Young or old, but there is something endearing about german shepherds, and this adoptable girl is no exception. She will show you why senior dogs are the best. Lucky is a beautiful girl, so graceful and super loveable.
She gets along with all dogs, people and is perfect with cats too!
Lucky loves leisurely walks and is reliably housebroken; how great is that?
This perfect senior lady wants nothing more than to be your newest BFF!
We believe Lucky is 12 years young and weighs about 60 lbs.
Meet her at Muttville on Rescue Row in San Francisco.
You will start the new year with a full heart when you discover the joy of having a senior dog in your life, especially a Pomeranian like Billy Pup.
Billy Pup is a fluffball full of love that can’t wait to meet you!
Can you believe this handsome senior fella was a stray running around Oakland before making his way to Muttville? Now he’s a happy boy, soaking up the sun and getting some much needed TLC!
Billy Pup is ready to settle down and spend his retirement years as your new cuddle buddy.
We think Billy Pup is between 13-15 years young, weighing 7 lbs.
Meet him at Muttville on Rescue Row in San Francisco.
Merry Christmas, peace and joy to the world. Let's hold our loved ones close, especially all the dogs we love. I plan to spend some of my holidays thinking about goals for the new year, including how I can help more people understand why senior dogs rule, and therefore adopt or foster them.
You'll also find me snuggling with every dog that will let me. Will this be the year we welcome a new furry buddy? Let's see!
Baby it's cold outside! What better way to spend the winter than with this gentleman and senior sweetheart. Meet Sterling, a mellow older chihuahua and professional snuggler.
Sterling enjoys sharing warm beds with his dog buddies, and watching all the hustle and bustle around him.
Sterling is such a quiet and easy going senior, we can’t believe he hasn’t found his forever home yet!
He’d make a great addition to a mellow home that’s OK with living life in the slow lane.
We think Sterling is around 12 years young, weighing about 10 lbs.
Find him at Muttville on Rescue Row in San Francisco.
Whether you're lonely, are overwhelmed by the cute dogs dressed in snuggly coats walking down the city street, or maybe it's the dogs dressed as Yoda at the Star Wars premiere, before you jump into pet pool grab a hot chocolate and consider these important questions.
Bringing a dog into your life can change you for the better forever, it did for me. Being prepared before you make the leap will set you both up for success, and if you decide you are ready to add a dog to your life, please adopt one from your local shelter or rescue.
Before you get a dog, ask yourself and your family these 15 questions:
- What do I expect from a dog?
So often we have expectations about what we think life will be like with a dog and we set ourselves up for disappointment. Asking yourself this question will help you both in the long run.
The desire for dog meat is waning and the practice of consuming dogs as food will end, thanks to positive influence of the social media. Fifty seven dogs were rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea by Humane Society International (HSI) arrived at the San Francisco SPCA on March 16.
Nearly 60 dogs were taken and the HSI destroyed the cages.
Once the animals were evaluated and treated for any medical issues, HSI worked with its Emergency Placement Partners East Bay SPCA, Marin Humane Society and Sacramento SPCA to find the dogs homes.
Jen Chung, Vice Chair of the SF SPCA Board of Directors: “These incredible animals have survived unthinkable conditions and suffering as part of the dog meat industry. They deserve to spend the rest of their lives in loving homes. We are honored to be part of this project, which will increase awareness of the cruel dog meat industry. Ultimately, we’re hoping to completely end the practice of consuming dogs as food.”
HSI worked with the farm owner to remove the dogs from miserable conditions and close its doors for good. As part of the plan, he signed an agreement with HSI to shut down the property and move into a permanent, humane trade in crop farming. HSI provided assistance to make the transition possible and will follow the farmer’s progress to ensure compliance.
HSI, the international affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, is working to reduce the dog meat trade in Asia, including South Korea where dogs are farmed for the trade – and where the 2018 Winter Olympics will be held. HSI will work with other dog farmers who agree to get out of the inhumane dog meat trade permanently and transition into trades like crop growing.
