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Brian 6783
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Success stories

(In Memoriam) Freckles #1424

(In Memoriam) Freckles #1424

In Memoriam to Freckles, adopted in 2012. Glenda sent us this beautiful tribute:

I wanted to write and let you know that Freckles (#1424, adopted in September of 2012) has passed on. He had been under medical care for a heart problem for the last few years, and recently his kidneys and liver were showing signs of trouble. Recently he started having a lot of trouble just getting up and maintaining control of his balance, and he seemed just ready to go, and so he did. He died peacefully at home.

I’m so very grateful to Muttville for bringing him into my life, and for all of those who met him and loved him. He was such a sweet and gentle soul. Saying goodbye to him was so difficult… he was my best friend, my travel buddy, my light on dark days, my joy, and my constant companion. My heart is broken.

Thanks for all you do at Muttville. I am a very big advocate for senior pet adoption after this experience, and can’t imagine doing anything else. To have and love them is to live with the potential of loss of something so dear after only a short time – but it’s so worth it – every moment. When my heart has healed I’m sure I’ll bring another senior home one day.



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April

April

Thank you mutt mom Robyn for this wonderful update about April (aka Titi):

April AKA Titi has brought so much joy into our hearts since the day we brought her home in May! She is my little sidekick and we do everything together; sleep, eat, walk, work, and play! She even rides in the front of the grocery cart at the store! She and senior kitty Elliott have become fast friends. We call her our little meerkat because she sits up with her paws in front of her chest when she wants to go for a walk or the bathroom. I am eternally grateful to Muttville for rescuing Titi and others like her. Senior dogs rule!



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Cassie (fka Aimee)

Cassie (fka Aimee)

Aimee is loving her new forever home and really loves her new name and furry sibling! Read this great update from mom Stormy:

Hi Muttville!

I wanted to share how well Cassie (formerly Aimee) is settling in!

She’s the PERFECT addition to our family. She was understandably a bit shook up when leaving her foster family, but she has already bonded with me and making herself comfortable at home. She and our Bellaboo are very respectful of one another and slowly starting to build their own relationship <3

Thank you for the wonderful rescues you do!

Wags & Woofs!

Stormy



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Otto

Otto

Loving words from Ryan and Carol about their beloved Muttville boy, Otto, who crossed the rainbow bridge earlier this month:

In memory of ‘our big man’ Otto.

When I first saw Otto’s picture on Muttville page, I thought there was a mistake and that it was a repost of our first Muttville dog Lucy. I knew that he was meant to live with us and we adopted him straightaway, and welcomed (now) Otto Marraccini-Otto to our Muttville family (joining his Muttville brothers and sisters Lucy, Kara, and Starbuck).

I will always remember him for his big goofy smile and his gentle spirit. He was always an instant favourite with everyone he met. My wife was convinced that I thought of Otto as my furry twin.

The decision to let Otto go was extremely hard for us. I am so grateful to Muttville for saving this gentle soul with his big soft eyes. I am glad he got to spend his sunset years with us and be warm, happy, and safe. I miss my furry friend terribly.

In loving memory,

Ryan and Carol Otto.



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Rosa (aka #4120)

Rosa (aka #4120)

New mom Kristin tells us that sweet ’n sassy Rosa is enjoying being loved in her new home:

Rosa is doing so great. We had a few bumps in the road with her health, but nothing we can’t manage. She’s such a sassy little girl, but she LOVES everyone. Every person she meets falls in love with her instantly. I would just like to give a huge thanks to everyone who took care of her. I don’t know what I would do without my little pooch. She is such a ray of sunshine in my life. THANK YOU!!!!!



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Bernie 4719

Bernie 4719

Makes our hearts smile! Thanks for sharing, Nioaka!

We adopted Bernie on Saturday, a day after my 16 and a half year old dachshund Frankie passed away. I got him when he was 14 years old. We had been thinking of adding another senior dachshund as both my dachshund and Chihuahua have health issues and didn’t have much longer life expectancy.

My old boy Frankie was my soul dog. I miss my Frankie so much. I felt like adopting Bernie was a sign. Bernie came around right in time. Bernie fit right into my apartment, he learned the doggy door in record time and at some point was crate trained because he walks into a crate (it was for foster kittens) and falls asleep on the bed.

Bernie doesn’t replace the loss of my Frankie, nothing ever will. But his sweet cuddly personality and silly antics (some of which remind me of my Frankie) make me smile during this difficult time. Thank you for saving him. I look forward to adopting from Muttville in the future.



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Henry 4499

Henry 4499

Hospice dog Henry hears the Call of the Wild! Thanks to Cathy for sharing:

Henry is a total love. He’s gotten strong and improved his stamina quite a bit chasing Haehly. He’s very competitive so doesn’t like to be left behind. At the river he ran all over the rocks and in the water. He ran through tall grass in the meadow following deer trails. He encountered 3 young bucks and was very respectful. As they moved toward him he stood his ground until they whirled away bounding off He didn’t chase, just looked happy. He’s a great traveler, enjoys a good burger and checking out rest stops. He’ very good about going outside, even in new places. He’s so much fun! It’s great to see him get excited and launch into the back seat of the car He also has a very special trick that he pulls out only when one of his very favorites, usually pizza, is on offer. I’ll try to get a pic but he’s got me laughing so hard I forget. He also puts on his “utterly sincere” face. Quite an act. Well he’s so endearing and fun and cute I hope he’s with us for quite a while. We go back to the mountains to celebrate the 4th with him. So grateful for him and all the mutts that gain their independence from lack to love with you. You guys are really the greatest!

Much love

Cathy, Scott and Henry (WhiteFang)



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Fergus (fka Franco)

Fergus (fka Franco)

Fergus’s story is the stuff dreams are made of! Thanks to Lin for sharing:

J’adore this guy! He loves the redwoods and that he can see the kitchen from the end of the bed. He loves the car, doing errands and going to the office. And that was just day one!

We are blessed🐾🐾

lin and tully



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Blossom #1628

Blossom #1628

Thanks for this wonderful update, Eve and Gretchen! Read Blossom’s sweet story:

This is Blossom. She is a true princess in our home. She was originally adopted from Muttville by Joanne. Joanne’s daughter Skye was my other dog, Atom’s, dog nanny as Atom had severe separation anxiety. They got to know each other while Skye cared for Atom. Sadly, Joanne developed a recurrence of breast cancer after many years and ultimately passed away less than a year after adopting sweet Blossy. Skye asked me if I would consider taking Blossom myself as it would be good for Atom to have a sibling and it would lessen the grief of losing her mom. We are now a very happy family with a 3rd westie sister Scout.

Thanks for doing what you do at Muttville!

Eve and Gretchen (and Blossom, Atom and Scout)



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Muggs

Muggs

A San Francisco Love Story: Two Brides and a Beagle Best Man

We adopted Muggs from Muttville in August of 2015. We weren’t really expecting to adopt a dog, but we fell in love as soon as he barked at us. It took a while for Muggs to warm up to us. It was understandable, considering he had a family abandon him and then an adopter give up on him. For the first six months or so, Muggs was cautious around us.

When we brought him home, it wasn’t long before we learned that he had an undeniable passion for food. If there was a drop of anything edible, anywhere in our tiny apartment, he would find it. And he would be pleased with himself. We learned quickly that he had to be kept busy – lots of stimulating toys and stuffed animals were needed to keep our active senior occupied. He was incredibly patient with his bossy new sister, Sadie, allowing her to rule the roost and take the lead. He would entertain us with his silly antics, his voracious appetite, and his constant energy. It was clear that he loved to explore nature, and try new things.

It has been almost two years since we brought Muggs home. He’s sick, and we aren’t sure how much longer we have with him. We’ve made a bucket list of things to do with him, and things to feed him. He’s got a gastrointestinal disease that makes it nearly impossible for his body to absorb proteins. He’s losing weight drastically. But his spirit remains. He loves nothing more than to go on long walks and explore the outdoors. He loves eating, all day, every day. He loves to lick our bed and guard our front door. Every time we come home or we have a visitor come over, Muggs enthusiastically brings over a stuffed toy, a peace offering and a sign of his friendliness and love. He loves to play tug of war. Like a true beagle, he has about 15 different barks that tell us if he’s thirsty, hungry, happy, scared, bored, or silly. We love him so much and will forever be grateful to Muttville for allowing us to be part of his story. It’s been so fun to be his moms.

We loved having him at our wedding. It felt fitting for him to be at a celebration of commitment and love, knowing that he originally ended up at Muttville when a divorce went sour. We hope that he knows how much we treasure him, and how lucky we feel to have been chosen by him!

Love, Amy and Rachel



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