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Success stories

Elle (aka Pom Pom) #4016

Elle (aka Pom Pom) #4016

Where do I even start with little Miss Elle (aka Pom Pom #4016)? I adopted her from Muttville in September of 2016 and my life has forever been better! She is the light of my life and I’m so thankful to you guys for saving her and giving me the opportunity to rescue my best friend.

Elle makes everyone smile everywhere she goes! We go on daily walks (that she demands by spinning in constant circles :) and she receives countless “She’s so cute!” “OMG look at that dog she’s adorable!” comments that I honestly lose count! Everyone thinks she’s a puppy and are always shocked when I tell them she’s a senior pup but then believe me when they notice her cute gummy smile. She may just be 6 lbs and considered a “senior” but she is ready and willing at all times to try and fight the 100 lb German Shepard (or any dog for that matter. Little dog syndrome is a real thing!) in our neighborhood lol we always get a good laugh out of her brave relentless spirit, feisty is an understatement!

When we aren’t going on walks and exploring the outdoors she is cuddling and resting in her bed or on the couch but will always pop up and come running when she hears food being made! She loves to be constantly petted and loved on, which is just fine with me since my obsession with loving on her is just as real. It’s safe to say Elle has me wrapped around her little paw :)

I could go on and on about Elle. I rescued her that Saturday in September but truly she has rescued me every day since. In a time in my life where every day felt like a big dark cloud was above me, Elle came and brought the sunshine back into my world and I’ll be forever grateful for her!

Thank you Muttville for giving Elle a second chance at life and bringing her into mine. She may be my first senior dog but she definitely won’t be my last!

Xo,

Michelle & Elle

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Xena

Xena

It’s been about 4 months since I “foster failed” and adopted Xena in late September, 2018. Not even 12 hours after my housemate took off for a family vacation in Seoul for two weeks, I went into Muttville to pick out a foster dog. From the foster page of the Muttville website, a close friend had pointed her out, that she had “wise, lucid eyes”- and as soon as I laid eyes on Xena in person, I knew I wanted to foster her and only her.

At that time, I did not think I could commit to giving Xena or any pet beyond succulents a forever home. Boy, was I wrong-Feelings of affection, adoration, just pure love all changed that. I wanted to, HAD to make our lives work. The first two weeks of fitting Xena into my already hectic life made it so hard, I would be lying if I said I didn’t think about returning her. But the days passed by and it became the norm to see Xena hop off the couch and greet me at the front door.

Now I can’t imagine a life without Xena. I look forward to coming home from work or from being out every day just to see her. In fact, I love Xena so much, I try and take her wherever I go (so far, just a Napa day trip!) and I’m looking forward to driving down to Carmel Beach and Big Sur with my family and her alongside for the holidays.

-Victoria

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Maile (aka Chamomile)

Maile (aka Chamomile)

I picked up this little nugget after falling in love. She was scared and defensive on day one, but day two rolled around and she was all smiles! Chamomile (now renamed Maile) is a hospice dog but that doesn’t stop her from living her best life ever. She will definitely have many memories of momma spoiling her! Thank you Muttville for the newest addition to my troop!

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Cisco (aka Sutro)

Cisco (aka Sutro)

They shoulda called me Riley, ‘cuz that’s the life I’m livin’!!! It’s been over one year since I came up to Hat Creek, and if I do say so myself, I think I made the right choice. I have a lovely creek in which to dip my toes when it gets a tad warm, a little snow in which to play during the winter, four goofy playmates (well six really – can’t forget Cathy & Rich), jack rabbits to chase to help me keep my boyish figure, and a HUGE yard to romp in. Yup, I did alright here. Thanks for helping me find this place. I think I’m gonna stay.

Cisco Kid

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Lucy (in Memoriam) #3622

Lucy (in Memoriam) #3622

It is with great sadness to inform you that our little girl Lucy passed away in late August from likely a brain tumor. We are incredibly devastated, and shocked that she is not with us any longer. She filled our lives with happiness. She was the littlest one in the pack, but she was the boss of everyone. Lucy was feisty, sweet and such a perfect, perfect little dog.

We love her so very much and our lives are not complete without her. Thank you for saving her and bringing her into our lives.

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Sadie

Sadie

September marked Sadie’s first adopt-a-versary. I wanted to give you a quick update on how far she has come in the past year.

Sadie is an incredibly tough girl. Thankfully, we have a wonderful vet that has worked tirelessly to get her healthy. I am happy to say that at her last checkup she was released with a clean bill of health. She has gained 6 pounds in the past year, had 14 teeth extracted (with two oral surgeries), she has been spayed, had a mammary tumor removed and has cleared all of the infections that riddled her body when we got her. Her fur has grown back so there are no longer bald spots on her back. We have even strengthened her back legs so she can go up and down our stairs on her own now. She even had her very own birthday party when she turned the big 11!

It seems everyday she gets better at something!

However, none of this would have been possible without you, your staff and your generous donors. This dog was at a crossroads and I strongly believe that she would not have survived had Muttville not taken her in. And because you did, we have had an incredible year with one of the sweetest dogs we have ever known. She is fully folded into our family and we can’t imagine our lives without her.

Thank you again for the amazing work that you continue to do.

Best,

Kim

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Ginger (in Memoriam)

Ginger (in Memoriam)

For more than 5 and a half years we’ve had nothing but love in our house because of Ginger. We brought her home from Muttville in Dec 2012 and she really made us a family. Despite her severe hip dysplasia, she gained muscle through physical therapy and got her health back, and she loved going for walks in our hilly neighborhood in SF!

Everyone loved Ginger, even friends who claimed they weren’t dog people. So besides sharing her with all our friends and family (she went everywhere with us!), she also became an Animal Assisted Therapy volunteer dog. She loved visiting patients and residents in senior homes and always brought a big smile to everyone’s face. With us, at home she was a cuddle bug and even in her last year with her loss of mobility, she was still goofy and loved to play.

Thank you for all you do! We love Muttville!

Pearl and Alex

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Gumbo

Gumbo

Hello Muttville,

I adopted Gumbo from fospice over a year ago now, and he is still doing great!! We will be moving from Santa Cruz to Corvallis, Oregon for my graduate program.

Thank you!

Alicia

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Butch (in Memoriam)

Butch (in Memoriam)

Dear Muttville,

I just wanted to let you know that Butch passed away in mid-July. I want to thank you for bringing us together. Although he was only with us for a short year, he brought us so much joy and taught us what true unconditional love felt like. He will be in our hearts forever.

Here are some great times we had together.

Love,

Suzanna & Silvio

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Dax (aka Einstein)

Dax (aka Einstein)

DAX (aka Einstein) is my adorable little boy. He is my shadow and sleeps with me at night. His energy is boundless. He is so active and runs up and down my stairs like a streak. Sits outside on the porch and observes everything. His hair is growing in well and it is red with white gold on his crown. He eats anything and everything. He even has a tiny little belly. Walking, eating and searching the backyard are his favorite things to do. He and his sister search together. He cannot be 14 years old as he has so much energy. Sleeps well at night too. I just love him. Thank you Muttville for taking good care of him.

Thanks,

Sherry

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