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Sharon Castellanos
San Francisco
GrouchyPuppy® Founder and Publisher
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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 yesterday 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 5 days ago 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
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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... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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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... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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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. Omar came to Muttville after his loving owners had to go to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19th OLYM-PET SENIOR CANINE GOES FOR GOLD! While young athletes from around the world receive broadcast attention competing for gold, a senior athlete of the fuzzier-kind gets his time to shine on national television this coming Monday night.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Meet Butler…at your service for all your cuddling needs! Pause for a second and this sugar face will quietly start his way towards your lap. If you’re in need of a valentine, this senior sweetheart will send your heart ♥️... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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One of the best things about older dogs is many of them have lived enough life to appreciate every moment they have, and aren’t slowed by potential obstacles — like having three legs. Trey was given his name because this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Be still our heart! This weekend adoptions fees are waived for all the sugar faces at Muttville in San Francisco. If you want to feel the love and sweet companionship of an older dog, then this Valentine’s weekend head to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
A wonderful benefit to helping dogs thrive is you get inspiring stories like this one in Texas. Have you met Squish? He’s an adorable guy with a crooked jaw and one eye — in the body of a happy, bouncy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Look at this face! Billy Zoom is a social butterfly, who is so happy to be at Muttville. I could have played with him all day! Instead we had a fun after-breakfast tickle session followed by some major cuddles. Billy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog