Our Amazing first FOUR Years!
Here are highlights....
Sherri Franklin founds Muttville
out of her home and brings
home Jimmy Love, Muttville's
Muttville's very first "Seniors for
Seniors" adoption occurs at Pet
Pride, Muttville's first outreach
event. Tiny Dancer crawls into
Jean's lap, and they live
happily ever after!
Muttville's Board of Directors
is established with 5 members.
The Board formulates
has 4 foster homes and 15 volunteers.
Muttville is officially a
Meredith Arthur and board president Jane Goldman,
is premiered. When the video is circulated, it attracts
the attention of the band, Gogol Bordello, who
reach out to Muttville. Exciting news for Gogol
Bordello fans Sherri and her sister, Deanne. Ideas
start flying, and three months later …
Gogol Bordello plays a sold-out benefit
for Muttville at Slims SF. Lead singer
Eugene Hutz starts the show proclaiming,
"This is for all the homeless doggies!"
has grown to 14 foster homes and 25 volunteers.
"Moolah for Mutts"
"Moolah for Mutts" is a
great success; becomes
an annual event.
Lady first comes to Muttville: starved, deaf, incontinent,
and with a terminal diagnosis of liver cancer. A transport
volunteer drives her 200 miles to a 5-acre ranch in
Atascadero. The cancer diagnosis turns out to be false,
and Lady fattens up and learns to enjoy farm living!
Rescued! Tales of California Canine Rescue,
by Julie Anne Schubert.
Kathleen McKensie, mother of SFGate's Christie Keith passes
away. Her daughter knew of her mom's love for dogs and asks
her mother's friends to honor her life by donating to Muttville.
and Christmas Crawl
Muttville's first Thanksgiving Day Fort
Funston run. Spending Thanksgiving
and Christmas day at the beach with
Muttville becomes an annual tradition.
is known statewide as a shelter of "last resort" for senior dogs slated
for euthanasia, receiving dozens of rescue requests a week.
found wandering the streets of San Jose, blind and
matted, needing emergency eye surgery. Geronimo
later becomes quite the media sensation, appearing in
Bark Magazine, in San Jose Mercury News online,
on KOFY, and on Channel 7 news.
Pioneer Muttville supporter and author
of Tails of Devotion, Emily Pottruck,
adopts Muttville pup Cara Mia
(pictured here with her brother, Andy).
pair, were rescued
from a crime scene in
Bakersfield. They find
their new mom, Kellie, at
their very first adoption
event in Walnut Creek.
and runner-up for Best Canine Fundraising Event (Moolah For Mutts)
in Bay Woof's "Beast of the Bay" awards.
featured in a
five-page spread in
is featured in the
Jefferson Award for Public Service,
recognizing those who "inspire others
to service." She is later named a
"Seniors for Seniors" is awarded a national
Pedigree Foundation "Innovation" Award for
innovation in animal rescue.
Oprah.com as someone who has "inspired her
to make a difference." The two are invited
to attend the taping of Oprah's final Favorite
Things episode, winning many prizes later
auctioned off to benefit Muttville.
Muttville and other Pedigree Foundation "Innovation"
Grants winners are mentioned in USA Today.
ABC Channel 7 News does a segment on Muttville and the "Oprah Effect." Muttville receives nearly 20 new adoption applications immediately after Oprah airing.
has 35 foster homes and 125 volunteers.
For the second consecutive year,
Bay Woof voters choose Muttville as
Best Dog Rescue and Best Cause
in the "Beast of the Bay" awards.
Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation's
Business of Saving Lives Conference on "Best
Practices in Animal Rescue Foster Networks."
proclaims "Muttville Senior
Dog Rescue Day" in honor of
Maxwell, Muttville's 1,000th
senior dog rescue.