Success stories

Zoe (aka Sassy Sue)

Zoe (aka Sassy Sue)

Zoe (formerly Sassy Sue) came into my life 3 years ago in September, and we’ve been inseparable ever since. She was presumably 8 when I got her, and she had to have extensive surgery for breast cancer, neutering and 18 teeth removed. She is now healthy, happy and the most wonderful companion I could ever imagine. She accompanied me in my psychotherapy practice when I was still working out of my office in San Francisco, and I’m convinced that she was therapeutic and comforting in many ways for the clients I worked with. She is smart, wonderfully trained, has a sizable vocabulary, and is a loving and affectionate cuddler. During this time of COVID-19, I have been even more appreciative of her quietly reassuring presence.

Thank you for all the wonderful work you do.

Patricia Ross

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Teddy (aka Richmond)

Teddy (aka Richmond)

Hi Muttville,

Thank you SO MUCH for finding Teddy (formally known as Richmond – adoption #6702) so I could adopt him. It’s been exactly one year since he came into my life and he’s the best thing that has ever happened to me! I am so grateful and fortunate to have him in my life. I cannot thank you all enough!

I’ve watched Teddy grow in the past year and not only has he blossomed but he’s helped me grow as a person as well. I can’t thank you all enough for all of the hard and life changing work that you all do! I don’t know what I did to deserve him, but whatever I did…I’m glad I did it :)

Everyday Teddy is growing and becoming the dog he was supposed to be and I couldn’t be happier for him. In case you’re curious… feel free to follow Teddy through his Instagram (@mr.teddy.sf) as he’s currently living his best life :)

Thanks again!

Kari + Teddy

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Benito (aka Ben Affleck)

Benito (aka Ben Affleck)

On July 6, 2019, I adopted Ben Affleck, one of Muttville’s Boston Tea party dogs. I had tried to adopt several Bostons from Muttville but because I live in the east bay, they were always gone before I could meet them. On that particular Saturday, I had come to SF to meet another Boston but he was adopted before I could even arrive at the agency. I did know that another Boston, Ben Affleck was due to arrive, so I waited a bit for him to get there. Upon arrival, Ben came with his foster parents, circled the room and stood up next to me to be put in my lap. That one action created the quote from my older sister that we OFTEN laugh about because it sums up my love at first sight moment, “it’s a wrap, get the papers!”

Ben, now Benito, came to me weighing almost 13lbs. I adopted him after the death of my sweet Boston Franklin 3 weeks prior. Benni is now 20 lbs, healthy, insured, with a nice backyard, and living with his two “bros” Corrado and Bogdan. Thank you Muttville for sending Benni to rescue me.

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Alfie (aka Bartholomew)

Alfie (aka Bartholomew)

Dear Muttville!

I wanted to say thank you so much for finding Alfie (at his second shelter placement) and bringing him to San Francisco so we could adopt him. Over the past year, he has gone from a very reserved and impeccably polite house guest, who avoided grey-haired men, insisted on sleeping on the floor in a pile of laundry, and whimpered when I brought out the broom to sweep into a romping, must share your pillow cuddle bug, with lots of tail wags, face kisses, and an almost obsessive love of off-leash hikes.

We have had many camping adventures, daily squirrel chasing, one amazing squirrel catch (and release), a ton beach days, and of course infinite belly rubs. My cats LOVE Alfie, and are likely to be found sleeping next to him, and greeting in the European way (kissing both cheeks). We knew he was good with cats, but a new (and surprisingly fearless) kitten addition put that gentleness to the test and Alfie has passed with flying colors.

Our cup is full of laughter, snuggles, and the occasional dumped trashcan (to let us know we have been gone far too long, and not left sufficient foodstuffs).

I don’t know what I did to deserve such a wonderful dog, but it must have been something good.

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Lenny (aka Lennox)

Lenny (aka Lennox)

I adopted little Lenny 2 weeks ago, it was touch and go at first as she was chasing my kitty, Ginger. We never gave up hope and one swat did the trick. This established the relationship and Lenny no longer chases Ginger. She is the most loving, devoted precious little doggie. She was diagnosed with cancer and hopefully her surgery will be curative. Thank you Muttville for all you do for these precious doggies, who are given a chance to have a new life full of love and protection and happiness. They are pure love and teach us what is important in life. Lenny made a new friend today, a 16 year old senior doggie named Tess. She is in one of the photos.

Most sincerely,

Regina

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Evelyn

Evelyn

My two kids and I visited Muttville with my mom who was looking to adopt a furry pal in August of 2017. We were enjoying leisurely hanging around the loft watching the flurry of little feet running here and there from bed to bed and lap to lap. About an hour in my kids had fallen head over heals with Evelyn a chubby little Chug (Chihuahua/Pug) with the sweetest personality. She was a little love magnet with a big smile and a constant tail wag. After the hundredth time of asking if we could take her home and every reason why she would be the best dog and I would never have to lift a finger ever again my position finally waivered. When the Muttville volunteer causally said she was going to take Evelyn home that night if no one adopted her, that sealed the deal and we knew we had to have her! Evie came home with us to Sacramento and has been a constant joy and bright spot in our lives. She shows us every day just how much she loves us and every day we have the conversation “can you imagine if we listened to you mom and we didn’t get Evie, can you imagine how horrible our lives would be?” And I know the answer and agree wholeheartedly because without a doubt Evie has enriched our lives beyond measure. We are so thankful that she adopted us and we can’t imagine our lives without her. Thank you Muttville for all you have done for us and countless others! I’m your biggest fan!

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Pepper

Pepper

Pepper lives in sunny Naples, Florida with his brother Nino and parents Brett and Elizabeth. Pepper is one of the most interesting organisms ever to walk the earth. He was adopted in August 2019 after being left in Sonoma and traveled to Maine on a summer vacation shortly thereafter. Pepper then lived in the Marina District of San Francisco for three months before heading off to NY by plane with his new family and then officially down to Florida where he has quickly adapted to the warm climate. Pepper loves to run after every animal he sees and barks playfully at bigger dogs. He is fast as lightning (also afraid of lightning) and can jump like the best of ’em. Pepper typically requests you hand-feed him which is both annoying and cute, and he insists on cuddling with you at literally all-times of the day. Pepper is a true character and words truly cannot express how happy we are to have him (the same may or may not be for his brother Nino – who is the boss).

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Bodie (aka Woof)

Bodie (aka Woof)

Hello! I just wanted to send a quick thank you for introducing me to my best pal! Bodie (formerly known as Woof) and I have been hanging together for a little over a year now and he’s such a bright spot in my life. He has been having a blast and is very happy to be chilling in Oakland these days. Bodie is a very well-behaved buddy who loves jump in the car for an adventure, and to hike and snooze equally and never says no to a belly rub.

Love, Aimee and Bodie

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The Dude (aka Picnic)

The Dude (aka Picnic)

An update on our darling Picnic/The Dude.

We marvel every day at how lucky we were to find Muttville and consequently Dude. This little monster is the best, and we love him beyond reason. Luckily he has similar feelings for us. We go to the dog park daily, and he has many friends.

We are also forever grateful for Muttville having given us the means to fix his teeth. He clearly felt better afterwards, and was quickly able to demonstrate even more of his personality quirks. He adores cats. We don’t specifically have any but several neighborhood cats are regular visitors. They not uncommonly wander in to nap next to Dude. He is good with this. We are so grateful for Muttville having given us a chance to help save Dudes life. He helps save ours every day.

Thank you Muttville for our Dude.

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Fleetwood

Fleetwood

Hi All,

I just wanted to give you an update on Fleetwood. He is quirky and I love him. Fleetwood gets really excited when we go for our walks, until he realizes that they are not car rides. I swear that he wants to call for an Uber and we are just at the end of the driveway! He loves car rides even if they are just around the block these days. After two months he felt comfortable enough to steal a pancake off my plate. I think we were both in shock. Finally, I know what he likes! His afternoons are spent napping with the occasional turn about the garden or stroll along the shoreline. Thank you so much for this special geriatric puppy.

Laura Crawford & Fleetwood

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