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Success stories

Sabina and Marlowe

Sabina and Marlowe

My family adopted these two wonderful pups, Sabina and Marlowe, a few years ago, if my memory is correct it was October 2015.

I just wanted to send some updated pics on how wonderful these old girls are doing and how Muttville has a truly special place in our family’s heart.

Thank you for everything you guys do!

Mariette

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Lil Bud (formerly Maude)

Lil Bud (formerly Maude)

September 6 was our little Lily Bud’s (formerly Maude) birthday. She didn’t come with a birthday so we decided that we would use her adoption date which was September 6th of 2016.

Our first rescue, she brings so much joy and love to our home. As you can see, she is a Daddy’s girl. Although she is blind (retinal disease) she knows her way around the house and backyard.

Her favorite pastimes are eating, napping and wrestling with her stuffed animals. Thank you Muttville for this precious little angel!

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Sam aka Santana 3050 (In Memoriam)

Sam aka Santana 3050 (In Memoriam)

Janice let us know her Muttville boy Sam crossed the rainbow bridge:

Sam aka Santana #3050 came home to Sacramento in June 2015.

He loved his walks and exploring his neighborhood. He loved the company of his fur siblings. He was a gentle enforcer of correct behavior of his fur siblings. He loved smelling new human babies.

He was featured in Pet food Express- Sacramento’s store poster. He loved exploring the treat isles at Pet Food Express. And picking his favorites.

Sincerely,

Janice

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Ladie Bug aka Lady (In Memoriam)

Ladie Bug aka Lady (In Memoriam)

It is with a very heavy heart that I announce the passing of our beautiful, sweet Ladie Bug (AKA Lady). She was released from her failing body, at home on her sofa where she choose to be, surrounded by people who love and adore her. Ladie Bug had a funny spot on her X-rays that was indicative of a bone tumor. We had been keeping an eye on it for the past several months. It never developed the way these tumors usually do, getting bulbous and incredibly painful, but it did cause a limp which and loss of muscle which intensified over the past month. Through out it all her spirits were high. When her mobility became too comprised she let us know she was ready.

We now begin the journey of moving on in this world without her. Though she was only with us for a short time, not quiet 1.5 years, she made a profound impression on our hearts. We will miss her sweet goofy smiles, her midnight sing-a-longs with a passing fire engine, her excited digging in our yard. (It was hard to scold her with a serious tone, because she got such delight our of digging in that hard, dry soil).

Though she wouldn’t hurt a fly she had a massive bark that was quite intimidating. She loved the beach and walks, meeting other dogs and wondering off leash. She always came when she was called and adapted to the rules of our house quickly, fitting in as if she had always been here. She was patient and gentle with our small breed puppy who was just 8 months when Ladie Bug moved in. They became fast friends and the puppy became her student, studying the ways of her powerful howl and barking at the mail man. Tasks she will now have to carry out alone. Ladie never challenged our other domineering chihuahua for the alpha position. She was a peace keeper, never looking for a conflict.

The house is quieter now and feels empty with out her, but we take comfort in knowing that she left this world an old dog with an adoring human and k-9 family and a heart full of love.

Thank you Muttville, for bringing us together and allowing us the opportunity to be forever altered by this special creature who will be deeply missed.



Sincerely,

Shannon & Neal

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Coco(nut)

Coco(nut)

Thanks to Rosanne for sending us an update about Coco:

Coco as in Coconut not only loves her new name, she loves her new life! She is in the most excellent health but now has acquired a weight (8lbs to 14lbs) problem so we are working on it. She just loves good food! What a gem we got! Shes the best! I was in the right place at the right time. Friskie and Cassie welcomed her! Life is Good!

We love Muttville ❤️

Rosanne

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Peanut #3901

Peanut #3901

Peanut (or Mr. Peanutto as we like to call him), passed over the rainbow bridge a little while back. He wasn’t our first or last dog to pass away, but there was something so special about him and his energy.

Peanut was loved by us and every single dog in our house. I have a million pictures of him, and in at least half, one or two different dogs/fosters are snuggled up next to him, watching over him, making sure he was safe. He was just so small and precious! I took him everywhere in one of those doggy bjorns and the majority of times, no one ever knew he was there since he would fall asleep. (Okay, except for that one time he smelled steak and then tried to burst through my jacket at a brew-pub and gave the restaurant a re-enactment of the scene from Alien. They were confused, then terrified, then all laughed hysterically when his head popped out.) When people did see him, one arm slung out the side of the pouch, just relaxing or sleeping, they all would come running to pet him and ask questions. He because an unofficial ambassador for senior dog rescues and hospice care, opening up their eyes to the needs of these dogs and how much love they still had to give. He even travelled as far as Idaho by car and was a perfect angel. Well, mostly – he did nothing to get me out of a speeding ticket. His cuteness was no match for an officer trying to make a quota in a speed trap in the middle-of-nowhere Nevada. What I probably miss the most is him immediately falling asleep with his head tucked under my chin as soon as I laid him on my chest. Best way to binge-watch Netflix on the weekends.

I know it wasn’t an easy decision for his first mom to let someone with more time and experience for a special needs/hospice dog take care of him at the end, but I am grateful she did. He did need constant monitoring, hand fed, cleaned up after (he just went when he felt the urge, and who was I to judge?), monitored, medicated, and a lot of soothing, special attention, and that is not an easy thing to do. Please let her know that he lived like a king and was truly, truly loved by everyone in our house. He passed away in our living room, surrounded by myself, my husband, and the other dogs who adored him.

Things Peanut loved:
Laying in the sun
49ers
Super soft blankets & beds
Going to pubs
Sun
Naps
Head scratches
Soft food
More sun

There will always and forever a peanut-shaped hole in my heart, but I am so thankful for the time we had together.

Attached are just a few pictures that I hope will make everyone smile.

Kate

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Watson aka Wallace

Watson aka Wallace

Thanks to Megan for sending us this update about her Muttville dog, Wallace:

It’s been eight months since Watson came home! He has settled in so well. We were getting a sense of his playful, silly personality before we had his dental work done in March. Now that his teeth don’t hurt, he is a much more playful dog. He will let us know he wants to play by bringing us his stuffed bunny (first of the pictures) or by pounce attacking our shoes as we walk. He loves to play fetch (second picture), and loves visits to the dog park (third picture taken after a recent visit).

For some reason he doesn’t sleep on dog beds (but will sleep on couches!), but likes the orthopedic bath mats so we have stacked a few up for him to curl up on (fourth picture).

In recent weeks Watson has been to Jack London Square (fifth picture), had his first puppucino from Starbucks (sixth picture) and celebrated the 4th of July (seventh picture). Of course all of that tires a dog out, so he does keep an aggressive napping schedule with our other dog, Darwin (eighth picture, and evidence of sleeping on couches).

However the one thing that makes him happiest is when he can curl up to someone so he can feel them close by.

We love our Muttville dog!

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Poppy (fka Puppet)

Poppy (fka Puppet)

Thank you mutt mom Lynda for this update about Poppy, formerly Puppet:

I adopted Poppy (formerly known as Puppet) in May, and I can honestly say she has changed my life; she is such a joy.

The second I get out of bed she runs around my legs until I sit on the floor, let her climb on my lap and give her scratches.

One of her favorite ways of passing time is to sit on my lap on the back step early in the morning, wrapped up in my robe, watching the birds darting around the yard – she makes no attempt to chase them. When the sun finally creeps around to warm up a small patch of garden she moves over there to catch a few rays. She also has another favorite spot on the deck at the front of the house and a third where she can curl up on a loveseat outside.

She enjoys rides in the car, has mixed feelings about walking so some days has pep in her step and other days drags (a bit like most of us). When she spots people on her daily walks she squeaks with excitement and wags her tail because nothing is better than receiving love from strangers, although she is getting quite famous in the neighborhood these days.

Poppy is part of the Muttville Fospice Program and friends cautioned me against adopting a terminally ill dog. It is proving to be one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and every day that she and I spend together is a special one.

Thank you Muttville for the amazing job that you do.

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Marty McFly

Marty McFly

Who remembers the lovable boy, Marty McFly?

