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Lenny (aka Lennox)

Lenny (aka Lennox)

I adopted little Lenny 2 weeks ago, it was touch and go at first as she was chasing my kitty, Ginger. We never gave up hope and one swat did the trick. This established the relationship and Lenny no longer chases Ginger. She is the most loving, devoted precious little doggie. She was diagnosed with cancer and hopefully her surgery will be curative. Thank you Muttville for all you do for these precious doggies, who are given a chance to have a new life full of love and protection and happiness. They are pure love and teach us what is important in life. Lenny made a new friend today, a 16 year old senior doggie named Tess. She is in one of the photos.

Most sincerely,

Regina

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Evelyn

Evelyn

My two kids and I visited Muttville with my mom who was looking to adopt a furry pal in August of 2017. We were enjoying leisurely hanging around the loft watching the flurry of little feet running here and there from bed to bed and lap to lap. About an hour in my kids had fallen head over heals with Evelyn a chubby little Chug (Chihuahua/Pug) with the sweetest personality. She was a little love magnet with a big smile and a constant tail wag. After the hundredth time of asking if we could take her home and every reason why she would be the best dog and I would never have to lift a finger ever again my position finally waivered. When the Muttville volunteer causally said she was going to take Evelyn home that night if no one adopted her, that sealed the deal and we knew we had to have her! Evie came home with us to Sacramento and has been a constant joy and bright spot in our lives. She shows us every day just how much she loves us and every day we have the conversation “can you imagine if we listened to you mom and we didn’t get Evie, can you imagine how horrible our lives would be?” And I know the answer and agree wholeheartedly because without a doubt Evie has enriched our lives beyond measure. We are so thankful that she adopted us and we can’t imagine our lives without her. Thank you Muttville for all you have done for us and countless others! I’m your biggest fan!

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Pepper

Pepper

Pepper lives in sunny Naples, Florida with his brother Nino and parents Brett and Elizabeth. Pepper is one of the most interesting organisms ever to walk the earth. He was adopted in August 2019 after being left in Sonoma and traveled to Maine on a summer vacation shortly thereafter. Pepper then lived in the Marina District of San Francisco for three months before heading off to NY by plane with his new family and then officially down to Florida where he has quickly adapted to the warm climate. Pepper loves to run after every animal he sees and barks playfully at bigger dogs. He is fast as lightning (also afraid of lightning) and can jump like the best of ’em. Pepper typically requests you hand-feed him which is both annoying and cute, and he insists on cuddling with you at literally all-times of the day. Pepper is a true character and words truly cannot express how happy we are to have him (the same may or may not be for his brother Nino – who is the boss).

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Bodie (aka Woof)

Bodie (aka Woof)

Hello! I just wanted to send a quick thank you for introducing me to my best pal! Bodie (formerly known as Woof) and I have been hanging together for a little over a year now and he’s such a bright spot in my life. He has been having a blast and is very happy to be chilling in Oakland these days. Bodie is a very well-behaved buddy who loves jump in the car for an adventure, and to hike and snooze equally and never says no to a belly rub.

Love, Aimee and Bodie

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The Dude (aka Picnic)

The Dude (aka Picnic)

An update on our darling Picnic/The Dude.

We marvel every day at how lucky we were to find Muttville and consequently Dude. This little monster is the best, and we love him beyond reason. Luckily he has similar feelings for us. We go to the dog park daily, and he has many friends.

We are also forever grateful for Muttville having given us the means to fix his teeth. He clearly felt better afterwards, and was quickly able to demonstrate even more of his personality quirks. He adores cats. We don’t specifically have any but several neighborhood cats are regular visitors. They not uncommonly wander in to nap next to Dude. He is good with this. We are so grateful for Muttville having given us a chance to help save Dudes life. He helps save ours every day.

Thank you Muttville for our Dude.

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Fleetwood

Fleetwood

Hi All,

I just wanted to give you an update on Fleetwood. He is quirky and I love him. Fleetwood gets really excited when we go for our walks, until he realizes that they are not car rides. I swear that he wants to call for an Uber and we are just at the end of the driveway! He loves car rides even if they are just around the block these days. After two months he felt comfortable enough to steal a pancake off my plate. I think we were both in shock. Finally, I know what he likes! His afternoons are spent napping with the occasional turn about the garden or stroll along the shoreline. Thank you so much for this special geriatric puppy.

Laura Crawford & Fleetwood

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Lucy

Lucy

We thought we would send an update on little Lucy. She is doing well and has adapted to her new home. She loves to eat and is first in line for the dinner wagon. She and her new brother, Guido, get along well and love going for walks together. She let’s her new Mom put bows in her hair and loves to wear her warm fleece dresses.

Jeana, Lucy and Guido

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Mara

Mara

Hey everyone, I wanted to share some highlights of my sweet little old lady, Mara. I adopted her in the spring of 2017 from Muttville and it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. She loves to sleep anywhere and everywhere. Her favorite snack is chicken and although she may bump into walls every now and then, she is always going at 100mph when she hears her humans around. I’m fortunate enough to work at a vet hospital to continue to give her the best care possible and it seems she has aged backwards some days because of how full of life she is!

When I first walked into Muttville, I came in not knowing if I was going to go home with a dog that day or not. I was happy to see all the sweet dogs and then she came in waddling up to me and wouldn’t leave my side. It was then that I knew she was the one for me. I love her little tap dances she does when it’s time to eat and her snaggle tooth that sticks out when she’s curious. My partner and I love her so so much.

Aiden & James

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Sprout

Sprout

Hi there,

Wanted to share our success story about Sprout!

When I first met Sprout, he was a scruffy little ball- hair sticking out in every direction, and as sweet as can be. I picked him up, and he didn’t make a sound or move a muscle. But once he got home, he pitter-pattered all over the house with his quick little feet, exploring and following me around the house, never leaving my side.

His first week at home, he got a bath and haircut, turning him into a handsome little fox. After his second week, we couldn’t resist- he went from being our foster to an official adoption!

Sprout is the perfect cat-dog that we never knew existed. He loves sitting in our laps, basking by sunny windows, and eating his meals off a hand-held fork.

Thank you Muttville for all you do, and bringing this ball of joy into our lives.

Esra & Yuri

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Puffin (In Memoriam)

Puffin (In Memoriam)

Hi,

Last January, we adopted our amazing Puffin from your organization. Unfortunately, we recently lost our baby. She was the best thing that has ever happened to us and we wanted to say thank you so much.

One of my favorite things about Puffin was the way that she would play, so I’d like to share a story about that.

Puffin was very energetic for her age. She loved to play a game that is really similar to the human game tag. She would run across the hallway in the house and then wait at the wall barking until someone would come touch her butt. Yes, it had to be her butt. Not her head, or her feet, her butt. This earned her the very fitting nickname of grumble butt. After you touched her butt she would turn around and run the other direction, usually following you, and then running into you when you reached the other end of the hall. Then she would turn around again and run the other way, expecting you to follow her and touch her butt at the end of the hallway. She was never very fond of toys, we think because she couldn’t hear the squeakers (she was deaf since we got her), but she loved to play in her own way. And whenever she wanted to play, you would hear her start barking from whatever wall she was waiting by in the house. Sometimes, we would even come home to the sound of her barking from somewhere, waiting for one of her moms to come find her. We miss the sound of her bark as well as her cuddles and her habit of throwing her food out of the bowl every day, but we are so happy we got to spend Puffin’s last year spoiling her.

Thank you Muttville for saving her,

Love Madison and Robyn

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