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Success Story "Henry" 4499

Success Story "Henry" 4499

Hospice dog Henry hears the Call of the Wild! Thanks to Cathy for sharing:

Henry is a total love. He’s gotten strong and improved his stamina quite a bit chasing Haehly. He’s very competitive so doesn’t like to be left behind. At the river he ran all over the rocks and in the water. He ran through tall grass in the meadow following deer trails. He encountered 3 young bucks and was very respectful. As they moved toward him he stood his ground until they whirled away bounding off He didn’t chase, just looked happy. He’s a great traveler, enjoys a good burger and checking out rest stops. He’ very good about going outside, even in new places. He’s so much fun! It’s great to see him get excited and launch into the back seat of the car He also has a very special trick that he pulls out only when one of his very favorites, usually pizza, is on offer. I’ll try to get a pic but he’s got me laughing so hard I forget. He also puts on his “utterly sincere” face. Quite an act. Well he’s so endearing and fun and cute I hope he’s with us for quite a while. We go back to the mountains to celebrate the 4th with him. So grateful for him and all the mutts that gain their independence from lack to love with you. You guys are really the greatest!

Much love

Cathy, Scott and Henry (WhiteFang)



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07.19.17

Success Story "Fergus" (fka Franco)

Success Story "Fergus" (fka Franco)

Fergus’s story is the stuff dreams are made of! Thanks to Lin for sharing:

J’adore this guy! He loves the redwoods and that he can see the kitchen from the end of the bed. He loves the car, doing errands and going to the office. And that was just day one!

We are blessed🐾🐾

lin and tully



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07.12.17

Success Story "Blossom" #1628

Success Story "Blossom" #1628

Thanks for this wonderful update, Eve and Gretchen! Read Blossom’s sweet story:

This is Blossom. She is a true princess in our home. She was originally adopted from Muttville by Joanne. Joanne’s daughter Skye was my other dog, Atom’s, dog nanny as Atom had severe separation anxiety. They got to know each other while Skye cared for Atom. Sadly, Joanne developed a recurrence of breast cancer after many years and ultimately passed away less than a year after adopting sweet Blossy. Skye asked me if I would consider taking Blossom myself as it would be good for Atom to have a sibling and it would lessen the grief of losing her mom. We are now a very happy family with a 3rd westie sister Scout.

Thanks for doing what you do at Muttville!

Eve and Gretchen (and Blossom, Atom and Scout)



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06.28.17

Success Story "Muggs"

Success Story "Muggs"

A San Francisco Love Story: Two Brides and a Beagle Best Man

We adopted Muggs from Muttville in August of 2015. We weren’t really expecting to adopt a dog, but we fell in love as soon as he barked at us. It took a while for Muggs to warm up to us. It was understandable, considering he had a family abandon him and then an adopter give up on him. For the first six months or so, Muggs was cautious around us.

When we brought him home, it wasn’t long before we learned that he had an undeniable passion for food. If there was a drop of anything edible, anywhere in our tiny apartment, he would find it. And he would be pleased with himself. We learned quickly that he had to be kept busy – lots of stimulating toys and stuffed animals were needed to keep our active senior occupied. He was incredibly patient with his bossy new sister, Sadie, allowing her to rule the roost and take the lead. He would entertain us with his silly antics, his voracious appetite, and his constant energy. It was clear that he loved to explore nature, and try new things.

It has been almost two years since we brought Muggs home. He’s sick, and we aren’t sure how much longer we have with him. We’ve made a bucket list of things to do with him, and things to feed him. He’s got a gastrointestinal disease that makes it nearly impossible for his body to absorb proteins. He’s losing weight drastically. But his spirit remains. He loves nothing more than to go on long walks and explore the outdoors. He loves eating, all day, every day. He loves to lick our bed and guard our front door. Every time we come home or we have a visitor come over, Muggs enthusiastically brings over a stuffed toy, a peace offering and a sign of his friendliness and love. He loves to play tug of war. Like a true beagle, he has about 15 different barks that tell us if he’s thirsty, hungry, happy, scared, bored, or silly. We love him so much and will forever be grateful to Muttville for allowing us to be part of his story. It’s been so fun to be his moms.

