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Ooh la la, Moolah! Thanks to You, Our Annual Fundraiser Was a Night to Remember

Ooh la la, Moolah! Thanks to You, Our Annual Fundraiser Was a Night to Remember

The evening of our annual fundraising gala Moolah for Mutts was magical! It was incredible to see all the wonderful, compassionate and beautiful people out to support Muttville’s mission to save the lives of senior dogs.

From the red carpet entrance that guided arriving guests to the Oscar-style photo-op to the wonderful, haunting voice of chanteuse, Candace Roberts, plus DJ Space Pug’s disco beat, the party just kept getting better through the night!

The live auction was a big treat. Lenny kept everyone rapt and generous!! The silent auction had so many fun things to bid on, we hope everyone had a chance to go home with something great.

I can’t thank everyone enough for making it so special. The Muttville community came out, enjoyed themselves and donated money so we can save more lives. Now the answer to those dogs in danger will be, ‘YES, we can save you.’

To our wonderful Moolah For Mutts event team, I raise my glass! Patty Stanton, Marie Macaspac, Helene Kocher and A Touch of Grace, and Lenny Broberg…. there are too many to mention but to all of you I send my humble gratitude.

Sherri Franklin
Executive Director
Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

See all the photos on the red carpet and throughout the night in our slideshow. To download your photo on the red carpet, click here.

Many thanks to Nuena Photography for our great collection of photos.

And here’s Suma’s Story, the video presentation that premiered at Moolah for Mutts. Please share!

sherri | 07.26.12 | 0 comments

Adopted Mutts of the Week: July 9-July 22

Adopted Mutts of the Week: July 9-July 22

Congratulations!!!

These senior mutts have found their forever homes:

Frisco
Ace and Krypto
TJ
Len
Gladys
Pocket
Hattie
Puff
Blanche
Heidi
Peaches
Darla
Peluche
Capt. Cookie
Henry

BIG THANK YOU to all of our guests and volunteers who joined us at our Fourth Annual Moolah For Mutts Fundraiser this past Saturday. Thanks to you, the event was wildly successful!! We’ll have more to come later this week including photos on the red carpet.

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 | 07.23.12 | 2 comments

Adopted Mutts of the Week: June 25-July 8

Adopted Mutts of the Week: June 25-July 8 Congratulations!!!

These senior mutts have found their forever homes:

Mia & Rocco
Timmy
Sparky
Little Bear
Katie
Becky

Thank you to all of our fosters, volunteers and supporters who joined us in this past weekend’s festivities:

Whole Foods Noe Valley Outreach event, July 7th – We made a whole lotta new friends. Thank you Whole Foods Market!

Our monthly Mill Valley outreach event, July 8th – Thanks to those who spent the day with Muttville!

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 | 07.10.12 | 3 comments

Success Story "T-Bone"

Success Story "T-Bone"

T-Bone, Mr T, The T Man, was one of those scraggly poodles we get rescue requests for every day. He was dumped along with his sister and another small white poodle, and when they arrived at Muttville all three were really sad cases – matted, unwanted and stressed out.

After sleeping for almost a full 24 hours, the three little dogs started to explore. That was when we realized that T-Bone was blind. He had an exuberance, happily bouncing into things, that is rare to see with blind dogs in a new surrounding. But while both his rescue mates quickly found homes, Mr. T was waiting and waiting.

There was some good news: The vet told us T ‘s blindness could be cured with surgery. The surgery was expensive, and we didn’t have the money, but we did have darling pictures of our blind little poodle. So, some of you may remember, we decided to send out a newsletter describing T’s situation. We needed $3500 to operate on both his eyes.

Your generosity was overwhelming. It allowed our boy to see again! And he got a great new home. I think that his family might have adopted him even if he was blind, because from the minute they met him, he was stuck in their minds and hearts.

You make things happen like this everyday. Your generosity means we can save lives and give second chances to these wonderful beings.

It feels so good to know that there are people out there in the world that help – in all ways: volunteering, fostering, adopting, donating.

Thanks to all of you!

Sherri

mariem3 | 07.10.12 | 0 comments

Timmy Meets His Hero: SF Giants Star, Tim Lincecum

Timmy Meets His Hero: SF Giants Star, Tim Lincecum

All our dogs are special, but Timmy will go down in Muttville history after the amazing day he had with San Francisco Giants star Tim Lincecum.

Remember when we asked you to vote in the popchips® gamechangers contest, in which superstar athletes “chip in” and give back to their local communities?  Well thanks to you, we made it to the top five.  

Then it was up to our home team’s pitching star Tim Lincecum to make the final choice.   He picked Muttville!   And for our gamechanging opportunity, we asked Tim to help one dog get adopted – and raise awareness about senior dogs –  by taking one lucky guy onto the field before the first pitch. 

It happened on Sunday, July 1.  Sherri, Patty, Annie and Marie brought our own shaggy-haired Timmy to AT&T park, and Sherri got a chance to talk to the two-legged Tim before the game.  "Tim is a huge animal lover," said Sherri. “He thought about becoming a zoologist, but he decided he would play baseball instead.  Ha ha, good choice!” 

He also mentioned that he got his first dog from a breeder four years ago, but now that he knows about the plight of homeless dogs, he’ll never do that again.

Tim said it was easy for him to choose Muttville.  His dogs – Cy (Tim’s a two-time Cy Young award winner) and Kayo, named after his grandfather – are so much a part of the family, and he loves them so much, that he can’t imagine anyone giving up their older dogs.  

Sherri invited Tim for a visit to Muttville.  He sounded truly jazzed to be invited over to visit.  We hope it happens!

We always loved our home team’s incredible pitcher, but now, after seeing his huge heart for animals and genuine spirit, we are even bigger fans.

Watch a video of Timmy’s big moment with Tim Lincecum.

See a play-by-play of the amazing experience in our slideshow:

mariem3 | 07.03.12 | 2 comments