Success stories

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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Lucy

Lucy

We thought we would send an update on little Lucy. She is doing well and has adapted to her new home. She loves to eat and is first in line for the dinner wagon. She and her new brother, Guido, get along well and love going for walks together. She let’s her new Mom put bows in her hair and loves to wear her warm fleece dresses.

Jeana, Lucy and Guido

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Mara

Mara

Hey everyone, I wanted to share some highlights of my sweet little old lady, Mara. I adopted her in the spring of 2017 from Muttville and it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. She loves to sleep anywhere and everywhere. Her favorite snack is chicken and although she may bump into walls every now and then, she is always going at 100mph when she hears her humans around. I’m fortunate enough to work at a vet hospital to continue to give her the best care possible and it seems she has aged backwards some days because of how full of life she is!

When I first walked into Muttville, I came in not knowing if I was going to go home with a dog that day or not. I was happy to see all the sweet dogs and then she came in waddling up to me and wouldn’t leave my side. It was then that I knew she was the one for me. I love her little tap dances she does when it’s time to eat and her snaggle tooth that sticks out when she’s curious. My partner and I love her so so much.

Aiden & James

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Sprout

Sprout

Hi there,

Wanted to share our success story about Sprout!

When I first met Sprout, he was a scruffy little ball- hair sticking out in every direction, and as sweet as can be. I picked him up, and he didn’t make a sound or move a muscle. But once he got home, he pitter-pattered all over the house with his quick little feet, exploring and following me around the house, never leaving my side.

His first week at home, he got a bath and haircut, turning him into a handsome little fox. After his second week, we couldn’t resist- he went from being our foster to an official adoption!

Sprout is the perfect cat-dog that we never knew existed. He loves sitting in our laps, basking by sunny windows, and eating his meals off a hand-held fork.

Thank you Muttville for all you do, and bringing this ball of joy into our lives.

Esra & Yuri

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Puffin (In Memoriam)

Puffin (In Memoriam)

Hi,

Last January, we adopted our amazing Puffin from your organization. Unfortunately, we recently lost our baby. She was the best thing that has ever happened to us and we wanted to say thank you so much.

One of my favorite things about Puffin was the way that she would play, so I’d like to share a story about that.

Puffin was very energetic for her age. She loved to play a game that is really similar to the human game tag. She would run across the hallway in the house and then wait at the wall barking until someone would come touch her butt. Yes, it had to be her butt. Not her head, or her feet, her butt. This earned her the very fitting nickname of grumble butt. After you touched her butt she would turn around and run the other direction, usually following you, and then running into you when you reached the other end of the hall. Then she would turn around again and run the other way, expecting you to follow her and touch her butt at the end of the hallway. She was never very fond of toys, we think because she couldn’t hear the squeakers (she was deaf since we got her), but she loved to play in her own way. And whenever she wanted to play, you would hear her start barking from whatever wall she was waiting by in the house. Sometimes, we would even come home to the sound of her barking from somewhere, waiting for one of her moms to come find her. We miss the sound of her bark as well as her cuddles and her habit of throwing her food out of the bowl every day, but we are so happy we got to spend Puffin’s last year spoiling her.

Thank you Muttville for saving her,

Love Madison and Robyn

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Bitsy (In Memoriam)

Bitsy (In Memoriam)

Hi,

I am heartbroken to report that Bitsy passed away this past Sunday Jan 12, 2020 from Kidney Failure while I was out of the country. I have never left her for more than a few days since I got her January of 2017 and she seemed perfectly fine until a couple days near the end of my trip. Thankfully a friend was able to take her to the emergency and be with her during her last few hours. I am truly devastated as I loved her dearly. She was feisty as all heck, but we loved each other dearly and I know how much I spoiled her the 3 years I had her.

Thank you for giving me such a loving, wonderful pet,

Maria Oropeza

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Cashmere (aka Cinder)

Cashmere (aka Cinder)

Hi dear humans from Muttville,

We are all getting ready for our big move and I just wanted to say that Cashmere is doing great. So far, she’s lost 3 pounds.

We love her so much and we feel so lucky to have her with us. She leads the pack on our walks and barks at “intruders” she sees approaching our door, including her daddy… We are not teaching her any manners and she gets away with anything. She sleeps in the bed between us and with Francisco in his bed. She snores so loud that it sounds like a human sometimes.

We visited with Dr. Leah at San Rafael Vet in November and last week with our own veterinarian for all the trip check up, paperwork and even though she has her little cancer thing, her health is great and nobody could tell she has anything bad going on right now. We will leave the US on Feb 13 and whenever we settle in our new life in Brazil we will send you an update and pictures of our little girl, who will never wear a sweater again in her life! :)

Please enjoy some pictures and have a wonderful rest of the day!

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Simone

Simone

Dear Muttville Family,

We adopted little Simone January 2018 and she’s transformed our lives and melted our hearts forever! She has such a sweet and tender personality and is also so adorably goofy too! For instance, when we get home, she races to the door to greet us, taps her two front little paws (like tap dancing!) and then wiggles her body repeatedly, all while wagging her little tail! This has earned her the nickname “Miss Wiggles” and “Wiggly Wiggly.” Other nicknames include “Little Miss Piggy” since she lets out a gentle “oink” when she’s really relaxed.

While initially shy, she has become very affectionate and snuggles up close to her trusted humans. She also does a really cute/funny thing of kerplunking over on her side when you start petting her, as if to invite us to rub her side and belly. She does have super soft and fluffy hair after all (and she gets great bed head!). According to her genetic test, she’s part Shih Tzu, part Chihuahua, and part Dachshund—a ChiWeeTzu! (Like ChiWeenie plus Shih Tzu!) Other endearing things about Simone are her little growl which she often expresses when she’s happy and getting rubbed and the fact that she likes singing with us. In fact, when we hit certain high notes, she will bark a long howl right along with us.

She apparently was found wandering the streets of Fresno before she was taken to a shelter and then eventually to Muttville. We are forever grateful that she found her way into our lives! We love her more than words can say and are so grateful to Muttville for bringing us together!

Photos above include one from her “Wedding Day” when she married a cockapoo named Rudy. The two of them actually walked down the aisle together (during our sister-in-law’s wedding), and it was certainly a day to remember! Truly woof-tacular!

With gratitude,

Janice, Stephanie, and Josh

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