We loved having him at our wedding. It felt fitting for him to be at a celebration of commitment and love, knowing that he originally ended up at Muttville when a divorce went sour. We hope that he knows how much we treasure him, and how lucky we feel to have been chosen by him!

Love, Amy and Rachel



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06.21.17

Success Story "Humphrey" fka Drake

Success Story "Humphrey" fka Drake

The path to true love isn’t always straight!

Thanks to wonderful mutt parents, Andrew and Celestine, who adopted Humphrey, for sharing their story.

My girlfriend and I began to visit Muttville in February 2016, and in March, Drake came in. It was obvious that he had been through a lot. He was skittish, went ballistic when he saw other dogs, was difficult to handle, and HATED to cuddle or be picked up. Let’s just say we were lucky he didn’t have any teeth.

We visited him every weekend, and checked his status on muttville.org every day. We watched visitors week after week pass over the misunderstood little tyke. Two months passed, and the poor old boy still had no luck. But one weekend, we had a breakthrough. As usual, he was ignoring us, when suddenly another dog came into the room. We’ll never forget what happened next. Drake saw us playing with her, crept across the room, pushed her out of the way, and after a moment of hesitation, gingerly climbed into my lap. We stayed there for hours, just holding him and crying together.

However, because we had both recently lost our childhood dogs, we still didn’t know if we were ready. And I’m ashamed to say that we left without him. We were only able to visit sporadically the next few weekends, and as time went on, he began to lose his scrappy nature and became more and more depressed.

Eventually, he found a temporary foster home, and we heard how much happier he was in a home environment. And when his temporary foster mom had to bring him back, we offered to foster him.

A month later, a good adoption applicant contacted us. It didn’t pan out, and the relief we felt made us realize that we couldn’t let him go. I’m sure it comes as no surprise that by this point, we had fallen madly, deeply, and hopelessly in love with him. We went from being weekly visitors to foster parents to his forever home. We adopted him at the Clear the Shelters event, and Drake became Humphrey, aka Humphreydoodle aka Humps aka Scuttlebutt. It was one of the happiest days of my life. Nine months after we first took him home, he is now a completely different dog. He runs to greet us when we enter the room, wags his tail furiously, and jumps up on us. He waits for me when I take a shower, sitting patiently outside the door until I’m done. And the biggest change of all – he loves being picked up and cuddled by his mama! Even though he’s over 14, he acts like a puppy now that he's come out of his shell.

He loves to run in the park, chase balls, and pounce on his toys. Senior dogs have so much love to give and to be given in return. He is the best part of my morning when I wake up, and what I look forward to the most coming home everyday. He is my best friend. My only regret is that we didn’t take him home sooner.



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06.14.17

Success Story "Jimmy" 3590

Success Story "Jimmy" 3590

It is also Jimmy’s birthday! Mom Meaghan tells us:

Jimmy turns 16 today and he has not slowed down one bit in the year and a half we have had him. If anything he has more puppy energy now than ever. He runs around the house chasing a ball or one of his other toys every day. Jimmy enjoys long walks exploring the city. He’s done his fair share of traveling including flights to Toronto and Vancouver.

I think Jimmy’s favorite thing in the world is food. He has an amazing talent for opening all sorts of things you need thumbs for to get to something tasty.

There is no way to express how much joy he has brought us. He brings a smile to just about everyone’s face when we are on our walks. We are so thankful to Muttville for bringing Jimmy into our lives. We have become crazy pet parents and would have it no other way. I hope that we are bringing as much love and joy into his life as he has brought to ours.

Thank you Muttville!



