Celebrate Bay to BARKers weekend at the SF SPCA, May 18 – 20

Jog or race your way across town for this fun adoption weekend! Celebrate Bay to Breakers weekend at the San Francisco SPCA’s Bay to BARKers event, May 18 – 20!

This year is the SF SPCA’s 150th anniversary, so connecting the springtime cocktail party and adoptathon theme with Bay to Breakers, a beloved San Francisco tradition, was a natural fit. Adult animals (6+ months) will be FREE to adopt Saturday and Sunday, May 19 – 20, at SF SPCA locations in the Mission and Pacific Heights.

“This year is milestone anniversary for the SF SPCA, and we’re inviting everyone to get involved,” said Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, SF SPCA President. “We want to celebrate the San Francisco community and everything that we’ve been able to accomplish together in the last 150 years. Bay to BARKers is an opportunity for San Franciscans to come together, enjoy a weekend of festivities, and help homeless animals get a second chance!”

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Discover why senior dogs rule when you call in love with Cappy!

There is something so cuddly about American Eskimo dogs. Maybe they remind me of my childhood Samoyed? I was drawn to this handsome quiet guy who loves to sidle over for little snuggles.

When we visited together over a couple weeks, Cappy was always gentle and incredibly patient with his fellow Muttville roomies. He is such a zen master that he can fall asleep sitting up, with the busy city streets outside his window.

In his last home Cappy received lots of lap time and a few too many meals. He would love to go to a home that can help him shed some of his extra weight just in time for summer!

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This sweet boy loves to get brushed, and will fall asleep to the smooth soft rhythm. It not only feels good for him and is good for his coat, but my own blood pressure dropped. I brushed him with a small rake for two minutes when this happened...

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He’s fantastic on leash and always ready for a stroll in the sunshine. We think Cappy will make a great addition to any mellow home.

Cappy is around 13 years young, currently weighing around 20 lbs.

Fall in love with him at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco!   Learn more:  https://muttville.org/mutt/cappy-2825

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Discover why senior dogs rule when you fall in love with Ela!

Ela is just the sweetest sugar face and older dog you’ll ever meet. She’s the prettiest blend of chihuahua and terrier. This little lover girl would be the perfect roommate and walking companion. She loves long conversations and listening to music.

Look at her cute little expression here...what a adorable snuggle bug, and secret keeper.

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How cute is this little senior? Ela originally comes to us from the San Francisco county animal shelter.

Sadly, her owners had to surrender her due to issues with their landlord. Despite losing her home, Ela is adjusting very well and has already made herself comfortable here at Muttville.

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She enjoys hanging out with the other dogs, meeting new people, and going for walks. She’s a quiet and gentle girl who will fit right in to your family!

Ela is 8 years young and weighs 15 pounds.

Meet her at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco and you’ll understand why senior dogs rule!

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Pittsburgh Hotel Offers Free Pet Adoption Services With Extended Stay

Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel, one of Pittsburgh’s most pet-friendly hotels, has announced a program to allow hotel guests to receive a free pet adoption after completing a five night stay at the property.

Starting on April 30th, National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day, guests signed up for the program will receive a credit towards adoption from their local shelter, giving hope to animals in need and allowing guests to make a difference in their local community.

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Discover why senior dogs rule when you fall in love with Pacer!

How adorable is Pacer!? He’s the king of the tiniest little stretches! He also looks a little like Sally Field’s, Flying Nun character...

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This cutie pie was originally found as a stray in rough shape in Daly City. The Good Samaritan who found him tried for months to locate Pacer’s family with no luck, so he reached out to Muttville for help.

When we heard his story we knew we wanted to help sweet Pacer find a forever home to love him in his senior years. Since arriving, Pacer has shown himself to be just the sweetest pup. He loves to be held, taken for walks, fed snacks, and given any kind of attention.

While not needy, he would love a lap to sit in all day long! Pacer is great with dogs of all sizes and ready to find love once again!

Pacer is 13 years old and weighs 7 pounds.

Find him at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco on Rescue Row!

Learn more about this sweetheart: ‪https://muttville.org/mutt/pacer-5443‬

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Petco Foundation teams with MUTTS for ♥️ “Love Changes Everything” campaign promoting pet adoption

The Petco Foundation is teaming up with Patrick McDonnell, the creator of the comic strip, “Mutts," to promote pet adoption and how “love changes everything.”

