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Muttville is changing the way the world thinks about and treats older dogs.

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dogs in good health with wonderful personalities are euthanized. Why? Because they're older, and not considered adoptable. A dog is brought in because he can't jog with his guardian anymore. Or he needs a little time to get up the stairs. Or he’s simply not a puppy. In some cases, dogs are moved from loving homes to concrete cages because their guardians have died or simply can't care for them anymore.

We reach out to senior and special needs rescue dogs; find homes for those dogs that are adoptable; and offer end of life care for those that are not. If we had our way, no dog would spend its last days in a shelter. There is so much love and joy in these dogs!

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A Model for Animal Rescues

Muttville’s cage-free facility (first in the nation), foster program, on-site veterinary suite, and hospice program are innovations that have been lauded and emulated around the country. Muttville has received the highest ratings from both Guidestar and Charity Navigator, the leading nonprofit watchdog organizations.

Guidestar and Charity Navigator

9,092 dogs rescued
(and other stats).

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Awards

Bay Guardian Best of the Bay (2020)

Best Animal Rescue

Bay Woof's Beast of the Bay (2019)

Best Online Adoption Site
Best Shelter & Rescue
Best Humane Organization or Shelter - San Francisco
Best Canine Cause - San Francisco

Grey Muzzle Organization Grant (2019)

Muttville was selected from among 236 applicants.

CNN Hero (2016)

to Sherri Franklin, founder of Muttville

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