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Sharon Castellanos
San Francisco
GrouchyPuppy® Founder and Publisher
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The true story of the little stray dog Gobi left me feeling my faith in people renewed, and reminded me that little dogs give fearlessly too. Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
Thank you Susan for stopping by to share your love of older dogs with us!
From his beautiful, intelligent eyes to his adorable ears, it’s hard to believe so much sweetness can fit into one package. This wonderful senior guy is Dallas, and he’s ready to be your new best friend! He’s calm, quiet, inquisitive,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Poochie likes to smoochie! This sweet little lady Yorkie is eager to please and will greet you with a smile…and some doggie kisses too! She’s an expert at relaxation and knows her way around a lap and couch. Poochie also... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
The San Francisco SPCA Hosts the Animal Film Festival during Third Annual Clear the Shelters Adoptathon Weekend Visitors will enjoy free adoptions and award-winning films August 7, 2017 – The San Francisco SPCA will be offering free adoptions for all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
In our hurry up, I'm always late world, spending time with an older dog can be the perfect counterbalance. Time together may help you gain a thoughtful approach to the next hour of the day, or maybe the whole week... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
Volunteering at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue every week I get to see how true your words are Mat. Violet will be a wonderful addition when she meets her match!
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Did you know that wild violets symbolize devotion, purity, and spiritual passion? In the Victorian era, violets were carried in order to manifest wishes and keep malevolent spirits away. This describes senior sweetheart Violet, a dog in Oakland ready to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
Meet Squirrel! This adorable, tiny little Chihuahua comes to us all the way from Fresno where she was found as a stray. This sweet pup loves to cuddle, meet new dogs, and make friends. We are still getting to know... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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In honor of the International Comic-Con Convention, orphan cats and dogs will be staging Helen Woodward Animal Center’s 5th Annual PAWmicon Convention at Hazard Center in Mission Valley. The highlight? Comical critters styled in PAWSplay apparel celebrating the superheroes who... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Ever know a dog who could giddy up, right into your heart? Hold on to your saddle because that's what will happen when you meet this handsome blend of Doxie! How adorable is Cowboy! We think he’s a big Doxie... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Does your dog love going to the beach? Ever wanted to take your dog out on a paddle board while on vacation? If you live in or are planning to visit Southern California, you're in luck!! Not only can you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Meet Angelica! This lovely girl came to Muttville because her previous owners could no longer care for her. Luckily, she is very well adjusted and is happy no matter what. She has made herself right at home and is a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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When I met Sarge, all I saw was a big handsome dog who had the sweetest manners. His sugar face spoke of a gentleness and thoughtful personality. I never would have guessed that this dog had been thin, filthy and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
Last week I met a new Muttville mutt named Greta. She is a german shepherd, all legs, and currently skin and bones. Given our immediate mutual affection, I have a feeling she'll be plumping up soon. I can still smell... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Certain dogs have these furry faces that are look like they have a world of information waiting to share with you. Then when they're oldsters, their sweet face looks like they got into the sugar bowl. Seymour a cute blend... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Get ready to travel to old Havana, Cuba as you raise money for the amazing Helen Woodward Animal Center!! This Saturday is the 29th Annual Spring Fling Gala, presented by Ed and Sandy Burr of EDCO. The highly anticipated black-tie... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Want to feel the groovy love of an older dog? This weekend, Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco is have a free adoption event! When you meet these sweet sugar faces, you're going to say, "I must be California... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Meet Gandalf! This adorable Yorkie is sweet, loving, and social. He enjoys going for walks, meeting new dogs, and actually enjoys a warm bath! Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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After the year I've spent volunteering at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, and experiencing the amazing personalities of small older dogs for the first time, I know what my future is going to include. If my bones are shaky, we'll walk... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
Thanks Anna for your comment. We're fortunate dogs don't hold grudges, aren't we?!
Volunteering is rewarding, especially when you get more than you give thanks to these oldsters! Thanks for stopping by!
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She could become the queen of your heart soon after you meet this sweet chihuahua! Beyonce is an adorable, spunky, friendly girl who can’t wait to meet you! This sweet girl will make a loyal companion- all she wants is... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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This big lovable blend of Australian shepherd was recently surrendered to Muttville Senior DOg Rescue because his previous family had an unexpected change in their living situation. Rather than thinking something was wrong with him because they didn't keep him, I chose to have a compassionate response. I looked at Otis and silently thanked his family for raising such a sweet and loving dog. Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
Meet Berry! This precious Shepherd mix comes to us all the way from Taiwan where she was picked up as a stray. Berry spent several months with a loving foster and was fully vetted before arriving at Muttville. Berry came... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog