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Sharon Castellanos
San Francisco
GrouchyPuppy® Founder and Publisher
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Investing a few hours every week caring for older dogs at my local shelter is returning HUGE dividends. Senior dogs like Miller here, get straight to the point. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Is there such a thing as a puddle of a Poodle, or a Poodle puddle? Ralph is a silly, fun and affectionate senior boy who can’t wait to meet you! Give him a second and he'll be in your arms ready to snuggle up before dropping into the cutest little snoring bundle. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Christmas time in San Francisco means dogs wearing colorful coats! Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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This sugar face is the bell of the ball at Muttville. If you want to feel the love of an senior dog this little beagle is your girl. Look who is on cookie patrol! Not too big and not too... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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I'm so thrilled Sherri Franklin was named a CNN Hero of the year for her work with Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. Her mission to raise awareness about old dogs languishing in shelters, and being seen as undeserving of having a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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A wonderful effect from playing with older dogs is lower blood pressure. When I play with fluffy white cotton-ball dogs like Shiro, I find myself visibly relaxing. Look at his expression, and you can imagine mine! Meet the adorable Mr.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Dogs are amazing adaptable creatures. They enrich our lives in many ways, including easing our stress and lifting our moods. When you're a dog person, even if you haven't been around a dog since childhood, engaging and handling one can... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2016 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
We have Flor tiles in the kitchen circling our island and they have worked great. No regrets at all. We've replaced a couple squares that got stained but overall they've protected the hardwood below well.
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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 Dec 3, 2016 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 Dec 1, 2016 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 Dec 1, 2016 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 Nov 30, 2016 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 Nov 30, 2016 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 Nov 30, 2016 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?