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Success Story Sheba #2284

Success Story Sheba #2284

Since this is a week of giving thanks, we are happy to share the story of Sheba! Mutt dad Steve shares with us the simple things she is grateful for:

I am happy to report that Sheba is still going strong at 12 (we think!); talkative as ever. Loves sacking out on the couch while we all watch TV, enjoys her buddy Caliente (the 14 year old Chihuahua – although she flops down precariously close to her periodically), and especially loves chasing her ball in the early AM and after dinner when we can.

Although Sheba is slowing down a bit, she still chases the ball with me on walks morning and evening. And she still climbs the stairs to put herself to bed every night. She now has a pal – a little spaniel/poodle/whatever mix that we also rescued. Sheba still is quite vocal at feeding, and is getting more vocal as she is growing quite deaf (aren’t we all!). Seems to be getting a little better in the car.

She is very fit for her age and is a sveldt 65 pounds. We are planning to move to Texas in January, so she will have plenty of time to get over her auto anxiety with me driving her across country. She has been a great companion, we have enjoyed having her in our family and look forward to her new adventure in Texas.

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’.

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mariem3 | 11.25.15 | 1 comment

Success Story "Wembley" 1859

Success Story "Wembley" 1859

You never know when you are going to fall in love! Thank you Tracey for loving Wembley and sharing your story:

After having had poodles my whole life, I thought I could never be interested in another breed of dog. Then along came Wembley! After a tiny poodle had been adopted underneath my nose from HQ, Kristin persuaded me to go to an adoption event at a horse show in Atherton to meet him. And honestly, I went reluctantly. But then I saw his big brown eyes, and his waif-thin frame, and when he crawled up on my lap, my heart melted into a puddle even though part of his fur was just plain missing. I signed those papers immediately & picked him up from his foster parents a week later. He’s had quite the ongoing medical journey, but nothing keeps him down for long. He is very gentle, and the happiest dog I have ever known.

His motto is, “why walk when I can run everywhere?!” It has taken almost two years for him to learn to trust enough to really relax and cuddle in my arms. Most people think he is a puppy, and are surprised when they learn he is a senior. He loves chicken, being in the garden, wearing cute sweaters when it’s cold enough (OK maybe he just tolerates that!) and going to work with me as a pseudo-therapy dog.

Thank you Kristin & Muttville! (And thanks to Jeremiah for the cute name—we kept it!)

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’.

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mariem3 | 11.18.15 | 1 comment

Success Story "McDreamy"

Success Story "McDreamy"

Sometimes it takes a while to meet the perfect family..but McDreamy says it was worth the wait. Read in his own words, his love story:

Hello from SoCal!

It took me a long time to find my new family and I had to travel pretty far to get home, but I’m having a great time! Getting used to my new house, new people, and new dog and cat siblings took a while since I can’t see or hear. I was scared to leave my foster mom and dad who took great care of me for so long, so I was having lots of accidents! I’ve gotten much more confident (my mom would say fiercely sassy) and learned to use the dog door so I am able to go outside to take care of business.

Nowadays I explore the yard, nap in the dog beds, and dance for treats. I love to cuddle, but only when I’m tired or feeling a little scared. If I get picked up while exploring, I squirm until that silly person puts me down and lets me get back to my business.

I also get to travel all over and I love to ride in the car. My favorite destination is the beach. Even though I can’t see or hear too much, I enjoy the sun on my face and the ocean breezes in my fur.

Thank you Muttville for taking such good care of me and finding me a new family!

Love, McDreamy

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mariem3 | 11.11.15 | 2 comments

Success Story "Gracie" #1874

Success Story "Gracie" #1874

Mutt mom Helen wrote this memoriam with a heavy heart. She lost her Muttville gal Gracie just a few days ago, and we are mourning with her. Sail way, sweet girl:

Dear Gracie passed away on Monday, due to heart and lung complications. I rushed her to the emergency vet on Sunday, where they tried everything they could to improve her failing heart. The prognosis was an enlarged left heart and pulmonary hypertension. I had been treating her for 10 months for the heart complications, but the additional complications of the hypertension created too much strain on my dear girl. With the vet’s advice, we euthanized Gracie on Monday morning. I held her in my arms. My sweet girl is buried in the backyard near a butterfly bush and 8 darling pigeons to watch over her.

I so clearly remember the day I journeyed down to Muttville on a Friday afternoon, with two bunnies in my car, to find just the right gentle dog to join my home. Gracie was clearly the one to join my home in Petaluma – even the bunnies agreed! Grace was my first dog (in my adult years) and I marveled every day how I got the best dog ever, the most darling, sweet and gentle dog! My heart melted every morning when I woke up and she was waiting for her kisses. Sometimes she’d accompany me to work, where everyone adored her. When my dad visited from Florida, he couldn’t get enough of her and he would always sing to her “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World….she’s my Gracie…” It was so touching to me how much she loved my dad.

I am so saddened that Gracie is gone – even my bunnies look at me and seem to ask, “where’d she go, momma?” I can’t thank Muttville enough for rescuing her and letting this incredibly beautiful girl share her remaining years with me. I feel so lucky and grateful.

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 | 11.04.15 | 5 comments