Chester 5011
Chester 5011 Chester 5011
Dolma 4955
Dolma 4955 Dolma 4955
Orchid 5001
Orchid 5001 Orchid 5001
Shoshone 5003
Shoshone 5003 Shoshone 5003
Patrick 4504
Patrick 4504 Patrick 4504
Mandy 4999
Mandy 4999 Mandy 4999
Starla 4997
Starla 4997 Starla 4997
Ringo 4993
Ringo 4993 Ringo 4993

Seniors for Seniors Success Stories

Jean and Paris

Jean and Paris

In Jean’s words:

My friend, Pat, introduced Muttville to me after my beloved dog Katie was put to sleep. I decided to get another dog. Muttville foster moms Danielle and Cooper called me, and Paris came for her first visit on December 8th.

My first words upon seeing her were, “Oh, isn’t she cute… May I pick her up?”

We went up to my apartment and she made herself right at home. She went exploring each room. Pat and I picked her up and cuddled her.

She came a week later. Danielle and Cooper also brought their two pomeranians. They all played and finally Paris got tired and got in the new bed I had for her! She felt right at home with me and her new home.

Paris came to live with me on December 18th. Paris is more than anyone could have hoped for in a dog. She is loyal, wants to be with you and cuddle. She likes people, children and other dogs. She likes walking around Stow Lake and our apartment complex.

My special friends, Lavonne, Vicki and Pat, came over to see Paris recently. They think we were made for each other.

I have signed us up for Assisted Therapy Animals with the SFSPCA. We will visit people in hospitals, rest homes, etc. I am happy we can do activities together. I will attend the first class next Sunday.

I was heartbroken after Katie was gone. Cried a lot. Now I am happy, once again, with Paris in my life. My little canary, Peep, is also happy to have Paris with us.

So, thank you, Pat, and thanks to Muttville and Paris’s foster parents, Danielle and Cooper.

- Jean

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A Senior Dog Needs...

... a walk every day.

See Spot run (or walk) daily and you both will keep fit!

... regular check-ups at the vet.

Take Fifi for a thorough exam every six months to prevent and detect health problems.

... a balanced, nutritious diet.

As Max gets older, his organs will not digest poor quality food as well. A low fat, high protein diet and smaller, more frequent feedings will make his stomach happy.

... good dental care.

Use quality pet food and take Rover for annual cleanings to prevent plaque build-up, gingivitis, gum disease and tooth decay. You can even try brushing his pretty smile with beef-flavored toothpaste!

... consideration for aging joints.

Ramps and step stools will help get Princess in the door and up to her favorite spot on the couch, while supplements can help soothe arthritis pain. Warm blankets and cozy dog coats will help regulate her body temperature and ward off aches in cold weather.

... proper grooming.

Buster has a full beauty regime: Ears should be cleaned monthly during his bath. Hair and fur should be brushed and trimmed regularly. Nails should be trimmed periodically. Fire hydrant red nail polish optional.

... sleep.

To keep Bella looking and feeling great, she will need her sleep and plenty of it! Comfortable, orthopedic beds, plenty of blankets and a quiet spot to nap any time of day will be much appreciated.

... more frequent bathroom breaks.

Ruby will need to go to the bathroom more often. Make time in your schedule or be sure to find a walker to accommodate numerous outings.

... to watch their weight.

As his activity level decreases and his metabolism slows, obesity can become a major problem. Learn about his breed and talk to your vet right away if Rocky starts to gain too much weight.