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A fond farewell to Chula, she got a second chance at love....

A fond farewell to Chula, she got a second chance at love....

Just got off the phone with Chula’s mom of 2 years, Judy, Chula was diagnosed with a late stage lung cancer, our sweet big girl had stopped eating or walking. So, it was time to say goodbye. Two years ago I saw a couple dropping Chula off at SFACC and was so taken with her happy smiling doggie face.
I just couldn’t imagine her getting euthanized and I knew the chance of that happening was high, due to her age and size, she was about 10 years old and weighed 90 pounds!
So I took her straight away and brought her to Muttville. While she was in the shelter she also caught the eyes of the front desk manager, who kept checking in with me about her. Well, she finally adopted Chula and Chula spent two years being spoiled rotten by Judy. Countless days romping at McLaren Park and sitting behind the desk at SFACC. Chula had a zest for life and being with all the people and dogs that she loved. She was a very lucky lady.
Chula went peacefully tonight over the bridge, I am sure she was welcomed by many playmates and green hills to run on….sweet dreams pretty angel

sherri | 01.28.10 | 5 comments

With all the rain, adoptions are slow, still more dogs coming to Muttville

With all the rain, adoptions are slow, still more dogs coming to Muttville

It’s been a hard month for doggies, we are getting requests from all over California, shelters are overrun with so many dogs and plenty of senior dogs!
So many great dogs coming our way right now! Cockers and poodles and shitzhus and lab mixes. Our hearts and homes are full!
If you have been thnking about adopting a great dog, now is the time to warm up your bed or lap with a lovely Muttville dog!
This is Shayla, she is ready and waiting for her forever home

sherri | 01.26.10 | 0 comments

Seniors for Seniors

Seniors for Seniors

Little MacKenzie (“Kenzie”) came to us all scruffy and unkempt with engorged ticks adorning her little body. Kenzie moved with a nervous twitching condition and sometimes staggered when she walked. We weren’t sure she had much longer for this world. Despite the state of her coat and body, she had so much light in her eyes! And those eyelashes, they’re so long – it looked like she had bought a pair at the five and dime.

Kenzie was with us a few weeks when Muttville got a call from the neighbor of a senior man who had lost his mini-Schnauzer and was in search of another little lady. It was love at first sight for both of them. Now, several months later, Kenzie takes her daily walks and keeps her Daddy’s lap warm during the winter months.

And her nervous condition?

The vet is happy to report that she has improved a lot. This weekend Muttville went to visit Kenzie and her new owner and found Kenzie romping playfully in her beautiful backyard – see what a dose of love and care can do for an amazing man and his best friend?

AliG | 01.13.10 | 1 comment

Thank you Pawtrero/South Paw!

Thank you Pawtrero/South Paw!

During the month of December, our wonderful friends and supporters at Pawtreo and South Paw ran a food drive for Muttville. Yesterday, they delivered to us a car-load of food for our senior mutts!!! And as you know we have a lot of dogs up for adoption right now. We really needed this. THANK YOU!! Because of support from businesses and kindhearted people like Suzie and Shireen, we can save and support hundreds of dogs every year…and will continue to do so!

Please show your support to our friends at Pawtrero ad South Paw and be sure to let them know that you are Muttvile supporters too!

http://www.pawtrero.com

Pawtero in Potrero Hill

199 Mississippi St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
Tel : 415.863.PAWS (7297)

South Paw in South Beach

199 Brannan St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
Tel : 415.882.PAWS (7297)

Store hours
Mon-Fri 11am – 7pm
Sat-Sun 10am – 6pm

Bath house hours
Mon-Fri 11am – 6:15pm
Sat-Sun 10am – 5:15pm

AliG | 01.12.10 | 0 comments

Happy 29th Birthday Sherri!

Happy 29th Birthday Sherri!

Happy Birthday to the woman who has changed so many lives, canines and humans alike. You are beautiful and we love you.

AliG | 01.05.10 | 3 comments

Our little superstar Geronimo has found his new mom!

Our little superstar Geronimo has found his new mom!

We are overjoyed to report that after 6 months, our sweet and wonderful blind Cocker Spaniel, Geronimo, has found a new home in Sacramento. Angela discovered him when she saw his profile on the Muttville website, and then she drove from Sacramento to our Walnut Creek Pet Food Express event to meet him. Once they met, we knew she was the one. We also knew she was going to be a great mom because the first thing she did was give him a bath and she bought him a new bed. I think Geronimo knew she was his new mom because he lovingly rolled around with her like he was at home! Check out the new happy couple!

We are so happy for Geronimo. We know he has alot of fans who were rooting for him. What a great way to start the new year!

sherri | 01.03.10 | 3 comments

saying Goodbye to Goofy, our Muttville Mascot

saying Goodbye to Goofy, our Muttville Mascot

We will be saying goodbye to Goofy, tomorrow Sat Jan 2nd at Fort Funston at 12 noon
Goofy will forever be our Muttville Mascot, came to us at age 17 and stayed till he was 19 years old!
He loved traipsing at Fort Funston, bugging every dog he could, the bigger the better!
Emma, his foster mom, and I will meet whomever would like to join in this farewell at noon at the
westernmost trailhead near the Port O Potties, dogs are welcome.
I know that Goofy touched many people in our community, with his gusto for life all the way till his peaceful ending.
Please join us!

sherri | 01.01.10 | 0 comments

A letter of thanks from Dixie/Daisy, a former Muttville dog

A letter of thanks from Dixie/Daisy, a former Muttville dog

Hi Miss Sherri,
I was so excited in telling you about my new life that I neglected to mention a few very important things for anyone considering adopting an older dog. First of all, I wanted everyone to know that us old dogs are NOT just about taking and receiving love, we like GIVE even more than we receive. I overheard my new mom telling one of her friends how much I have helped HER, and it made me feel good that my efforts have not gone unnoticed. I do all this so naturally that it does not even occur to me, but it was good to hear nonetheless. She talked about how much I have helped heal her heart after the loss of her beloved dog Panda, (who I never met but from the way she goes on about her, I assume must have been a very nice person:) She went on to say how wonderful it is to come home to someone who is always so happy to see her and how much joy I have brought to the entire family.
I don’t really see as well as I used to. so she jokes that she is my “seeing eye person”, but I can’t tell you how much we both enjoy our walks together and just hanging out. I like to make sure that she is protected at all times so I’m always at her side making sure she is okay.
The point is, that while I don’t mean to toot my own horn, I really DO try. So PLEASE, tell everyone who is thinking about adopting one of us “older” dogs that unlike the young whipper-snappers who may take so much for granted, we KNOW and truly appreciate a good home when we find one, and we will do everything we can to show you how much love we still have to give.
And so, it is in that spirit of appreciation that I have sent a small donation, (would give so much more if I could) to help continue your efforts to help those out there who have not yet found a loving home.
I wish everyone a wonderful and happy New Year and I thank you again from the bottom of my heart.

Love,

Daisy Blass
check me out!
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1500986574308569256#

sherri | 01.01.10 | 0 comments