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Success stories

Ace (In Memoriam)

Ace (In Memoriam)

In July of 2012, our family adopted a pair of large dogs from Muttville, Ace and Krypto. Nobody knew their background or exact ages, but they were clearly good friends. They were loving, wonderful dogs, although they both had their streaks of troublemaking – like turning over the garbage can, spreading flour across the floor, and eating things they shouldn’t. Ace was a bit of a hunter, bagging the occasional squirrel and possum in our yard, and even once a raccoon. Krypto sadly passed away three years ago, but Ace soldiered on as a well-loved single dog, integral to our family. While he grew increasingly lame, and eventually deaf, he never stopped loving a good snack and a walk. Ace passed away on January 31st, 2019. We were so incredibly fortunate to have him in our lives for 6 1/2 years – far longer than we had the right to expect when we adopted “old” dogs! We love and will miss you, Ace, and you will never be forgotten.

Teresa Friend, and Lindsay and Aimee Price-Friend, San Leandro, California

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Matilda

Matilda

Hi Muttville!

I adopted Matilda from Muttville in June 2014 when Ms. Sherri Franklin herself graciously placed Matilda into my arms.

Words will never be able to accurately describe the love & bond I share with Matilda. She is my soulmate. She is my best friend. And because she is 6.1 pounds, she is also my baby who I carry around town everywhere I go.

She’s also quite the little celebrity. We get stopped daily and people often ask to take her photo. But we consider that type of attention more trivial. As a proud parents, my husband and I love sharing Matilda’s accomplishments:

- Graduate of Petco University

- She had a Bark Mitzvah

- Registered emotional support animal

- Local TV star (Suburu + KTV commercial)

- Her portrait is very popular Pinterest Pin

- Survivor of living on the L.A. streets (pre-rescue)

Muttville dogs are the most special creatures, and the power of their love is very very real.

Matilda is the true love of my life. Thank you Muttville!

From,

Rita & Jason

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Max (formerly Horton)

Max (formerly Horton)

Muttville,

Thank you for finding Horton (now Max). He has so greatly improved the lives of everyone in the household and, although he came not knowing any kind of training, has completed Adult Manners One and got his Canine Good Citizen award! Max seems to be loving life, has lost a couple pounds and become quite fit; he chases tennis ball mercilessly at the local dog park and loves to swim at the beach in his doggy life-vest. Although he is our hospice dog, he has completely won our hearts even in the short time we’ve had him. Maxwell is king of our couch (sleeps upside down) and is loved by everyone in the neighborhood. Thanks again so much for connecting us to this miracle pup, everyone should fospice so they can have great dogs like Max.

Thanks again,

The Hejinian Family

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Piccolo

Piccolo

Dear Muttville:

On November 2nd of 2018, I met Piccolo when I was looking for an older dog. My dear little 17 year old dog had died several months ago and I was lonesome for her company. As soon as I met Piccolo I loved her. She has helped me to recover from my loss, and made my days happy. I thought her name was strange and didn’t fit her, and wondered how she got it. My daughter read the complete medical history given to me by Muttville, and discovered her real name was Dottie. First time I called her that she perked up and came to me. Bless her heart she finally knew she was home. She discovered my old dog’s basket of toys right away and loves to play with them. She loves her daily walks, and gets to know neighbor’s dogs. This is good since as a very old lady I need to get out and walk daily. I didn’t know if she had been house broken, and placed “pee pads” on the bathroom floor and some other places. I found it funny that she always chose to go to the bathroom to “do her duty” as if she knew that was the proper place to go. Thank you, Muttville for giving these older and sometimes homeless dogs another happy life.

~Happy Grandma

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Nutmeg (in Memoriam)

Nutmeg (in Memoriam)

I’m so sad to let you know that my beautiful Nutmeg went over the rainbow bridge on November 13, 2018. I miss her so much. She was my little side kick and went everywhere with me. She came to work with me everyday and delighted my clients!

