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Happy New Year, especially for Pops and Scrabble!

Happy New Year, especially for Pops and Scrabble!

Tonight Scrabble and Pops are celebrating their first night with their new families!

Muttville far surpassed our goal for the year. We have adopted out over 300 dogs and rescued over 340 – not only saving dogs, but also making their adopters very happy! I wish the need for us wasn’t so great, but we will continue to step up when there is a senior dog that needs our help. We couldn’t do it without all the help and support of our unbelievable volunteers, donors, sponsors, and generous, compassionate people out there. You are all an inspiration.

Happy New Year.

sherri | 12.31.09 | 0 comments

Muttville dogs have been making people very happy this holiday season!

Muttville dogs have been making people very happy this holiday season!

Pappi’s new mom cried when we placed him in her lap, this little 4 pound chihuahua found his perfect home with Barbara, a spry 84 year old. she came to Muttville Headquarters with her daughter and grand daughter, we know this match will bring joy to Barbara and give wee Pappi the love he deserves.

sherri | 12.30.09 | 1 comment

Video: Davey looking cute on CBS

Davey, our sweet tail-wagger, was featured on dogtime.com’s Road To Rescue Minute on CBS5 in San Francisco this morning.

Found wandering the Central Valley alone with fleas, bad teeth and a bleeding abscess, Davey’s now cleaned up, happy all the time, and ready for a new home.

carol | 12.24.09 | 0 comments

#24 - ChiChi's Woof Wish

#24 - ChiChi's Woof Wish

ChiChi wishes that someone would adopt her! (Hey, one of our dogs had to wish for that!) She is being fostered by a wonderful family who is insulted that she’s been labeled as a senior – she is perfectly spunky and healthy and a beautiful little Pomeranian. We think she is about 10 years old and she needs a new home for the holidays.

www.muttville.org/mutt/chichi

AliG | 12.24.09 | 0 comments

#23 - Bessie's Woof Wish

#23 - Bessie's Woof Wish

Bessie wishes you’d groom her butt more often! I wish you had seen her last night – we finally groomed all of the caked-on poop off her butt and she DANCED around the room for several minutes, hopping little a bunny rabbit, and rubbed her face against us.

www.muttville.org/mutt/bessie

AliG | 12.24.09 | 0 comments

#22 - Jolie's Woof Wish

#22 - Jolie's Woof Wish

Jolie wishes she could spend more time scouring the Personal Ads on craigslist – she’s sure that her permanent loved one is out there!

Arrange a casual encounter with Jolie today!

www.muttville.org/mutt/jolie

AliG | 12.22.09 | 0 comments

#21 - Gimlet's Woof Wish

#21 - Gimlet's Woof Wish

Gimlet wishes fdr some cool new clothes for Christmas – he loves clothes!

www.muttville.org/mutt/gimlet

AliG | 12.21.09 | 0 comments

#20 - Pops' Woof Wish

#20 - Pops' Woof Wish

Pops wishes you’d turn his frown upside down! Oh Pops… there’s no need to worry so much.

www.muttville.org/mutt/pops

AliG | 12.21.09 | 0 comments

#19 - Bruno's Woof Wish

#19 - Bruno's Woof Wish

Bruno wishes someone would flip him back over!

www.muttville.org/mutt/bruno

AliG | 12.19.09 | 0 comments

#18 - Johnnie's Woof Wish

#18 - Johnnie's Woof Wish

Johnnie wishes to bestow the coveted spay or neuter surgery upon every needy pet!

Happy Hannukah!

Johnnie is not available for adoption, he is the personal pet of one of our fantastic volunteers. Johnnie would like to remind our lovely readers that about half of the dogs that join Muttville’s program are not spayed or neutered, despite the fact that they are seniors! Because of this, many of our dogs have developed related cancers. Please, spay and neuter for the health of your pet.

AliG | 12.18.09 | 0 comments

#16 - Shayla's Woof Wish

#16 - Shayla's Woof Wish

Shayla wishes for more Hannukah Gelt and tennis balls!

www.muttville.org/mutt/shayla

AliG | 12.16.09 | 1 comment

#15 - Cookie's Woof Wish

#15 - Cookie's Woof Wish

Cookie wishes you wouldn’t laugh at her underbite! STOP LAUGHING!

www.muttville.org/mutt/cookie

AliG | 12.15.09 | 1 comment

The Joys of Fostering

The Joys of Fostering

Hey everyone. Ali here. As ya’ll may know, I have been fostering for Muttville for about a year and a half, and as anyone who has met me can attest, it has changed my life. It gives me purpose, fulfillment, reason, passion, and guidance.

As a young woman, I simply do not have the money or time to care for a dog – but I have a home, a shelter, that can house an old dog. And since I’ve begun with Muttville, I’ve fostered 12 dogs, all of course I’ve seen on to awesome homes or peaceful resting spots.

The joys of fostering are endless – I’ve made friends with the people who’ve adopted my dogs, I’ve made volutneer friends, I’ve gained respect from my peers and colleagues.

Check out this cool article in today's SFGate featuring our founder, Sherri Franklin, and Muttville:

If you’re a Muttville stalker, also check out “The Joys of Fostering” in the November/December issue of Bark Magazine.

You can’t do any better work than to open your home to an easy dog – Sherri will fit you with a dog that matches your schedule and needs. Contact us today, and have a friend around for the holidays.

