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Sharon Castellanos
San Francisco
GrouchyPuppy® Founder and Publisher
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Rain or shine expect a line when it comes to adorable adoptable pets! Celebrate the season by joining the San Francisco SPCA and Macy’s Union Square for the 31st unveiling of the iconic Holiday Windows on Friday, November 17, at... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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November 9th is a big day around here! Today is the day one fluffy, large, adult, husky-shepherd dog changed our life forever. Thanks to her mere presence, Grouchy Puppy was conceived, slowly blossoming over the years into an incredible community... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Wonder why senior dogs are amazing? One big reason is they show how age is just a number!! November is Adopt a Senior Dog Month. Discover for yourself how older dogs can positively influence your life, and just how it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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One of the biggest reasons senior dogs, and generally adult dogs, have a hard time getting adopted from shelters is because many people fear loss. You know a simple way to counter that fear? Flip your perspective! Think of your... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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November has turned into a favorite month thanks to the older dogs in my life. I love senior dogs more than Thanksgiving turkey and cranberry sauce! My excitement for this month began after we adopted my own amazing Shepherd Husky... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Is it because Border Collies are dogs known for being smart? Why does Noemi have such a deep and thoughtful face? She’s such a sweet girl and since I have spent the last three or four weeks visiting with her... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Meet Vinny, a charming little Maltese mix who is looking for a new best friend! Look at this sweet sleepy face after we had a major after-breakfast cuddle session. Vinny comes to us from Fresno and is so excited for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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When a dog refuses to acknowledge a barrier, physical or emotional, do you think they realize what they are doing? I’ve noticed during my encounters with big dogs at Muttville that when one pushes through my arms, or puts their... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Look at this sugar face! We think delightful little Sally is just the bees knees! She may be on the petite side, but she sure does have a Texas sized heart! Sally comes to Muttville from Texas, part of a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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‪‬Sweet fluffy dog! Meet the newest fluff in town, a happy boy that is appropriately named Fluffernutter!! Fluffernutter comes to us from Oakland but is excited to be across the bridge at Muttville. He has a happy-go-lucky outlook on life,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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I love the smell of dogs. There, I said it, and I mean it. Am I alone in this? I hadn’t thought before that something I was badly missing after the passing of my big fluffy dog would be her... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Join the SF SPCA for an artsy-themed cocktail party and adoptathon weekend based on the 2010 movie “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” which focused on the world’s most infamous graffiti artists. Adult animals (6+ months) will be free to adopt... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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If you know anything about Grouchy Puppy you know that it began (and continues!) thanks to our adopted rescue dog from the San Francisco SPCA. Since her passing, I’ve gotten more involved with helping the sugar faces at Muttville Senior... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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This pretty girl is Florence and she can’t wait to find her forever home. We think Florence is an Australian Kelpie mix. She is very sweet, loves meeting people, and enjoys going for walks. Florence does perfectly with other dogs... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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What is the number one responsibility when you have a dog? This can be answered with specifics but also with general notions such as setting them up for success. That was the mantra we heard when we adopted our dog... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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We think Oscar is just about the most perfect doggie around! Look at this happy Shepherd face! Oscar is an adorable Shepherd/Cattle dog mix, who comes to us from Central Valley ready to find his forever home. Oscar is very... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
I have met emotional support dogs and understand why you would feel calm having a dog close by at all times. Whenever I volunteer at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, the dogs turn any frown upside down. Our family dogs not... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
Beyonce is an adorable, friendly Chihuahua girl who can’t wait to meet you! This sweet girl will make a loyal companion- all she wants is love! Beyonce is always wagging her tail, loves walks, and is perfect with dogs of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Endless belly rubs. Long bouts of toss the squeaky toy or playing keep away. Cuddling and tussling around with Rugby, the senior beagle, honestly was a little overwhelming at times. Why? Because he never tired of me. Even my own... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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National Dog Day is this weekend and if you don't (gasp!) have one already positively influencing your life, now is a good time to consider the reasons why you don't have a dog. Below is a handy (and humorous) flowchart... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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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