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Sharon Castellanos
San Francisco
GrouchyPuppy® Founder and Publisher
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You will understand why senior dogs rule when you meet this adorable dog. They don’t get much sweeter than Cassidy! This gentle giant can’t help but bring smiles to the faces of everyone that meets her. She may be considered... Continue reading
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April 25, 2015 is World Veterinary Day. I'm giving thanks to Dr. Morris and Dr. Van Horn who both cared for my dog Cleo in her prime and on her last day with us. They showed nothing but compassion, and... Continue reading
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You love your dog and the planet. Here are some fun and easy ways to have a green and eco-friendly life, and celebrate Earth Day all year long! Continue reading
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You will discover why senior dogs rule when you meet the handsome Captain. He's a sweet Chihuahua hoping to be a member of your family and crew. He may appear a bit shy at first, but that’s because of all... Continue reading
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It's National Pet ID Week. So many friends and strangers loved our dog, look at her beautiful puppy face! Not only did we never leave her unattended outside a store, or inside our car, out of worry she would be... Continue reading
Some dogs are simply better at making the perfect expression for the moment, and this pug is no exception. His face speaks volumes! Your majesty 👑 #art #alleys #streetsofsf #dogswelove #ClarionAlleyMuralProject #magicalcityofsf A photo posted by Sharon Castellanos (@city_girls) on... Continue reading
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For so many older dogs age is just a number, and this little terrier is no different. Baby is a spunky senior lady with a super fun personality! Give her a squeaky toy and you will be her best friend... Continue reading
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We had a dog who loved to get into the trash. She also tried, and sometimes succeeded in picking up a stray chicken bone while we on a walk. We were fortunate that those events were rare and beyond one... Continue reading
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If you're thinking about adding a dog to your family, you won't want to miss the biggest little festival in Southern California. Bring your friends, fringe and flower crowns to the Helen Woodward Animal Center's Big Festival of Little Dogs... Continue reading
Yes! It's one of the most fun moments is being out on a dog walk or just walking to the store, and discovering a new mural or other cool drawing. And I love how so many are of dogs! I'm glad you like the city, it's pretty wonderful. Thanks for taking time to comment!
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San Francisco loves dogs and when you go for a dog walk, or explore the streets on your own, you will find canine images. The Mission District is home to lots of murals and street art of small and large... Continue reading
That's wonderful you found love with a senior poodle! I just love older dogs for how mellow they are, and ready to hang out with you. No short attention span of a puppy!
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Ready to fall in love with an older dog? Come meet this sweet little toy poodle. Although his name suggests otherwise, Moose is actually on the smaller side making him a perfect lap dog! Moose has been through a lot... Continue reading
I used to think I was crazy because I loved taking pictures of my dog. Years before Instagram I used my pocket Sony digital camera to grab shots of my dog's antics or sweet moments snoozing on the floor. After... Continue reading
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There is nothing cuter than a low-riding, confident dog strolling on a Saturday morning down to the neighborhood farmers market. Watching a dachshund trot down the street with their long hair flowing in the breeze is like a supermodel with... Continue reading
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Feeling lucky and ready to fall in love with an older dog? Then take a chance on Lotto! This handsome Wheaten Terrier is looking for his forever home. Lotto was found as a stray in Los Angeles. Lotto has been... Continue reading
That's wonderful that you found Fluffy. Is he your first adopted dog? Rich has earned his retirement and I join you in wishing him all the best!
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There are few people in animal welfare I admire more than this guy, Richard Avanzino. When I first started writing about dogs after adopting my first dog from the San Francisco SPCA, I learned about a man who fought for... Continue reading
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When an artist is a dog lover they never seem to fail to capture the essence of our relationship in their painting or illustration. Behold this beautiful and peaceful image from, My Favorite Things, a book by Maira Kalman. Can't... Continue reading
You said it Elaine! Senior dogs seem to let you love them, or love ON them more than teenagers. At least that was the case for Cleo. Hahaha Thanks for taking time to comment!
When we're ready I'm definitely getting a "senior sweetheart" as I like to call them, because I want to get straight to the good part! I will always be grateful to Cleo for letting me experience that level of trust. She gave me such confidence in my ability to care for another being that I'd never had before.
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Discover why senior dogs rule. Meet Patty, a labrador retriever who has a little luck o’ the Irish in her! She’s a gorgeous gal with a great personality to match. Patty may be considered a senior, but she’s still got... Continue reading
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Grouchy Puppy Founder, Sharon Castellanos, shares nine ways that an old dog shows you that they love you as much as you love them. Continue reading
#DogsWeLove This golden retriever is smart enough to use a lap top but can't seem to grasp why computer dog won't let her play with the squeaky toy too. Continue reading