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Success stories

Yuki (in Memoriam)

Yuki (in Memoriam)

Very sad time for my family.

Yuki: Though you were on the earth for 16+ years, and was with us for a little less than 5 FEISTY years, you became a very important part of our family. We will miss you peanut. You loved Laurie and hugged her with your eyes every time you looked at her, you tolerated Tom putting his face into yours, and never seemed to mind the unsolicited love he gave you, and me, well all I can say is you put the Alpha male in his place and gave me the honor of serving as a good ball thrower and surrogate walker when Laurie was busy.

You will always have a place in my heart, and “The Year of the Dog” will have even more meaning for me when I think of your cuteness and spirit. Thank you for the joy you gave us all.

And thank you Muttville for showing us the true meaning and joy of what it means to be “a foster failure.”

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Emilio

Emilio

We cannot find words for Emilio, he is sent from Heaven. Emilio loves the outdoors and sniffs every piece of grass when he is out on walks. He loves his little dog buddies in the neighborhood and greets our neighbors with sweet little licks. He loves when you pet his little head and paws at you when he wants you to continue. He loves snuggling with Mom, Dad and Luigi in the big bed. He was a gift from Heaven for sure. After not finding a Mutt at Muttville on September 30, 2017, I told my husband hey lets go upstairs and look one more time…and there he was “Emilio.” We cannot imagine our lives without the little man. Thank you Muttville for everything you do.

Proud parents of Emilio, Jean-Paul and Lu

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Seymour (aka Paolo)

Seymour (aka Paolo)

Last August, you found me in a bit of a pickle in Visalia. You sorted things out, then Helen and Leon came over and took me home. I want to thank you for your help and let you know what’s happened since I left Muttville.

On my walks, I’ve made lots of friends. My people have too. Truth is, I’m very popular. That helps me because if my people have to be out for a long time, I sometimes get to visit one of my friends.

I have many comfortable places to rest, but I’m also learning to have fun outside. I have a new jacket that brings out the highlights in my fur. Also, I have a raincoat that I’m told is very flattering.

As you see, I’m having a good life here. And the absolute best is getting all wrapped up in a my favorite blanket.

Sending thanks and love to all my friends at Muttville,

Seymour (you knew me as Paolo)

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Adoptaversary: Penny (aka Miss Wiggles) #2797

Adoptaversary: Penny (aka Miss Wiggles) #2797

January 14, 2018 was the three year adoptiversary of our little Penny (known as ‘Miss Wiggles’ #2797 when we adopted her). Penny brings us so much joy, we can’t even imagine our family before she came into our lives. Penny loves sleeping, being on mommy’s lap at all times, rolling in the grass, taking walks with her sister, Prudence, and making silly faces in pictures. She’s the sweetest dog and wants nothing more than to give us kisses constantly! Penny has a food allergy and now takes medication and eats a prescription diet only, but that doesn’t stop her from loving life and begging to eat everything! And, she still wiggles her entire body when she is excited. Thank you, Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, for bringing Penny and our family together! Here are some of our favorite pictures of Penny from over the years. #ILoveMyMuttvilleDog

Love,

Shannon and Dan

Woodland, CA

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Hank, Jr.

Hank, Jr.

This week makes nearly seven months with Hank Jr., and we couldn’t be more in love with our sweet, cuddly, and slightly neurotic delight of a dog.

Having Texas roots ourselves, we were excited to hear that Muttville had a group of seniors from Houston after the hurricane hit, and were immediately taken with Hank Jr. Since we brought him home, he’s come out of his shell considerably. Hank loves to be in on the action, and can usually be found either in our laps receiving pets or at our heels as we go about the apartment. He gives lots of kisses on the nose and charms everyone he meets with his big brown eyes.

Hank Jr. even traveled with us to Washington D.C. over the holidays, where he experienced snow for the first time! He was unfazed by the flakes but didn’t like the cold one bit—we think he’s now a California dog through and through.

Thanks again to Muttville for bringing us our furry family member, who has enriched our lives in so many ways.

Best,

Maggie and Madeleine

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Dani

Dani

Thank you Muttville! I don’t know how Dani and I spent the first 9 years of her life apart. It’s been over 3 months since she adopted me, and she is 100% lovebug. Her favorite activities include: yoga/climbing on me during yoga, surfing the internet/making me choose between her and screen time, walking me through the nearby park, and snuggling at every opportunity. Thank you for covering the cost of her surgeries. She is now fully on the path of living the good life (minus a few teeth), and our family is complete with her in it. She and our older dog (10 years old) are often mistaken as twins while walking. They’re quickly becoming neighborhood celebrities and have enjoyed quiet time together in the recliner when away from the paparazzi (that would be me with over 100 photos of them). Dani also enjoyed her first road trip to Phoenix where she met her adopted grandparents. Thank you, thank you, thank you for doing what you do. Our lives are forever richer with Dani in it.

