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

If you need a laugh, and you love dogs, head to Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco! I met the funniest low rider boy, aptly named Homefry, looking for a family to call his own. He had me in stitches from the minute I arrived until I finally forced myself out the door. 

He’s the perfect combination of corgi and dachshund in both coloring and personality! He plays in very silly ways, he loves other dogs and yet when I settled down on the couch next to him, he snuggled up quietly. 

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Homefry is looking for his new best friend!

Homefry comes to Muttville from the Tracy Animal Shelter. Despite all the changes, he is sweet gentle and friendly.

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SUMMER READING LIST: Homeless dog writes letters to all his neighbors hoping to find a forever family

Remember summer reading programs when you were a kid? There was one at my local library that motivated me to read ALL the Lassie books they had and even Old Yeller!! I’m so happy to still have those great memories of sitting in the sun, reading books in the middle of the day — because it was summer!

Over the next few months, I hope you’ll stop by here for my reviews of a few kids books centered around dogs. I was fortunate enough to get advance copies from the publishers, and I bet one of these books will make a great present. Since today is the first day of summer, here is the first book!!

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Do you have a little dog lover at home? Have a kindergartener at home, or know a first grade teacher interested in showing their students the art of written letters while introducing them to the topic of dog adoption? I have just the big colorful picture book to read aloud at story time! 

Can I Be Your Dog? is a wonderful heartfelt story about Arfy, a homeless dog searching for his forever home. His story is hopeful and bittersweet at the same time. Arfy genuinely personifies what real dogs could go through, teaching a compassionate lesson to little ones.

I immediately fell in love with his big sweet and goofy face, and the tender hearted series of letters he sends to all the people who live along his street.

Letter writing may not be as common as it once was in the era of email and texting but the powerful meaning behind his words and search for a forever family resonates on every big colorful page.

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

Carmelita is an absolute sweetheart! She has one of those faces that won’t stop smiling, and a butt that refuses to stop wiggling!

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Carmelita loves everyone she meets. Though she’s been through a lot of changes lately, that hasn’t dampened her enthusiasm for life one bit.

She’d love someone to hang out with and play with. Is she the one you’re looking for? Fill out an application today!

Carmelita is 8 years old and weighs 25 pounds.

Fall in love with her at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue on Rescue Row in San Francisco!

Go to — https://muttville.org/mutt/carmelita-5666

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June 2-3rd Summer Lovin’ is Yours — for FREE at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

EVERYBODY INTO THE POOL!*

It’s Muttville’s summer Adopt-a-thon party!

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Summer lovin’ is yours – for free! The weekend of June 2 and 3 is our summer adopt-a-thon, when the adoption fee is waived for qualified adopters.

Come meet all the mutts and find someone for some beach blanket fun.

What: Summer Adopt-a-thon!

When: Saturday June 2 and Sunday June 3, 11am-4pm

Where: Muttville, 255 Alabama Street (corner of 16th Street), San Francisco

CHECK OUT THE MANY ADORABLE ADOPTABLE SENIOR SWEETHEARTS NOW

*Not an actual pool, of course. Many of our mutts prefer lounging to actual swimming. In fact, “doing laps” has a completely different meaning at Muttville.

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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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Celebrating 150 Years San Francisco SPCA Honored on April 18th!!

The SF SPCA’s 150th anniversary is Wednesday, April 18! In honor, San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell has proclaimed April 18, 2018 ‘SF SPCA Day’ in San Francisco.

April 16, 2018 – The San Francisco SPCA is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and it is inviting the entire community to get involved. Thanks to San Francisco’s unwavering support, the lives of millions of animals have been changed for the better since the organization was founded in 1868. From introducing the first horse ambulance in 1884 to founding the No-Kill movement in 1994, San Francisco has always been at the forefront of animal welfare. To celebrate this special year, the SF SPCA has planned a full calendar of special events, from cocktail parties to historical exhibits to cat movie nights.

The SF SPCA was founded on April 18, 1868, when San Francisco banker James Sloan Hutchinson caught sight of two men dragging a terrified hog along the rough cobblestone street. Appalled, Hutchinson stepped in to stop the cruelty and rescued the hog. The incident crystallized Hutchinson's concern over widespread animal abuse, and he soon rallied 15 like-minded citizens to found the SF SPCA.

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In honor of the 150th anniversary, San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell has proclaimed April 18, 2018, as SF SPCA Day in San Francisco! The proclamation will be announced during a special 150th Anniversary Gala Celebration at City Hall on April 18.

“The SF SPCA’s slogan for its anniversary celebrations is ‘the animal organization for people,’ which speaks to our 150-year connection with the community of San Francisco,” explained Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, SF SPCA President. “Not only are we celebrating 150 years of advocating for animals, but we’re also celebrating the bond between people and the animals in their lives.”

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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: https://love.petcofoundation.org/

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March 11-12th It’s a Muttville Musical! Hear stories and songs celebrating senior dogs and the people who love them!

Curious why senior dogs rule or do you already know and want to enjoy hearing very special songs and stories about senior dogs and those who love them? Get your tickets now for a wonderful concert celebrating San Francisco’s own Muttville Senior Dog Rescue!

What’s Your Story, Bay Area? is a concert by Bay Area songwriters telling musical stories about Muttville, senior dogs and the people that love them! You’ll hear a diverse group of songs based on the stories of Muttville’s adopters, volunteers, and staff and even some stories from the dogs themselves!

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On March 11th and 12th, (Sunday & Monday) please join Fogg Theatre, Muttville and our dog-loving community for an exciting musical concert, “What’s Your Story, Bay Area? Muttville Edition!”

Come for a night of music and laughs!!

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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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How the human animal bond motivates us: Creating a lap bed

Readers and followers of Grouchy Puppy know that we celebrate how the human dog bond is demonstrated. The examples we find are a wonderful testament to the enduring positive influence dogs have on us. This inspiring story came out of wanting to soothe both her dog and cat while undergoing painful radiation treatment for breast cancer.

Five years ago, at one of the lowest points of her life, Tammy Olley came up with the idea for a unique pet bed.

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Every day after work, I would go to my radiation treatment and then drive an hour and a half home. My days were long, and the radiation made me so tired and sore. My cat had always slept on or against my legs, but at that time I was so sleep deprived and achy that as much as I loved her, I just wanted her off of me.

While laying on the radiation table I came up with the MYLAP pet bed design method, which allowed adding scent to the bed. After I had my prototype made, I began testing it out on my cat and I noticed that my dog, who has every kind of anxiety including separation anxiety, was starting to steal the bed. I realized it calmed him as well, and I began finding him sleeping on it more and more...

This unique bed allows you to add your scent to the fabric of the bed while providing your little buddy with the comforting shape of a warm lap. 

Innovational Pet Product LLC is women-owned small business, with Tammy as the only employee at this time which means all of these beds are proudly assembled in the USA.

Learn more about how the love for her pets, even in her darkest hour, inspired Tammy, and where to buy this homey little bed > here <

 

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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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