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Success Story "Tilly (aka 891)"

Success Story "Tilly (aka 891)"

Thanks to mom Cathy, success story Tilly is enjoying the good life with her family that includes dogs, cats, chickens, geese, and even a pigeon! Enjoy her story!

This is Tilly’s third year hiking the Lakes Basin trails in the Sierra Buttes. Three years ago we met her at a Muttville adoption event and she’s been a treasured member of our family since. Skipper and Chica are her brother and sister, and she has bunches of cats, chickens, geese and a pigeon to play with. Some of the cats even pretend to let her chase them even though they are all bigger than she. When I first walked her I took her without the other dogs to see how far she could go. After all, she was a senior dog. When all 8 pounds of her pulled me down the driveway and all of our usual mile, I knew the other dogs would have to keep up with her!

In the mountains, Tilly can hike any trail. She can scramble over boulders, ford streams, cross logs and swim, if necessary (a chiwiener is not really a water dog.) Her best venue is the snow. Imagine a foot or two of snow, then a tire track about six inches deep. This is Tilly’s trail. You can hardly see her as she trots along but it’s plain she’s quite pleased with herself for figuring it out.

We make frequent trips to the Buttes and she’s always eager to go- love those rest stop smells! People up there say that even the most senior dogs feel a new sense of life when they get to the mountains but we know the best thing for many senior mutts is to be rescued by Muttville. Tilly is proof that even the small and quiet seniors have hidden depths that spring to life when given a second chance.

Thank you, Muttville!



Are you the proud parent of a Muttville dog? Send us your story! Include 3 of your favorite photos and send to success_stories@muttville.org with the subject line ‘Success Story’.

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

mariem3 | 01.29.14 | 1 comment

Adopted Mutts! January 13 - 26

Adopted Mutts! January 13 - 26

Big congrats to these 21 very happy senior mutts who found forever homes! (S4S indicates the dog was adopted through our Seniors For Seniors Program.)

Spanky S4S
Bella S4S
Kelly
Max
Buddy Holly
Stevie Wonder
Dora
Nutmeg S4S
Harold
Gismo
Hollywood
Nica
Mason S4S
Webster
Pedro
Vince
Yoda
Guapo
Forest
Rusty
Kimber Girl


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 | 01.27.14 | 0 comments

Success Story "Brian"

Success Story "Brian"

Formerly Romeo, Brian wrote to Muttville to send us his very own Success Story! Read this adorable tale, in Brian’s own words. Thanks to dad Matthew for letting Brian borrow his computer.

It’s been four months since my new dads adopted me from Muttville. At first it was confusing, they kept calling me “Brian” (after the dog in Family Guy) just when I had been getting used to being called “Romeo” but now, I couldn’t be happier.

I have a sister named Taylor who is the same size and age as I am (coincidence, I wonder?) and we get along great. While our dads are at work, we play, nap, and keep each other company. Our dads take us on walks together, play

with us, and take good care of us. For Christmas Taylor and I each got our own stocking full of treats. When it’s cold they put coats on us… Taylor doesn’t seem to mind it but I’m still getting used to it. My sister and I each have our own “houses” that our dads can wear on their backs when we go to the park or out in the city.

I’m so grateful to Muttville for helping me meet my new family, even though my sister can be a bit of a pain sometimes. Thanks to everyone who helped me find my dads and sister!

Are you the proud parent of a Muttville dog? Send us your story! Include 3 of your favorite photos and send to success_stories@muttville.org with the subject line ‘Success Story’.

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

mariem3 | 01.22.14 | 1 comment

Success Story "BetteDavisEyes"

Success Story "BetteDavisEyes"

Mutt mom Carolyn tells us about her Muttville lady in this humorous tale of a day in the life of Miss BetteDavisEyes:

She’s got ‘BetteDavisEyes’!

This sweet creature came to live with me as a foster dog in July. By September, those endearing trusting ‘BetteDavisEyes’ had captured me, and Muttville’s Betty Cocker had a new home along with her new name. This deaf old lady, mostly cocker spaniel, naps and stretches, then checks in at my office door to see if I’m still where I was before her nap. I give her prolonged eye contact, in wordless confirmation, and she goes back to catch a few more Zs.

In mid-afternoon, she’s restless and shakes her tags, reminding me it is time to go out for our daily smell-athon on her leash. When she slows down on the uphill stretches of the neighborhood, and gives me a certain look, I pick her up and carry her, giving her old heart a rest and giving me a bonus cardio workout.