Throughout March, the Petco Foundation is collecting photos of adopters and their pets to compile into the largest mosaic mural featuring pets and their people EVER. The mural will be digital but then ultimately be created as an actual physical mural in NYC that will go live on March 25 at Union Square Park.

It’s super easy to participate and those who submit photos are eligible for DAILY prizes including a $100 Petco gift card, a signed MUTTS print, and a coupon for a bag of WholeHearted Pets pet food, PLUS a $500 grant award for eligible adoption organizations!

Here’s the link for submissions: http://love.petcofoundation.org/

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Discover why senior dogs rule when you fall in love with Turtle!

Turtle 🐢 is just the best wee doggie for someone looking for a chill lil’ buddy who loves to snuggle, go for 🚙 drives or 🚌 bus rides, or hang out on the 🛋 couch together.

He loves to be elevated so he can check out what’s going on but doesn’t bark about it. He only barked once when I was leaving 😐💕 Muttville HQ.

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Turtle is a loving senior who can’t wait to be your new best friend. He’s tiny and super-portable, which is great because Turtle is always up for a new adventure!

Turtle is definitely people-oriented, but also gets along great with other animals. We even think he can live with cats!

Come meet this perfect guy soon!

Turtle is 12 years old and weighs 10 pounds.

Fall in love with him at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco!

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Discover why senior dogs rule when you fall in love with Omar!

Omar is the most handsome blended golden retriever senior dog! He’s a the size of a bear cub with all the love and attention of your best pal.

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Omar came to Muttville after his loving owners had to go to the hospital and couldn’t keep him. He’s understandably pretty sad about losing his family, but is coming out of his shell and showing his loving side more and more each day.

Omar wants nothing more than a new family to call his own! He is great with dogs of all sizes, does well on leash, and is potty trained.

Omar is a big boy would would benefit from lots of exercise and mental stimulation. We know he’d make an amazing companion!

Omar is 9 years young and weighs 92 pounds!

Fall in love with him at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco!

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Senior Dog and Helen Woodward Animal Center Dog to compete in American Rescue Dog Show!

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19th OLYM-PET SENIOR CANINE GOES FOR GOLD!

While young athletes from around the world receive broadcast attention competing for gold, a senior athlete of the fuzzier-kind gets his time to shine on national television this coming Monday night. Sammy, an 8-year old, Boston Terrier-blend and Helen Woodward Animal Center rescue will compete for the title of “Best Fetcher” on Hallmark Channel’s AMERICAN RESCUE DOG SHOW, proving that senior canines can go paw-to-paw with the pups.

Sammy, originally named Pop, was adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center in 2010 by the Tosheff family, including mom and dad, Lauren and Alex, and sisters Abigail, Kelly and Tara. At a very young age, Sammy displayed his athletic proclivity, preferring his ball over all other toys. In fact, Sammy overcame his fear of swimming when he was given the opportunity to fetch his ball out of the water.

The premiere one-of-a-kind, three-hour special, slated to light up your President’s Day, will feature 52 shelter dogs from across the country vying for top dog in the world’s most adorable categories.

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Center rescue pet, Sammy, is ready to strut his stuff on the Hallmark Channel, this Monday, February 19th @ 8:00pm PT. 

The “2018 American Rescue Dog Show” is part of the Hallmark Channel’s cross-platform campaign “Adoption Ever After”, aimed at raising the profile of shelter pets. During the star-studded three-hour special, canines from various shelters and rescues will compete for grants for their alumni shelters from the Petco Foundation.

The goal of the show is to inspire viewers to adopt their next dog from their local shelter or rescue organization. The show is partnering with AdoptAPet.com to encourage local pet adoption.

Learn more about the Helen Woodward Animal Center here.

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Rescue. Foster. Donate. Adopt. 

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Discover why senior dogs rule when you fall in love with Butler!

Meet Butler…at your service for all your cuddling needs! Pause for a second and this sugar face will quietly start his way towards your lap. If you’re in need of a valentine, this senior sweetheart will send your heart ♥️ soaring to the moon and back.

