Grab your sneakers and best buddies then head over to Golden Gate Park for this great canine fundraiser on August 23rd in San Francisco.
The American Cancer Society Bark For Life honors the caregiving qualities of canine companions and is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funding and awareness for the fight against cancer.
The Bark For Life event will feature an Opening Ceremony with a Cancer Survivor Lap (for both people & pets), as well as canine related activities, demonstrations, entertainment, vendors, silent auction, and more. Come take a bite out of cancer!
#AllLoveIsEqual Everyone knows this, and I believe dogs do too! In the case of my own senior dog Cleo, she knows love is love, just like all the Muttville mutts we share on these pages each week. An old dog deserves to love and be loved as much as a puppy! People are the same. All love is equal.
In case you missed it, San Francisco PRIDE was this past weekend, and I got a chance to show my Mutt Pride by walking in the parade with Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. It was a blast to see all the people along the parade route who love Muttville.
Einstein said, "those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act" and I know how wonderful life is with a senior dog. This weekend it was more privilege than duty for me to show my support for our local LGBTQ community and for senior dogs, because love is love.
I have had an amazing big dog in my life for over eight years now. She’s beautiful, full of personality and an endless source of inspiration. She also happens to now be old, arthritic, blind and diabetic, but, if I saw her for the first time today, I would adopt her all over again. The incredible joy she brings into our family is worth the heartache from knowing her life with us will never be long enough.
My dog Cleo is a big reason behind my interest in supporting and promoting Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days. I look into Cleo's eyes and see the face of a dog who knows she's loved. I want other people interested in bringing a dog, or cat, into their family to consider adopting a senior or disabled pet. Did you know the financial support going to the 200 participating shelters and rescue agencies -- in 591 cities across the U.S. -- includes a $2,000 per adoption of medically treatable and senior dogs and cats?
Grouchy Puppy Founder, Sharon with Cleo, adopted from the SF/SPCA
Looking for family fun this weekend that also supports a neighborhood public school? If you love dogs and kids then come out for the annual DogFest in beautiful sunny Duboce Park. This is the seventh year of the huge outdoor community fundraiser for McKinnley Elementary School in San Francisco.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost: FREE to watch. Tickets are sold for food and kids games. Registration fee for the dog show.
According to Albert Einstein, "Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act" and for Grouchy Puppy that means helping raise awareness of the awful crime of dog fighting. The ASPCA is leading a series of events that will teach how to recognize and report dog fighting.
The ASPCA has officially designated April 8th as National Dog Fighting Awareness Day to raise awareness about dog fighting brutality, and will be hosting a Google+ Hangout with national experts to discuss the underground world of dog fighting. The panel will be moderated by ABC News anchor Dan Harris and will include little-known truths about the blood sport and its continued prevalence in America.
Spring is here and it's traditionally a time of home and garden improvement. I tend to go through my dog's toys, unused collars and bedding etc. to see what can be donated. April also brings extra cleaning, the type that requires real effort, maybe a stepladder, and some dusting in hard to reach places. Therefore now is the perfect time to announce some housekeeping here at Grouchy Puppy.
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Having been significantly involved with Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) in San Francisco for three years, I have seen first hand the power of the human-animal bond at work between low income seniors, the disabled, and their companion animals. It breaks my heart to imagine anyone having to choose to feed themselves or their beloved furry (and often only) family member.
Today, thanks to an anonymous donor, a new partnership begins between the Helen Woodward Animal Center's AniMeals Program and The Angel's Depot, a San Diego county nonprofit serving the nutritional needs of seniors.
Get your tickets while you still can for San Francisco's chicest canine event of the year. On February 7th posh pooches will once again showcase couture outfits designed specifically for them by some of the Bay Area’s most prominent interior designers with exquisite fabrics provided by showrooms at the San Francisco Design Center (SFDC) as they walk the runway at Haute Dog SF 3.
The evening is more than just a night of pretty faces strutting their stuff. This year it is also a chance for the SFDC to raise money for and awareness of Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. Read our exclusive interview with Rhonda Hirata, marketing director of SFDC and Alf Nucifora, Chairman of the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco and learn how Muttville was chosen as a beneficiary, where the design teams get their inspiration, how they came up with this great event, and much more.[...]
Miss Jackie the MinPin with Sherri Franklin, Muttville Founder and Director
Muttville Senior Dog Rescue reached a milestone this week by rescuing its 2,000th senior dog. Varsha, a nine-year old cattle dog mix, was found wandering the streets of Oakland. A good Samaritan coaxed her into a car and got her to Oakland Animal Services, where she was given shelter. Covered in scabs with a large portion of her hair missing -- and considered geriatric -- Varsha was not going to be an easy case, so three days later, OAS's rescue partner Martha Kleinreached out to Muttville. Varsha possessed the mild-mannered temperament required of Muttville dogs, and Muttville rescued her.
In case you missed it, we're throwing an online party for the beautiful Grouchy Puppy muse, Cleo. This November marks eight incredible years together. Since the number eight is significant in many cultures and religions, we thought this is the year to do it up right. She is a living legend to many so we're planning to give our dog the equivalent of an Honorary Oscar.
What's a party without guests? This is a virtual party so we're welcoming friends from all over, including New Zealand, Hawaii, Texas, Pennsylvania, Canada, South Carolina, Japan and of course the San Francisco Bay Area. Haven't seen the event on our Facebook page yet? Consider this is YOUR personal invitation to join the party!! It's going to be epic..[...]