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Success stories

Arnold

Arnold

My wife and I officially adopted Arnold 2 years ago on July 29th and he’s such an amazing boy! He is happy, healthy and thriving and we are beyond in love with him!

I met Arnold when he first arrived at Muttville as I had just started volunteering about a month before. Because he is blind and had been a stray, he was confused and a bit shut down.

They kept him separated from the other dogs at first so he could have a minute to decompress and adjust to his new surroundings. He slowly became more comfortable and seemed to be grateful that we were all there to help him.

I made extra trips to Muttville HQ just to hang out with him and take him on walks. We became fast friends, he even showed me he knew ‘sit’ and ‘shake’!

I asked (pressured, insisted, maybe even cried a little) my wife if we could foster him, “he really needs a quiet, snuggly place to live until he finds his forever home” I said!

Well, she relented and I brought him home to meet our cats. That introduction went really well and it only took a few days for us to realize we couldn’t imagine living without him!

The last 2 years have been amazing! Arnold is the best boy, such a love, a great snuggler and SO smart! He knows his way around not just our home but also our neighborhood. Stopping at his favorite trees and meeting his friends from down the block. His favorite things (besides eating and snacking) are riding in the car to the park, snuggling on the sofa and playing with his squeaky toys.

He has enriched our lives beyond imagination and because of him we will forever be advocates for and supporters of the senior pups!!

Thank you Muttville for everything you do for the mutts!

Julie and Anne Marie

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Prince

Prince

Hi Muttville Champions,

It is with great sadness that I have to report that Prince 3952 crossed the rainbow bridge yesterday after a rapid decline in health. We opted for euthanasia to ease his suffering. Prince was a hospice superstar who lived with us for 3 years after coming home in early July, 2016.

True to his name, Prince lived these last 3 years like royalty, sleeping on a huge bed with his family and enjoying treats of steak and chicken, and stopping in to visit everyone in his realm during walks around the block.

RIP Prince, you were a good boy.

Doreen

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Gladys, Phyllis, and Trudy

Gladys, Phyllis, and Trudy

Hello Muttville,

It’s been 4 months since we’ve adopted our girls Gladys (Tan pug), Phyllis (black Chihuahua), and Trudy (Mini pincher). We were a family of three before cancer came and took my husband in late October 2018. In early 2019 we decided we needed to bring some happiness into our house and lives. We decided on seniors and ended up at Muttville. My son Anthony came to look into adoption and instantly he fell in love with our girls. Gladys is easy going, loves people, loves car rides and is a huge fan of belly rubs. All I have to say is “wanna go?” and she darts off to the door ready to jump in the car. Phyllis is shy and hates walks but loves cuddle time and will often slip you kisses when you least expect it. Trudy is our snugglebug and loves walks. She will spin in circles if you ask her if she wants to walk. She also loves burrowing her head into you and giving endless kisses. I think they are rescuing us more then us rescuing them. They bring so much joy to the house and we are so fortunate to have them. Thank you for bringing us our girls.

Mary, Valerie, and Anthony

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Squishy

Squishy

Squishy is named after a Scott “Squishy” Squibbles, a Disney character that was overlooked and underestimated by everyone. Although she started off overweight, she has been working very hard over this past year to get more active and shed her extra pounds. Although she could not climb any stairs just 12 months ago, she was recently able to climb the stairs to the top of a 40 story building! Her confidence and energy have skyrocketed and she continues to surprise and inspire everyone with her progress.

Squishy has done more for me than I can ever do for her. I would like to thank Muttville for giving me the chance to meet my best friend. Her loyalty, work ethic, and love keep me going everyday.

I love you so much Squishy!

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Mr. Muggles

Mr. Muggles

Hi Muttville!

From the moment Mr. Muggles came out from his safe spot under a Muttville desk and jumped on our daughter’s lap it was a match. Mr. Muggles was skittish at first but he has warmed up so much with our family we don’t remember anything else.

We love him! Thanks Muttville!

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Allie (aka Chickadee)

Allie (aka Chickadee)

We adopted Allie last fall, shortly after she had been rescued by Muttville. Having gone through quite a bit of hardship, understandably, Allie was initially fearful of mostly everything — people, noises, going outdoors, car rides.

But with lots of love and attention, I’m happy to say that her transformation has been remarkable! She quickly came out of her shell and her spunky personality began to shine through. She’s now energetic, playful, and super cuddly. We go for long walks several times each day while she leisurely sniffs her way throughout the neighborhood, curiously checking out every new smell. Initially she had no interest in toys. But now she loves to play, bounding up and down our stairs bringing her toys from room to room. And she’s happy to be right in the mix of things when our grandkids and grand-doggie come to visit.

When she’s not playing or going on walking adventures, Allie is quite the cuddle bug. She snuggles in my lap while I’m working on my computer, next to me when watching a movie, and at night in bed. When I come home from being out, she greets me with nuzzles and showers me with kisses.

We are so grateful to have adorable Allie as part of our family. Thank you Muttville for bringing this beautiful little soul into our lives and giving senior dogs another chance for a loving, forever home.

All the best,

Chris

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Hazel

Hazel

We LOVE Hazel!!! Hazel is the most amazing little girl in the world! When we found her at Muttville, her fantastic foster (who we still send pictures to!), was so kind and communicative with us. We met with Hazel at Muttville, and wanted nothing more than to get her to her new home. Hazel was very overweight, 19+ pounds, and was very lethargic, no energy, didn’t like to go on walks, was afraid of just about anything and everything. We put her on a diet, made her walk with us 2-3 times a day (yes “made”, she didn’t want to walk!) and we had to take slow short walks at first as she was winded. We have no idea who had Hazel her entire life, but she was found as a stray and thank our lucky stars, Muttville got her out of a shelter and took her in. She didn’t even know how to play (ran from toys). Here we are two years later, and Hazel RUNS, plays, jumps up on the sofa on her own, she is now 14.5 pounds, and is an ENTIRELY different dog. I cry writing this, because I love her so much. Thank you Muttville, for Hazel, she is our heart and soul.

She is with my dad in that last picture. When he came to visit a few months after we got her, she hid under the bed from him. This picture was a few months ago.

Gratefully Craig and Rebecca Hall

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Gulliver (In Memoriam)

Gulliver (In Memoriam)

Hi Muttville

I’m very sad to let you know that Gulliver (formerly Duffy) passed away last night after a valiant fight against kidney failure.

When I walked into Muttville in January 2018, Gulliver and I made an immediate connection. I asked him “Do you want to come live with me?” and he responded by touching his nose to my hand. I took that as a yes and from that moment on, both of our lives were indelibly changed for the better.

Despite his tough path in life, he radiated love and hope. He gave kisses, wagged his tail, and trotted through adventures. He was resilient, cheerful, and sweet. He loved trekking through the San Francisco hills, canvassing for treats, and sprawling out while he napped. He had the softest and most animated ears.

Gulliver will be missed immeasurably by his family and friends. Thank you, Muttville, for bringing us together. A few pictures attached of happy memories.

Becca

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Stella (In Memoriam)

Stella (In Memoriam)

Our little star, Stella (aka Starla), crossed the Rainbow Bridge this morning. The vet guessed that she was well into her teens, and we are fairly sure that she had been abused in her earlier life. It was a privilege to welcome her into our family 14 mos. ago, and show her what love is all about. She had become my little shadow, never letting me leave the room without following me. Such a happy little spirit! We’ll miss her!

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Totoro (aka Lance)

Totoro (aka Lance)

Hi Muttville Family!

On May 12th, we will have had Totoro, you knew him as “Lance” or “Mud Puppy”, for EIGHT years!! He came to live with our first rescued pug, Sebastian, and we have since adopted Toby, bring our pug grumble to three!

Totoro had been an owner-surrender at an agency that thought he should be euthanized due to aggression!! Muttville was kind-hearted enough to bring in this little senior, and during your eval, you realized he had eight bad teeth! That would make anyone grumpy!! Thank you so much for giving him a chance. He has brought us so much joy and love.

Totoro has had a few more visits to the doggie dentist, but other than that, and some age-related, cataracts, he’s been a perfectly healthy little man. He still gets around really well, and still does his jumping-happy-circle-dance at mealtime. He’s a very happy pug.

Just one more success story Muttville should be proud of! Thank you for entrusting this adorable boy with our family.

Vicci, Isabella, & Olivia Logan Wright

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