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Adopted Mutts of the Week: January 23 - January 29

Adopted Mutts of the Week: January 23 - January 29

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:

Lima
Charleston
Mona
Henry
Lil Bear
Fluffy

Many thanks to all our volunteers and visitors who came to see us for the final weekend at our Pup Up Adopt Shop. Our first ever store may be closing, but don’t worry! Muttville will be announcing plans for its new official location in San Francisco. Stay tuned!

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 | 01.30.12 | 0 comments

Operation Chow Babies + Lil "Sumo" Bear

Operation Chow Babies + Lil "Sumo" Bear

Thanks to animal rescue volunteers Robert and Paula in Southern CA who flew these three seniors to Muttville!

Chin & Chow, and Lil Bear arrived safely to Muttville. Their first plane ride! What a way to start their new life!

We are so grateful to animal advocates like Robert and Paula. Thanks to their generosity and passion to save animals, these 3 lovely seniors made it to Muttville, and they will find new happy beginnings in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Chin & Chow need foster homes ASAP! If you are interested in fostering these two lovely seniors, please get in touch with Muttville! Email info@muttville.org

It’s never too late for a new beginning! Be sure to check out Chin & Chow and Lil Bear profiles to read more about them!

mariem3 | 01.20.12 | 0 comments

Bumper Went on Vacation in Style!

Bumper Went on Vacation in Style!

Here is a story that Bumper wrote himself about his really fun vacation with Muttville volunteer Annie and her husband:

I was away from Muttville on a four-day, four-night stay at hotel Fuji and Samurai in San Francisco for the New Year’s holiday. At this hotel, they called me The Little King and Udon. These people understood my disability and made me as comfortable as possible. They placed shoe boxes to prevent me from bumping into a wall or furniture, and it didn’t take me long to learn my way around but I was not perfect. I made a fool of myself by rolling like crazy on their carpet and hopping on a bed of overgrown ivy and dry leaves; it was so much fun.

I got to go to GGP everyday in my limo (a stroller) and visited Stow Lake, Conservatory of Flowers, DeYoung Museum, Academy of Sciences; and the Rose, Japanese Tea and Botanic Gardens. When I needed to stretch my legs I stood up and put my paws on the front of the limo. With all the open spaces and new smells at the park, I pretty much sniffed and walked myself to China; and I got to be mischievous like any other normal dog. I sunbathed in the most famous park in the world, either in a meadow sandwiched between the Museum and Academy of Sciences, or in front of the Conservatory of Flowers. I met the girl of my dreams; my limo driver told me she was very pretty in a light blue dress, and she even gave me a kiss on the forehead. Oh! One more thing – I waited patiently most of the time for my limo driver to buy her lunch from a food truck, and then we sat down on a bench with the Museum and the Academy of Sciences in view. Could life be better? I didn’t eat any of her lunch: “veggie” is not my thing. Afterwards I went to a pet supply store to shop for my own food, and refused to stay in the arms of my limo driver: I was the one eating, so gotta choose my own dinner! Also, I went window shopping and some of the stores welcomed me inside; at one store I got treats from the store owner. I accompanied my hotel people to the grocery store, and my limo driver and I stayed outside on a bench and I heard the world go by. I made friends with locals and internationals, doggie friends, toddlers and grandpas at the park, on the streets and inside and outside the stores. After dinner, I relaxed between them while they watched a movie or TV. One of the nights I got to sleep on the man’s chest – it was warm. The man whispered to his wife. ‘This might be bonding for him, but to me this is relaxation for the mind and soul.’

On New Year ’s Day when we got back from the park, I smelled something in the yard which was not the same species as me, and I went bananas. Picture me as a six month-old puppy, running with full speed to the source, tail wagging, a smiling face and the excited sounds that you usually hear from a dog. That was really fun. One day at the park, we drove to an art fair; she enjoyed her art and I napped away in my limo.

