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Sharon Castellanos
San Francisco
GrouchyPuppy® Founder and Publisher
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Come check out this cutie pie! Harold is ready to find his perfect home, can it be with you? He’s a super mellow fellow that likes to live life in the slower lane. Harold loves to spend his afternoons taking... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
Just one look into Kibble’s soulful eyes and you can tell he has so much love to give. This precious, delicate boy hasn’t had the best of luck lately, but he’s happy to now be safe and sound at Muttville... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Love from dogs never grows old. Love from older dogs enriches. Love for dogs makes us better people. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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It's the most wonderful time of the year! 'Tis the season for believing in the power of our love for dogs and cats to overwhelm passers by in downtown San Francisco so that they opt to adopt. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Some people play solitaire or Words with Friends on their phone or computer, I take dog photos on my phone and create art using popular free apps. You should try it too! It's fun and you can use your creation... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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If you love traveling with your dog, and that means taking the train, you're in luck! To celebrate the new release of The Secret Lives of Pets, tickets booked on Amtrak December 6 - 11th will allow your best buddy... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
This is what I love about dogs, and volunteering at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. I get these little reminders of how simple it can be to move away from stress, and toward happiness. Dogs make great demonstrators of stress management, a skill we can use during the holidays and beyond. Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
Anne, you said it in a nutshell! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment, and here's to the dogs we love!
What's so great about dogs is this communication and behavior we experience together, is every, single, day. They don't know what a holiday is. They only know that you are there to spend time with them. The dogs care about that. Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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When Muttville matches an older dog with a new family, I believe the result is more than saving a dog's life. They are creating a new love story. They are offering the world another example of what love and compassion looks like. Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Warning: cuteness overload!! Piccolo looks just like a little stuffed animal come to life! This adorable senior boy will melt your heart the second you meet him. He’s mellow, cuddly and gets along fabulously with dogs of all sizes. They... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Jane has done a wonderful job of illustrating why I love celebrating how the human-dog bond is demonstrated by dogs, and those who love them, across Grouchy Puppy. This poignant collection of essays and beautiful photos is a celebration of the special bond shared in each relationship. Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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What is wonderful about older dogs is they are open books, and with Kimmy (Schmidt!) she's got an open face! Just like the sweet and fun-loving character on television, Kimmy is a happy girl! If you’re looking for a lovable... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Love dogs too? Want a fun way to celebrate Adopt A Shelter Dog Month with your dog, and help raise money for animals in need? Join in the ASPCA's 31 Days of Rescue Dogs Campaign! Participants will be asked to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Some dogs have that personality that grabs your attention first. Then there are old dogs like this guy, whose face (that little snaggle tooth!), AND personality go straight to your heart!! Swoon. Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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An immediate benefit from choosing a no-pull harness for any dog is that pulling decreases when they find themselves turned around toward their person away from whatever their destination was. #HarnessTheLove, an educational campaign promoting the benefits of no-pull harnesses for our dogs. #HTL #academyfordogtrainers Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
Thanks Shannon! Aren't we lucky to have Muttville?
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With her passing, memories of our days together motivated me to get out of the house and down to Muttville Senior Dog Rescue this year. Each morning I'm there I get a dose of mutt magic, in exchange for doing their laundry, mopping and walks around Rescue Row. Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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It was incredibly rewarding for me to spend my time with my old dog knowing I was writing the final chapter in her life, and our life together. What I learned about the aging process had a positive impact on my relationships with both my parents before they passed away. I also have a little better appreciation for my own mortality. Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Black Betty is a sweet, sensitive and darling senior dog that can’t wait to meet you! This cutie loves belly rubs and quiet snuggles. Betty may seem a little shy when you first meet her, but we just think that’s... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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What words come to mind when you look at a dog? How about after you spend time with one? Do you find yourself coming up with the same expressive words even if you are around different dogs? I've spent a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Find out why senior dogs rule when you meet Daisy the beagle at Muttville! Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Older dogs can show you how being old brings experience at how to stay calm in the midst of noise...chaos, upheaval Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
I have seen first-hand this summer, young kids caring for and about the senior mutts at Muttville. It's pretty wonderful because all of them have expressed nothing but joy, and serious interest in these dogs and their wellbeing. These senior... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
The joy found outside between kids and dogs is contagious! Wait for meeeeeee 🐾 #adventureswithdogs #dogsandkids #mansbestfriend #getoutside #dogsthathike #dogstagram A photo posted by grouchypuppy (@grouchypuppy) on Aug 20, 2016 at 8:59am PDT Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog