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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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Milo (aka BamBam)

Milo (aka BamBam)

Thank you Sherri and Muttville for my wonderful little buddy. I adopted him when all the dogs were still at your house Sherri. He has since then clocked up lots of air miles with round trip flights between San Francisco and Italy and his last international flight from Italy to Australia in 2017. He’s still going strong and has learned to live without eyes. He’s still traveling although no longer in the air and still provides love, laughter and companionship. He’s an absolute gem! The photos are from his 21st birthday day – who’d have guessed. Cannot thank you enough on behalf of all the wonderful seniors who have been given new lives because of your efforts.

Best wishes for a fantastic and successful 2020.

Joan Chamberlain from Brisbane, Australia

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Honeyb (In Memoriam)

Honeyb (In Memoriam)

My precious Honeyb (previously Bijou) is with the Angels, she developed an acute autoimmune hemolytic anemia and passed so quickly. I loved her and was honored to care for her, my little disabled minipoodle. She went to my office 3 days/week and made everyone so happy. We had a stroller to make her walks easier. There are no words that express the precious love of an animal who adores you unconditionally and with such purity of spirit. Muttville gave me this beautiful gift almost 4 years ago. I am heartbroken today and miss her so much. When I have healed and no longer grieving I will visit Muttville again.

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Deacon

Deacon

Deacon came into my life on June 23, 2019. He was 13 years old and I was 73 years old. He needed to be carried up and down stairs and seldom moved faster than a quick walk. In the past 5-1/2 months, he has decided that he prefers to use the stairs instead the access ramp leading into the back yard and on perfect cool weather days he loves to walk and we are up to as much as a half mile occasionally. His best friend is a three year old terrier mix rescue that lives with my daughter. Such excitement from my boy when Reed is around. Their happiest days together are spent in my daughters 1/4 acre back yard, being free to roam and explore.

It suddenly occurred to me this last week that Deacon seems to be getting younger. Today I realized that I am too! Deacon is about 9 now. Me? 69 headed toward 65.

Thanks Muttville for giving my boy and I the opportunity to get back to our youthful ways.

Pat Jensen

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Bogie (aka JJ)

Bogie (aka JJ)

Hi Muttville!

I’ve had Bogie (formerly JJ) since May, but we’ve gotten along so well in this short time! In the beginning, Bogie used to have an attitude towards everyone (including other dogs), and it was very hard for him to adjust. I’m happy to say that he no longer has this issue and is quite popular with my family and friends. When I come home from a long day of class, I’m always happy to see Bogie jumping around and excited to see me. I’m so thankful that Bogie is part of my life and I’d like to thank Muttville for its amazing work.

Again, thank you!

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Thomas (In Memoriam)

Thomas (In Memoriam)

I just wanted to let you know that sadly Thomas (formerly known as Jafar) passed away in the early hours of Weds Oct 23, almost 5 years since I first met him. His heart failed. We think he was probably about 15 years old. This was our story ….

On Oct 29 2014 at Muttville I met and fell in love with a scruffy little snaggle toothed guy known then as Jafar (or Hedgehog or Count Candy Corn), but to me he was Thomas. Three days later I took him home as my foster pup and on Feb 14 2015 I officially adopted him. In September 2018 Thomas, my son Jasper, and I, flew to the UK (via Paris so he could travel in the cabin with me and not in the hold) and he spent his last year of life enjoying walks in the Forest of Dean.

He loved napping, snuggles, sunshine, sniffy walks, and sticking his head out the car window. He disliked smoke, rain, coughing, garbage trucks, the vet, any kind of delivery person, and most humans. He had a very select list of humans (other than me) that he could tolerate (as long as they respected his boundaries) and everyone else risked a bite on the ankle if they got too close!

He was my best friend, my napping partner, my coworker, my co pilot, my confidant, and I loved him with all my heart.

In the early hours of Oct 23 2019 I said goodbye and let Thomas fall into his final sleep. I feel extremely honored to have been Thomas’s chosen human for five years. I will never forget him and there will be an empty space in my heart that is forever his.

Here are some photos of our wonderful 5 years together.

Jane

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Dakota

Dakota

We wanted to share an update on our sweet Dakota, who we adopted from Muttville in April 2018. While she faced some unexpected health issues very soon after we got her (cancerous tumor at the base of her tail, which led to a recommended tail amputation!), she recovered well and has been the love of our household since she got here. Our Dakota likes to go on walks at Crab Cove in Alameda; loves Point Isabel and the beach at Albany Bulb, where she gets to run around without a leash and socialize with other pups; and most of all loves to sniff and sniff and sniff anytime she’s on a walk (so walking takes a long time!). She gets many compliments on her “David Bowie eyes” (one brown and one blue) – some people think she’s blind in the blue eye, but she’s not!

When we first got Dakota (and before her surgery) she was an amazing jumper – even cleared our 6-foot fence in the backyard three days after we got her! After her surgery, she slowed down a lot (and gained a few pounds) but recently she’s been finding her jumping legs again – we’ve included a picture of her leaping just last week! She loves tummy rubs and pets, and being the center of attention – she demands more pets with persistent pawing and nudges our hands with her snout. When she’s happy, she makes the cutest part-snort/part-purr sound that sounds like “oon oon oon oon oon” so we call her Ooni. She’s a total cuddle bug and loves to lay close with us when we’re relaxing at home.

We are so grateful to Muttville for rescuing this girl from a shelter in Tulare County and helping us find her. She is the best!

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Corrado (aka Harvard)

Corrado (aka Harvard)

Greetings,

We wanted to give you an update on our pup. We flew up at the end of June for the Boston Tea Party and met Harvard, now Corrado. He was recovering from 2 surgeries when we adopted him but he has made a full recovery and is enjoying his new home in San Diego County with his new sister Zola. He is an old guy (age 12) but manages to keep up with his younger sister. He loves going for walks, sunning, and travel! He’s already been on 2 Baja trips with us! Thank you for all you do to help these senior dogs find a forever home, we can’t imagine life without him.

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