To tell you the truth, I am not much needier than the average Fido: my only fault is I need someone to let me out to relieve myself every couple of hours. I do remind myself that I need to go to the door, and I was very good at it during my vacation. I can walk myself if you build me an enclosure in the yard with something soft to cover the poles, so you don’t need to be constantly by my side; just check on me regularly. I do take breaks or naps between my journeys. My dream home is somewhere in the country where I can smell different animals and chase them: that’s right I chase them within the enclosure. And I am happily content if I live in the city; just take me with you wherever you go. I cause almost no trouble except when I smell food; then I don’t like to stay in your arms or in my limo. Please, don’t feel sorry, but be happy for me that I want to live and enjoy life. If you enjoy meeting new people and making friends, I am your best ambassador. If you want to give me a forever home, please be patient and love me beyond my disability, and in return, I will love you to eternity…….

Thanks Bumper! He also wants us to remind his readers that he is still looking for his forever home! He said, if you like my story, you’ll also like my excellent profile. (I didn’t write it, but I like it alot!)

mariem3 | 01.18.12 | 1 comment

Happiness Til the End: Wallace

Happiness Til the End: Wallace

We adopted a little guy named “Salty Dog” in April 2009 – we called him Wallace. He was an amazing dog and became an important part of our family. He saw us have two daughters and moved with us three times.

Wallace passed away with us at home early Tuesday morning. The vets made sure he wasn’t in any pain. He was likely fighting some form of cancer for the last three months. We loved and cherished this guy; he really was a special dog and I’m glad we were able to spend three wonderful years with him. I want to thank you and Muttville for making it possible for us to find this sweet, caring little guy who changed our lives.

Warm regards,

The Mohan Family

mariem3 | 01.17.12 | 5 comments

Adopted Mutts of the Week: January 9 - January 15

Adopted Mutts of the Week: January 9 - January 15

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:

Tootsie
Whitney
Davey
Clementine
Mable
Tilly
Panda

Many thanks to all our volunteers and visitors who came to see us this weekend at our Pup Up Adopt Shop on Saturday and at Pet Food Express on Market St on Sunday.

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 | 01.16.12 | 1 comment

Doris Day Animal Foundation Provides Grant to Muttville for Their Work in Rescuing Senior Dogs

Doris Day Animal Foundation Provides Grant to Muttville for Their Work in Rescuing Senior Dogs

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, January 13, 2012 – The Doris Day Animal Foundation, a national non-profit organization founded by the legendary actress and animal welfare advocate, has provided a grant to Muttville, a nonprofit dog rescue organization in San Francisco to help with rescuing senior dogs.

“When we learned about Muttville and its successful rescues of so many senior dogs, we knew we had to help,”Miss Day said from her home in Carmel, California. “We fund other charitable 501©(3) non-profit organizations that perform excellent work to help the animals and the people who love them. Muttville is a terrific group of volunteers doing good work, and we’re proud to be able to help.”

This generous grant will underwrite Muttville’s signature adoption program, “Seniors for Seniors,” bringing older dogs and senior citizens together.

In recognizing the special bond between humans and dogs in their “golden years,” Muttville is proud to partner with Miss Day and her Foundation in providing education and material support to make high-quality no-cost adoptions to senior citizens. This grant of $7,000 will allow Muttville to defray the costs of approximately 25 “Seniors for Seniors” adoptions.

When Muttville adopts a senior dog into a household where at least one member is aged 60 or older, Muttville provides a “Welcome Home” kit, consisting of food bowls, a collar and leash, a doggie bed, plus a month’s supply of food and any necessary prescription medications. Additionally, Muttville offers senior-friendly home modifications, providing and installing needed improvements free of charge. These improvements can include doggie doors, baby gates, sofa steps, and bed ramps, making a new life together easier for dogs and humans alike.

Among the other grants Doris Day Animal Foundation has provided are funding for college scholarships, programs to aid senior citizens care for their pets, programs for rescue dogs, Kevlar vests for service dogs, rescues of greyhounds, run-sheds for horses, reduced adoption fees for seniors adopting senior pets, wildlife sanctuary assistance, and reduced cost spay/neuter programs as well as a feral cat TNR program, to name but a few.