Most of the day, when she’s not scarfing up chicken, she lounges or curls up on one of her beds, opening her eyes to say hi to anyone who enters the room. Unless she’s desperate, she waits for me to go with her out to the yard. When she’s ready to go back in, she waits for me again, then sprints up the stairs ahead of me, happy to be alive. Even with the promise of food in her dish, she respectfully acknowledges the resident feline.

When I return after being gone for a couple of hours, she dances around like a pup. We’ve both found a new best friend.

Are you the proud parent of a Muttville dog? Send us your story! Include 3 of your favorite photos and send to success_stories@muttville.org with the subject line ‘Success Story’.

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

mariem3 | 01.15.14 | 1 comment

Vote For Muttville in the 2014 Bay Woof Beast of the Bay Awards

Vote For Muttville in the 2014 Bay Woof Beast of the Bay Awards

The Bay Woof Beast of the Bay Awards vote is OPEN! The annual readers’ poll celebrates our favorite people, places and things canine. We’d love it if you’d vote for Muttville.











Vote for us for anything and we’ll be happy, but we’re especially hoping to continue our run in the categories of:

Best Cause
Best Rescue Group
Best Fundraising Event (Moolah for Mutts)


Other categories the mutts think it would be fun to win:

Best Thing to Happen to Bay Area Dogs
Best Overall Website for Dog Lovers
Best Dog Blog
Best Online Adoption Site

Click here to vote now!

Voting ends ]anuary 31, 2014.

mariem3 | 01.14.14 | 0 comments

Adopted Mutts! December 30 - January 12

Adopted Mutts! December 30 - January 12

Big congrats to these 19 very happy senior mutts who found forever homes! (S4S indicates the dog was adopted through our Seniors For Seniors Program.)

Sadie Mae
Cheyenne
Sandler
Benjamin
Riggs S4S
Otto
Felicity S4S
Milo
Oscar
Jonah
Mason S4S
Betsy
Bo
Emma
Gus S4S
Nicole
Tex
Mi Lady
Frosty


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 | 01.13.14 | 0 comments

Success Story Alvin and Booboo

Success Story Alvin and Booboo

Our first success story of the new year comes from mom Erin who adopted TWO mutts! Enjoy!

I came into Muttville in August of 2013 with the intention of “maybe fostering” a dog. I guess if I had been honest with myself I would have known before I walked in that day that I would be going home with two dogs, Alvin & Booboo. For the two weeks prior to my coming to Muttville I’d been obsessively visiting the website, looking at all the beautiful babies, reading all the stories and learning about the story of Muttville. I shed a few tears in those weeks, looking at the stories and thinking about my chocolate lab Hunter who had just passed away a few weeks earlier, after a long and wonderful life.

I don’t know exactly what it was about Alvin & BooBoo that caught my attention on the website, perhaps it was that they had been through the shelter experience together and that they were bonded, Muttville wanted them to go to their forever home together and I knew it was less likely that they would get adopted immediately. Also, they were crazy cute! When I got to Muttville met them and immediately knew I had to take them home. Booboo just melted into my arms she was then and is still the sweetest little nugget you’ll ever meet. Alvin on the other hand was a bit grumpy, definitely protective of Booboo and had that dominant personality characteristic of a min-pin, and while his grumpiness has mellowed a bit over the months he is a heck of a character!!

It wasn’t but a few weeks after I brought home to foster that I knew that there was no way I could let the little muffins go to any other home, I just couldn’t imagine anyone else taking care of them. Very quickly my home became the “house of a million dog beds”, I turned it into a little doggie wonder land, I solicited my friends help to take care of them when I’m out of town for work (they really have two Mommies) or if I need some help during the week, I even got a dog walker to pinch hit and make sure they always get their daily walks.

Their adorable personalities emerged even more once they were with me for a little while, Booboo likes to delicately nibble on her blanket when she’s getting pets & lovies, she does the most hilarious little dance when there is food around, her tail wags so fast it is a blur to the naked eye and despite her eyesight issues, that girl can run! Alvin loves to burrow under anything, toys are his favorite thing besides food, he loves to sit on laps and give kisses and he is especially & deliriously excited when he’s on his daily walk.

I love them so much I can’t imagine my life without them. They have brought so much happiness and joy to my life. Muttville is such a great organization; I am so grateful that they rescued Alvin & Booboo and took such great care of them. Thank you, Muttville!


Are you the proud parent of a Muttville dog? Send us your story! Include 3 of your favorite photos and send to success_stories@muttville.org with the subject line ‘Success Story’.

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

mariem3 | 01.08.14 | 2 comments