I adopted her in January 2013 at 9 yrs old and for 6 years she gave me companionship and unconditional love through some very hard times. She watched me through dealing with my daughters addiction and was a soft heart for her when my daughter suffered so much. She was there for me and grace for my heart when my daughter died 6/26/17. You know they feel your pain and I was so grateful for her love at that time.

I called her my little toothless wonder as she had already lost all her teeth before my adoption…she became deaf a few years later and her collapsing trachea was advancing. She was good with her medication tho and she loved to eat! She adapted to our moves and her first Winter in Colorado in December 2016. Our stroller walks to work was such a joy. She was getting tired tho at 13 years old! She was a trooper when health issues were getting harder. When the time came she let me know…she was a few months shy of 15 yrs old! My heart is broken and I miss the morning wake ups and the begging and the sweet stares that Pomeranians are so good at. I look forward to another Pomeranian rescuing me in the near future.

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Winston (formerly Ritz)

Winston (formerly Ritz)

Hello,

Being Christmas time and all we thought we would write and give you a “pupdate” on our Muttville pup Ritz aka Winston, since it’s all most five months since Winston joined our family. It’s hard to put into words how much we love our Winston, it’s like Christmas every morning walking up to his adorable face, then having our morning zoomies and cuddles together before getting his breakfast ready. Winston is “pawfection”! The four of us recently went on a outing to George Washington’s house Mount Vernon, as they are such a dog friendly place. Winston certainly enjoyed the longer car ride and he charmed everyone there: people at the ticket office, historical reenactors, tour guides, and clerks in the guest shop. Everyone has to stop and say hello to Winston, comment how sweet and well-behaved he is. One lady in the gift shop wanted to know all about Muttville, so we spread the word about how awesome it is and how to adopt from them.

Winston’s skin has completely healed and now he has discovered the awesomeness that is belly rubs. His coat is so silky smooth and he gets a little more golden everyday. Angeline and I had such fun Christmas shopping for Winston the other day. Winston is such a treasure, he adores when either Angeline or I play a music, whenever I sit down at my piano to practice Beethoven or Schubert or Angeline takes out her violin, Winston trots right over to his red bed or his wicker basket and looks up at your like “I am ready for my concert.” Though he has strict rules of not less then an hour of practice or he gives you a small hurmph and or a disproving look of “that was not a long enough practice young lady.”

Merry Christmas from all of us in Virginia! Maybe the New Year will bring another Muttville pup for a pal for Winston and bring even more love and joy into our family.

Yours Truly,

Carolyn, Caroline, Angeline & Winston

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Edna (formerly Mrs. Garrett)

Edna (formerly Mrs. Garrett)

Edna (Formerly Mrs. Garrett) was the missing piece to our family that we didn’t know we needed. When I first visited Muttville in August 2018, I had a hard time choosing which fur baby I was going to bring home. And then I met Edna. She was the only pup who wanted to sit on my lap and wanted my boyfriend to hold her like a baby. She’s so adventurous, that when we decided to adopt her, she wasn’t scared, she had a look of excitement in her eyes. She was very quick to trust the process and ready to come home. While Edna was shy at first, she quickly became friends with my other two dogs Emma and Patty. Not too long after bringing her home, she started to show so much affection towards me. Her favorite things are sneak attack kisses, long cuddles and treats. When I come home from a day at work, she is the first one at the door, with her sisters close behind, waiting to give me all the loves. It really didn’t take much time at all for her to fit in with our girl gang. I can’t even imagine what life was like before her now. While I may have less room on my bed at night, I have more love, snuggles and kisses which makes up for it. I hope Edna’s story can help those who might be unsure about adopting a senior dog to not be afraid. Adopting Edna was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. If you’re considering adopting from Muttville, please do. It doesn’t matter what age they are, a dogs love is unconditional and Edna is living proof of that.

