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Sharon Castellanos
San Francisco
GrouchyPuppy® Founder and Publisher
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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
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When Dr. Patricia McConnell published her new book, The Education of Will, I was immediately interested because it spoke to what I hold dear, the positive influence of a dog. However, her stories of facing one fear after another pulled me through the book. Her self-effacing and humble style of sharing filled me with empathy. It isn't easy to face our fears even with the help of a special dog. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
Thanks for stopping by Zoey and taking the time to comment.
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If you are looking for sweet companionship, forget those dating apps and come over to Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. You'll discover lovely ladies like Dixie Jane whose available because her family could no longer care for her. Dixie Jane is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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The San Francisco SPCA is celebrating its 149th birthday and inviting partygoers to join in the fun. On Friday, April 21, visit the SF SPCA’s Mission Campus Adoption Center from 6pm – 9pm for wine, nibbles from Et Volià, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Volunteering at a senior dog rescue has shown me, over and over again, why assumptions are bad. How many people assume older dogs are boring or sleep all day? I met Sansa last week and she took me for a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Dog fighting is cruel. Dog fighting is the ugly side of humans. I believe one way to counter animal cruelty is to raise compassionate children, to positively influence our communities about dogs. April 8 is National Dog Fighting Awareness Day,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Betty White may look like a “plain Jane” to some, but this perfect little blend of Terrier and Chihuahua has so much love to give! Betty is a loving and soulful gal who would love to find a family to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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One of the benefits of volunteering every week at a senior dog rescue is that I am never without an old friend to visit with, and it feels pretty great. Each dog there offers me something. Look at Henry, this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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You never know what kind of dog will adopt you, and vice versa. This is true whether you discover the love of an older dog, or a young one. You could look down and recognize a fellow companion ready to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Mrs. Jones is a darling Shih Tzu girl who came to the San Francisco Bay Area all the way from Yolo County. She is a merry prankster and the perfect dog for someone who loves to play, or who wants... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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When I was three years old my parents rehomed an older dog. At the time, we lived in the high desert of Southern California, in a tiny town of cinder block houses. Her family knew ours and my mom thought... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog