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What an incredible event! "Aged to Perfection" Success at Pause Wine Bar

What an incredible event! "Aged to Perfection" Success at Pause Wine Bar

Muttville took over Pause Wine Bar for one special afternoon we called Aged to Perfection, where wine was flowing, tears were streaming, and money was raised – all in the name of senior dog rescue.

A few words from our founder, Sherri Franklin:

What a night we all had, many old Muttville friends and some new faces, too. Everyone braved the rain and shared in the cause, senior dogs…. Much thanks to Pause Wine Bar for hosting. The event was hopping with energy, great wine and food, smiling faces and one little teeny poodle named Itsy.

There were tears shed and money donated, Little Itsy can now have her dental surgery thanks to all the revelers.

Much thanks to everyone that shared in the evening and made it shine!

Click this link to see photos from “Aged to Perfection”.

mariem3 | 11.22.11 | 1 comment

Adopted Mutts of the Week: November 13 - November 20

Adopted Mutts of the Week: November 13 - November 20

Thanks to the efforts of you – our foster parents, volunteers and supporters – here are this past week’s lucky Muttville seniors who found forever homes:

Beauty, Lady Tara, Shirley and Kiki

Thank you to Pet Food Express for our new monthly outreach event at their new California St location in San Francisco.

And a big thanks to our guest for our special event on Sunday, Aged to Perfection at Pause Wine Bar in San Francisco. Your generous contributions helped us raise funds for Itsy Bitsy’s much needed surgery, along with a successful silent auction and great turnout! We hope you had as much fun as we did!

BIG THANK YOU to Chris Tavelli of Pause Wine Bar for donating his wonderful, uber cool establishment and hosting our event. We’ll have more photos to come!

Every dog adopted means another life we can save. There’s a perfect senior waiting for you! Click here to see all of our mutts.
mariem3 | 11.21.11 | 3 comments

Success Story Chloe

Success Story Chloe

Foster-turned-forever mom Patty shares her story of when she first met a sweet deaf cocker spaniel named Chloe who stole her heart.

“I was at at Muttville one day two years ago as a backup walker when Sherri said, ‘can you take this dog home to foster?’

My last Muttville canine visitor had just gone to his forever home so I said ‘sure!’

I had walked Chloe, a deaf black cocker spaniel around Muttville HQ’s neighborhood before and remembered that she was good on the leash. Onto her temporary home we went where I introduced her to my permanent Muttville guy, Frankie. He digs the chicks and he was glad to meet her.

Chloe…I learned early on that touching a sleeping dog who can’t hear is startling, so I blew on her, that worked.

She wakes up gently and she wakes up often as this deaf dog tends to close her eyes more than a dog whose senses are engaged.

Her vet said she could hear at some point but those chronic cocker ear infections had taken that ability away.

For Muttville’s website, I was sure to take good photos of Chloe as I had heard about ‘black dog prejudice’ and I know how important a good photo is in the ‘aww’ factor of a would-be adopter coming forward. I was sure that you could see her deep soulful eyes and her shiny black coat.

One inquiry, that was all that came in, and it was from a person who had a female black cocker in the recent past.

A couple of months into my relationship with Chloe, I noticed she had some raw pink spots above some toe nails. We made an appointment at SFVS to see the doggie dermatologist, then the doggie oncologist and together they determined lymphoma was the cause of this condition. Six rounds of chemo ensued and she got through it easily.

The sores healed, her blood work looked good and by gosh, we were in love.

The interested party didn’t want a dog who had cancer or was in remission, I get it.

I often wonder where Chloe came from and why someone gave her up.

Her face is so attentive, goofy, smiley, appreciative, and sweet.

Muttville has rescued 1,150 worthy dogs, Chloe was almost 600 dogs ago.