AliG | 12.15.09 | 1 comment

#14 - Davey's Woof Wish

#14 - Davey's Woof Wish

Davey wishes for someone to come along to keep the smile on his face – we removed a benign blood tumor from his rear end and now he smiles all day long, even when we try and put Santa hats on him!

www.muttville.org/mutt/davey

AliG | 12.14.09 | 0 comments

#13 - Beatrice's Woof Wish

#13 - Beatrice's Woof Wish

Beatrice wishes for another good owner who will put costumes on her while she tries to sleep.

www.muttville.org/mutt/beatrice

AliG | 12.13.09 | 0 comments

#12 - Hawk's Woof Wish

#12 - Hawk's Woof Wish

Hawk wishes that someone would have adopted him already so he could have gone to get his photo taken with Santa today!

www.muttville.org/mutt/hawk

Today, from 12-4pm at Pet Food Express in San Francisco, corner of Market and Dolores, are Santa photos. All proceeds go to Muttville!

AliG | 12.12.09 | 0 comments

#11 - Sugar's Woof Wish

#11 - Sugar's Woof Wish

Sugar wishes that every needy dog would get a loving home for the holidays. And on a selfish note he would like to get lots of treats for Hanukkah.

www.muttville.org/mutt/sugar

AliG | 12.11.09 | 0 comments

#10 - Flower's Woof Wish

#10 - Flower's Woof Wish

Flower wishes for a sleigh full of food, water and love to be delivered to every hungry, neglected dog across the land.

www.muttville.org/mutt/flower

AliG | 12.10.09 | 1 comment

#9 - Bella's Woof Wish

#9 - Bella's Woof Wish

Bella wishes there were more wonderful people who would foster!

www.muttville.org/mutt/bella-3

AliG | 12.09.09 | 1 comment

The holidays, so hard on the dogs....

The holidays, so hard on the dogs....

Well, it is true, we are getting more sad stories coming from the shelters, wonderful family dogs, poodles, shepherds, shitzhu and lab mixes – all shapes and sizes of dogs – abandoned.

Adoptions are low, people don’t want to commit to a dog during the holidays. We could really use more adoptions, to make some space for more rescues. I hate thinking of a dog alone in a shelter, an old dog that is bewildered and facing an uncertain, if any, future.

If you have been thinking about adopting, NOW is the time!

sherri | 12.09.09 | 0 comments

#8 - Teddy's Woof Wish

#8 - Teddy's Woof Wish

Teddy wishes to show people that blind dogs still know how to have fun. He would love a cool eyepatch for the gift giving season!

www.muttville.org/mutt/teddy

AliG | 12.08.09 | 0 comments

Kitty's Woof Wish - #7

Kitty's Woof Wish - #7

Kitty’s wish is to have someone to love and cuddle her, take her for walks, let her watch TV with them and fall asleep with her head on their leg, and let her burrow under the blankets and sleep with them at night.

www.muttville.org/mutt/kitty

AliG | 12.07.09 | 0 comments

#6 - Grayson's Woof Wish

#6 - Grayson's Woof Wish

Grayson wishes to be taken out of this holiday bag and placed into a permanent home for the holidays!

www.muttville.org/mutt/grayson

AliG | 12.06.09 | 0 comments

#5 - Rusty's Woof Wish

#5 - Rusty's Woof Wish

Rusty wishes for an owner who will take good care of his coat – his last owner did not and we had to shave him and start from scratch!

www.muttville.org/mutt/rusty-4

AliG | 12.05.09 | 2 comments

#4 - Bella's Woof Wish

#4 - Bella's Woof Wish

Bella wishes for someone to donate $10 towards her treatment for heartworm.

Donate now through December 31st and your donation will be matched!

www.muttville.org/mutt/bella-4

AliG | 12.04.09 | 1 comment

Pet Pride Day 2009 on TV Tonight

Pet Pride Day 2009 on TV Tonight

If you attended the festivities at Golden Gate Park, see if you made it on TV! Or if you missed out, the broadcast will air on cable channel 29 in San Francisco, Thursday Dec. 3rd, 7:30-8:00 P.M.
To view it online, visit www.accessf.org
It will direct you to SF Commons. Access 1 screen is channel 29.

Muttville had a rockin’ time at Pet Pride Day 2009. We hope our booth and mutts made the final cut of this broadcast!

AliG | 12.03.09 | 0 comments

#3 - Scrabble's Woof Wish

#3 - Scrabble's Woof Wish

Scrabble wishes for no more fleas! And lots of cuddles and snuggles.

www.muttville.org/mutt/scrabble

AliG | 12.03.09 | 0 comments

So many new arrivals this week, we need your help!

So many new arrivals this week, we need your help!

Muttville came to the rescue of many dogs in the past few days. Big and small,
We got a Collie and a Bassett that love each other, a couple of poodles, and mutts of all sizes-all of these guys are so sweet, I just can’t believe it. It is so sad to see them come here, so bewildered. The holiday season is not kind to animals, so many people just give their dogs to the shelters rather than include their animal companions in their holiday plans. These wonderful dogs could use a new home for the holidays!

sherri | 12.03.09 | 0 comments

#2 - Beethoven's Woof Wish

#2 - Beethoven's Woof Wish

Beethoven wishes for all dogs to be treated with love, kindness and compassion.

www.muttville.org/mutt/beethoven

AliG | 12.02.09 | 0 comments

#1 - Geronimo's Woof Wish

#1 - Geronimo's Woof Wish

Geronimo’s Woof Wish is for people to believe that all living creatures are special, even if they are handicapped like him.

www.muttville.org/mutt/geronimo

AliG | 12.01.09 | 1 comment