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Success stories

Cameron (aka Kombucha)

Cameron (aka Kombucha)

Dear Muttville,

I wanted to give an update on Cameron (fka Kombucha) whom we adopted four months ago: he’s doing excellent and we love him very much. He settled into our family quickly and enjoys all the many adventures and activities we take our dogs on.

Cameron is living his life to the fullest and loves many things, including car rides, snuggles, chasing/barking at pigeons, exploring every nook in the house, his cozy bed, and last but definitely not least, FOOD. If he spots you and thinks you have food—watch out!

Piper and Jasper, his two younger greyhound siblings are very gentle and patient with him. He also has four cat siblings who are very comfortable around him.

Thank you all so much for saving him, and all your other hard work devoted to these lovely seniors.

Barna

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Samuel

Samuel

Hi Muttville,

It’s been 2 years since my wife and I adopted Sam (Samuel) and I can remember the minute I first laid eyes on him. He was curled up in a ball & wasn’t socializing with anyone. Having been in a previous shelter for a month & completely shutting down after the euthanization of his kennel mate, this sad pup’s story grabbed a firm hold of my heart. I can only imagine the fear & loneliness he must’ve been experiencing even up to that moment. But even that didn’t stop him from becoming a staff favorite. He was still a loving soul who was quick to show his submissive side and eagerness for belly rubs…. and when his handsome face looked up at me for the first time, cupid struck! OMG! Buddy, you are mine!

Once we got him home he adapted quickly & already seemed happier. It only took 10 days before he just suddenly started playing with our jack russell mix. It was awesome. An old boy at 10, he was 14 lbs, ribs showing, had a heart murmur, a luxating patella and flinched if you attempted to pet his head. Nowadays though you would think he was another dog. At an energetic 20 lbs, he and his new brother play sooooo much! And there is no longer ANY evidence of his physical or mental problems! (YAY!) The vet even commented that he appeared more like a 7 year old! His days are now filled with long jogging trail walks, playing ball, chasing birds and squirrels with his brother in our big back yard, going on vacations with us, daily cuddles and of course deciding what to wear to impress the ladies!

Thank you Muttville for giving us another reason to smile every single day!

xoxoxo,

Manny & Beatrice,

The happy family

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Ziggy

Ziggy

Dear Muttville,

It’s been one year since we’ve adopted Ziggy from Muttville, and we absolutely cherish him. In the short time we’ve known him, Ziggy has made himself quite at home in our family and neighborhood. We’ve discovered that Ziggy’s talents include making friends with everyone he meets (humans only), snoozing in the sun, and enjoying car rides. He especially loves lap time as we watch Keeping up with the Kardashians and Pitbulls and Parolees and going for his daily walks around the neighborhood! Ziggy never fails to make us laugh, whether it’s from his supernatural ability to tell when the cheese drawer is opened or when he barks at himself in the mirror. They say that laughter is the best medicine, and if it is, then surely Ziggy has extended our lives by years. Thank you to Muttville for bringing us together with our little Ziggy (aka Zimothy, aka Zoji, aka Mr. Dog). We look forward to the adventures to come!

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Waffle (aka Spudz)

Waffle (aka Spudz)

Hi Muttville!

I adopted Waffle about six months ago and it has been the most rewarding experience.

The first two months after I adopted Waffle, we went through a lot of transitions together — I moved to a new place and I took on a new job. Each month, I could see Waffle is settling in better. It’s an amazing experience to see Waffle becomes more and more comfortable and loved.

Both trauma and love are experiences we humans and puppies share. :)

I’m excited to spend the next [hopefully infinite] years with Waffle!

Cathy

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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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