Laura adopted Jimmy from Muttville in the summer of 2009. She reports, “He is such a great guy and is helping me with a medically fragile, tiny foster kitten. This kitten adores him and I think she views Jimmy as her “Dad”.” She sent along this photo as proof. Good dog!
Muttville volunteers have been fanning out all over the Bay Area posting signs for fostering and adopting senior dogs – and it’s working! New foster parents Deb and Paul spotted a Muttville poster South of Market and voila, they soon fostered little Sally. If you see Muttville dogs on a bulletin board or telephone pole, take action – pull off a tab and spread the word about adopting an older dog!
A while back, we blogged (http://www.muttville.org/blog/seniors-for-seniors) about Kenzie (http://www.muttville.org/mutt/mackenzie), a senior mutt who was adopted into a senior home. Kenzie and Van are real life proof that Muttville’s Seniors for Seniors program is working!
You may recall that 10-year-old Kenzie went to 83-year-old Van and lifted his spirits, and he lifted hers as well! A year later, man and his canine companion walk a couple of miles in the neighborhood each day where everyone in the ‘hood knows them. Kenzie accompanies Van to the Senior Center a couple of times a week where she has many new friends. She watches over the house alerting Van when someone is at the door. She is his lap-warmer while he reads or watches TV. Thanks to neighbor Jane who originally found Kenzie on the Muttville site, Kenzie is living the life on the coast!
Muttville proudly supports our Seniors for Seniors program in which adoption fees for people over the age of 65 are waived. We believe strongly in the health and wellness benefits of a canine companion to people of all ages, but we get great joy from matching a senior dog with a senior person. Muttville is pleased to send all of our dogs to their new owners after a full veterinary exam and blood panel which costs $100.
We need your support to continue making great matches like Kenzie and Van. Please make a donation today – http://www.muttville.org/give
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