As someone who believes strongly that how we treat animals is a reflection on our humanity, this was one of my favorite stories of the year. The world is changing and with the growth of economies in other countries, as well as education, more people are appreciating the power of the human animal bond. You see more people in Korea and China wanting dogs as members of the family and companions.
I'm glad to see animal protection groups include issues like dog meat farms as part of their focus, and hopefully more good will come of this over the next two years leading up to the 2018 Winter Olympics.
For more Information
Visit the San Francisco SPCA
Read: Dogs rescued from South Korean meat farm via San Francisco Chronicle
What a beautiful dog, and with one of my favorite names! My own grouchy puppy muse Cleo loved wee dachshunds. She was even a member of the Doxie Posse on Twitter!
With her soulful eyes and sweet-as-pie personality, how could you not fall in love with Sally?
She’s a gentle, quiet senior girl who’s ready to spend her golden years snuggled up on your lap.
She gets along well with other dogs of all sizes, and is known to be good with cats too!
Sally will be a perfect fit for a home that’s OK with living life in the slow lane.
We think Sally is 15 years young, weighing about 13 lbs.
Find her at Muttville on Rescue Row in San Francisco.
Ready to have your heart grow three sizes? Grateful Dogs Rescue is hosting a big adoption event in San Francisco this Saturday, December 12! Lots of wonderful adoptable dogs and your chance to donate to a very important local nonprofit. Veterinary Street Outreach Services provide free veterinary services and supplies to the animal companions of homeless San Franciscans.
Who We Are:
Vet SOS provides free veterinary care to the companion animals of homeless San Franciscans and links their human guardians with health care services. Operating since 2001, Vet SOS is a project of SFCCC's Street Outreach Services (SOS) program.
What We Do:
Vet SOS provides free pop-up veterinary clinics 12 times per year using volunteer staffing and a specially equipped mobile outreach van.
How We Do It:.
By going directly to homeless people - meeting them on their own turf - the Vet SOS team builds relationships of trust and breaks down the barriers that keep homeless people and their companion animals from the care they need and deserve.
If you're wondering how you can help the dogs you love, or other companion animals over the holidays, you're in luck! Our friends at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has this great infographic, and these four tips:
1. Adopt, Don’t Shop
Make adoption your first option this holiday season! Avoid buying anything from pet stores that sell puppies because most of them come from puppy mills. Search for local adoptable animals by visiting www.ASPCA.org/adopt
2. Help Local Shelters
Help your local shelter by volunteering your time or finding out what supplies they need. You can also win a grant for your local shelter by entering our "Home for the Holidays" contest with Dogist and Subaru at www.ASPCA.org/holiday
3. Have a More Humane Holiday Meal
If you eat meat, eggs, or dairy, look for certifications that require better treatment for animals on farms, specifically Certified Humane, Animal Welfare Approved, and GAP (Levels 2 and above). Visit www.ASPCA.org/labels to view a label guide and get useful tips and info on how to have a more humane holiday
4. Host a Holiday Sweet Swap
Consider hosting a holiday bake sale at your office or with friends and family and donate the proceeds to help animals in need. Find out how to start your fundraiser at www.ASPCA.org/SweetSwap
Do you have your own special holiday traditions? I'd love to read about them in the comments.
If you haven't discovered this year why senior dogs are the best, there is hope for you and your family in the form of a big sweet blend of Labrador named Baby Doll. There’s not a more fitting name for this precious dog!
Baby Doll is one of the sweetest, most darling girls you’ll ever meet.
She’s a big and beautiful senior lady who loves meeting new people and enjoys hanging out with her four legged buddies.
Its clear that Baby Doll has had it rough these past few months, but her future is looking bright!
With some extra TLC, lots of belly rubs and daily strolls in the sunshine, we’re sure Baby Doll will get back to her former, slimmer self in no time at all.
We think Baby Doll is between 8-10 years young, weighing about 80 lbs.
Fall in love with her at Muttville on Rescue Row in San Francisco.