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Success Stories "Annie and Andy"

Success Stories "Annie and Andy"

Mutt mom Amanda admits that her two seniors were a challenge! Read their story:

Annie and Andy have officially been spicing up our lives for a year now! Here is an update on our exciting life with them.

Annie, whom we nicknamed “Mama,” is whole new dog. Muttville really saved her life, giving her the surgery she needed for her masses and hernia. After we had had her a few months, we discovered she also needed a tumor removed from her pancreas. It turns out she had had very low blood sugar the whole time- but her other maladies were so bad we didn’t notice! We did a successful GoFundMe fundraiser to help us pay for the surgery, and she has had ongoing chemo to keep the nasty cells in check. Two months ago, her blood sugar read normal for the first time! She still acts like we never feed her _ . With her back legs nice and strong after doing pup-pilates with Dr. Strubel at the Rex center, Mama Annie has become an energetic, playful little spitfire who pirouettes and bounces like a bunny when she is excited. You would never suspect she was the same dog that a year ago mostly slept and sat around just watching Andy play.

Andy is in great shape, and has come a long way in terms of his behavior. He has always been a good-hearted dog, but his leash reactivity was a challenge when we first brought him home. But after some classes that taught us how to work with him, he has improved immensely and continues to gain confidence and be more relaxed on leash.

I have seen so many Muttville dogs transform, even in the little time they spend at Muttville before finding forever homes. I hope our story helps encourage people that even after you bring your mutts home, they continue to evolve and become healthy and happy in body and mind.

Andy and Annie were challenging when we first brought them home and we were worried we would not be able to make it work. How glad we are that we stuck with it. They both have learned many commands, and have become much better behaved little citizens. They even let me brush their teeth! You can certainly teach old dogs new tricks, with patience, love and a lot of treats.

We are so grateful for the second chance Muttville gives senior dogs, and for saving Andy and Annie so they could complete our family.

Love,

Amanda and Greg



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mariem3 | 03.22.17 | 0 comments

Success Story "Cleo" (aka Maureen)

Success Story "Cleo" (aka Maureen)

Timing is everything. Well, it helps to be very cute and charming too! Enjoy Cleo’s adorable story:

We’ve both recently just transitioned out of the Military and moved to the Bay Area. We were looking for a little addition to make our new place feel a bit more like home and that’s when we found our little fluff, Cleo! We went to Muttville around thanksgiving last year and it’s been the best decision we’ve made! She was the first little pup to come up and sit down with us at Muttville. With her charming personality and adorable little eyes, We instantly knew she was the one!

She has a wonderful and kind personality and loves to snuggle and go on walks. It’s always great to come home to her. She even has her welcome home mommy and daddy dance she does for us! She completes our family and we thank Muttville for all they do for little dogs like her! She’s exactly what we needed!

Quennie & Alex



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mariem3 | 03.15.17 | 0 comments

Success Story "Harley"

Success Story "Harley"

This lucky Beagle mix found a new homes with beagle lover Cheri! Enjoy his story, in his own words:

Hi, I’m Harley, I was known at Muttville as Freddie. My Mommy and Daddy changed my name because they said I just looked like a Harley, and I’m cool with that.

I was Muttville’s resident Tri-Pawed Beagle Mix. I have 2 brother’s Nash and Flash and a sister Savannah who also came from Muttville. She’s still a talker let me tell you! Her and Daddy have some pretty funny conversations.

I really love my new home. There’s a doggy door so I can go outside whenever I want. Having three paws has not deterred me at all. I can go up and down the steps and Mommy and Daddy got steps so I can sleep in the bed with everyone else. Since I’ve come here, I’ve felt really safe and secure here. I had a little bit of trouble with Nash because he’s older than I and can be a little clumsy, but we’ve worked through it and now we’re buddies. Savannah doesn’t like any of us, so at least she’s consistent with that. I really think she does like us but she has to yell at us like a girl, and it’s funny because Flash is afraid of her. Ok, I’m not much into talking so that’s my story. I’m very happy here and glad to have this great family to live with, even Savannah. :)

From Mommy and Daddy….

I was a little bit apprehensive about rescuing a tri pawed dog, but one hour with Harley and that totally went away. He has more energy than all of us, and you can just tell he’s happy to be here. He got into our routine of life really fast, he knows when it’s nap time here, and at bedtime sometimes we find him already up in bed, sleeping like a log. He loves his total freedom and we’re so happy that his senior years will be spent with us. He always has a smile on his face and he is very protective of me. Anywhere I go, he’s always right there beside me. I’ve gotten a whole new perspective of dogs with disabilities, they’re no different than any other pet, and it almost seems as if they are more grateful for the love you give them. I call Harley Fuzzy Wuzzy because he’s so furry compared to Flash, Nash and Savannah and he loves when I sing the Fuzzy Wuzzy song because he know’s it’s special for him.

Muttville has shown us that rescuing senior dogs are very rewarding and these special seniors are so happy when they go to their new forever homes. I’ll always be grateful to them for showing me this, and Harley and Savannah will always have our love and care.

Thanks Muttville, you rock!



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mariem3 | 03.08.17 | 0 comments

Success Story "Lemon"

Success Story "Lemon"

Happy Adopt-a-versary to Lemon! Her life is an inspiration – and she is still going strong at 17 years young:

Happy 3rd adoptaversary Lemon and your 17th birthday today.

Despite Lemon’s health issues with congenital heart failure diagnosed a year ago, she again steps up to be the perfect therapy dog.

Lemon helped both of us through transplant surgery and recovery. Her Mutt-mom was her Mutt-dad’s cross-match kidney donor, so both Mutt-parents were recovering after transplant surgery last June 2016. Lemon knew exactly who needed her most. She would go over to the one in pain and lied next to them so we could pet her. There is truth that petting a dog is good medicine for healing… along with laughter and hugs.

After Lemon getting us through 3 health issues this last 3 years, we know Lemon rescued us… without a doubt.

We’re praying Lemon will make it through another year to 18. And her 4th adopt-a-versary. Lemon had her annual checkup yesterday with all the labwork. The vet was so surprised she’s doing so well. We said she knew her job wasn’t over yet, she’s here for a purpose.

Proud Mutt-parents Angie & Ed



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mariem3 | 03.01.17 | 1 comment

Success Story "Lutie"

Success Story "Lutie"

How much love and life can you pack in one year? Chris and Sashee gave Lutie all the love they had, and they share with us their story:

Despite the best efforts of us and Mission Pet Hospital, we unfortunately had to put Lutie to rest early December. The root cause was unclear in the end. She was diagnosed with aspiration pneumonia in July and again in November. As things got worse in early December, the doctors felt based on the latest x-rays it was something more serious, possibly lung cancer.

Lutie was a wonderful addition to our lives the one year we had her, she made that short time filled with what seemed like years of warm memories. Her mind was willing to live further, even though her body was shutting down in the end.

Thanks to the Muttville organization for enabling us to have that awesome experience.



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 | 02.22.17 | 0 comments