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Bea (aka Sophie)

Bea (aka Sophie)

This is Bea (known to Muttville as Sophie). She came to us in June of 2016. We quickly learned that she is a bit of a diva who prefers sunning her tummy in the sun than going on a hike, but she’s also a star student who will perform almost any trick for snacks. Bea lives for snacks. And snuggling under whatever blanket you happen to be under. And snacks. Did I mention snacks?

We got Bea to be a buddy for another rescue pup we have and they were immediate best friends. She taught the little feral mutt how to play with toys, curl up in a fluffy bed and how to snag all the best snacks. They even currently star in their own fake tv show on Instagram “Norton and The Bea: Dog Cops” @nortonandthebea

Bea is the sweetest, snuggliest, snackiest dog a family could ask for and we love her like crazy.

All Muttville dogs deserve happy, healthy lives – thank you for all you do!

All the licks and kisses-

EB

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Parmesan

Parmesan

When Parmesan, a scruffy, rude and unwanted 14-year-old Poodle mix first came to Muttville, he preferred having things his own way, and let everyone know it. A walk meant going out when there were no other dogs on the street. A drive in the car was equally challenging — Parmi’s constant barking and agitation proved he didn’t like or trust anybody.

Thankfully Muttville did not give up on this senior dog and worked hard to find him a home. Joe and Jill attended one of Muttville’s weekend adoption events, where they were introduced to its founder and Top 10 CNN Hero, Sherri Franklin. Sherri immediately said, “Have I got a dog for you!” and introduced them to Parmi. When Joe was skeptical, Sherri quietly added, “Just look at him; he really needs to get out of here.”

Looking at things from the dog’s point of view softened Joe, and he and Jill decided to foster Parmi temporarily. Within a couple of weeks they grew attached to him and didn’t want to risk losing him to anyone else, so they finalized the adoption.

Two years later, Parmi is a calm and loving charmer who attracts affectionate encounters with strangers and other dogs anytime he goes out. But Parmi has earned even higher regard in his family.

Recently, Joe, Jill, and Parmi were at San Francisco’s Stern Grove, enjoying some off-leash exercise time. Joe had just read a warning sign about coyotes sighted in the park. Suddenly, for no apparent reason, Parmi took off running as fast as he could, which is no easy task for a senior dog. The family called to him and gave chase, but he wouldn’t stop or even slow his pace. As he raced away and up a steep hill, Joe realized that, despite exercising regularly, there was no way he could keep up with Parmi. He was completely out of breath and unable to take another step. Fortunately, a kind-spirited professional dog walker was able to call and catch Parmi.

Concerned about his lack of breath, Joe contacted a cardiologist who determined that he needed a double bypass — immediately. Fortunately, the surgery was completed successfully, and Joe is recovering nicely. Joe’s doctor said, “With your bad heart it was inevitable. One day soon you would have been gone, just like that!”

It was Parmi who first helped Joe discover his heart disease and the need to address it right away. Joe wondered if there was a coyote at the park that day, or what else could have made Parmi take off running like that. “I prefer to think it was serendipity, gratitude, love and Muttville! Parmi saved my life,” says Joe. “He’s a rescue dog who returned the favor.”

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Pumpkin #5055

Pumpkin #5055

This is our precious Pumpkin #5055. She is now part of a big rescue family with Zeus, our faux shepherd, Lucy, our blind lab mix, and Ricky, our feral kitty. We also have a rescue bunny, Turbo. Even though she has 2 beds of her own, she can frequently be found in Zeus’s big bed with him sitting outside looking on. She is such a little sweetheart! She loves walks, tummy rubs and a comfy place to snooze.

We are so glad we found Muttville! We hope to be Hospice “parents” forever.

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Wee Willie

Wee Willie

We adopted Wee Willie in 12/2016, via a Muttville partner up in Nevada County; and, are so incredibly thankful! It had been over 5 years since our two beloved dachshunds passed; and, we had both recently retired. Life was “change­ mode” for us. And then we discovered Muttville! In came Wee Willie…This lil’ guy is a 14 yo, 6 lb longhaired Chihuahua…. BUT, Willie has the biggest personality. His Foster Mom described him as “pleasantly independent”. Heck, we didn’t know what that meant. We soon discovered. You would never guess his age. Willie is full of spunk and personality. Loves walks, meeting new people and their pups. We think he may have a bit of Boarder Collie in his bloodline, because he is happiest when we are all together in the same room! This pup is a love, and will lick your face for hours! He’s great at the groomers, and is a real flirt with new people. I could go on and on about him. Bottom line, we are so, so thankful our Wee Willie has come home to us; and, are soooo thankful for Muttville!

XOXOXO ~ Frank, Russ, and Wee Willie, Guerneville CA.

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