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Success stories

Luna (aka Tetris)

Luna (aka Tetris)

I adopted Tetris (renamed Luna) on 1/19/2019. She has now lost 4 lbs and is an active, happy & adorable dog. These are her before & after photos (taken at the pet sitter’s ranch while I was recently on vacation). She is a social butterfly & loves to be the center of attraction. She gets along very well with her brother, Fu.

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Reggie (In Memoriam)

Reggie (In Memoriam)

Hi Muttville,

I wanted to send a sad update that my sweet Reggie, whom I adopted in August 2017, crossed the Rainbow Bridge today. He was truly the most wonderful dog I’ve ever known. I’m so grateful to everyone at Muttville for allowing Reggie and I to find each other.

Reggie was a loving son, a cherished friend and uncle, and a beloved member of the community. He was kind to every person and animal he came across and could always be counted on for help – from licking the floors clean, to watching over me after a hard night out, to waking me up every morning with loud thumps of his tail and aggressive nudging. It won’t be easy going back to alarm clocks.

Reggie loved long walks, chicken, and rummaging through the recycling. Later in his life, when his legs grew weak, he loved rolling around town in his Radio Flyer wagon, with the breeze blowing through his wiry fur. Even in his late age, Reggie loved adventure. He traveled up and down the California coast, then drove cross country to a new life with me in the East Coast. He experienced snow for the first time (not his favorite) and ran free in the woods of upstate New York. He was happiest when he was around people, whether they were trusted family members or brand new friends.

Reggie was a constant source of joy and comfort. With his stumpy little legs and little hoagie body, he brought smiles to everyone on the street. There’ll never be another one like him. I’ll miss him forever.

Thank you Muttville for all of the work you do for dogs like Reggie, and for dog lovers like me.

Best,

Gabrielle

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Minnie (aka Fifi)

Minnie (aka Fifi)

Hi Muttville,

I wanted to give you and update on Minnie (aka Fifi). It’s been a year now she’s been in my life. What a sweetie!! She loves the beach, other dogs (as long as they don’t steal her treats) and no longer thinks she should chase my chickens. In fact, the “queen” chicken chases her. Of course, she sleeps on my bed with Yogi, who’s 16, but she is certainly the Queen of the house. In the mornings, if I don’t get up when she’s ready for breakfast she proceeds to climb all over me! Did I mention she does this at 6:00 am? Since I’m retired we have a lot of time to play, walk, eat, sleep, and basically just love each other. You all are so great at what you do. Thank you again, from the deepest part of my heart. You’re all angels.

Linda S.

P.s. I live in Ft Bragg and last week my neighbor adopted Tiger, a little poodle from you. Hopefully, someday, “the hood” will be full of Muttville adoptees.

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Poppy aka Puppet (In Memoriam)

Poppy aka Puppet (In Memoriam)

Lynda had sent us Poppy’s story in February, but Poppy suddenly passed away. She added this tribute:

“Poppy died in her sleep early morning of April 11. I didn’t realize she’d gone until I started to get out of bed because she died as she lived without causing any fuss.

My thanks to all of you at Muttville for giving me the opportunity to enjoy every minute of nearly two wonderful and magical years with that incredible little bundle of joy who was my Poppy. She made an impression on everyone she met and I don’t think I would have been able to make such an easy transition into my new life without her. Everyone on the staff in my vet’s office came out to kiss her little face and weep with me when I took her in this morning.

I will miss her for the rest of my life.”

Hello Muttville,

Nearly two years ago my Mom adopted me as a Fospice dog when I was called Puppet and I wanted to update you on how things are going. For starters I seem to have trained my Mom well because she can’t bear the thought of a day without me so takes really good care of me. For the first fifteen months I lived in Sonoma, which was great apart from the terrible fires. Then Mom decided it was time for a new life so we upped stakes and headed up Highway 5 to Oregon last Fall. I am so happy. We live in a complex with lots of other dogs, squirrels and people who think I’m a movie star so constantly stop me for my autograph. I run up and down 14 steps three times a day on the way out and in for strolls in the neighborhood. My horrible cousins (rat terriers and a fiendish cat) live a short drive away but the upside is I get to see my big human brother (photo attached in the woods up the street). So far I’ve been to the beach, peed in snow, found a vet who feeds me endless treats when I stop by to visit; I even have a boyfriend who’s a white poodle also called Poppy. He adores me, as well he should, but occasionally I have to keep him in line with a curl of my lip and a ferocious growl. Anyway, all of this to say I’m still going strong, love my life and have no intention of shuffling off this mortal coil any time soon – it would upset my Mom too much. Thanks for giving me a great start and for finding a new Mom for me – love Poppy.

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Ace (In Memoriam)

Ace (In Memoriam)

In July of 2012, our family adopted a pair of large dogs from Muttville, Ace and Krypto. Nobody knew their background or exact ages, but they were clearly good friends. They were loving, wonderful dogs, although they both had their streaks of troublemaking – like turning over the garbage can, spreading flour across the floor, and eating things they shouldn’t. Ace was a bit of a hunter, bagging the occasional squirrel and possum in our yard, and even once a raccoon. Krypto sadly passed away three years ago, but Ace soldiered on as a well-loved single dog, integral to our family. While he grew increasingly lame, and eventually deaf, he never stopped loving a good snack and a walk. Ace passed away on January 31st, 2019. We were so incredibly fortunate to have him in our lives for 6 1/2 years – far longer than we had the right to expect when we adopted “old” dogs! We love and will miss you, Ace, and you will never be forgotten.

Teresa Friend, and Lindsay and Aimee Price-Friend, San Leandro, California

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Matilda

Matilda

Hi Muttville!

I adopted Matilda from Muttville in June 2014 when Ms. Sherri Franklin herself graciously placed Matilda into my arms.

Words will never be able to accurately describe the love & bond I share with Matilda. She is my soulmate. She is my best friend. And because she is 6.1 pounds, she is also my baby who I carry around town everywhere I go.

She’s also quite the little celebrity. We get stopped daily and people often ask to take her photo. But we consider that type of attention more trivial. As a proud parents, my husband and I love sharing Matilda’s accomplishments:

- Graduate of Petco University

- She had a Bark Mitzvah

- Registered emotional support animal

- Local TV star (Suburu + KTV commercial)

- Her portrait is very popular Pinterest Pin

- Survivor of living on the L.A. streets (pre-rescue)

Muttville dogs are the most special creatures, and the power of their love is very very real.

Matilda is the true love of my life. Thank you Muttville!

From,

Rita & Jason

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Max (formerly Horton)

Max (formerly Horton)

Muttville,

Thank you for finding Horton (now Max). He has so greatly improved the lives of everyone in the household and, although he came not knowing any kind of training, has completed Adult Manners One and got his Canine Good Citizen award! Max seems to be loving life, has lost a couple pounds and become quite fit; he chases tennis ball mercilessly at the local dog park and loves to swim at the beach in his doggy life-vest. Although he is our hospice dog, he has completely won our hearts even in the short time we’ve had him. Maxwell is king of our couch (sleeps upside down) and is loved by everyone in the neighborhood. Thanks again so much for connecting us to this miracle pup, everyone should fospice so they can have great dogs like Max.

Thanks again,

The Hejinian Family

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Piccolo

Piccolo

Dear Muttville:

On November 2nd of 2018, I met Piccolo when I was looking for an older dog. My dear little 17 year old dog had died several months ago and I was lonesome for her company. As soon as I met Piccolo I loved her. She has helped me to recover from my loss, and made my days happy. I thought her name was strange and didn’t fit her, and wondered how she got it. My daughter read the complete medical history given to me by Muttville, and discovered her real name was Dottie. First time I called her that she perked up and came to me. Bless her heart she finally knew she was home. She discovered my old dog’s basket of toys right away and loves to play with them. She loves her daily walks, and gets to know neighbor’s dogs. This is good since as a very old lady I need to get out and walk daily. I didn’t know if she had been house broken, and placed “pee pads” on the bathroom floor and some other places. I found it funny that she always chose to go to the bathroom to “do her duty” as if she knew that was the proper place to go. Thank you, Muttville for giving these older and sometimes homeless dogs another happy life.

~Happy Grandma

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Nutmeg (in Memoriam)

Nutmeg (in Memoriam)

I’m so sad to let you know that my beautiful Nutmeg went over the rainbow bridge on November 13, 2018. I miss her so much. She was my little side kick and went everywhere with me. She came to work with me everyday and delighted my clients!

I adopted her in January 2013 at 9 yrs old and for 6 years she gave me companionship and unconditional love through some very hard times. She watched me through dealing with my daughters addiction and was a soft heart for her when my daughter suffered so much. She was there for me and grace for my heart when my daughter died 6/26/17. You know they feel your pain and I was so grateful for her love at that time.

I called her my little toothless wonder as she had already lost all her teeth before my adoption…she became deaf a few years later and her collapsing trachea was advancing. She was good with her medication tho and she loved to eat! She adapted to our moves and her first Winter in Colorado in December 2016. Our stroller walks to work was such a joy. She was getting tired tho at 13 years old! She was a trooper when health issues were getting harder. When the time came she let me know…she was a few months shy of 15 yrs old! My heart is broken and I miss the morning wake ups and the begging and the sweet stares that Pomeranians are so good at. I look forward to another Pomeranian rescuing me in the near future.

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Winston (formerly Ritz)

Winston (formerly Ritz)

Hello,

Being Christmas time and all we thought we would write and give you a “pupdate” on our Muttville pup Ritz aka Winston, since it’s all most five months since Winston joined our family. It’s hard to put into words how much we love our Winston, it’s like Christmas every morning walking up to his adorable face, then having our morning zoomies and cuddles together before getting his breakfast ready. Winston is “pawfection”! The four of us recently went on a outing to George Washington’s house Mount Vernon, as they are such a dog friendly place. Winston certainly enjoyed the longer car ride and he charmed everyone there: people at the ticket office, historical reenactors, tour guides, and clerks in the guest shop. Everyone has to stop and say hello to Winston, comment how sweet and well-behaved he is. One lady in the gift shop wanted to know all about Muttville, so we spread the word about how awesome it is and how to adopt from them.

Winston’s skin has completely healed and now he has discovered the awesomeness that is belly rubs. His coat is so silky smooth and he gets a little more golden everyday. Angeline and I had such fun Christmas shopping for Winston the other day. Winston is such a treasure, he adores when either Angeline or I play a music, whenever I sit down at my piano to practice Beethoven or Schubert or Angeline takes out her violin, Winston trots right over to his red bed or his wicker basket and looks up at your like “I am ready for my concert.” Though he has strict rules of not less then an hour of practice or he gives you a small hurmph and or a disproving look of “that was not a long enough practice young lady.”

Merry Christmas from all of us in Virginia! Maybe the New Year will bring another Muttville pup for a pal for Winston and bring even more love and joy into our family.

Yours Truly,

Carolyn, Caroline, Angeline & Winston

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