted him that day and stuck through those first few months. He still has a little training to do but he’s my buddy and he has come a long way!!! He goes off leash at Fort Funston and we just had a successful day at Chrissy Field. He came when called even when he was playing with other dogs. He loves being with me and loves cuddle time. The recent kayak trip brought out his adventurous side. He liked the water so much he kept jumping in!! I bought him a life vest after the first day.

Thank You Muttville for taking care of my buddy until I had the strength to find him!!!



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mariem3 | 12.23.15 | 0 comments