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Sharon Castellanos
San Francisco
GrouchyPuppy® Founder and Publisher
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Looking for love? Come out for an intimate wine and cheese fete to kick off the San Francisco SPCA Lonely Hearts Adoption Event on Friday, February 12th from 6p-9p* at the Mission Campus Adoption Center at 201 Alabama Street @... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Yes Babette is real, and amazingly yes she’s looking for her forever home! Doesn’t she look like a little stuffed animal? You’ll want to take her with you wherever you go! Babette is such a silly and sweet girl, we... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Uggie the dog, famous for his part in the Academy Award-winning silent film The Artist, died in August at the age of 13. He may have been left out of the SAG Awards 'In Memoriam' this weekend, but this talented... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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I can't seem to put my finger on the reason but I am profoundly touched by senior dogs, and the people who foster and adopt them. This is why I am sharing a series of guest posts from Karl and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Four years ago I attended a mini-ACES workshop where effective tried and true ways to find families for orphaned pets. The session was led by Mike Arms, a man directly responsible for saving millions of animals. As President of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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I don't know why but I am profoundly touched by senior dogs, and the people who foster and adopt them. This is why I am sharing a series of guest posts from Karl and Jessica Schneider. They regularly share their... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
You are so right Sobaka! We saw our dog blossom after time with us, and her senior years were equally an amazing gift to behold. It is all about patience and giving them the chance to know you.
Have you had an older dog? Theirs is an inspiring story for sure!
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Jewels is quite the gem! She’s adorable, sweet, easy going and a total cuddle bug. What’s not to love? Jewels loves to lay by your feet or in your lap, listening to your day and getting lots of scratches behind... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Maybe it's because I'm old. Maybe it's my wonderful memories of my own old dog. I don't know why but I am profoundly touched by senior dogs, and the people who foster and adopt them. This is why I am... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
Exactly Pamela! Anyone and everyone who behaves should be allowed on public transit. Give Honey some love from me.
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There are a lot of dogs, and bicycles in San Francisco. I've seen both on BART. When you live in a big urban city, using public transportation makes a lot of sense. You can travel a great distance fast and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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If we continue to focus more on our unique relationship and bond with dogs and less on manipulating a dog's genetics, then we reflect a humaneness that shows our own positive evolution. Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Find out why senior dogs rule when you meet Manny, the sweet senior Chihuahua at Muttville in San Francisco. Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Enjoy Mary Oliver reading a lovely poem from Dog Songs. It's a wonderful way to start the new year! Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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I always feel like somebody's watchin me... 🎶 Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Young or old, but there is something endearing about german shepherds, and this adoptable girl is no exception. She will show you why senior dogs are the best. Lucky is a beautiful girl, so graceful and super loveable. She gets... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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You will start the new year with a full heart when you discover the joy of having a senior dog in your life, especially a Pomeranian like Billy Pup. Billy Pup is a fluffball full of love that can’t wait... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2015 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Merry Christmas, peace and joy to the world. Let's hold our loved ones close, especially all the dogs we love. I plan to spend some of my holidays thinking about goals for the new year, including how I can help... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2015 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Baby it's cold outside! What better way to spend the winter than with this gentleman and senior sweetheart. Meet Sterling, a mellow older chihuahua and professional snuggler. Sterling enjoys sharing warm beds with his dog buddies, and watching all the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2015 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Whether you're lonely, are overwhelmed by the cute dogs dressed in snuggly coats walking down the city street, or maybe it's the dogs dressed as Yoda at the Star Wars premiere, before you jump into pet pool grab a hot... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2015 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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The desire for dog meat is waning and the practice of consuming dogs as food will end, thanks to positive influence of the social media. Fifty seven dogs were rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea by Humane... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2015 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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What a beautiful dog, and with one of my favorite names! My own grouchy puppy muse Cleo loved wee dachshunds. She was even a member of the Doxie Posse on Twitter! With her soulful eyes and sweet-as-pie personality, how could... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2015 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
Old dogs are amazing! I love how relaxed and laid back they are. They make me more relaxed!
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Ready to have your heart grow three sizes? Grateful Dogs Rescue is hosting a big adoption event in San Francisco this Saturday, December 12! Lots of wonderful adoptable dogs and your chance to donate to a very important local nonprofit.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2015 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog