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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5 Great Reasons Why Time With a Senior Dog Makes Us Healthier!

Time spent with older dogs can be the best antidote for whatever is ailing you. Each time I walk out of the Muttville doggy loft, I feel better about myself, healthier in mind and body.

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Have you wondered what makes older dogs special, why I believe they rule? Read on for five great reasons why spending time with senior dogs can result in a healthier you!!

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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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Happy 2018! Here’s to all the ways we can experience the positive influence of dogs

Happy 2018!! Here’s to a new wonderful year celebrating the many ways the human animal bond is demonstrated by dogs and those who love them.

Here are just a few ways we saw the power of the human-dog bond expressed last year:

  • Spontaneous cuddles in the middle of a dog walk
  • Compassionate responses to a dog who unexpectedly loses their person
  • A tired person getting up in the middle of the night to take their dog outside to pee
  • Keeping a second identical toy that is your dog’s favorite on the ready
  • Making a special celebration of your dog’s Gotcha Day
  • Happy conversations between dog and person in public

There are so many ways we see how dogs positively influence us, and these were just a sample. What’s so wonderful is that there are truly unlimited ways for us to experience the power of this bond.

We’d love to hear from readers below in the comments how the human dog bond influences you...

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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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Want to feel good about helping give an older dog a second chance at a happy life?

Whenever I volunteer at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue there always seems to be Kodak moments with the dogs. These sweet adoptable dogs caught my eye last year with their loving manner, soft and welcoming expressions, and ability to make me laugh.

Do you need a dose of oxytocin, or a shot of endorphins? Want to feel good about helping give an older dog a second chance at a happy life? Have a few hours in your week to offer?

 

You’ll get love, when you give love (and a little elbow grease), each time you help Muttville mutts! 

Learn more here.

Foster. Adopt. Donate. Volunteer.

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Get free love every weekend at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

One of our favorite places in the city of St. Francis is Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. Every week I love volunteering there because I never know what dog will want as many cuddles as I can offer!

After a year of spending time with these sweet oldsters I can tell you there is something special about a senior dog. If you want to discover what I’m talking about, come down to Rescue Row.

Every weekend you can get free love from the sugar faces, because senior dogs rule. Scroll through theses cutie pies to see what I mean.

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Discover why senior dogs rule when you meet Boba!

How adorable is Boba!? This darling boy is looking to slim-down and turn over a new leaf!

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Could you be the special person he needs to get back his beach-bod!? Boba came to Muttville very overweight, but very happy. He loves to walk around exploring his surroundings and meeting new people.

He is very laid-back and sweet, and would love a family to call his own. Boba is great with other dogs and is quickly adjusting to his new diet :)

Boba is 12 years young and weighs 27 pounds.

Check out what this sweet guys foster has to say about him:

Boba is a total sweetheart! He loves to be close & to cuddle on the couch, but he is fine being left alone as well. He is coming out of his shell more & more since we’ve had him & he has a fun, easygoing personality.Boba (aka Bo Fatty) came to us VERY overweight – he was very slow & low-activity at first. But he is learning to love walks – when you go to the door with the leash his tail starts wagging & he gets excited! His walks are getting longer & longer as he is losing weight, with a record-setting walk around the block today. You can tell that he wants to be at a higher activity level but is stuck in that big body of his! Once he gets to his “beach bod” & closer to his goal weight we imagine he will be quite the walker. He gets along with our other two dogs just fine. His house manners are GREAT – no accidents in the house since we’ve had him. Super nice & easy dog! If we could, we would adopt him in a heartbeat.

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Grouchy Puppy Approved: 5 Unique Gift Ideas for Dog Lovers of All Ages

Are you a dog person or know someone in your life who loves dogs the most? This year I’m sharing my personal favorite gift giving ideas for dog people!

Below are five very different and special gifts for dog lovers of all ages. There is a website where you can use your own photos or original artwork to create cute gifts for your dog loving friends and family, ranging from everything from pillows to note cards.  There are also three new gift ideas just discovered this year!

Whether for the holidays, a birthday or a housewarming gift, you’re bound to find the perfect gift for the dog lovers in your life.

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

Darling Joyce is a sweet, purebred Poodle coming to us all the way from Los Angeles. She is a very happy rambunctious girl, and perfect for keeping any winter blues away!

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This adorable girl was originally found as a stray, so we don’t know much about her previous home life. Despite all the recent changes she’s gone through, Joyce is as sweet as can be.

 

She loves meeting new people and welcomes petting and attention. She’s also great with other dogs, loves going for walks, and is fairly mellow. Such a sweet girl!

Joyce is 12 years young, weighing 17 pounds. She’s also hypo-allergenic!

Fall in love with Joyce 5127 at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco!

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Nov. 17th San Francisco SPCA unveils 31st Annual Holiday Windows!!

Rain or shine expect a line when it comes to adorable adoptable pets! Celebrate the season by joining the San Francisco SPCA and Macy’s Union Square for the 31st unveiling of the iconic Holiday Windows on Friday, November 17, at 5:00 p.m. The window displays, which have become one of the most beloved symbols of the holiday spirit in San Francisco, will once again feature adorable – and adoptable – cats and dogs who need loving homes. San Francisco pastry chef Yigit Pura will partner with Snoopy to unveil the windows, and children from the De Marillac Academy Choir will provide the holiday soundtrack.

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This year’s windows celebrate the bonds between family and friends. Titled “The Perfect Gift Brings People Together,” the theme centers on the joy of sharing holiday season festivities with those we love. Generations of visitors will delight once again, seeing the cuddly adoptable faces ready to share the holiday in a new home.

In 2016, 257 animals found homes during Holiday Windows and nearly $100,000 was raised to provide year-round support for the SF SPCA’s lifesaving programs. Over the last 30 years, Holiday Windows has made it possible for more than 9,000 animals to find loving, permanent homes.

“Combining the magic of holiday giving and finding these animals new homes, along with the importance of being with those we love throughout the season, makes these windows one of our favorite projects all year,” said Macy’s Visual Manager, Rise Hixson. “Guests from all over the Bay Area and the United States love watching the adorable animals in these windows. Spreading that cheer at this time of year is magical.”

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This year, the magic will expand beyond the windows with a special space on the 6th floor where visitors will be able to see more adoptable animals and even schedule time in the wildly popular SF SPCA Cuddle Experience. Cuddle sessions will be available from 11am – 1pm and 5pm – 7pm on weekdays and 10am – noon and 4pm – 6pm on weekends.

WANT TO HELP?

Holiday Windows relies on volunteer support. The short two-hour shifts involve greeting the public, collecting donations, and directing people to the SF SPCA adoption center inside Macy’s. No prior training is required, and groups are welcome to volunteer together. Learn more at sfspca.org/holiday

“Thousands of lives have been saved through the Holiday Windows event, thanks to our partnership with Macy’s,” explained Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, SF SPCA President. “Every holiday season the San Francisco community comes together to help our animals find new homes. This is our biggest event of the year, and the tradition truly brings out the magic of the holiday spirit.”

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Hey! It's National Grouchy Puppy Day!

November 9th is a big day around here! Today is the day one fluffy, large, adult, husky-shepherd dog changed our life forever. Thanks to her mere presence, Grouchy Puppy was conceived, slowly blossoming over the years into an incredible community of dog lovers!

In 2013 we threw a fun virtual party that is still whispered about. In 2014 our beautiful muse passed away and November 9th that year turned into a tribute.

This year, we invite you to celebrate with us again, in a way that embraces all the ways dogs give fearlessly and influence positively!! We invite everyone to share the spirit of Grouchy Puppy this weekend by contributing a six word story about dogs, a dog you know, a fictional dog, or your own dog(s). 

 

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Share Six Word Stories Celebrating the Dogs We Love All Weekend Long

Tell a story consisting of just six words. Inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s famous challenge and first six word story, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

What: Share a six word story about dogs, a dog you know, a fictional dog, or your own dog(s).  

How to join in the fun? Email us at info@grouchypuppy.com your stories and photos, we'll share them across our social media channels. Leave a comment below. Tweet us @grouchypuppy your photo and story, or message us on Facebook.

Giving Tree: November is Adopt a Senior Dog Month. We've had a soft spot for the oldsters for years, and since the passing of Cleo we've been spending hours every week helping the sugar faces at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. If you buy anything from our Zazzle store until the end of the year ALL proceeds will go to Muttville as our way of paying it forward

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Join us! It's easy! Above are two stories that are endearing and funny six word stories reflecting our grouchy puppy muse. We hope you'll contribute your own six word stories in celebration.

We'll close with our deepest thanks for sharing these years with us and for your steadfast support!

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