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Sharon Castellanos
San Francisco
GrouchyPuppy® Founder and Publisher
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For us, choosing to adopt a senior dog is more than giving them a second chance at a loving home, it’s like fast-forwarding to the best part of having a dog. November is Adopt A Senior Dog Month. When you... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Quiet. Solitude. Restorative. Peace. Serenity. These feelings can be experienced by a person after time spent with an older dog. The cost? You have to slow down, close your mouth, and open your heart. Being willing to sit still longer... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Forget reading your Sunday horoscope. Don't listen to the podcast that promises to tell you secrets to the meaning of life. Save your money by not going to that success seminar given by a life coach. Instead, I suggest you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Do you live in the Bay Area? Do you have an animal lover or dog person who loves to see how dogs positive influence our lives? There are free graduations happening this fall at Guide Dogs for the Blind in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Do you ever see yourself in a dog’s face? Does a dog’s adoption story ever resonate with you? I’ve noticed that the older I get the more I see myself and even my daily life in the life of older... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Hemingway is the picture perfect gentleman! This distinguished boy would not look out of place in a top hat – he’s a man with great manners! Wouldn’t he look fantastic laying at your feet or in your lap while you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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A favorite quote from Edith Wharton that many small dog lovers know by heart is how we begin November and Adopt a Senior Dog Month! How much does this little face make your heart skip a beat? Older dogs have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Ingredients in a can of soup. Radioactive material. Overnight delivery. These are labels we need. They are important and in the case of one, can have a material impact on our life. But what about shelter dog? Is that a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Arthur could certainly pass for a king! This adorably fluffy spaniel knows how regal he is and he’s ready to rule your heart with kindness and loyalty. Look at this confident gaze! Give this adoptable sweetheart a welcoming glance and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Something that struck me recently was just how few stories talked about during the news or written online — that are calm and measured. The chaos described is distressing whether it is related to our government or recent hurricane. Since... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Stutter is the teeniest ball of love! When I met him last week at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, as soon as he felt my affectionate cuddle he followed me around the doggy loft, sweetly leaning against my leg whenever I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Who doesn’t dread discovering growths on their dogs? BUT, have you ever found yourself troubled by the sudden appearance of a growth under your armpit whenever you sit down for a meal? Sudden-Onset Dog Head Fortunately for all of us,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Andy Warhol is quirky, cute and a happy guy. This silly poodle is on the go and quite the active senior with lots of pep in his step! He is always trotting around at Muttville with a smile on his... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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There is no trick to loving a dog. When I begin my volunteer shift with the old dogs at Muttville each week, I am sure to find a new furry face or five. Sure, first I have to get past... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Sep 25, 2018
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Say hello to Macaroni, a new addition to the Muttville family! Macaroni was found in the streets of Oakland but we’re happy to report that she’s adjusting well to her new spot at Muttville Headquarters. She is such a sweet... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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How is the power of the human dog bond expressed you wonder? Sometimes it can be found in a spontaneous cuddle session in the middle of a walk together. Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
Accidents happen. Even the most careful and protective guardian can have a dog manage to slip out of their harness or collar in a moment. A gate you thought was latched or a sudden loud noise across the street, just... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Dig out your best duds and bring your dollahs for one of San Francisco’s favorite fundraisers! If it’s August that means Karl the Fog is on his way out to sea, and it’s time for Muttville Senior Dog Rescue’s annual... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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The time is here for one of our favorite animal adoption events! On Saturday, August 18, 2018 animal shelters across the country will offer free pet adoptions for qualified adopters thanks to the support of NBC and Telemundo owned stations.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Since volunteering at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue for two years now, I’ve met many miniature poodle boys. Besides being typical boys, they all have shared that wonderful sweet spirit of loving independence mixed with the need to snuggle. Alfred is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Next week, Helen Woodward Animal Center is hoping San Diego animal lovers will save their Burrito Monday and Taco Tuesday food cravings until Wednesday, when every Chipotle in the area will donate 50% of sales to this amazing animal nonprofit.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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SQUEE or should we say squeak!! If you give a Mouse a cookie… she’ll be your friend forever! If we’re going to be honest, little Mouse the sweetest lil’ chihuahua doesn’t even need a cookie – she loves making new... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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If you looked up the definition of “man’s best friend” in the dictionary, you would find a picture of Decker! Okay, maybe you would see this photo I took of him at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue napping on a Santa... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
Should we expect airlines to allow emotional support animals onboard their planes? To be clear, these are not the same service animals trained to help the disabled, such as a seeing eye dog. Should the fact that we now acknowledge... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog