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Success stories

Morty (In Memoriam)

Morty (In Memoriam)

Hi all,

I have finally worked up the courage to sit down and write up a little memorial for Morty.

Morty was our fourth senior dog but our first ever fospice adoption; we saw his face on Muttville’s website and it was like his eyes were calling out and begging us to bring him home. Morty was so scared, and had obviously had a very difficult life, but he blossomed and opened up to us quicker than we could have hoped for. He loved to lay on his back and swat at our fingers, just like a cat. (We theorized that he might actually be a cat in disguise in a dog’s body.) He would swat at our hands and rub his nose all over us begging for attention and pets. We built him his own special cozy fort in our bedroom that we nicknamed Chateau du Mo; it was his favorite place to sleep and play, and he loved to dig tunnels to nowhere in his blankets there all day long.

Morty took a turn for the worse last year and we reached out to Bridge Veterinary Services for hospice veterinary care to help manage his pain. They provided us with an incredible level of care, and Mo bounced back with a combination of medications, acupuncture therapy, and a lot of love. Bridge gave us so much more precious time with our beloved Mo, and we will be forever grateful to them for their dedication and their compassion.

Morty crossed the rainbow bridge in February. Although we knew when we adopted a fospice dog that our time together would be limited, we were unprepared for how deeply it would hurt and how badly we would miss him every single day. Morty was such a special, good boy, and our only regret is that we did not find him sooner. We will miss you forever, little Mo, our precious boy.

Sending love to all of you,

Hannah and Brian

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Tula (aka B.b.)

Tula (aka B.b.)

B.b. (short for blind and beautiful) got adopted into her forever home on the same day that 100,000 tulips were being given away on Union Square; March 2nd, 2019. A few miles away she was meeting her soon to be cousin, Jack. If she passed the test of being non-aggressive with him she was bound for a whole new home (her fifth in four months).

She started out in the central valley, at a kill shelter, where her future was not bright given that she had a host of ailments and no eyes. In pain from a bad back, knees and teeth and suffering from hematuria and obesity, her prospects were bleak especially since she could be snappy.

Volunteers from Muttville transported her to San Francisco where she underwent medical evaluations, teeth surgery, had medications properly dosed and was put on a diet and exercise regimen. She enjoyed acupuncture and was placed in the first of two foster homes. Trusting dog that she is, she licked everyone and was appreciative for every kindness and even proceeded to shed a few pounds.

Then she met Jack, her cousin-to-be. She was somewhat indifferent but delightful. She wasn’t too scared and showed everyone in the room that she had a brave heart as she maneuvered around the furniture effortlessly. Soon, there were congratulations and photos of the adoptive family and many thanks to the last foster family for having taken such precious care of her during her transition.

Within 24 hours her new mother found that she would jump up on footstool and onto the couch unaided and without being shown. She eagerly explored her new surroundings and investigated where her cousins slept. Within the first month she was bounding through unmowed fields with just her tail moving like a sail through the grasses to show where she was.

Her name was changed to Tula, in part to commemorate the tulips of her adoption day. Ever the adaptable little girl she responds just fine to her new name. She’s captured the hearts of the adults in the house and she has also won over her cousins who even allow her to sleep in the family bed.

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Yoko

Yoko

Yoko is doing great! She has made herself totally comfortable with us and is absolutely a part of the family.

She just got her first grooming and we took it down short to give her a fresh spring cut!

As you can see, everything is looking good, we are all incredibly happy!

Thank you for everything and we will absolutely stay in touch!

Peter

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Siena (aka Double Dutch)

Siena (aka Double Dutch)

Hello,

I wanted to give a quick update on Siena (formerly Double Dutch). She has been doing really well, and is definitely starting to settle in. We are working with a trainer on her anxiety and she has had many successful public outings and excursions. She’s also now doing much better with other dogs. She has spent some time with other dog friends in Tahoe, on hikes and around our house. She very much enjoys her dog walkers, and she has quickly become one of their favorite old ladies! She also likes hanging out on the couch and listen to classical radio while we’re at work, and sometimes she even gets to come to work with us!

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Gingham

Gingham

Gingham is now a completely different dog. It’s incredible how much he’s warmed up to us and our dogs. He’s adjusted so well. When I got him, he was on 4 different pills. Now he’s on 1 and only for a month. It’s truly stunning what love, attention, and care can do for an animal. He runs around all the time with his alligator and has so much energy. His tail never stops wagging unless he’s sleeping. He loves car rides and cuddles and digging under the covers. We love him!

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Lily (aka Cotton)

Lily (aka Cotton)

She saved my life! She has been the best dog. She’s really smart and happy. Her favorite day is Halloween because she loves kids. Her tail is always wagging.

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Roger (In Memoriam)

Roger (In Memoriam)

I wanted to let you know that Roger (he was dog 2,586 rescued by Muttville) crossed the rainbow bridge last month. I adopted him as a 12-year-old Husky mix and got to enjoy 4.5 wonderful years with him as my buddy for long walks, playtime in the parks, trips up to Napa, and afternoon naps in the backyard.

He was such a wonderful and special dog, always smiling, and he was able to pass peacefully at home with me holding him when the time came.

I just wanted to say thank you for giving me such a wonderful companion.

Karen

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Flossy and Sassy

Flossy and Sassy

We are so lucky we’re able to provide Flossy and Cyndi (Sassy) a loving home. Flossy LOVES sunbathing and they love relaxing on the couch with us. We are so in love with them already and you can tell it’s reciprocated. Flossy doesn’t let her hind legs stop her from anything, she runs around the yard and even enjoys short walks! And Sassy has belly rubs aplenty. We can’t wait until we can adopt from Muttville again! :)

Thank you,

Alexa and Alyssa

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Luna (aka Tetris)

Luna (aka Tetris)

I adopted Tetris (renamed Luna) on 1/19/2019. She has now lost 4 lbs and is an active, happy & adorable dog. These are her before & after photos (taken at the pet sitter’s ranch while I was recently on vacation). She is a social butterfly & loves to be the center of attraction. She gets along very well with her brother, Fu.

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Reggie (In Memoriam)

Reggie (In Memoriam)

Hi Muttville,

I wanted to send a sad update that my sweet Reggie, whom I adopted in August 2017, crossed the Rainbow Bridge today. He was truly the most wonderful dog I’ve ever known. I’m so grateful to everyone at Muttville for allowing Reggie and I to find each other.

Reggie was a loving son, a cherished friend and uncle, and a beloved member of the community. He was kind to every person and animal he came across and could always be counted on for help – from licking the floors clean, to watching over me after a hard night out, to waking me up every morning with loud thumps of his tail and aggressive nudging. It won’t be easy going back to alarm clocks.

Reggie loved long walks, chicken, and rummaging through the recycling. Later in his life, when his legs grew weak, he loved rolling around town in his Radio Flyer wagon, with the breeze blowing through his wiry fur. Even in his late age, Reggie loved adventure. He traveled up and down the California coast, then drove cross country to a new life with me in the East Coast. He experienced snow for the first time (not his favorite) and ran free in the woods of upstate New York. He was happiest when he was around people, whether they were trusted family members or brand new friends.

Reggie was a constant source of joy and comfort. With his stumpy little legs and little hoagie body, he brought smiles to everyone on the street. There’ll never be another one like him. I’ll miss him forever.

Thank you Muttville for all of the work you do for dogs like Reggie, and for dog lovers like me.

Best,

Gabrielle

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