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Success Story "Scooby" 3142

Success Story "Scooby" 3142

Because of the amazing love and courage of our fospice families, dogs with terminal illnesses like Scooby enjoy a full, happy life and focus on joy and living rather than their health. Please enjoy this loving tribute to Scooby from his fospice mom Barbara:

Writing about Scooby is difficult. Words cannot capture the profound joy and sweetness brought me. While I want to be positive I saw with sadness he can only be held in my heart now.

Looking for a foster, I thought Scooby was a good choice. The beautiful Poodles and Poms would not be with me for long. The little mutt with the sausage body, soulful eyes had a heart and spirit that made him the ultimate prize.

Both puppies in senior bodies, Scooby and I had an immediate affinity. We wrestled with his leash, we ran down the street. He was the first special someone for snuggles and silliness I had in years.

Everyone, it seems, had an affinity for Scooby and he had an affinity for them. When people came by he would indicate with front paws on the chair that he would be willing to sit on their laps. He was accepting if they were not up for it. With dogs, there were none that he did not want to engage in a greeting. He dove into play with one-year puppies that were three times his size until he learned giant paws could be overwhelming, Even in the menace thought he presented to skateboard Scooby was, to me, the perfect pet.

My time with Scooby led to discovering a special sweetness. Though fleeting , a chance to savor the spirit of that sweet spirit was exquisite.

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 | 03.30.16 | 0 comments

Success Story "Chicka"

Success Story "Chicka"

Colleen is a fospice mom who opened her heart and home to Chicka who has terminal cancer. Read their sweet story:

I adopted Chicka in August 2015. She came from a hoarding case and was one of two seniors that was rescued by Muttville. Chicka was diagnosed with terminal cancer and Muttville placed her up for adoption as a fospice dog.

I have 4 dogs of my own and had always wanted to take in a hospice dog to love and spoil until their time came to cross the Rainbow Bridge. When I brought Chicka home she settled in quickly with my crew and she melted right into my arms. I love every animal that comes into my home, whether it be a one week foster or a foster that lasts several months but Chicka is extra special. She looks at me with these beautiful brown eyes and I feel like my whole world shines brighter because of it.

The oncologist said Chicka might not be alive for much longer but it’s been 6 months and she’s doing amazing! She has a hard time walking long distances so I recently bought her a stroller. Now she goes with me everywhere. This girl stole my heart. She came into my life during a very stressful period and has helped ease my worries. Every single day with her is filled with joy and so much love! Once again I have to wonder who really rescued who!

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 | 03.23.16 | 2 comments

Success Story "Sweet Potato" (a.k.a. Sweet Pea)

Success Story "Sweet Potato" (a.k.a. Sweet Pea)

Sweet is this senior girl, and so is her story. Thanks to mom Aubrey for sharing!

It was love at first sight, when I discovered Sweet Potato (aka Sweet Pea) on Muttville’s website, and that love was only confirmed when I brought her home.

She might be 11 years old, but she has energy and attitude to spare. Even in her first days she was undaunted by my rather jealous Corgi-mix, Foxy, my two kids (7 and 3), and the two cats. In fact, her very favorite thing to do was chase the cats at top speed. The only time she barked was when she was chasing the kitties.

She settled in quickly and is a wonderful part of the family. She loves to eat, bask in the sun on our back deck, and chase the cats. At night she curls up by my feet on the bed. She is truly sweet.

Thank you, Muttville, for doing the work you do. Senior dogs have so much love to give, and I am grateful to have Sweet Potato in my family.

Aubrey

Photo captions:

(1) the ever-ferocious Sweet Potato is about to attack the innocent LambChop.

(2) Worn out from battle (and kitty chasing), Sweet Potato naps.

(3) The Intrepid Explorer, Sweet Potato explores Precita Park in between rain showers.

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 | 03.16.16 | 0 comments

Success Story "Daisy" 3314

Success Story "Daisy" 3314

Daisy hit the jackpot when she was adopted by Kelly. Read their true love story:

We adopted Daisy in the fall of this year. She had health issues and was in dire need of a dental. Muttville was so great about handling those health issues. Daisy has put on about a third of her body weight. No ribs show now and her coat is shining. I originally gave her salt soak baths to help her skin. Her first Christmas with us was so rewarding to watch her play with her new toys with her two siblings pictured with her. She also got a pink rhinestone collar that she loves. I can’t say enough of how well she has adjusted to her new home and how much we love her. She sleeps in bed with her mom and dad every night and her two buddies. We put stairs next to the bed so she can get up and down. I can’t say enough good things about Muttville for giving these senior dogs another chance.

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 | 03.09.16 | 1 comment

Success Story "Sierra" (aka Maybelline #2426)

Success Story "Sierra" (aka Maybelline #2426)

When you adopt a senior pet, many know that time may be short..but so worth it. Hilary and Sierra valued every day together. We’re touched by their story:

I had to gently let go of my beloved “Sierra” (originally brought into Muttville as “Maybelline” #2426) late yesterday afternoon.

Sierra’s original Muttville write up stated that she was such a dear, dear girl, and truly she never departed from that description. Sierra’s foster Mom and I have continued to stay in touch over the course of Sierra’s life with me, her foster Mom said it the best when I informed her of Sierra’s passing……

‘It took a village to save her – but it took you to provide her with what she needed most in her life.

What a sweetheart she was…’ I am honored and touched both by my dog and all of you!

I simply want to thank EVERYONE who played a part in this rescue starting the volunteers in Los Angeles County shelter for recognizing a true diamond of a dog, her pilot Bill with pilots ’n paws who brought her to safety, Muttville for overseeing the rescue, and Stephanie Meissner for providing the original foster home.

I saw all the goodness of Sierra in her stunningly beautiful face every single day, I will miss her terribly, but know that she was safe and happy with many wonderful adventures during her last 1 1/2 years with me.

Hilary

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 | 03.02.16 | 1 comment