Cocker Spaniels, I count myself as a Cocker person now…we talk at dog parks.

mariem3 | 11.16.11 | 3 comments

Adopted Mutts of the Week: November 7 - November 13

Adopted Mutts of the Week: November 7 - November 13

Thanks to the efforts of you – our foster parents, volunteers and supporters – here are this past week’s lucky Muttville seniors who found forever homes:

Leroy, Ava, Tricky, Ricky, Bessie, Mango, Itsy Bitsy

Special thanks to the hosts of our events this past weekend:

On Saturday, the First Annual San Francisco Bow Wow Doggie Film Festival at the Roxie Theatre benefitting Muttville brought movie lovers and their dogs through its doors for a fun day of doggy raffles, cinema, and even a YouTube video competition. Thank you to the Roxie and all who came out to enjoy the fun.

Sunday we had our monthly adoption event on 18th and Castro. We had a fun sunny day, thanks to all of you who stopped by to say hi and give your support.

Every dog adopted means another life we can save. There’s a perfect senior waiting for you! Click here to see all of our mutts.
mariem3 | 11.14.11 | 2 comments

Our Volunteer Stacey Finishes the Portland Marathon & Raises Money for Muttville!

Our Volunteer Stacey Finishes the Portland Marathon & Raises Money for Muttville!

An exciting recap from Stacey upon her return from the Portland Marathon!! Many thanks to Stacey and all the donors who supported her and Muttville!!

“We did it!! Thanks to all of you and your generous donations, we exceeded our fundraising goal! Together we raised $2620 AND completed a marathon!!

Your support and well wishes really got me through those tough final miles in the race, and I knew I was not alone that morning. Race day was cold and rainy so I decided to bring along some “inspirational insurance”: a picture of Jammy. Yup, thats right! Ms. Jammy came along for the 26.2 mile run and crossed the finish line with me. She looked a lot better than I did after the race too :)

Having her picture reminded me that this journey was not only about raising much needed donations for Muttville but about raising awareness of senior dog rescue and adoption. It was about a promise I made ( to all the Mutts) and all the amazing supporters along the way who helped make that promise happen.

Thank you SO much for joining me on this journey. Congrats to you all! Perhaps we will see you next year at the race??? :)

Best,

Stacey

mariem3 | 11.11.11 | 0 comments

Adopted Mutts of the Week: Oct. 31 - November 6

Adopted Mutts of the Week: Oct. 31 - November 6

Thanks to the efforts of you – our foster parents, volunteers and supporters – here are this past week’s lucky Muttville seniors who found forever homes:

Zeke, Freckles, Simon 4, Star 2, Larry-Dog, Ralphie, Inky, Pokie, Daisy, Gemma

Special thanks to the hosts of our three events this past weekend:

Noe Valley Pet Co. – Although it was rather cold on Saturday, we received many warm welcomes for the owner and the customers of this friendly neighborhood pet store.

Pet Food Express in Walnut Creek – our monthly event was successful as always!

Rocket Dog Rescue ’s 10th Anniversary Celebration at Pet Food Express in Stonestown San Francisco – RDR threw a fun-filled gala with many of our favorite dog people, like Happy Hounds Massae and SF Puppy Prep, to name a few. We were very honored to be a part of the celebration.

Every dog adopted means another life we can save. There’s a perfect senior waiting for you! Click here to see all of our mutts.
mariem3 | 11.07.11 | 1 comment

Celebrating 5 years with "Tails of Devotion"

Celebrating 5 years with "Tails of Devotion"

Muttville supporter and author of Tails of Devotion, Emily Pottruck, produced this touching video of memorable photos from her book, celebrating the love between humans and their companion animals.

Emily closes out 5+ wonderful years maintaining the successful Tails of Devotion Advised Fund. Emily raised hundreds of thousands of dollars through the sale of her book, donating 100% of the proceeds to animal welfare organizations.

Thanks to Emily’s fund, Muttville saved hundreds of dogs and was able to provide medical care.

Thank you Emily and Tails of Devotion for an amazing 5 years!!

mariem3 | 11.02.11 | 1 comment