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Friday, Bernice, and Jack

Friday, Bernice, and Jack

We first became aware of Muttville when we watched Sherri Franklin being honored as a CNN hero. Up until that point, neither of us had ever really thought about rescuing seniors (let alone a shelter that catered to them). But our hearts immediately went out to these little guys.

We started to scan the Muttville website and soon saw Friday. This little scrappy Malti-poo, who had been picked up off the streets of Oakland, was exactly the addition to our family that we wanted. We traveled the two hours to the shelter and immediately adopted him despite learning that he had been adopted and returned for being too ornery and snappy. Instead of thinking that there are bad dogs, we went with him to the vet and found out that he needed several more teeth removed (life as a stray is hard) and that he was allergic to most pet foods. That explained his aggressiveness when you touched his tummy and got near his mouth. Once we got him feeling better, he became the biggest lover there is. He loves to have his tummy rubbed and gives big smiles with the six teeth he has left.

We had such a great experience with Friday, that we came for Bernice soon after. Her Muttville name was Abita and she had been left at the groomers by her previous owner. Bernice is the sweetest poodle ever and everyone loves the way she prances down the street when we take short walks with her (she’s an old lady so walks tend to be a little short).

And since a house cannot have too much love, we also brought home a Bichon named Jesse about six months later. Jesse is blind, mostly deaf, and has a bit of dementia. He is also the best snuggler in the world. Jesse (who we renamed Jack) was a fospice dog and we expected to have him for a short time. Instead, he has been in our home for over a year and helped to fill it with love. It wasn’t long after getting Jack that we decided to make the family official. We were married at home surrounded by family (human and furries).

Jack passed this week. This is a sad moment for our family, but we are so thankful to Jack and are happy that we were able to help him spend his last year with his Muttville siblings, surrounded by love, and treated with dignity and respect.

Thank you Muttville for bringing Friday, Bernice and Jack into our family and helping other families fill their homes with love. Including Jen’s mom who just brought home Rocky. He’s great little Shih Tzu who is filling her days with companionship and affection since the loss of her husband.

Affectionately,

Scott, Jen, Friday, Bernice, Gertrude, & Walter (& old man Jack)

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Abigail

Abigail

Today is 6 months since we adopted our lovely Abigail from you. She is such a go with the flow and ready for every new experience kind of dog. We have traveled from San Francisco to Florida through 16 states in our 30 foot RV and she is an excellent traveler. She adores our deaf blind daughter, often sleeping on her legs. She even trusts her to take her walking. She also enjoys watching other creatures through the screen door, squirrels being her favorite. At meal time she does a happy dance that always makes us laugh. She even comes and sits politely to get her eye meds. So just wanted to send you a big thank you for everything you do for senior dogs, and for giving us a treasured member of our family.

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Sid (aka Cupid)

Sid (aka Cupid)

I have Sid (aka Cupid) for a whole year now. I found his name was Sid from his surrender paperwork to Vacaville Pound.

Poor guy, he was so depressed and skinny when he came home to me from Muttville, but he just melted into me and we connected right away. Over the next few months, Sid came out of his shell. He has a buddy, Jerry from Muttville that we visit often and they get along great, but no other dog can come near me or he barks madly at them and runs at them – hysterical, seeing as he is so placid all other times.

He loves his Condo. I used to take him to work with me, but he hates the crate and barked all the way. He was just being stressed out and so I began leaving him for short times to go to work, I am self employed so had that luxury! He just sleeps when I am away and awakens upon my arrival home. He loves his little walks and sniffs everyone that passes by. He has the cutest curiosity about him. He will stand in front of an open door and just peer inside!! He wants to know everyone’s business. He goes right up to all my neighbours, and stares at them until they pet him. So cute.

I tell people I fell in love on line. True. I took one look at that face and my heart melted. He has become a little incontinent and it can be challenging, but I just pick him up, wash him off and I love him even more today than I did a year ago. I thank Muttville every day for my little lovey-dovey.

Una Werner

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