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Adopted Mutts! April 15 - 28

Adopted Mutts! April 15 - 28

Congrats! These lucky seniors have found their forever homes!

S4S indicates the adoption was part of our Seniors For Seniors Program

Dodger
Mickey
Spike
Patty
Chiquito
Schotzy
Leah
Melanie S4S
Biju
Paddy S4S
Posey
Angel S4S
Sarge
Blarney
Benji
Chevy
Ty S4S
Marti
Colby
Bridget


To see the profiles of these lucky mutts, visit the Recent Adoptions section of our Mutts page.


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.

You can help create many more new beginnings!
Adopt. Foster. Volunteer. Donate.

mariem3 | 04.30.13 | 0 comments

Success Story "Misty"

Success Story "Misty"

The Muttville family honors the one and only Misty Kay Mabelline, who left this world on her own terms (that is so Misty!) Although we are saddened by her loss, Joe’s story will make you laugh and cry:

Four years ago this month, Sherri Franklin from Muttville placed a small dog in my hands. Her name was Misty Kay Mabelline and she was our first foster dog. Misty some might say was an odd looking dog; her tongue permanently hung out to one side, she had big, almost bulging eyes and her back legs were longer than her front, giving her an odd little walk, almost like she had high heels on her back legs. But to me she was perfect! It wasn’t long before I decided Misty belonged with us, something Rafael didn’t know for a few weeks, and soon she became a permanent part of the family. Misty wasn’t what you would call an affectionate dog; she preferred attention on her terms, didn’t want to be held or petted and loved to eat – probably the reasons I felt such a bond with her. But Misty literally brought a smile to our faces daily. If it wasn’t her oddly powerful bark that actually caused her front legs to leave the ground, it was her scrappiness with the other dogs. Yes, she was the smallest but no one challenged Misty Kay!

Misty’s health rapidly declined over the last two days and we knew it was time. Knowing she hated the vet’s office more than anything we arranged an “in-home” euthanasia to make her last moments less stressful. The appointment was set at 3:30. We had to do a quick errand at noon and at 1pm our cleaning lady called to say “Misty died”.

We are deeply saddened at losing Misty, but then I think of my scrappy little girl and how appropriate it is that she left this earth on her terms, almost to say “No you are not putting me to sleep at 3:30, I’m going when I want.” And she did.

She will always be in my heart.


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’

You can help create many more new beginnings!
Adopt. Foster. Volunteer. Donate.
mariem3 | 04.24.13 | 1 comment

Success Story: Our Unique Winston

Success Story: Our Unique Winston

One of our most recognizable senior rescues, Winston! Thank you mom Tricia for sharing his story.

Oh, Winston. You are: hungry, happy, waggy, ridiculous, hungry, sweet, grumpy, hilarious, hungry, adorable, cute, impatient, hungry, endearing, charming, resilient, hungry, spunky, excitable, friendly, hungry and, without a doubt, unique.

When I first saw Winston on Muttville’s website in June of 2011, I was immediately smitten. I had never seen a dog quite like him before. Or since.

I still get a little sad when I think about his kennel card from the shelter he was at before coming to Muttville. STRAY HOLD ONLY – NOT RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION. Yeah, he’s old. Yeah, he’s got two teeth. Yeah, he’s got some health issues. Yeah, he seems pretty pathetic at first glance. I’m just so grateful that Muttville saw past all of that. It’s now two years later and he’s more excitable and spunky than either of my other two Chihuahuas, both of whom are considerably younger.

Winston is so unique in both appearance and personality. He’s been compared to a lemur, a sugar glider, a sloth, a badger. He does not, however, resemble an American Water Spaniel, which is what came up in his DNA test. I’m pretty sure Winston would sink like a stone if submerged in water.

I met my boyfriend after Winston entered my life. He has never been a big animal person and definitely not a Chihuahua aficionado. Winston has changed all that. He recently mentioned that he can’t believe that Winston was in foster care for four whole months prior to me adopting him. “I can’t believe that people weren’t lining up to adopt a dog like him.” I can’t believe it either. I was the lucky one.

I know that it is not uncommon for people to be quite incredulous at the idea of adopting a senior dog, especially one like Winston. They are put off at the idea of becoming attached to something that, most likely, won’t be around for a terribly long time. I’m of the opinion that it’s a very selfish way to look at it. Is the prospect of being upset at the passing of a pet more important than giving that pet a good life? Your feelings are more important than saving an animal’s life? Really!? I don’t think so. I’ve been through it before and I know what it’s like. I know that when it’s Winston’s time to go, the pain will be nearly unbearable. But it will be bearable. Just bearable enough to offer a home to another senior dog that got dealt a bad hand in life.

And yes, Winston is always hungry.


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’

You can help create many more new beginnings!
Adopt. Foster. Volunteer. Donate.
mariem3 | 04.17.13 | 2 comments

Adopted Mutts! April 1 - 14

Adopted Mutts! April 1 - 14

Congrats! These lucky seniors have found their forever homes!

S4S indicates the adoption was part of our Seniors For Seniors Program

MoMo
Nemo
Michael
Noodle
Pinto
Kaci
Ruthie
Gigi
Frisco
Wookie s4s
Flower s4s
Ginger s4s
Mini
Latte
Poppy
Conner s4s
Prince s4s
Paddy s4s

To see the profiles of these lucky mutts, visit the Recent Adoptions section of our Mutts page.


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.

You can help create many more new beginnings!
Adopt. Foster. Volunteer. Donate.

mariem3 | 04.15.13 | 1 comment

Adopted Mutts! March 18-31

Adopted Mutts! March 18-31

Congrats! These lucky seniors have found their forever homes!

S4S indicates the adoption was part of our Seniors For Seniors Program

Delilah
Rocky
Candie
Geno
Binkie Rose
Flower S4S
Mia
Betty
Colby S4S
Deuce S4S
Doc
Kevin
Danny Boy


To see the profiles of these lucky mutts, visit the Recent Adoptions section of our Mutts page.


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.

You can help create many more new beginnings!
Adopt. Foster. Volunteer. Donate.

mariem3 | 04.01.13 | 0 comments