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06.06.17

Success Story Suki #3034

Success Story Suki #3034

Happy Second Adopt-aversary to Suki and mom Anne:

I can’t believe 2 years have gone by since Suki joined our family. Instead of slowing down as one might expect with a senior dog, each day Suki just shows more of her animated puppy spirit. She can hardly contain her excitement to get outdoors for long walks in pursuit of the next tree, post, bush or patch of grass to sniff…and of course, pee on. Her love for her walks is matched only by her love for her breakfast, lunch, dinner and, oh yes, snacks…lots of them! Suki will tell you, “Mom has never served a meal I didn’t love”! In her down time, Suki enjoys napping for hours with fur sister Ziggy and spending relaxing lap time with Mom and Dad. She has brought us much joy, kisses and laughter at her hilarious antics and we are so lucky she could find her forever home with us.

Thank you Suki, and Thank you Muttville!



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05.24.17

Success Story Mickey (in memoriam)

Success Story Mickey (in memoriam)

Our hearts go out to Katie, who recently lost Mickey:

I adopted little Mickey on August 29, 2016 and he passed on April 12, 2017.

He was the light of my life for the quick time he was mine and he truly did change me. He was feisty, such a bad-ass, but also the best little dude to snuggle with and love. I can’t believe it happened so quick, but I know he’s in a better place. He’s my absolute Angel, just as he was when he was here.

I thank you for your amazing mission and for bringing me a little guy like Mickey. He is truly my best friend and will always have a special place in our hearts. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to give him an excellent life for the later part of it and for accepting these babies regardless of their circumstances. He was easy to love and so very hard to let go. We will think of him daily.

To Mickey, to Muttville- Thank you



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05.24.17

Success Stories: Mother's Day Edition!

Whether you’re a Mutt Mom, a Mom Mom, or you have somebody you call Mom, we salute you! Did you know that at Muttville we have many in the triple-Mom category? Meet some our stellar mom-kid volunteer teams.

AMY AND DANIEL


Mom Amy

My 14-year old son, Daniel, and I began volunteering at Muttville last August, and are fairly faithful Sunday afternoon/evening regulars. I must admit, that sometimes my motivation to get out of the house on Sunday afternoons lags a bit, and in an interesting bit of role reversal, Daniel starts urging me to get moving, saying he does not want to be late for our shift. Daniel loves his time at Muttville, and he is a wonderfully dedicated volunteer. During our three hours there, we rarely do the same tasks, and only bump into each other occasionally, which I had not expected when we started as volunteers. When we meet up at the end of the shift, we share notes on the drive home about our favorite dogs, and Daniel likes to tease me about my canine “boyfriends.”

I have been amazed and impressed with his willingness to do manual labor at the shelter, as that is not always the case at home. He has also become a fierce advocate for senior dogs, enthusiastically extolling their virtues to prospective adopters. Daniel’s work in the Muttville kitchen, prepping and administering medications and food for the dogs, has nurtured his interest in the medical field. I have truly appreciated how welcoming and encouraging Muttville staff has been of Daniel and me, and they have enabled Daniel to jump in and volunteer in a variety of ways. And his efforts are truly appreciated by staff-what parent wouldn’t want to hear praise about their child and his work, and see how proud it makes their child as a result?

I am truly proud of Daniel’s volunteer commitment to Muttville. I have seen his incredible compassion for the dogs, especially those most physically challenged. He has also shown that he can work well with others on a team, and has demonstrated impressive maturity and responsibility in his efforts. Volunteering has been a surprisingly wonderful opportunity for Daniel and me to see each other in new and different roles, and I am truly grateful that we have found Muttville.

Son Daniel:

When I started volunteering at Muttville I thought it would feel like work to me. But it is not work, I really enjoy it! I pressure my mom to leave the house every Sunday so that we can get to Muttville on time. It’s cool that there are tasks for both of us to do as Muttville volunteers. My mom is good at washing and folding laundry, and I love preparing food for the dogs. I love when we share stories about our favorite dogs and get excited when they get adopted or fostered. We bond over Muttville, and it is a great experience that we get to share every week.



MICHELLE AND CHIARA


Mom Michelle:

I would never have guessed that our happening upon a Muttville adoption event in October 2015 would have resulted in a weekly volunteer experience that my daughter is fully committed to, and turn me, a total non-dog person, into a person who enjoys dogs. My daughter has always been an animal lover and would gladly have as many as possible, but because our family is not home during the week much, we aren’t a good option to have a dog at home, so when Chiara had the opportunity to hop into a Muttville adoption pen and pet away, she was in heaven! She wanted to keep coming back every week and so we became regular attendees at the adoption events before we became official volunteers. I’ve been struck by how open and welcoming the staff and volunteers are at Muttville and how you can find the right niche for you. 


Everyone there saw a fellow dog lover in Chiara and took the time to show her the ropes and give her the opportunity to grow and take on more responsibility. When we are there we sometimes work together, but mostly she spends her time with the dogs (washing them, walking them, and giving some TLC especially to the ISO dogs) but also making sure the laundry is done and the ISO rooms are cleaned while I spend time chatting people up about Muttville. I love the fact that Chiara understands that there is more than just the fun parts of having a dog and that there is a lot of unglamorous work to make a place like Muttville work and she embraces that too. Her volunteer work has also allowed her to get more comfortable talking with people she doesn’t know because she is always happy to talk about dogs or what needs to be done around Muttville.

Shortly after the first dog that really captured Chiara’s heart (Louise) was adopted, I was getting her up for school one day and she said, “Oh I wish you hadn’t woken me up, I was having the best dream about Louise.” Each week there is a new dog that captures her attention, across all breeds and physical conditions, that finds their forever home because of Muttville’s great work that we’ve had the opportunity to be small part of, and becomes one of the dogs of her dreams.


Daughter Chiara:

My favorite dog was Louise, she followed me around and would not go anywhere without me. Typically, on the way home, my Mom and I talk about which dogs we liked and our favorites. Coming to Muttville makes me feel sad and happy. I feel bad for the dogs but I am helping. Coming with my mom is fun and I get to spend some extra time with the dogs, because we can’t have one.


ROBERTA AND SOPHIE


Mom Roberta:

Sophie and I started volunteering at Muttville in 2015.  We initially thought we would be foster parents, which we were, immediately for a gorgeous schnauzer named Prince Charming, we had him for 2 days before he was adopted. We realized pretty quickly that we loved Muttville so much that we wanted to spend more time at HQ. We have been volunteering pretty much every Saturday for the last two years. But that’s not all, together we have transported dogs from LA, dropped off and picked up dogs from the vet, worked adoptions events all over San Francisco and become adoption counselor/closers. It has been truly awesome that this is something that we both love and that we love doing together.

I think that a lot of what has made our experience so rich is not just the amazing dogs (which were certainly the initial draw) but the people of Muttville. We had no idea there was such a huge network of people out there constantly communicating about animals that need to be saved and people to save them by car, by plane etc. It is clear to us that Muttville is not only saving dogs it is saving people.

We look forward to being a part of the Muttville family for a long, long time.  And at the moment we are totally and completely enjoying our adorable and sweet foster Calla Lily! 


Daughter Sophie:

I like volunteering at Muttville with my Mom because I love the dogs and the people and it’s a place where we can bond, plus we share a love of dogs.

When we leave for the day we don’t stop talking about the dogs and how cute they are. 

We make my dad suffer through our hour-long conversations about the mutts when we come home. 

My first favorite dog was Reese, she was a gray-black terrier mix. She crawled into my lap one day and I was hooked. 

05.08.17

Success Story "Rosalind" (fka Gretchen)

Success Story "Rosalind" (fka Gretchen)

We’ve had Gretchen (now named Rosalind after Rosalind Franklin) for about 2 months and she is thriving. She found a good sun spot in the house, shares the bed with the big dog and is befriending the rabbit (see pictures attached). She had 16 teeth removed last month and has slowly started eating again and gaining cute pudge. She is incredibly loving and playful! We are forever grateful to Muttville for introducing us. Rosalind constantly makes us smile and reminds us to be resilient. Another Muttville miracle!

Hope things are going well there!

Best,

Lou and Raylan



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04.25.17

Success Story "Betsy"

Success Story "Betsy"

Betsy came to Muttville almost 1 year ago! She says, “Fospice is just a label. I intend to live forever!”

Betsy has been doing great. In addition to the liver support supplements we have been giving her some joint supplements that have helped her joints seem more comfortable. She sure kicks up her heels in the yard and runs around, and is super spunky in general. She has moved off the allergy food and eats normal food with no skin issues. Overall she is great and not exhibiting any overt health issues.

Her favorite pastime is to lay on her best buddy, our Italian Greyhound, and follow her around. She has mastered the dog door, although she still decides to potty in the house at times. Oh well! I’ll take the 95% outside potty rate. A couple of weeks ago she finally figured out she could climb the stairs and thought peeing in our bedroom was a great use of her new found skill. Baby gate now installed! We’ve been camping a few times and she loves to be out and about, especially at the beach. Betsy has lots of funnny little behaviors. We would love to know what she thinks.

Thank you for letting us take care of this hilarious little dog! She send lots of love and little doggie kisses to Muttville.

Beth



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04.25.17

Success Story "Dixie"

Success Story "Dixie"

Two years ago today Dixie came home with me from Muttville. She is a quiet little creature with a zen-like approach to life’s ups and downs; brave and uncomplaining when in pain, serenely happy when lying next to me, and always, always ready to greet friends and strangers alike with a furiously wagging tail.

Dixie is my ambassador to the world. She makes friends wherever she goes and some of those people have become my friends as well. And over time I have discovered that she has become something of a neighborhood celebrity, with fans of all ages. Just the other day a man passed us, stopped short and told me how seeing Dixie and me always makes him smile.

She’s slowing down now and is no longer an active, energetic senior. We don’t go on long adventures in the park like we used to, but as our relationship moves into a new phase I feel more tenderness towards her than ever, and am grateful every day for the high honor of being her human guardian.

Thank you, Muttville, for introducing me to this very special dog.



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04.25.17

Success Story "Nona" (aka Tawney)

Success Story "Nona" (aka Tawney)

Thank you SO MUCH for helping to connect us with this little love! Tawney (now Nona) is settling in beautifully! It turns out that she really likes hanging with baby goats. Our other dogs love her, and one of our livestock guardian dogs seems to have fallen for her!

Thank you for all you do to save these wonderful old dogs!

Best,

Leigh



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04.19.17

Success Story "Ozzy" 4167

Success Story "Ozzy" 4167

It looks like Ozzy is being seriously loved! Enjoy this short and sweet update from Lindsey:

“My mother and I adopted Ozzy about three months ago at one of your events. He is such a big part of our lives now and we love him so much and so I just wanted to show you how he’s doing now as a sort of thank you for everything you do!”



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04.12.17

Success Story "Gracie" (aka Grace Lee aka #999)

Success Story "Gracie" (aka Grace Lee aka #999)

Gracie lived to complete her bucket list – and then some!

Russell shared his tribute to his little “ordinary brown dog”:

Thank you, Muttville, for rescuing my girl Grace Lee 6 years ago. At age “at least 18,” Gracie passed away exactly how she wanted – at home with me, while all the other dogs slept and Marie had run out to the store. No vet, no attention, just us. Gracie always got what she wanted in the end.

We are full of gratitude for the time we shared with her, and can say without question that we made the most of it. There is a quiet place in my heart that will hold our nonsocial low-rider forever; there’s a hole in our lives that once was filled with homemade food prep, supplement distribution, daily supervised marches on the patio, slow motion exploration of the yard, ride-or-die stroller adventures… and a daily load of laundry. Maybe two loads.

As you senior dog folks know, the art of caring for a dog becomes part of who you are as much as your dog becomes a part of your family. I find the free time – & savings on the water bill – a poor substitute for life with our very ordinary brown dog. I hope she really did feel safe and happy, and that we challenged her, just enough. She did as much for us.

Gracie’s 3 tips for senior mutts seeking longevity: Remember, you made it this far because you are strong. Eat fresh food. And, you should remove all your teeth. Seriously.

P.S. passing away unassisted is rare. Of the multitude of dogs we have taken to the bridge, 98% needed us to make the right decision to bring in a vet. Please do not hesitate to give your dog this gift when it is time.

Editor’s Note: Gracie’s first success story was published in 2012: muttville.org/blog/success-story-gracie



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04.05.17

Success Story "Roscoe"

Success Story "Roscoe"

Fospice family Cathy and Scott share what it is like caring for their latest senior fospice mutt, Roscoe:

Roscoe is a dream! Impeccable manners, loads of fun, loved by all. His heart lets him down sometimes when he gets really excited-chasing squirrels, digging for gophers, racing around- and he will keel over but so far has always recovered. Dr. Adams in San Rafael has taken great care of him. Roscoe and our big dog Haehly are always up to something outside. Roscoe has also fallen big time for one of our cats and is a little confused about cross-species relations. So grateful you gave him a chance. He is a little ray of sunshine.

Cathy and Scott



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03.29.17

Success Stories "Annie and Andy"

Success Stories "Annie and Andy"

Mutt mom Amanda admits that her two seniors were a challenge! Read their story:

Annie and Andy have officially been spicing up our lives for a year now! Here is an update on our exciting life with them.

Annie, whom we nicknamed “Mama,” is whole new dog. Muttville really saved her life, giving her the surgery she needed for her masses and hernia. After we had had her a few months, we discovered she also needed a tumor removed from her pancreas. It turns out she had had very low blood sugar the whole time- but her other maladies were so bad we didn’t notice! We did a successful GoFundMe fundraiser to help us pay for the surgery, and she has had ongoing chemo to keep the nasty cells in check. Two months ago, her blood sugar read normal for the first time! She still acts like we never feed her _ . With her back legs nice and strong after doing pup-pilates with Dr. Strubel at the Rex center, Mama Annie has become an energetic, playful little spitfire who pirouettes and bounces like a bunny when she is excited. You would never suspect she was the same dog that a year ago mostly slept and sat around just watching Andy play.

Andy is in great shape, and has come a long way in terms of his behavior. He has always been a good-hearted dog, but his leash reactivity was a challenge when we first brought him home. But after some classes that taught us how to work with him, he has improved immensely and continues to gain confidence and be more relaxed on leash.

I have seen so many Muttville dogs transform, even in the little time they spend at Muttville before finding forever homes. I hope our story helps encourage people that even after you bring your mutts home, they continue to evolve and become healthy and happy in body and mind.

Andy and Annie were challenging when we first brought them home and we were worried we would not be able to make it work. How glad we are that we stuck with it. They both have learned many commands, and have become much better behaved little citizens. They even let me brush their teeth! You can certainly teach old dogs new tricks, with patience, love and a lot of treats.

We are so grateful for the second chance Muttville gives senior dogs, and for saving Andy and Annie so they could complete our family.

Love,

Amanda and Greg



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03.22.17

Success Story "Cleo" (aka Maureen)

Success Story "Cleo" (aka Maureen)

Timing is everything. Well, it helps to be very cute and charming too! Enjoy Cleo’s adorable story:

We’ve both recently just transitioned out of the Military and moved to the Bay Area. We were looking for a little addition to make our new place feel a bit more like home and that’s when we found our little fluff, Cleo! We went to Muttville around thanksgiving last year and it’s been the best decision we’ve made! She was the first little pup to come up and sit down with us at Muttville. With her charming personality and adorable little eyes, We instantly knew she was the one!

She has a wonderful and kind personality and loves to snuggle and go on walks. It’s always great to come home to her. She even has her welcome home mommy and daddy dance she does for us! She completes our family and we thank Muttville for all they do for little dogs like her! She’s exactly what we needed!

Quennie & Alex



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03.15.17

Success Story "Harley"

Success Story "Harley"

This lucky Beagle mix found a new homes with beagle lover Cheri! Enjoy his story, in his own words:

Hi, I’m Harley, I was known at Muttville as Freddie. My Mommy and Daddy changed my name because they said I just looked like a Harley, and I’m cool with that.

I was Muttville’s resident Tri-Pawed Beagle Mix. I have 2 brother’s Nash and Flash and a sister Savannah who also came from Muttville. She’s still a talker let me tell you! Her and Daddy have some pretty funny conversations.

I really love my new home. There’s a doggy door so I can go outside whenever I want. Having three paws has not deterred me at all. I can go up and down the steps and Mommy and Daddy got steps so I can sleep in the bed with everyone else. Since I’ve come here, I’ve felt really safe and secure here. I had a little bit of trouble with Nash because he’s older than I and can be a little clumsy, but we’ve worked through it and now we’re buddies. Savannah doesn’t like any of us, so at least she’s consistent with that. I really think she does like us but she has to yell at us like a girl, and it’s funny because Flash is afraid of her. Ok, I’m not much into talking so that’s my story. I’m very happy here and glad to have this great family to live with, even Savannah. :)

From Mommy and Daddy….

I was a little bit apprehensive about rescuing a tri pawed dog, but one hour with Harley and that totally went away. He has more energy than all of us, and you can just tell he’s happy to be here. He got into our routine of life really fast, he knows when it’s nap time here, and at bedtime sometimes we find him already up in bed, sleeping like a log. He loves his total freedom and we’re so happy that his senior years will be spent with us. He always has a smile on his face and he is very protective of me. Anywhere I go, he’s always right there beside me. I’ve gotten a whole new perspective of dogs with disabilities, they’re no different than any other pet, and it almost seems as if they are more grateful for the love you give them. I call Harley Fuzzy Wuzzy because he’s so furry compared to Flash, Nash and Savannah and he loves when I sing the Fuzzy Wuzzy song because he know’s it’s special for him.

Muttville has shown us that rescuing senior dogs are very rewarding and these special seniors are so happy when they go to their new forever homes. I’ll always be grateful to them for showing me this, and Harley and Savannah will always have our love and care.

Thanks Muttville, you rock!



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03.08.17

Success Story "Lemon"

Success Story "Lemon"

Happy Adopt-a-versary to Lemon! Her life is an inspiration – and she is still going strong at 17 years young:

Happy 3rd adoptaversary Lemon and your 17th birthday today.

Despite Lemon’s health issues with congenital heart failure diagnosed a year ago, she again steps up to be the perfect therapy dog.

Lemon helped both of us through transplant surgery and recovery. Her Mutt-mom was her Mutt-dad’s cross-match kidney donor, so both Mutt-parents were recovering after transplant surgery last June 2016. Lemon knew exactly who needed her most. She would go over to the one in pain and lied next to them so we could pet her. There is truth that petting a dog is good medicine for healing… along with laughter and hugs.

After Lemon getting us through 3 health issues this last 3 years, we know Lemon rescued us… without a doubt.

We’re praying Lemon will make it through another year to 18. And her 4th adopt-a-versary. Lemon had her annual checkup yesterday with all the labwork. The vet was so surprised she’s doing so well. We said she knew her job wasn’t over yet, she’s here for a purpose.

Proud Mutt-parents Angie & Ed



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03.01.17

mariem3

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Real name
Marie Rochelle Macaspac
Location
san francisco
My relationship to Muttville
foster mom, marketing gal, merch girl, designer
Mutts in my life
all muttville fosters at this time: maxwell, lady tara, gracie, little prince william
r.i.p. collette, gordie, scruffy, stimpy, frida