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Discover why senior dogs rule: Fall in love with Piccolo!

Warning: cuteness overload!! Piccolo looks just like a little stuffed animal come to life! This adorable senior boy will melt your heart the second you meet him.

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He’s mellow, cuddly and gets along fabulously with dogs of all sizes. They say great things come in small packages, and we couldn’t agree more about Piccolo!

Better hurry on down to meet him, because we have a feeling this little charmer is going to get adopted in a heartbeat.

Here’s what Piccolo’s foster has to say about this special boy:

“Piccolo is doing great, he is an amazing boy. He is calm, loves to be around people. Only barks to greed us or when he wants to pee. Despite his leg condition he enjoys his short walks and likes to go from leg to leg when called cute. He is super friendly. "

We think Piccolo is between 12-14 years young, weighing less than 8 lbs.

Fall in love with him at Muttville on Rescue Row in San Francisco!

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Open the book "UNCONDITIONAL: Older Dogs, Deeper Love" and feel your heart soar!

I have been writing about dogs for awhile now, from the perspective of a passionate advocate, and as a guardian. For quite a few years, I have been talking about the many ways old dogs are important, and how they enrich our lives from first hand experiences with my own dog. This year I have been volunteering each week with Muttville Senior Dog Rescue.

You can understand why I was excited to get a chance to review the book, UNCONDITIONAL: Older Dogs, Deeper Love, by Jane Sobel Klonsky. If you haven't had the chance to have your life enriched by an older dog, the heartfelt words and images in this book could possibly send you straight to your closest rescue or shelter!

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If you have known the love and companionship like I have from a senior sweetheart, be prepared for a rush of warmth straight to your heart, as you go down memory lane. 

And get ready to shed a few tears. This is probably the longest I have taken to review a book filled mostly with pictures. I probably averaged four to six pages, or about three dog portraits, between tissues.

You can't help but shed a few happy tears witnessing the deep, heartfelt love on these pages.

Jane has done a wonderful job of illustrating why I love celebrating how the human-dog bond is demonstrated by dogs, and those who love them, across Grouchy Puppy. This poignant collection of essays and beautiful photos is a celebration of the special bond shared in each relationship.

If you want to introduce what it means to have a dog to a young person, get this magical book. If like me, you already love old dogs the most, then these portraits and essays will remind you why caring about old dogs is important. You get to write the chapter in their life!

For everyone else curious about why dogs, and older dogs are the best, let me share eight reasons, some described in this book, to open your heart to an older dog:

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Discover why senior dogs rule: Fall in love with Kimmy!

What is wonderful about older dogs is they are open books, and with Kimmy (Schmidt!) she's got an open face! Just like the sweet and fun-loving character on television, Kimmy is a happy girl! 

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If you’re looking for a lovable senior gal to call yours, look no further than Kimmy! She’s a true blend of breeds that turned out just right.

Can you believe a doll like her was found as a stray? Good thing she wound up at Muttville, where we’re sure she’ll find her perfect match in no time at all!

She may not be able to see too well, but that doesn’t stop her from greeting new people with a wagging tail and a big smile on her face.

Kimmy is such a special girl that deserves the very best from here on out!

We think Kimmy is 11 years young, weighing about 30 lbs.

Find Kimmy at Muttville on Rescue Row in San Francisco!

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Learn how you can help homeless pets with a photo of your dog!

Love dogs too? Want a fun way to celebrate Adopt A Shelter Dog Month with your dog, and help raise money for animals in need? Join in the ASPCA's 31 Days of Rescue Dogs Campaign!

Participants will be asked to post one photo of their favorite rescue every day, and each post will encourage their friends to donate $1 a day in exchange for 31 days of adorable photos. The featured dogs can be rescues, fosters, or shelter pups in need of homes.

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Each post should contain the hashtag #31DaysofRescueDogs for the chance to win prizes and be featured on Pit Bulls and Parolees.

Visit www.aspca.org/31days to learn more and sign up!

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Discover why senior dogs rule: Fall in love with Bogey!

Some dogs have that personality that grabs your attention first. Then there are old dogs like this guy, whose face (that little snaggle tooth!), AND personality go straight to your heart!! Swoon.

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Who’s calling Bogey a senior? We think he acts like a much younger pup!

Bogey bounces from room to room, greeting every person and dog with a wagging tail and a smile on his face.

Not too big and not too small, Bogey is the perfect size for outdoor adventures and cuddle time on the couch.

This handsome boy will make a great addition to any home! 

 

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File Bogey under A for ADORABLE



We think Bogey is 7 years young, weighing about 20 lbs. Meet this cutie pie at Muttville on Rescue Row in San Francisco!

 

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