Then you’ll love this update from mom Lynn:

Last July, we celebrated two years with our senior Muttville boy, Marty McFly! We’ve fostered dogs for many years and he was our first foster failure. We really don’t consider foster-to-adoption as a failure but a blessing, and we can’t imagine life without this goofy boy.

Marty’s journey began when he was picked up as a stray. Fortunately he found his way to Muttville where he received lots of TLC and became a staff favorite. His sweet and mellow qualities drew us to him, and he came into our home for foster care. After seven months in the rescue with no serious adoption interest, we decided to make Marty a permanent member of our pack.

Fast forward to today and life with Marty is great! The old boy has some health issues and has slowed down quite a bit, but he loves to ride in the car, go for a slow stroll, and enjoy a good roll in the grass. He still sleeps in doorways like he did at Muttville so he’s lovingly earned the nickname, speed bump.

Our Marty hasn’t traveled back to the future, but he is a road warrior that has logged many miles on trips and RV adventures within California and to Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Arizona.

Many thanks to Muttville for rescuing Marty and other senior dogs like him. We are honored to be part of this organization, caring for and loving seniors so they can enjoy their golden years.

The Bolhuis Pack


Photo Locations:

Oregon, Grandma’s lush green lawn

Nevada, beatin’ the heat with a dip in the pool

Utah, red rock climbing near Monument Valley

Arizona, north rim of the grand canyon



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Bosley (#3191)

Bosley (#3191)

A beautiful, heartfelt tribute to Bosley Lee Wong. Thank you Iris and Warren:

Bosley came to live with us January 15, 2016. He crossed the rainbow bridge July 19, 2017 at the lovely age of 12 (just a couple weeks shy of 13) years.

To us, Bosley was perfect. My husband Warren says that he was so easy to love. Bosley had a huge heart – both figuratively and physically (so the vet told us). No wonder he loved so freely, whole heartedly and showed us a larger than life love, devotion we never expected. Bosley’s Godmommy Elizabeth says that he was special and that this side of the rainbow just feels that much emptier without him. Our extended family remembers him fondly by his scrunchy cute face and fondness for licking feet, regardless of owner.

Bosley was our first dog, as a couple and also individually. Our little family has always celebrated our quirkiness and Bosley fell right into our patterns and folds. We spent most of our days laughing and cuddling with him, sharing ordinary (or extraordinary, in retrospect) moments around the house together (Bosley was your poster child magnet/Velcro dog who would never let us out of his sight). He was well loved by foster parents Randy and Steve, came to us after and really interestingly blossomed as an “only child.” He generously shared with us his unique spunk, his tremendous loyalty, his silly sense of humor, his love for life.

He walked with our family during our engagement, then marriage, move to Campbell, where he had more space to play (inadvertently, hide/seek – as our fellow was hard of hearing but very persistent), and tricky first trimester of pregnancy (during which he provided much co-sleeping comfort).

Bosley will always live in our hearts as many things… including the lively pup who bounded around our backyard barking at birds and cats we could not see, who thanks to his deafness, was the boldest boy on the street every 4th of July, our buddy who had a voracious appetite for peanut butter and would swim for it (he had a brief stint of warm water indoor swim sessions with Rex Center!), our brave fellow who trotted into Monterey beach waters and up Tahoe snowy slopes with a proper taste for adventure, and yet knew how to appreciate the finer things in life (e.g., a warm and cozy human-sized bed). His sweet snoring, open mouthed smile with trademark few bottom teeth, loving and long-lasting licks/kisses, habit for making a bed out of suitcases, enthusiasm for belly rubs, deep full body breaths behind the door trying to smell us and anticipating our arrival home, feisty way of playing tug, and happy circular runs around the car, will always endear him to us. When warmed up, he was an expressive, talkative little guy, and in the very best way.

He was himself around us, as were we with him, and we enjoyed each other immensely.

Bosley’s first happy days in the Bay Area started off at Muttville (post his Sacramento rescue) and we know he shared and received much generous love, care during his stay at HQ too. Thank you, Muttville and supporters. Thank you each and all who loved our Bosley and made it possible for us to be a family. He has opened our hearts permanently. We only hope to go about life with hearts as big as his!

Love,

Iris & Warren

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