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Success Story "Rusty"

Success Story "Rusty"

Muttville’s Fospice Program finds families willing to share their homes and hearts with our senior dogs with terminal illnesses. The stories are beautiful and bittersweet. Fospice boy Rusty had a wonderful life with Susan and Nate:

Some of you are already aware but we wanted to drop you a note to let you know that Rusty passed away on Monday. He was struggling at the end but we gave him a fun last weekend and a fairly peaceful end.

Though we only had Rusty for a little over 7 months, we really became attached to him. He was an incredibly sweet dog, and we only hope that his time with us made up for the trials he faced earlier in life. Rusty was suffering from dementia and arthritis, spinal pain, numbness in his back legs – the list goes on, but he was such a little trooper. He remained super excited about food until the very end and we were excited to give him ice cream and steak on his last day.

Thank you for introducing us to Rusty and for bringing him into our lives. We hope that we sent him off in style and that he knows how very much we loved him.

Susan & Nate

Rusty’s fospice parents

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mariem3 | 02.24.16 | 2 comments

Success Story "Hank" 3116

Success Story "Hank" 3116

Amy shared with us her story of finding her senior love, Hank. Although it was not easy, Amy stayed committed to helping little Hank become the good dog he is today!

Last December we had to put down our dog Mookie at the age of 13. We had Mookie since she was 4 months. We were all heartbroken. One night my husband and I were talking about Mookie and what made us very happy was knowing that we gave her a good life, right up until her last breath. It was then that I decided I wanted to give a good second half of life to a dog who needed a family.

That night I did a Google search on Senior Dog Adoptions and found Muttville. I immediately fell in love with a little Yorkie mix named Hank. A couple of days later I went to meet Hank and he came home with me.

It wasn’t a smooth transition to say the least. Hank would bite you if you approached him, he had to be the one to approach you. The morning after we got Hank, I bent down to give him a kiss and he bit my nose. I have three young boys and I was concerned he might bite them too so I made them very aware that they could not approach him.

Hank had a few potty training issues as well but the worst part was that he had severe separation anxiety, he even took medication for it. If I even went behind a closed door he would start crying.

It has taken some time and love but I am happy to report that Hank has found his place within our family and his bad behaviors have disappeared. No more potty accidents, no more biting and I have been able to get him off the meds for the separation anxiety. He is still definitely really attached to me and follows me everywhere and still cries a little when I leave but he has also bonded with my son, Jake, and finds comfort with him when I am gone.

We have another dog, Maggie who is 13 and whom we have had since birth. She and Hank get along fine. Hank even gets on well with our bunny rabbit, Buttercup. I am so happy we have been able to give Hank a loving home.

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 | 02.17.16 | 3 comments

Success Story "Maggie Mae"

Success Story "Maggie Mae"

Here’s a beautiful Valentine’s story of love between new girl Maggie Mae and mom Denise, and also with resident boy Spike. True love! Enjoy!

I adopted Maggie Mae in May and she is the best little thing. She loves trying on her new sweaters I make for her.

She also gets along great with her Doxie brother Spike. They enjoy sharing their bed together.

She’s a sweet addition to our family. I already had a mini Doxie, Spike and a beautiful Totie cat, Coco. They all get along great. The first couple of weeks were pretty tough since Spike was not used to having another dog around. They one day Maggie jumped off the sofa and joined Spike at the front door (barking at cats outside). Spike just looked at her next to him and they’ve been friends ever since. They get along great now. I absolutely love her, she’s the sweetest & cutest thing. And she loves getting dressed up in her new sweaters.

Thanks

Denise

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 | 02.10.16 | 0 comments

Success Story "Mr. Biscuits"

Success Story "Mr. Biscuits"

Congrats to Mr Biscuits, and Mutt parents Rhonda and Theo who are celebrating the one year adoptaversary of Mr. Biscuits!!

Words cannot express the feelings we have for this globally lovable and funny creature, who beat the odds by “making it through the weekend” at Muttville, after already making the rounds at the SF pound and SPCA. Thanks to Leslie, Rhonda and I looked in each other’s eyes and said “5 days or 5 months”, and after one year today, he shows no sign of slowing down. Happy Anniversary, Mr. Biscuits!

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 | 02.02.16 | 1 comment