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Success stories

Fred

Fred

Fred has been with us since August 25, 2016, and he has given us nothing but joy everyday since then.

He has a whole bunch of different facial expressions-from side-eye, to squinty, to mean mug, but his smile takes the cake and he’s one of the most loving little beings ever no matter WHAT face he’s giving you!

​He gets along great with our other dogs and he has a PhD in being snuggly. He loves to nestle right in between us when we go to bed, then when he’s SURE that we’ve fallen asleep, he goes and sleeps in his crate. Since we got him, we’ve moved from San Francisco to Alameda. Boy does he love going to the Alameda dog park! There are so many different friends to make-bulldogs, pit bulls, other terriers, poodles, bichons, frenchies, you name it! Not to mention ALL the squirrels and the geese to chase! What a great life!

We live in a super pet friendly apartment complex and Fred won Pet of the Month for the month of August! He got a $25 gift card to buy all his favorite T-R-E-A-T-S from PetSmart!!

Everyday we love him more and couldn’t be more grateful to Muttville!

Fred wishes all of his friends at Muttville good luck in finding their FUR-ever homes, too!

Kathleen

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April

April

April has filled my heart with love and laughter since the moment I met her in May. We are attached at the hip / she is my little sidekick. She has a permanent spot in the bed, car, office, and most importantly, my heart. She is a member of the family and everyone loves doting on her and making sure her senior years are filled with all the things she loves. Thank you for enriching dog’s and people’s lives, one mutt at a time!

Robyn

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Lenny

Lenny

I just wanted to let all of you at Muttville know how well Lenny is doing. He is very comfortable at home and is getting along with the whole family – cat included! He loves coming to work with me at the doggie daycare and has already made friends. Such a happy boy!

His absolute delight is when he figured out how to squeak his favorite toy. It was so heart warming and joyful. He is always excited to go on walks and adventures. This weekend we are at my cousin’s vacation house in Tahoe and Lenny is loving the mountain air. He starts with one of the best trainers in the East Bay.

Thank you for saving him and helping him find his way to us! We couldn’t be more grateful!

Warmest Wags,

Jennifer

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Otis #4394

Otis #4394

I wanted to share a few recent photos of Otis (#4394) and tell you how much I have been enjoying my new friend. He is much more of an athlete than we imagined. No signs of arthritis as we originally thought. This pup hikes 6 miles up in the mountains with me and still wants to chase balls when we get home. He wags his tail at every human we meet and hogs the bed at night. He loves to catch balls in the backyard and is quite the athlete in leaping into the air or diving after them, or when hiking, into creeks. He likes water so much we may try some paddle boarding (I bought him a doggie life jacket!) He’s went camping this summer and charms his way into the sleeping bag. He has been a delight and I’m so glad he came to live with me.

Thank you for helping older dogs. You do good work and I am happy to be a part of it!

Debbie

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Sabina and Marlowe

Sabina and Marlowe

My family adopted these two wonderful pups, Sabina and Marlowe, a few years ago, if my memory is correct it was October 2015.

I just wanted to send some updated pics on how wonderful these old girls are doing and how Muttville has a truly special place in our family’s heart.

Thank you for everything you guys do!

Mariette

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Lil Bud (formerly Maude)

Lil Bud (formerly Maude)

September 6 was our little Lily Bud’s (formerly Maude) birthday. She didn’t come with a birthday so we decided that we would use her adoption date which was September 6th of 2016.

Our first rescue, she brings so much joy and love to our home. As you can see, she is a Daddy’s girl. Although she is blind (retinal disease) she knows her way around the house and backyard.

Her favorite pastimes are eating, napping and wrestling with her stuffed animals. Thank you Muttville for this precious little angel!

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Sam aka Santana 3050 (In Memoriam)

Sam aka Santana 3050 (In Memoriam)

Janice let us know her Muttville boy Sam crossed the rainbow bridge:

Sam aka Santana #3050 came home to Sacramento in June 2015.

He loved his walks and exploring his neighborhood. He loved the company of his fur siblings. He was a gentle enforcer of correct behavior of his fur siblings. He loved smelling new human babies.

He was featured in Pet food Express- Sacramento’s store poster. He loved exploring the treat isles at Pet Food Express. And picking his favorites.

Sincerely,

Janice

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Ladie Bug aka Lady (In Memoriam)

Ladie Bug aka Lady (In Memoriam)

It is with a very heavy heart that I announce the passing of our beautiful, sweet Ladie Bug (AKA Lady). She was released from her failing body, at home on her sofa where she choose to be, surrounded by people who love and adore her. Ladie Bug had a funny spot on her X-rays that was indicative of a bone tumor. We had been keeping an eye on it for the past several months. It never developed the way these tumors usually do, getting bulbous and incredibly painful, but it did cause a limp which and loss of muscle which intensified over the past month. Through out it all her spirits were high. When her mobility became too comprised she let us know she was ready.

We now begin the journey of moving on in this world without her. Though she was only with us for a short time, not quiet 1.5 years, she made a profound impression on our hearts. We will miss her sweet goofy smiles, her midnight sing-a-longs with a passing fire engine, her excited digging in our yard. (It was hard to scold her with a serious tone, because she got such delight our of digging in that hard, dry soil).

Though she wouldn’t hurt a fly she had a massive bark that was quite intimidating. She loved the beach and walks, meeting other dogs and wondering off leash. She always came when she was called and adapted to the rules of our house quickly, fitting in as if she had always been here. She was patient and gentle with our small breed puppy who was just 8 months when Ladie Bug moved in. They became fast friends and the puppy became her student, studying the ways of her powerful howl and barking at the mail man. Tasks she will now have to carry out alone. Ladie never challenged our other domineering chihuahua for the alpha position. She was a peace keeper, never looking for a conflict.

The house is quieter now and feels empty with out her, but we take comfort in knowing that she left this world an old dog with an adoring human and k-9 family and a heart full of love.

Thank you Muttville, for bringing us together and allowing us the opportunity to be forever altered by this special creature who will be deeply missed.



Sincerely,

Shannon & Neal

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Coco(nut)

Coco(nut)

Thanks to Rosanne for sending us an update about Coco:

Coco as in Coconut not only loves her new name, she loves her new life! She is in the most excellent health but now has acquired a weight (8lbs to 14lbs) problem so we are working on it. She just loves good food! What a gem we got! Shes the best! I was in the right place at the right time. Friskie and Cassie welcomed her! Life is Good!

We love Muttville ❤️

Rosanne

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Peanut #3901

Peanut #3901

Peanut (or Mr. Peanutto as we like to call him), passed over the rainbow bridge a little while back. He wasn’t our first or last dog to pass away, but there was something so special about him and his energy.

Peanut was loved by us and every single dog in our house. I have a million pictures of him, and in at least half, one or two different dogs/fosters are snuggled up next to him, watching over him, making sure he was safe. He was just so small and precious! I took him everywhere in one of those doggy bjorns and the majority of times, no one ever knew he was there since he would fall asleep. (Okay, except for that one time he smelled steak and then tried to burst through my jacket at a brew-pub and gave the restaurant a re-enactment of the scene from Alien. They were confused, then terrified, then all laughed hysterically when his head popped out.) When people did see him, one arm slung out the side of the pouch, just relaxing or sleeping, they all would come running to pet him and ask questions. He because an unofficial ambassador for senior dog rescues and hospice care, opening up their eyes to the needs of these dogs and how much love they still had to give. He even travelled as far as Idaho by car and was a perfect angel. Well, mostly – he did nothing to get me out of a speeding ticket. His cuteness was no match for an officer trying to make a quota in a speed trap in the middle-of-nowhere Nevada. What I probably miss the most is him immediately falling asleep with his head tucked under my chin as soon as I laid him on my chest. Best way to binge-watch Netflix on the weekends.

I know it wasn’t an easy decision for his first mom to let someone with more time and experience for a special needs/hospice dog take care of him at the end, but I am grateful she did. He did need constant monitoring, hand fed, cleaned up after (he just went when he felt the urge, and who was I to judge?), monitored, medicated, and a lot of soothing, special attention, and that is not an easy thing to do. Please let her know that he lived like a king and was truly, truly loved by everyone in our house. He passed away in our living room, surrounded by myself, my husband, and the other dogs who adored him.

Things Peanut loved:
Laying in the sun
49ers
Super soft blankets & beds
Going to pubs
Sun
Naps
Head scratches
Soft food
More sun

There will always and forever a peanut-shaped hole in my heart, but I am so thankful for the time we had together.

Attached are just a few pictures that I hope will make everyone smile.

Kate

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