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Success Story Dottie #2680

Success Story Dottie #2680

Described as “teeny, weenie Dottie”, David and Deanna share how much they love their little Muttville gal:

Dottie has been nothing but a ray of sunshine in our lives. We hesitated at first to get a second dog since my husband and I work early and very long hours but we just knew that our long-hair Doxie Buster needed a companion. Dottie, even as an “old lady” has enlivened her brother Buster and us as well. She is a total snuggler and loves to bury deep in the covers to keep warm…or else she shivers!

Dottie has learned to love the beach. She destroys multiple squeaky toys a week. And her favorite hobby is burrowing deep in the covers. She loves sunspotting in the house during the day with Buster and loves the back garden even more when she can explore.

We are so fortunate to have rescued her from such a great organization as Muttville. The partnership they have with the SPCA is also amazing. Poor baby Dott had to have TWENTY-TWO! teeth pulled right after we took her home and the poor baby had to stay overnight twice at the vet hospital at the SPCA. We were your typical worried parents but couldn’t ask for a better experience and the care they provide for these older, and sadly abandoned, babies is just so heartwarming. We thank you for everything you do and I look forward to the day we can welcome home another Muttville pup into our home.

We remain eternally grateful for your efforts to save all of these deserving “mutts”.

Love (and wet kisses),

David, Deanna, Dottie and Buster



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mariem3 | 07.30.15 | 1 comment

Success Story Lily (aka Trixie)

Success Story Lily (aka Trixie)

Wise words from mutt mom Nancy, and an inspiring story about her little Muttville lady, Lily:

If people knew how much they would get back from adopting a dog from Muttville, more people would do it. They are exceptional dogs with life experience, and full of appreciation for all the love that they receive.

I lost my little Bichon Frise Lola in March 2014 after she battled with lung cancer. We tried to save her with a surgery but that only spread the disease throughout her lungs and soon we knew that she would not make it. My husband, our other Bichon Frise Lucy and I all mourned the loss of this sweet spirit and did our share of crying. None of us could ever think of replacing her and we just were not ready to adopt another dog. What I realized while going through this mourning process is that although you can never ever replace a dog you lost; there are plenty of other dogs who need you. You can make such a difference in the life of a dog that has lost their owner or had to be surrendered.

On April 11th we went to Muttville to look at a few dogs. While we were in the cuddle room, one dog made an impression on us. She is a Pomeranian and her name at the time was Trixie. Trixie jumped into my lap and licked my hand, and then she went to my husband and introduced herself to him. Then she jumped down and put her nose to my dog Lucy’s nose and said ‘hi’. We were impressed with this sweet little dog with the BIG personality. We took Trixie home that day and have loved her from that time forward.

We decided to name Trixie, Lily, after a friend’s sister who passed away just two weeks before our trip to Muttville. I have always loved that name and it suited her well.

We have had Lily at home since April and she has proven to be such a blessing in our lives. She is happy, loving, and eager to please. She seems grateful for all the love she gets in her life now. She has changed our lives for the better. I feel so grateful to Muttville for finding homes for these amazing senior dogs. If you are thinking about adopting a dog, I suggest you don’t wait like I did. Why deny yourself the joy of having one of these amazing dogs?

Nancy and Larry

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mariem3 | 07.22.15 | 1 comment

Success Story Pepper (a.k.a. Tito)

Success Story Pepper (a.k.a. Tito)

Barbra tells us Pepper (formerly Tito) brings so much joy in their hearts everyday! Thanks to Barbra for sharing the Muttville love:

Here is my success story of a little guy that stole our hearts! He is happy and healthy and brings us and his two brothers joy everyday! Thank you and love you Sherri and Muttville!

My husband and I went to Muttville on Oct 30th 2013 with the intention of fostering. The dog we thought we wanted was blind and we have stairs…..no match. Sherri looked at me and said “Wait”. She came back a placed in my arms a little 9 lb half hairless angel named Tito. I was hit by a thunderbolt! LOVE!

Peter and I have changed his name to Pepper and he is happy and healthy and has two brothers, Oliver and Jack. He loves to give back to Muttville, and will never forget Sherri and all the wonderful friends, who helped him find his forever home. Find your love at Muttville today!

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 | 07.15.15 | 0 comments

Success Story "Nubia"

Success Story "Nubia"

Nubia was canine pal to many. Did you know she was also a Muttville celebrity? Once you watch Nubia in this now popular Muttville video, The Ballad of Muttville, you will not forget her!

Thank you to fospice mom Mary for writing a tribute to Nubia:

Nubia’s Friends

To know Nubia, as so many Muttville staffers and volunteers did, was to know a little dog with a quirky and engaging personality. She was a clown and with her talent for carrying around the strangest things, found herself starring in a home-grown video that promoted Muttville. She had a sultry woof that a friend of mine called the ‘Lauren Bacall’ bark and she had the sweetness that I know to expect from a Shih Tzu. What could have caused her previous owners to leave her at a shelter in Martinez, CA on Christmas Eve?

Nubia’s original foster dad told me that when she was rescued by Muttville, she was “lumpy, dumpy and sad” and hadn’t been expected to live very long. But she did live and slowly started to become herself again at Muttville surrounded by good medical care and fostering.

After Nubia picked me by suction-cupping her large black nose to my pant leg I often found myself thinking about her past. What had she been like as a puppy? What had happened to cause one of her eyes to be injured or malformed? How many puppies had she raised? It certainly seemed that she must have been a great mother. As I took one look at this tousle-headed girl with silky soft fur, I decided it would give me a great sense of satisfaction to shower love upon a little dog that someone else had so casually discarded.

To live with me, Nubia was going to have to be multi-species friendly, and amazingly, she co-existed wonderfully with my other pets. She was tolerant of my talking, dancing Moluccan Cockatoo and sashayed around the house with my two cats. If anyone got too loud, she would woof once and that was enough to settle everyone down.

Nubia was also the gentle companion I had hoped she would be to my male Shih Tzu Oreo. He and I had been very depressed, having said goodbye just a few months earlier to a beautiful and spunky 14-year old Shih Tzu named Ginger.

As if she had angel wings, Nubia helped lift my spirits and Oreo’s from the moment I brought her home. She in turn seemed impressed by the handsome new man in her life and I was able to get her out around the neighborhood. Oreo would take off first, and Nubia and I would follow, probably cramping his style just a bit but getting our exercise as well.

Slowly but surely, Nubia’s little body did start to slow down. Her spirit and heart were always strong, though and I will remember her for that as well as her throaty bark and the remarkable scent of her fur – like sweet hay. Which made me think again of all those puppies that must have snuggled against her soft tummy and found love and comfort.

This tribute is to you, Nubia, and to all of Nubia’s friends.

My Facebook posting about Nubia’s passing generated almost 50 ‘Likes’ and ‘Comments’ in one day and led to this observation by one of my friends who had never met Nubia: “It’s not often that blessings overflow to the extent I see with this little lady. She blessed so many lives….”

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 | 07.08.15 | 3 comments

Success Story "Mater"

Success Story "Mater"

Although Mater’s time with Deassa and his new family was short, he knew love and lived a grand life:

Mater (Tator). I adopted Mater a few months after my sweet senior Albert passed. He filled a huge void in my heart. I had other dogs but there is something so special about these sweet grey faces. Mater was only with me for a year but he lived his life to the fullest and made my life so full. And after Mater passed last year a new senior, 15 year old Miss Mollie joined our family.

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 | 07.01.15 | 0 comments
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