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This adorable little Chihuahua mix originally came to Muttville after being found as a stray. As soon as Butler came to Muttville he made himself right at home- jumping into any lap he could find and making friend! Butler is very outgoing and affectionate.

He absolutely loves people and would make the perfect companion. He is great with dogs of all sizes and very lovable! Come meet him soon!

Butler is 12 years young and weighs 5 pounds.

Fall in love with him at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco!

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Muttville Senior Dog Rescue Valentine Adopt-a-thon Feb 10th and 11th!!

Be still our heart! This weekend adoptions fees are waived for all the sugar faces at Muttville in San Francisco. If you want to feel the love and sweet companionship of an older dog, then this Valentine’s weekend head to Rescue Row in the city of St. Francis! 

The wonderful staff and volunteers will be ready to play Cupid and match you with a senior sweetheart, or just make sure you get a lot of free love...

 

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Valentine's weekend Adopt-a-thon!!

  • Muttville Headquarters
  • 255 Alabama St. (corner of 16th)
  • San Francisco
  • 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Muttville’s turning the whole Valentine’s Day weekend into a big ol’ love fest! 

Been on the fence about making a commitment? The time has never been more right. On February 10th and 11th, adopt a dog from Muttville and the $200 adoption fee is waived. Donate what you wish – it’s all in the name of love.

Drop by anytime between 11a – 4p. And if there’s an adorable mutt on the website that has already snagged your attention, let them know you’re coming so they can make sure that particular cutie-pie is there to meet you!

Email adoptions@muttville.org to learn more!

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Discover why senior dogs rule when you fall in love with Trey!

One of the best things about older dogs is many of them have lived enough life to appreciate every moment they have, and aren’t slowed by potential obstacles — like having three legs.

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Trey was given his name because this adorable pup is a tri-pawd but I can tell you that this doesn’t slow Trey down one bit! He loves to go for walks, explore, and play.

He is great with other dogs and learning to quickly warm up to new people, too. Trey came to us from a family that no longer had time to take care of him, and he can’t wait to find a place to call home.

We know this loving boy will continue to blossom once he knows he’s found his new family!

Trey is 8 years young and weighs 9 pounds.

Fall in love with him at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco!

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Discover why senior dogs rule when you fall in love with Billy Zoom!

Look at this face! Billy Zoom is a social butterfly, who is so happy to be at Muttville. I could have played with him all day! Instead we had a fun after-breakfast tickle session followed by some major cuddles.

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Billy Zoom comes from Sonoma, and can’t wait for Muttville to help him find his new beginning!

This happy pup has the funniest little walk, as he prances around meeting everyone. He has an engaging disposition and loves meeting new people and pups.

This little guy has a lot of energy for a senior pup, and would do well in an active household. Could Billy Zoom become your new best friend?

We think Billy Zoom is 8 years young and weighs just under 14 pounds.

Fall in love with him at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco!

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Discover why senior dogs rule when you fall in love with Rosalind and Viola!

Rosalind is an adorable little Poodle girl from Solano County after being found as a stray along with her sister Viola. They are the cutest pair and will surely show you what makes senior dogs incredible love bugs!

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These darling senior pups can’t wait to meet a family they can call their own, and will be forever grateful!

Rosalind and Viola may seem shy at first, but they warm up quickly to new people and love to sit in your lap and go for walks.

When you meet this bonded pair of miniature poodles you will fall in love!

Like most sisters they love hanging out together but also enjoy playing separately.

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The most liked sugar faces on our Grouchy Puppy Instagram will melt your heart

Over on Instagram we share adorable dog photos, and adoptable senior dogs, special dog-centric events and more. We meet sweet pups every week around the web, and across the Bay Area while out walking the streets of San Francisco. How can we not stop and share their sweetness with others?

There is something about these sugar faces that draws our attention wherever we are! Is it those come hither eyes? That aged to perfection face? The seriously adorable underbite? The impossible fluff?

Below are the nine more liked photos from our Grouchy Puppy Instagram account. We hope you will follow Grouchy Puppy on Instagram for a daily dose of adoptable and adorable dogs, or just serious cuteness to keep you smiling throughout the new year.

If you’re on Instagram, please share your profile in the comments and we’ll be sure to follow you back!

 

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