The Doris Day Animal Foundation, www.ddaf.org, has the simple and straightforward mission of helping animals and those who love them. DDAF provides funding to other 501©(3) nonprofit organizations for animal welfare work with specific low-overhead programs, including animal rescue, lifetime care for search and rescue dogs, helping people care for their animals, assisting with care for horses, paying for spay/neuters and other animal-related needs.

mariem3 | 01.13.12 | 1 comment

Success Story "Tucker"

Success Story "Tucker"

Tucker was found in the Mojave Desert, left to die. Thank you to Tucker’s mom, Helen, for giving him the good life he deserves! Here is their story:

It’s been 3 months, and life with Tucker couldn’t be better. He has learned to be off-leash and come back (either with ‘come’ or a whistle) and it is so wonderful watching him run, play, frolic. He LOVES the beach and yesterday my boyfriend and I took him to the Sonoma coast and a teenager with a remote controlled 4-wheel car (the size of a soccer ball) was ‘driving’ his toy car on the sand dunes and Tucker went absolutely crazy chasing the car across the beach. The teenager and his family had such a hoot. Everyone was laughing up a storm. I wish I’d caught it on video!

I have been telling everyone about Tucker. My family and I voted daily for Muttville during the recent 7X7 voting. And I asked family/friends to make donations to Muttville in lieu of any other gifts.

I’m working on my boyfriend to consider adopting a dog as he’s loving Tucker, too.

Happy New Year!

Helen

It’s never too late for a new beginning!

If you adopted a Muttville dog, we would love to feature you in an upcoming ‘Success Story’. Please contact success_stories@muttville.org with the Subject line ‘Success Story’

mariem3 | 01.11.12 | 1 comment

Adopted Mutts of the Week: January 2 - January 8:

Adopted Mutts of the Week: January 2 - January 8:

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:

Sparky, Bean, Olivia, Emma, Scamp, Tommie, Rudy and Smokey!

We had another great turnout on Saturday at Muttville’s Pup Up Adopt Shop, and thank you to Pet Food Express for hosting our monthly adoption event on Sunday in Walnut Creek.

Our founder, Sherri Franklin, celebrated her birthday on January 5, and was touched by the donations to Muttville sent in honor of her birthday.

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 | 01.09.12 | 0 comments

Success Story "Lucy"

Success Story "Lucy"

Many thanks to Lucy’s parents for sharing their beautiful Muttville love story:

Just wanted to share a quick note about our dog Lucy (Luci in the Muttville records). My wife and I are first time dog owners but had been looking for a while before we found Muttville. From the first moment that we met our sweet girl it was mutual love. Lucy looks at us with her big, soft eyes and you can see that she trusts us completely (and asks only for her morning and evening ‘constitutionals’ that she assures me are guaranteed in the puppy dog bill of rights). It breaks my heart to think of her being abandoned in her previous life but I cannot thank Muttville enough for rescuing her so that she could come and live with us. Quite honestly she is the best thing that has happened to us and I couldn’t imagine a better dog. Thanks to Sherri for establishing an organization like this that saved our girl’s life.

It’s never too late for a new beginning!

If you adopted a Muttville dog, we would love to feature you in an upcoming ‘Success Story’. Please contact success_stories@muttville.org with the Subject line ‘Success Story’

mariem3 | 01.05.12 | 1 comment

Adopted Mutts of the Week: December 26 - January 1: Happy New Year!

Adopted Mutts of the Week: December 26 - January 1: Happy New Year!

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:

Baby Ruth and Piano Man, Kenny, and Noel

We had so much success all December at Muttville’s Holiday Pup-Up Adopt Shop, we extended until January 15! Thanks to Kelly, owner of Leftovers who was our generous donor of the space. Stop by our last 2 weekends!

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 | 01.02.12 | 2 comments