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Sharon Castellanos
San Francisco
GrouchyPuppy® Founder and Publisher
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Say hello to Macaroni, a new addition to the Muttville family! Macaroni was found in the streets of Oakland but we’re happy to report that she’s adjusting well to her new spot at Muttville Headquarters. She is such a sweet... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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How is the power of the human dog bond expressed you wonder? Sometimes it can be found in a spontaneous cuddle session in the middle of a walk together. Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
Accidents happen. Even the most careful and protective guardian can have a dog manage to slip out of their harness or collar in a moment. A gate you thought was latched or a sudden loud noise across the street, just... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Dig out your best duds and bring your dollahs for one of San Francisco’s favorite fundraisers! If it’s August that means Karl the Fog is on his way out to sea, and it’s time for Muttville Senior Dog Rescue’s annual... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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The time is here for one of our favorite animal adoption events! On Saturday, August 18, 2018 animal shelters across the country will offer free pet adoptions for qualified adopters thanks to the support of NBC and Telemundo owned stations.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Since volunteering at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue for two years now, I’ve met many miniature poodle boys. Besides being typical boys, they all have shared that wonderful sweet spirit of loving independence mixed with the need to snuggle. Alfred is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Next week, Helen Woodward Animal Center is hoping San Diego animal lovers will save their Burrito Monday and Taco Tuesday food cravings until Wednesday, when every Chipotle in the area will donate 50% of sales to this amazing animal nonprofit.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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SQUEE or should we say squeak!! If you give a Mouse a cookie… she’ll be your friend forever! If we’re going to be honest, little Mouse the sweetest lil’ chihuahua doesn’t even need a cookie – she loves making new... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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If you looked up the definition of “man’s best friend” in the dictionary, you would find a picture of Decker! Okay, maybe you would see this photo I took of him at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue napping on a Santa... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
Should we expect airlines to allow emotional support animals onboard their planes? To be clear, these are not the same service animals trained to help the disabled, such as a seeing eye dog. Should the fact that we now acknowledge... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Over the July 4th holiday, my first chance to have a dog in our home again came true. Thanks to my well known love for dogs, and past two years volunteering at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, a friend of my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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These days it’s so nice when a smile or a laugh comes easily to your face and belly. For me, dogs offer this delightful sensation without even trying. Some of the dogs at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue can get me... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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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... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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As a result of last year’s Hurricane Harvey, Montgomery County Animal Shelter is nearing crisis point with over 1,614 available orphan dogs and cats. Once there, Center staff will work alongside MCAS employees and will begin the first part of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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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... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Carmelita is an absolute sweetheart! She has one of those faces that won’t stop smiling, and a butt that refuses to stop wiggling! Carmelita loves everyone she meets. Though she’s been through a lot of changes lately, that hasn’t dampened... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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EVERYBODY INTO THE POOL!* It’s Muttville’s summer Adopt-a-thon party! 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... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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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... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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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... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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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... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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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... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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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... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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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... This cutie pie was originally found as a stray in rough shape in Daly City. The Good... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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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... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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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... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog