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Success Story "Pence"

Success Story "Pence"

Hunter Pence, eat your heart out! Muttville’s Pence is an all star at his loving home! Read his story, written by mom Maureen:

Hunter Pence, the heart and spirit of the SF Giants, doesn’t know that he has a namesake with the same sweet soul as he. But we do – he is our precious Pence, known as Pesto (#2986) for his first few days at Muttville.

While on vacation in Florida, we saw the Muttville adoption notice on-line and immediately fell in love with Pence. His eyes, pleading for love, captured our hearts. We had mixed emotions hoping that he would get adopted immediately, but anxiously hoping that he would still be available when we returned to California. When we met this babe, Pence was 20 lbs. underweight with atrophic/arthritic hind legs that, at times, made him fall down. We found he had dental disease which demanded that seven teeth be extracted. We are very thankful for our wonderful vet, Dr. Atwal, who has set Pence on the road to recovery. Pence has gained over six pounds and has a bounce in his step that disguises his ten plus years.

But it’s the huge heart and sweet soul of Pence that has seen him through the rough times. Now he has the love of many family members, as well as his labrador brothers, Buzz and Woody. Every afternoon Pence, Annie (another rescue pup), Buzz, and Woody run through the yard chasing or fishing out balls from the pool. Though Pence cannot jump into the car, going for rides and taking walks have become so much easier for him that he can’t wait to go! We are so grateful to Muttville for blessing our lives with this babe.

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!
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mariem3 | 10.28.15 | 0 comments

Success Story "Lady" (a.k.a. Clarissa)

Success Story "Lady" (a.k.a. Clarissa)

Written by proud mutt mom Jubi:

We never had a dog before, so adopting a dog was going to be a challenge. There were so many things we needed to learn and we just did not want to do wrong by her.

It was difficult at first, but with just a little time it began to feel that this relationship was perfect. Our little Lady had a bad bilateral ear infection, which affected her gait and balance, a cataract that allowed her to see maybe 5 or 10 percent out of that eye, slight lameness in one of her legs and very sensitive stomach.

Regardless of her issues (2 have been solved) we were determined to get things right and make sure she was happy and loved.

Lady is a blessing to us, the most sweet and gentle soul. And the cutest when she stomps her paws waiting for that treat! She hasenriched our lives with so much joy and love. I love waking up tofeeling her little paws pushing me to get up.

Thank you Muttville for rescuing this sweetheart so that we could be a family. I’ve attached some photos to share of our little princess!

We changed her name from Clarissa to Lady, it seems to match her personality so much more. She prances and trots and even crosses her paws like a lady!

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 | 10.21.15 | 0 comments

Success Story "Mac"

Success Story "Mac"

Mutt dad Roy tells us he was a first time doggy dad when he adopted Mac. Love teaches us all we need to know to be a great parent. Read their love story:

WooHoo, fireworks, confetti, and a doggy cupcake for Mac….we celebrate our one year togetherness on May 23! Thank You so much Muttville!

Reading the bio on Mac was an instant connection. Mac’s bio read that he was a bit of a talker and yodeled to get his point across….now that is a unique character trait that got my attention! This little guy came home with me that day.

Mac would surely tell you, the first six months, I had no clue how to be a doggie dad. He has severe skin allergies and would be in pain. Seeking out a relief was a challenge to me and certainly to him. Mac and I would go to three different doctors before we found the right solution to the skin allergies. The great reward in the second six months is that Mac is healthy, happy and continues to talk and yodel to get my attention. Mac is smart, funny, happy and has a forever home with me!

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 | 10.14.15 | 0 comments

Success Story "Drummer"

Success Story "Drummer"

Let’s help celebrate Drummer’s Adoptaversary this month! Thank you to Jordan for giving an amazing life to this Muttville senior boy. Read about their sweet love story:

I adopted Drummer from Muttville in October 2014, and could not have brought home a sweeter dog. I’d like to share my favorite moments with Drummer:

- Drummer used to be so sad that he couldn’t sleep on my bed, he would find anything that smelled like me and sleep on it. He’s made himself comfortable on my backpack, and even on top of my leather boots. I finally gave in and let him sleep on my bed.

- Drummer is so eager to make friends that we once caught him trying to introduce himself to a concrete statue of a dog.

- When I first got Drummer, a 30 minute walk was a struggle for him. Now, he can play at the dog park for hours before I have to drag him home. The dog park crowd is very impressed with how strong he has gotten!

- A big dog once snapped at Drummer as we were walking by, and Drummer’s first reaction was go back and introduce himself to this dog while wagging his tail.

- Drummer loves food so much, I once caught him trying to eat a dead bumblebee.

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 | 10.07.15 | 0 comments