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Success Story Melody

Success Story Melody

Short and sweet note from Evelyn who let us know her life is now complete, thanks to Melody:

Is she not the most darling little girl? I love her so very much and she is doing extremely well on her medicaitons. She has made herself completely at home and makes sure she is in my lap to protect me from everyone. I don’t know what I would do without her because I am now at home all of the time so I don’t go anywhere unless it is to the doctors or once in a great while out to lunch.

Love and hugs, Evelyn and Melody

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mariem3 | 10.24.16 | 0 comments

Success Story Darla

Success Story Darla

It’s joy joy joy from here on out for sweet senior Darla! Here’s how her first few days went with her new family:

She has settled in great from day one, and is the sweetest little girl with a hysterical spunky side.

We took her for a veterinary check-up immediately after her adoption, and we’ve been keeping up with her daily medications and her vet-prescribed diet dog food. We started her off with short walks around the block, and have slowly increased the distance each day. She’s built up a ton of strength in her legs and can now walk about 4-5 times further than when we first adopted her! She gets a long daily walk (which she always looks forward to) and has already lost a solid amount of weight due to her strict diet. Her energy and enthusiasm have picked up immensely with the weight-loss; she seems to get happier and more energetic with each passing week! Sometimes when she gets bursts of energy she’ll even break into a short run which is hysterical.

She has a few “spots” around our apartment that she really enjoys. She loves her dog bed at the end of our bed, sitting on the couch with us wrapped up in a blanket, and she even has a special mat by the window that she uses to sunbathe every day. When not at home or out for a walk, we take her with us everywhere (parks, beaches, and an upcoming camping trip!). We seriously could not be happier with what a beautiful addition she has been to our family and our lives.

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mariem3 | 10.19.16 | 0 comments

Success Stories Blaze & Max

Success Stories Blaze & Max

Pam gave an amazing life to brothers, Blaze and Max. She shares with us their story:

Just wanted to share with you that we lost our Muttville dog, Max, early September. It was truly a sad day at our house.

We adopted him from Muttville, along with his brother Blaze, back in the fall of 2013. You probably remember that we lost his brother, Blaze, soon after but Max was a trooper and hung in for nearly three years despite several surgeries and illnesses.

Max was really one in a million. He was so loving and affectionate to us and to his adopted sister, Sasha, as well as to all of our cats and virtually everyone he met. BJ (my husband) was his special buddy and he followed him all around the house and everywhere he went. Max’s tail never stopped wagging and, until the last week or two, he was always ready to go for a walk with a toy in his mouth.

We have so many good memories of Max, but three years was not long enough. In the end he succumbed to bone cancer. He was euthanized in our backyard on Thursday am with all of the animals around and BJ holding him. We will all miss him greatly.

Thank you for rescuing Max and Blaze from the shelter. We truly feel we were lucky to have them both in our lives.

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mariem3 | 10.12.16 | 0 comments

Success Story "Bear"

Success Story "Bear"

Fospice mom Jackie tells us how being a caretaker for Bear was difficult yet rewarding. Thank you Jackie for opening your heart:

We decided that we wanted to open our hearts and home to a senior dog that may not find a home. Any issues were fine with us. A friend mentioned Muttville in San Francisco and I went to their website the same day. Honestly, the minute I saw Bear, I knew he was the one for us. I didn’t know all of his issues, but that didn’t matter at all. All I had to do was look in his eyes, he was ours.

We were blessed to have Bear in our home for only a few months, but he was a true joy, made us laugh and cry, broke our hearts when we had to say goodbye, and left a huge hole in our family that can never be filled. No matter about that, we would not have changed anything, we will love him forever.

Muttville was so amazing with all of the help and advice they gave us along the way. Bear was on a lot of medication and had to make many trips to the vet. Muttville staff as always available to talk to us, lend an ear, offer suggestions. The foster family that had Bear before us was also just as supportive and they truly loved Bear too. Everyone even offered to make a trip to our home to help!

This was our first experience with a fospice dog. It was so much harder than we ever imagined. The hardest part is the heartache you feel almost every day. It has been a few months and the pain is still with us, but we would definitely do this again!

Muttville, thank you so much for allowing us to care for Bear and for all you do for the senior dogs, many just thrown away like trash.

Jackie and Nick

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mariem3 | 10.05.16 | 0 comments