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Sharon Castellanos
San Francisco
GrouchyPuppy® Founder and Publisher
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Come check out this newest Muttville heart throb, Tiki! This handsome older dog with a cuddly personality is the sweetest. This XL fluffball is a true one-of-a-kind. He may be considered a senior, but Tiki still loves his daily walks.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at GrouchyPuppy® Blog
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This July 4th a very special dog adoption event for military families and senior people is being held at the Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego County. The Wags for Warriors and Sizzling Seniors Adoption Day Event offers approved... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at GrouchyPuppy® Blog
Jackie you are so right! AJ is the queen of puns. This one definitely gives me the chuckles every time I see it. Hahaha.
Right?! You're the Tastemaker of puns of too! :-)
Same here Sobaka! Anything we can do to help get folks to look past stereotypes makes me happy!
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It's no joke when your sweet senior dog has dental problems but this time, it's a shark who has a non-lethal case of puppy-itis and it made us laugh out loud. Now where's that floss? Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at GrouchyPuppy® Blog
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Dreams come true when you meet an older dog. Presenting his royal highness, Prince! This charming boy is ready to find a castle to call his own. Prince may be considered a senior, but he sure does have some pep... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at GrouchyPuppy® Blog
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Warning! Happy pit bull spotted in local San Francisco park. Proceed with caution, or you'll find yourself late for work because said dog will convince you to throw the ball for her. Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at GrouchyPuppy® Blog
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Judging by this image, Charlie Brown knows what a dog wants, even if he doesn't know why Lucy keeps pulling the football away from his foot. And Snoopy, for his part, might be Joe Cool at the school water fountain,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at GrouchyPuppy® Blog
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Sleepover at the Shelter seeks to raise money for spay neuter surgeries, and increase animal adoptions at Downey Animal Care Center in Southern California. #DogsWeLove Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at GrouchyPuppy® Blog
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What's wrong with Breed Specific Legislation (BSL)? Because if Coco the Pit Bull and her papa and BFF Chris had not found themselves in Kansas City, Missouri when Chris collapsed, their story could have had a very different, and tragic... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at GrouchyPuppy® Blog
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For each lonely stray dog I saw in the countryside, the bright side was seeing images like this one. It was heartwarming to witness some level of kinship and connection between Turk and dog. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at GrouchyPuppy® Blog
You said it Jackie, this was a first for me to experience so many dogs roaming around freely. I was pleasantly surprised in the more sophisticated areas (and certainly those with tourists) they had designated feeding areas. The dogs also seemed relaxed for the most part. I probably was more stressed out then they were.
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Meet Bob. He is a very fun loving older dog looking for that perfect partner to spend his life with. He is mellow and happy, and loves to be held and be with his person (or people). Bob is confident... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at GrouchyPuppy® Blog
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Choosing to adopt an older dog can be rewarding in many ways. For my friend Shelah Barr, owner of Happy Hounds Massage, the little old dog she met transformed into an adorkable bundle of curiosity and seeker of sunshine. In... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at GrouchyPuppy® Blog
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You didn't have to know much about dog behavior or body language to figure out what he was trying to say to this lady. We were in the Aegean region near Fethiye, Turkey, and this dog was fluent in the... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at GrouchyPuppy® Blog
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When you're ready to bring a little love into your life and home, choosing to adopt an older dog could be the best decision you'll make! Don’t let his name fool you, this pocket-sized lovebug is as sweet and easy... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at GrouchyPuppy® Blog
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A tagged stray dog hangs out in Istanbul. Most of the street dogs I saw in Turkey wanted to be near people. At one point it seemed as if they were tracking me, a known animal lover. These loose dogs... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2015 at GrouchyPuppy® Blog
Thank you so much Sobaka for your kind words, and for your sharing own perspective on having dogs. Influencing others about the positive influence of dogs is important to me, and if I can do that through body language and action, I'm a happy person. I do believe our actions speak louder than words, and certainly when it comes to our treatment of animals, especially domesticated dogs, it felt right for me to reach out to these street dogs in Turkey. I wanted to show locals, and visitors unwilling to engage with the dogs, that showing compassion to a dog would be received well, and feel good too. I hadn't thought about it clearly but you're right about my current state of mind. Focusing on the larger community of dogs is where I belong right now. I would feel like I did right by all the life lessons Cleo shared with me if I could make a real difference in how people view dogs as a whole. I think society as a whole benefits when we show compassion for animals, especially those we domesticated.
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Good food, live entertainment and a charity silent auction will raise important funding for the Helen Woodward Animal Center on June 6th. This unique private animal non-profit located in North San Diego County does so much in their community and... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2015 at GrouchyPuppy® Blog
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The San Francisco SPCA is hosting a fun new cocktail party and fashion show on Friday, May 29 at their Mission Campus on Rescue Row. They hope to introduce adoptable dogs to people who might not otherwise plan to visit... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at GrouchyPuppy® Blog
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Anyone who thinks older dogs are boring has never met this Chihuahua blend. There’s never a dull moment when this confident little lady is around. Reba is one sassy little senior sweetheart who will always bring a smile to your... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at GrouchyPuppy® Blog
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The dogs across Turkey reminded me why they (dogs) are the ones I love. They demonstrated how smart all dogs are, and don't need to understand English to understand when someone loves them. They validated everything that I've been trying to do through Grouchy Puppy and Life & Dog for over five years. Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at GrouchyPuppy® Blog
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They don’t get much cuter than Pops! You can see why we love older dogs so much. This senior sweetheart just flew into San Francisco on a wing and a prayer, and a lap, thanks to Pilots N Paws. This... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at GrouchyPuppy® Blog
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Be Kind to Animals Week is here. A reminder that teaching compassion for animals benefits our community in many ways. Raising compassionate children is key to ending animal abuse, reducing domestic violence and moving us toward becoming a No-Kill nation. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at GrouchyPuppy® Blog