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dogster

March 13 2013

Anatomy of a Rescue: It Took a Small Army to Save My One-Eyed Pekingese

Six months ago, I shared my story about failing as a foster and adopting Beasley, my one-eyed senior Pekingese. I received a lot of great comments, here on Dogster and on other social networks. Two commenters who read the article linked from Muttville Senior Dog Rescue’s Facebook page had their own stories to tell of Beasley’s rescue. …

[The article continues to describe the “rescue railroad” of caring people that combined to bring the indomitable Beasley from a small cage in the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter, to Muttville, and finally into the loving arms of the author. A fun read and an inside look at how rescues take place.]

10 percent

March 12 2013

David Perry interviews Sherri Franklin, Founder and ED of Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

Sherri Franklin, Muttville’s founder and executive director, explains what Muttville is all about and how it works, including Muttville’s Senior for Seniors program and Cuddle Club. Featuring Maxwell, live on the set, and pix of lots of other cuties.

CBS SF Bay Area

February 23 2013

Why You Should Avoid Giving Leftovers to Your Dog

The third installment of Pet Tips from Dr. Jena Valdez and Muttville on CBS/KPIX, filmed at Muttville’s headquarters. Muttville founder Sherri Franklin is also featured in the KPIX studio with Chico, one of Muttville’s adoptable senior mutts.

CBS SF Bay Area

February 9 2013

Foods to Keep Out of Reach From Your Dog

The second installment of Pet Tips from Dr. Jena Valdez and Muttville on CBS/KPIX, filmed at Muttville’s headquarters. Muttville founder Sherri Franklin is also featured in the KPIX studio with Jackie O, one of Muttville’s adoptable senior mutts.

CBS SF Bay Area

January 26 2013

Exercising You and Your Dog

The first installment of Pet Tips from Dr. Jena Valdez and Muttville on CBS/KPIX, filmed at Muttville’s headquarters. Muttville founder Sherri Franklin is also featured in the KPIX studio with Cutie, one of Muttville’s adoptable senior mutts.

People

December 20 2012

Adopt Us! Cassidy & Colby Are Grateful for Their Second Chance

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We’d like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Meet Cassidy and Colby, two longhaired dachshunds who make great lap warmers.

These siblings were just hours away from euthanasia at a Salinas, Calif., shelter earlier this month when Muttville Senior Dog Rescue of San Francisco saved them – and it was obvious they were extremely grateful.

“They walked in with smiles on their faces,” says the rescue’s executive director Sherri Franklin. “Both are super sweet little boys.” …

Forbes

December 7 2012

12 Days of Charitable Giving 2012: Muttville

We are honored and thrilled to have been chosen as the second of Forbes magazine’s “12 Days of Charitable Giving” selections. WOW! Here’s the start of Kelly Phillips Erb’s post about her decision:

Last month, we had to say goodbye to our beloved dog, Lyle. It was truly difficult because he had been a member of the family for more than 13 years. Our dog came to us via a shelter in Philadelphia. It wasn’t a “no kill” shelter which means, of course, that it did kill if dogs stayed too long. But on a sunny Saturday in September of 1999, a little black lab mutt with a crooked jaw licked and jumped his way into our hearts and escaped a very different end. We like to think that he lived every day with the exuberance of a dog who somehow knew how lucky we all were to find each other.

That’s why it brings me much joy to introduce our second organization in the 12 Days of Charitable Giving: Muttville. …

KQED

December 6 2012

The Making of Muttville

From “The Making Of” series, a collaboration of The Kitchen Sisters and KQED public radio. Listen to Sherri Franklin talk about Muttville and what the name of the organization means to her.

Vegetarian Times

December 2012

Who 2 Give 2: VT's Annual Charity Guide

Got room to spare in your holiday shopping cart? Send a little TLC to a dog, goat, chicken, or cow in need. This year, we’ve rounded up six deserving nonprofits whose sole focus is helping animals, whether through advocacy, adoption, or rehabilitation. No worries if you can’t shell out the money: you can still make a difference by volunteering, donating used items, and spreading the word.

MUTTVILLE SENIOR DOG RESCUE
What: While volunteering at her local animal shelter, Sherri Franklin longed to save all the elderly dogs, typically passed over in favor of puppies. In 2007, she realized that dream with Muttville, her San Francisco-based rescue group dedicated to the adoption and hospice care of over-the-hill pooches. “Senior dogs matter,” says Franklin. “They deserve the chance to live out their lives.”
Gift idea: $65 provides for the daily care of one senior dog for a month.
Get involved: Foster a rescued dog, donate a dog bed or leash, volunteer with Muttville’s “Seniors for Seniors” program, which pairs senior dogs with senior citizens.
Cool fact: Muttville has placed more than 1,400 dogs—nearly all of them rescued from shelters where euthanasia was imminent.

dogtime.com

November 13 2012

I'm not having kids — adopt a senior dog!

Over the weekend, I toured the new digs for one of my all-time favorite animal organizations. Muttville, a rescue created expressly for senior dogs, is moving from the home of founder, Sherri Franklin, to its own facility near the San Francisco SPCA. …

The next morning, a friend and Muttville volunteer sent me a list to pass along to readers: Top 10 reasons to consider an older dog as your next family pet.

I scanned the list and I saw some good incentives, including “very likely to be housetrained” and “will let you get a good night’s sleep.” But I didn’t see what I thought was the most important reason to adopt a senior: Leslie Smith is not having kids. …

However as I scrolled through Muttville’s listings, it hit me: That’s not the way it works at all. …

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