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Meet Adoptable Senior Dog of the Week: Mr. Dees

Who needs a PUG HUG? My own Cleo was an owner surrendered dog. This sweet old guy could turn into your perfect buddy, all you need to do is go meet him at a Muttville outreach event.

Mr. Dees was surrendered by his owner in Sacramento and has now settled into his foster home with 4 other pugs! He is quite happy around the pack and relaxed around the house. He loves to walk and wander around the park as Mr. Dees is sweet to others – people, kids, dogs. He's house trained and he is 10 years old and about 22 pounds!

Mr. Dees seems quite happy on a dog bed on the floor, unlike his foster siblings who insist on being on the furniture. He is mellow and mannerly and has not turned down one stomach rub while staring into your eyes. He’s got long, soft fur and he’s tall and pretty slim for a pug. Mr Dees is mixed with something but your guess is as good as ours….

Mr. Dees is definitely worth meeting and he’ll be out and about at outreach events so you can experience his sweetness.

http://www.muttville.org/mutt/mr-dees-1740

 

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July 13 Book Signing Benefits Muttville Senior Dog Rescue San Francisco

What if your dog died and came back as a ghost that could talk? That’s the engaging premise of It’s Just a Dog, Russ Ryan’s new book that benefits Muttville Senior Dog Rescue!

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July 13th Meet Russ Ryan, author of the book It's Just A Dog

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Good Signs for a Happy July 4th

Potato salad done, ribs grilling, a senior dog snoozing. Family should be arriving shortly, and we've a nice breeze. Another good sign on this Independence Day? The bottle rockets have been quiet this year, and the other neighborhood noises my dog is ignoring so far. Winning!

Cleo does not care for loud noises, so when the official city fireworks begin later tonight you can expect my big old dog will be securely snuggled close.

Cleo and I wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July!

 

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How hot does it get inside a parked car?

When should you leave your dog at home? How do you know what it feels like for your dog inside a car on a hot day? It's summer. We're having record heat everywhere. Even San Francisco feels hotter than usual. 

This video of Dr. Ernie Ward, a veterinarian, sitting inside a parked car for 30 minutes is a visual demonstration of why hot cars are dangerous for pets.

 

source: youtube.com / via: paisleybeard.com

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How to protect your dog from bad animal behavior professionals

Who doesn't want the best for their family? Billions of dollars annually swirl around the pet care industry. We love our dogs and include them as family members. It's easy to see why more dog-related businesses are started each year. 

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Miss Basic Obedience Class Graduate - SFSPCA 2005

I know that my big dog in the city needed a few skills to successfully navigate life here. When we adopted her from the San Francisco SPCA, Cleo's adoption fees included a series of basic obedience training classes. It was during one of these valuable sessions that I learned about the fabulous Jean Donaldson, founder of The Academy of Dog Trainers. Recently on Facebook one of Jean's students, Cory Cordes, wrote a post that immediately caught my eye.

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