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Calla Lily 5877
Calla Lily 5877
Calla Lily 5877
Willa 5862
Willa 5862
Willa 5862
Turnip 5600
Turnip 5600
Turnip 5600
Snack Pack 5874
Snack Pack 5874
Snack Pack 5874
Khloe 5552
Khloe 5552
Khloe 5552
Sugar Bear 5775
Sugar Bear 5775
Sugar Bear 5775
Moptop 5872
Moptop 5872
Moptop 5872
Chicken 5869
Chicken 5869
Chicken 5869
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Success stories

Cody aka Ramon (in Memoriam)

Cody aka Ramon (in Memoriam)

Dear Muttville,

The first time I saw Cody (aka Ramon) at Muttville, I thought “that’s my dog!” I think he felt the same; he followed me around the room as I met some of the other Muttville dogs. He didn’t have to worry, he had already stolen my heart. He was 10 years old when I adopted him, and I got 4 great years with him. He was such a sweet, gentle dog. He passed peacefully in May. Thank you, Muttville, for giving Cody his second chance.

Karen

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Gary (aka Chey)

Gary (aka Chey)

Gary (aka Chey) has been in my life for 6 months now and every day is a blast! We love going for long walks, meeting other dogs, going for rides in the car, and snuggling :) He is so popular with everyone! We just have to make sure he stays out of the cat box XD

Thank you Muttville!

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Spanky

Spanky

Spanky and I met by fate. After reading his story and speaking with his foster mother about his history, I couldn’t resist his spirit and happy demeanor in the videos after all he had endured until arriving at Muttville.

As my father was disabled in an era without ADA laws, I wasn’t quite expecting the lack of kennels, pet stores, groomers, or pet­ sitters who would not offer a special needs dog the same care as our healthy four­-legged pets.

Spanky didn’t mind, he was my constant companion following me in our small home, listening for the fridge to open to get his apple and carrot treats when I started dinner and helping me with gardening. His favorite place was my lap when I arrived home from work to just chill on the couch. And yes, if I was on the couch he was there too. Spanky knew when Saturday arrived, and would twirl around in his drag bag until his wheels were on to chase cats and squirrels in the backyard.

Spanky attended disability and guide dog events with me, always attracting a lot of attention. A special dog who spent his remaining years as a happy and content dog and a valued member of our family. As our childhood pet is with my sister and parents, so too will Spanky be, as he deserves to never be alone.

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Frank & Rocky

Frank & Rocky

My husband and I have had Frank (black) for three years and Rocky (fawn) for one and a half. We love our Muttville boys so much. They sleep with us in bed every night. Thank you for bringing them into our lives!

Josie and Phi

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Jake

Jake

Hi Muttville!

As we approached Jake’s two year anniversary, it was hard to imagine what life was like before this bundle of joy arrived. Jake and his brother Rocco became fast and furious buddies. Both manage a very busy agenda, at Mom’s office Monday – Friday, out with construction crews now and again, walks in Golden Gate Park and most importantly play, play and more play. In his quite time (rarely) Jake likes to build bed forts!

Two Jack Russell Terriers in the household brings constant and daily laughter – I can’t quite describe the regular and unexpected antics. So blessed Jake found his way to our home.

Thank you Muttville for everything you do – grateful to have you part of our community!

Gina, Rocco and Jake

PS Jake is on the right of Rocco in photos

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Bear (aka Alfie) #5732

Bear (aka Alfie) #5732

Hi Muttville!

My name is Carla and I write to you because my partner, Matt and I, adopted Alfie (#5732) back in February at an adopt­a­thon weekend. Upon welcoming Alfie into our lives, we noticed that he didn’t respond to that name. After trying out a few new names, we realized that he responded to the name Bear. Words can’t express how much joy Bear has brought into our lives.

Although small, Bear has such a big personality! His energy and sweetness has been such a wonderful addition to our lives. He loves searching for treats, meeting new people and snuggling but most of all he enjoys going on his daily walks where he gets tons of attention. When we have time to visit the dog park he seems to forget what size he is and enjoys playing with the bigger dogs instead of the smaller ones. He had such a fun time exploring his new home in the Presidio, going on short hikes, and chasing birds around. Bear now lives in North Oakland and is easily adapting to life in the East Bay. He’s easily become popular in the neighborhood!

Thank you Muttville for bringing this bundle of joy into our lives! We’re so grateful!

Matt and Carla

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Yogi

Yogi

It’s been a little over a year since I adopted Yogi and we couldn’t be happier. I actually went to Muttville to adopt another dog, but she was already adopted and I am so glad that I adopted Yogi instead! After finding out his name, I realized that Yogi and I were meant for each other because I had just come from my yoga class and here is this adorably sweet dog named Yogi! We live in a large condo complex and practically everybody in the complex, including all the maintenance and security people, know him. He is loved by everyone who meets him! He has become everyone’s therapy dog! Thank you Muttville!

Pilar

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Chancey

Chancey

Hi there!

March 21st, 2018 marked the two year adoptiversary for my sweet girl, Chancey, so I figured it would be the perfect time to send an update to y’all!

Chancey has been the greatest blessing to have in my life. She is so sweet, patient, and quirky. Sshe is more than I could’ve ever asked for and I truly do not know what I would do without her. She may be a little grayer and a little slower than the rest but she sure brightens my life every day! The past two years we have done so much together. We have gone on hikes together, frolicked in the Napa Valley mustard, rolled around in the Tahoe snow, made lots of new friends, relaxed A LOT, and enjoyed lots and lots of cuddles!

What a wonderful two years it has been! Chancey thanks you for saving her life and I thank you for giving me the opportunity to find my best friend. Thank you for all that you do!

With love,

Holly and Chancey

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Dexter (aka Guy)

Dexter (aka Guy)

We helped Dexter (aka Guy) cross rainbow bridge on March 20th at over 16 years old. We fell in love with this sweet little man over 7 years ago and knew he’d be the perfect addition to our family.

Dexter loved visiting new places, finding interesting things to sniff, napping in one of his many beds, and eating fruit with Mommy. He was a gentle and mellow boy who always followed his bossy fur­sister’s lead, especially barking when he had no clue as to why. We cherished every day with him and will miss his hugs and sweet face.

Thank you, Muttville, for letting Dexter fill our lives with such love and joy. He will be forever in our hearts.

Wente and Aaron

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Lucy (in Memoriam)

Lucy (in Memoriam)

With heavy hearts, we want to inform you that we said goodbye to our Lucy yesterday. She was adopted from Muttville, originally Lucille, in February 2015. Words can’t even begin to describe how much we loved her, and how devastated we are that she’s gone. But we want to tell her/our story, because although we know there will never be another Lucy, we know that as dog-lovers, this is what we signed up for, and we want to remind people how special older dogs are. Whether you get your dog as a puppy or as a senior or somewhere in between, the love and the memories are worth every bit of heartbreak in the end.

My wife and I volunteered at the San Francisco SPCA for a year and a half to fulfill our doggie craving while we lived in an apartment that didn’t allow pets. We moved into our own house the last weekend of January 2015, saying we’d wait a bit to find just the right dog for us. We only made it to Valentine’s Day when little 10ish-year-old Lucy waddled into our family. We’d always been drawn to Muttville Senior Dog Rescue because we found senior dogs to be so sweet and mellow, and we knew from our experience at the SPCA that it was that much harder for them to find forever homes. But adopting Lucy was no charity act, because we considered ourselves truly lucky for every single day we got to spend with this grumpy old lady.

For three years Lucy really wasn’t much of a cuddle bug, but she struggled with dementia for quite some time, and as she became more fatigued near the end, she would literally fall asleep in our arms like a newborn baby. She always had a generally aloof personality, but somehow that suited us just fine, because we knew deep down she truly needed us and we would literally do anything to please her and make her more comfortable. We would revel in her happy bunny-hopping around the house, her soft blonde curls, her adorable curled-up poses in her bed, and of course her cozy snuggles. Lucy was absolute perfection to us, and to think that she was found stray and overweight with an enlarged spleen (that was eventually removed) and a mouthful of rotten teeth (also mostly removed) breaks our hearts. We can only guess what her life was like before, but we always hoped that her days with us were her happiest and comfiest to date.

As the first dog I’ve ever had to call my own, I can’t remember life without Lucy. Given her declining health near the end, it was nearly impossible to think about saying goodbye. But I wouldn’t trade our love for her for anything in the world, and I know our feelings are no less valid than someone who has had the same dog for 15 years. We see so many senior dogs – through Muttville and tons of other amazing rescue organizations – that once would have been overlooked by adopters, and we’re so grateful that these dogs are being given another chance. Because by opening our home to Lucy three years ago, by embracing whatever time she had left, we opened our hearts to a lifetime of memories: her lifetime with us. We will forever be grateful that she chose our family to be her own, and we will forever hold her in our hearts, our littlest love, our Lucy.

Thank you Muttville for all that you do, and for bringing us Lucy. I’m sure we’ll be seeing you again sometime soon.

Jessica & Nicole

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