Success stories

Maisey (aka Mazy)

Maisey (aka Mazy)

Maisey (fka Mazy) is such a wonderful, sweet pup who truly has brought so much light to me and friends during the quarantine. I was originally fostering Maisey, but after 2 days with her, I knew I couldn’t see her go. Maisey has learned how to sit and lay down, has gone swimming in Lake Tahoe, and enjoyed long walks and hangouts in parks around San Francisco. Her hobbies include destroying squeaky toys, taking long naps, and following me everywhere. While I have fostered and encountered many mutts while volunteering at Muttville, no one has won my heart over as Maisey has.

I have matched dogs and closed adoptions as a volunteer at Muttville, but I understand the Muttville magic even more as the owner of a Muttville pup. I cannot imagine what would have happened to my sweet little Maisey if Muttville hadn’t stepped in. My life is better with her in it, and I cannot thank you enough for taking care of her and bringing her into my life. I will be forever grateful for the gift you have given me.

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Lola

Lola

Thanks for highlighting Lola’s story. She is a little angel who has brought so much joy and comfort to our family, especially to my husband Norm as he battles cancer. The healing power these mutts bring to their people is so special. Lola has settled into her new home and routine beautifully. You would never know that she hasn’t lived here all her life. Our toy poodle Giselle is the yin to Lola’s yang and they cuddle frequently. Giselle did not come through Muttville, but we consider her an honorary alum as she warmly welcomes all the mutts. Lola is our fifth Muttville girl, and the third 15-year-young dog we’ve adopted.

Although Lola has the lay of the land mapped out fairly well despite her impaired sight and hearing, her favorite place is snuggled up with Norm. She is a total Daddy’s girl! Some of our other past Muttville dogs include bonded Bichon Frises, Sarah and Pandora. They had two great years with us before recently crossing the Rainbow Bridge to join poodles Gertie and Becki.

To Muttville foster mom, Christina, thank you and your family for giving Lola a safe and loving foster home. We are so grateful to all of you at Muttville for continuing to bring an abundance of joy to our family.

Love, Sharon, Norm & Lola

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Wally

Wally

Wally came into my life two years ago. I had lost my dog of 15 years and when it felt right I started looking for love again in my life. I ran across Muttville Senior Rescue and started looking at available seniors. When I saw Wally’s picture I knew he was the one. I canceled my weekend plans and flew from Seattle to get him. Upon seeing the amazing facility and all the happy dogs waiting to be adopted I knew I had chosen the right place and the right dog. Wally has come a long way from living on the streets to Muttville where they took excellent care of him healthwise…to my home. He is living the best life as I am too! We are a team. Thank you Muttville for all you do for these senior dogs and to all the volunteers. Wally and I love all of you.

Wally and Sharon

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Gelato (aka Bobby)

Gelato (aka Bobby)

I adopted Gelato on June 6, 2020. I had been patiently looking for months and knew this was the perfect match – it was love at first sight. In less than a week, he started opening up and became my best friend. We work from home most days, but he loves going into the office twice a week to hang out with our other office dog – Lula. Every time I pull out this page, his tail just goes and he happily hops in. Sometimes he’ll burrow into the bag when I’m in a meeting and it’s the cutest thing ever. He gets a good case of the zoomies every time I pull out his harness and leash. We love going to the local park to watch the sunset. He doesn’t play with toys, he just wants to cuddle them. He LOVES sleeping on big stuffed animals. He’s the best, and I feel very lucky that Muttville connected me with him. He’s in his forever home, and I’ll forever be grateful.

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Mr. Fox (In Memoriam)

Mr. Fox (In Memoriam)

Dear Muttville,

Hello my name is Stacey Salinas and I adopted Mr. Fox (originally named Chico) four years ago. He passed away this week at the age of 16.5 years. I wanted to give my thanks and gratitude to Muttville for giving me the opportunity to love and be loved by such a special puffball senior puppy like Mr. Fox. He helped me through graduate school and all the ups and downs that happen in life. He was the best study and cuddle buddy and was the most dapper teacher’s assistant I could have asked for. I will be forever grateful to Muttville for leading me to Mr. Fox.

Please continue to do what you’re all doing because it is a blessed gift to help senior doggies in need and find them their fur-ever homes.

Please find attached to this email Mr. Fox’s loveliest moments- Mr. Fox was very photogenic.

Stay safe and thank you again.

Sincerely,

Stacey Anne Salinas, MA

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Ash

Ash

Muttville,

Thank you so much for bringing Ash into our lives! We’ve had him for going on 5 years now, and they’ve been some of the happiest 5 years ever! Everyday he makes us smile and laugh, and we can’t help but think of how lucky we are to have him. When he adopted him (during Clear the Shelters in fact), he was emaciated from being a stray, but we’ve given him lots of love (and food) and now he’s happy as can be! A couple years ago we adopted a 9 year old chihuahua

mix, and now they’re inseparable! We recently took Ash to the beach to watch the sunset, and we’ve discovered that he’s truly a beach dog at heart! With his increasing age, we’ve taken to bringing a dog stroller with us on walks, so that when he gets too tired we can just take him home in that, but he certainly has lots of life and energy in him!

Once again, thank you Muttville for introducing us to Ash! We couldn’t have asked for a better dog!

The Burks Family

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Ewan

Ewan

Meet Ewan (Muttville Number 7969). Ewan joined our family 3 months ago and almost immediately became a member of our household. On his first day here he discovered a perch between our two chairs in the den that also commanded a view of our front porch over which he assumed guard duties.

His cheerful disposition even after we caused him eternal shame as a “wearer of the cone” following neutering has brightened our lives. Our children and grandchildren all love him as do our visiting friends.

What more can we say other than thank you Muttville!

Richard and Barbara

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Cardigan

Cardigan

Dear Muttville,

Cardigan came to me as a foster, but he was just too special to let go. Within two weeks of meeting him, I just knew I had to keep him forever. It has now been two and a half years with Cardigan, and I’m loving every second with him. He’s been through so many milestones with me: graduating college, new jobs, and even moving to Los Angeles!

And Cardigan has made incredible progress as well! I remember the day I took him home as a foster. I sat on the ground with him for nearly an hour because he was so scared he wouldn’t even approach me. He was terrified of strangers and even more so of men. He also had to get all but 2 teeth pulled due to dental disease the day after I adopted him (resulting in his ultra-adorable tongue-out look), and Muttville was amazing enough to cover that surgery for us!

Since then, he has blossomed into the adorable, hilarious dog he is today. He LOVES going on car rides, so he rides with me pretty much everywhere. He sleeps on my pillow right above my head every single night. He is also best friends with my boyfriend (huge progress in socializing with men!). He has such a huge, sassy personality packed into a tiny little body. Two years has flown by and I hope to spend many more amazing years with my little guy.

Thank you Muttville for introducing me to my best friend!!

-Emilie

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Sasha

Sasha

Two years ago this weekend we brought home a darling dachshund that had been picked up as a stray in Sac following the Fourth of July. She has no teeth, can barely see, doesn’t hear, but can follow her nose to the kitchen in a heartbeat! She learned quickly to follow her new big sister Chai’s lead & the two of them developed a great bond with Chai always looking out for her. She has a favorite place in the sun at the front door where she can observe movement on the street & sound the alarm that someone is passing…A typical doxie trait.

We are so thankful to have adopted Sasha through the Seniors for Seniors program that offers so many of us the opportunity to share our love & time.

Sending you some pix of our two pups with gratitude to Muttville for adding lots of love to our family of “oldies but goodies“!

The Rankins Family

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Harper (aka Kulani)

Harper (aka Kulani)

One Sunday afternoon I was volunteering at Muttville without any plan of fostering let alone adopting a mutt, even though I’ve been tempted many times before! Once I saw Harper (formerly Kulani) I knew we had a special bond. After taking her for a walk and spending any free moment petting her, I called my roommate to tell her I fell in love and needed to bring her home to foster. A couple days later I adopted Harper (named after author Harper Lee).

Fast forward almost 4 years later and I couldn’t be happier to have the sweetest and grumpiest old lady in my life. She follows me everywhere I go and stands guard by the bathroom in case any danger ensues. She sleeps a lot more now, but once it’s time to eat she’s running down the hallway and doing her little dance moves! She also has the cutest “arwooos” you ever did hear.

She’s fiercely independent, sassy, and knows what she wants. She makes me laugh every day with her serious personality, but she’s so loving and loyal. I’m not sure what I did to deserve her, but I’m forever grateful to have her in my life. So much so I got a tattoo of her!

Thank you Muttville for all that you do to save sweet mutts like Harper. Follow her sleepy adventures on Instagram: @harper_girldog

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