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Success stories

Jake

Jake

Hi Muttville!

As we approached Jake’s two year anniversary, it was hard to imagine what life was like before this bundle of joy arrived. Jake and his brother Rocco became fast and furious buddies. Both manage a very busy agenda, at Mom’s office Monday – Friday, out with construction crews now and again, walks in Golden Gate Park and most importantly play, play and more play. In his quite time (rarely) Jake likes to build bed forts!

Two Jack Russell Terriers in the household brings constant and daily laughter – I can’t quite describe the regular and unexpected antics. So blessed Jake found his way to our home.

Thank you Muttville for everything you do – grateful to have you part of our community!

Gina, Rocco and Jake

PS Jake is on the right of Rocco in photos

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Bear (aka Alfie) #5732

Bear (aka Alfie) #5732

Hi Muttville!

My name is Carla and I write to you because my partner, Matt and I, adopted Alfie (#5732) back in February at an adopt­a­thon weekend. Upon welcoming Alfie into our lives, we noticed that he didn’t respond to that name. After trying out a few new names, we realized that he responded to the name Bear. Words can’t express how much joy Bear has brought into our lives.

Although small, Bear has such a big personality! His energy and sweetness has been such a wonderful addition to our lives. He loves searching for treats, meeting new people and snuggling but most of all he enjoys going on his daily walks where he gets tons of attention. When we have time to visit the dog park he seems to forget what size he is and enjoys playing with the bigger dogs instead of the smaller ones. He had such a fun time exploring his new home in the Presidio, going on short hikes, and chasing birds around. Bear now lives in North Oakland and is easily adapting to life in the East Bay. He’s easily become popular in the neighborhood!

Thank you Muttville for bringing this bundle of joy into our lives! We’re so grateful!

Matt and Carla

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Yogi

Yogi

It’s been a little over a year since I adopted Yogi and we couldn’t be happier. I actually went to Muttville to adopt another dog, but she was already adopted and I am so glad that I adopted Yogi instead! After finding out his name, I realized that Yogi and I were meant for each other because I had just come from my yoga class and here is this adorably sweet dog named Yogi! We live in a large condo complex and practically everybody in the complex, including all the maintenance and security people, know him. He is loved by everyone who meets him! He has become everyone’s therapy dog! Thank you Muttville!

Pilar

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Chancey

Chancey

Hi there!

March 21st, 2018 marked the two year adoptiversary for my sweet girl, Chancey, so I figured it would be the perfect time to send an update to y’all!

Chancey has been the greatest blessing to have in my life. She is so sweet, patient, and quirky. She is more than I could’ve ever asked for and I truly do not know what I would do without her. She may be a little grayer and a little slower than the rest but she sure brightens my life every day! The past two years we have done so much together. We have gone on hikes together, frolicked in the Napa Valley mustard, rolled around in the Tahoe snow, made lots of new friends, relaxed A LOT, and enjoyed lots and lots of cuddles!

What a wonderful two years it has been! Chancey thanks you for saving her life and I thank you for giving me the opportunity to find my best friend. Thank you for all that you do!

With love,

Holly and Chancey

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Dexter (aka Guy)

Dexter (aka Guy)

We helped Dexter (aka Guy) cross rainbow bridge on March 20th at over 16 years old. We fell in love with this sweet little man over 7 years ago and knew he’d be the perfect addition to our family.

Dexter loved visiting new places, finding interesting things to sniff, napping in one of his many beds, and eating fruit with Mommy. He was a gentle and mellow boy who always followed his bossy fur­sister’s lead, especially barking when he had no clue as to why. We cherished every day with him and will miss his hugs and sweet face.

Thank you, Muttville, for letting Dexter fill our lives with such love and joy. He will be forever in our hearts.

Wente and Aaron

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Lucy (in Memoriam)

Lucy (in Memoriam)

With heavy hearts, we want to inform you that we said goodbye to our Lucy yesterday. She was adopted from Muttville, originally Lucille, in February 2015. Words can’t even begin to describe how much we loved her, and how devastated we are that she’s gone. But we want to tell her/our story, because although we know there will never be another Lucy, we know that as dog-lovers, this is what we signed up for, and we want to remind people how special older dogs are. Whether you get your dog as a puppy or as a senior or somewhere in between, the love and the memories are worth every bit of heartbreak in the end.

My wife and I volunteered at the San Francisco SPCA for a year and a half to fulfill our doggie craving while we lived in an apartment that didn’t allow pets. We moved into our own house the last weekend of January 2015, saying we’d wait a bit to find just the right dog for us. We only made it to Valentine’s Day when little 10ish-year-old Lucy waddled into our family. We’d always been drawn to Muttville Senior Dog Rescue because we found senior dogs to be so sweet and mellow, and we knew from our experience at the SPCA that it was that much harder for them to find forever homes. But adopting Lucy was no charity act, because we considered ourselves truly lucky for every single day we got to spend with this grumpy old lady.

For three years Lucy really wasn’t much of a cuddle bug, but she struggled with dementia for quite some time, and as she became more fatigued near the end, she would literally fall asleep in our arms like a newborn baby. She always had a generally aloof personality, but somehow that suited us just fine, because we knew deep down she truly needed us and we would literally do anything to please her and make her more comfortable. We would revel in her happy bunny-hopping around the house, her soft blonde curls, her adorable curled-up poses in her bed, and of course her cozy snuggles. Lucy was absolute perfection to us, and to think that she was found stray and overweight with an enlarged spleen (that was eventually removed) and a mouthful of rotten teeth (also mostly removed) breaks our hearts. We can only guess what her life was like before, but we always hoped that her days with us were her happiest and comfiest to date.

As the first dog I’ve ever had to call my own, I can’t remember life without Lucy. Given her declining health near the end, it was nearly impossible to think about saying goodbye. But I wouldn’t trade our love for her for anything in the world, and I know our feelings are no less valid than someone who has had the same dog for 15 years. We see so many senior dogs – through Muttville and tons of other amazing rescue organizations – that once would have been overlooked by adopters, and we’re so grateful that these dogs are being given another chance. Because by opening our home to Lucy three years ago, by embracing whatever time she had left, we opened our hearts to a lifetime of memories: her lifetime with us. We will forever be grateful that she chose our family to be her own, and we will forever hold her in our hearts, our littlest love, our Lucy.

Thank you Muttville for all that you do, and for bringing us Lucy. I’m sure we’ll be seeing you again sometime soon.

Jessica & Nicole

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Shuggie

Shuggie

Shuggie settled in perfectly, the stitches are out and the vet gave him the perfect bill of health.

He’s such a lovely goofball with sloppy kisses and hugs to share for everyone! He also loves to do this adorable “butt dance” when he realizes he’s going out for a walk. Here he is the first week and a half settling in.

Thank you for the amazing opportunity to adopt this lovely big fellow!

Ella

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Farrah

Farrah

I can’t say thank you enough for giving us the opportunity to give Farrah a second chance. We love her! She makes our day, every day.

Farrah’s been on several trips with us, including a road trip to Portland. Farrah prefers short lazy walks, loves riding in the car, loves napping and makes us laugh with her funny groans. She gets excited for every meal and loves the mornings! She loves meeting new people and sunbathing.

She recently moved with us to her second home as a part of our family and did wonderfully. Our favorite part of the new home was seeing her trot through it.

It will be two years in August that Farrah is a part of our family and we couldn’t be happier.

Thanks again, Muttville!

Cristina, Tim and Farrah

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Bella (aka Jelly) #4620

Bella (aka Jelly) #4620

We adopted Bella (formerly named Jelly) #4620 on July 1st 2017. She was truly meant to be our pup! When I first saw her, my mom put her on my lap and it was love at first sight. We waited almost a month to adopt her because we were going on a family trip and we didn’t think it was fair to her if we adopted her then handed her off to someone else to watch over for a week. After we came back we went straight to Muttville the next morning to adopt her. We couldn’t believe that she was still there! She has been a great match for our family and she is still young at heart. Although she loves to sleep most of the day, she enjoys going on walks and running at the beach. We have already went on many adventures with her, such as Fort Funston, Ocean Beach, and Santa Cruz. She also loves to go and cheer my sister and I on at our soccer games. Bella is truly special and we love her so much! Thank you Muttville for introducing us to the dog of our dreams!

With love,

Renee, Chris, Skyler, and Peyton

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Gatsby (in Memoriam)

Gatsby (in Memoriam)

After two wonderful years, Gatsby has moved on to the next place. He was a sweet loving little guy and learned to smile. My daughter gave him a wonderful life and he spent the last two years melting hearts and making friends.

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