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Sharon Castellanos
San Francisco
GrouchyPuppy® Founder and Publisher
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Join animal lovers at the San Francisco SPCA springtime gala, Metamorphosis, on April 30th. Metamorphosis will be the first major fundraising event at their Mission Campus. The San Francisco SPCA’s Metamorphosis event celebrates the healing and transformations that animals undergo... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2019 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Have you ever done something to a dog, that years later, you still feel bad about? Maybe the biggest mistake I made when we adopted our first dog was six months after we first brought her home. I can still... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2019 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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We fell so hard in love with our adopted dog that within months of bringing her home, it felt like she had been with us forever. I remember staring at her wishing I had known her as a puppy. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2019 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Is it true that like attracts like? I do find myself pulled towards certain older dogs when I enter the doggy loft each week at Muttville. Sure, some are just so outwardly engaging that most dog people would notice them... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Before we adopted our first dog, I told my husband that having a dog, especially an older dog we didn’t know meant we were taking out a social contract with the dog. For me, choosing to bring a dog into... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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What a wonderful way to share space and get adorable adoptable senior sweethearts in front of potential new families. Spring has sprung with adorable adoptables! Today begins weekly adoption events called, Tuesdays with Muttville Senior Dog Rescue at the Pacific... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2019 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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When you think of having a personal cheer squad, this is the dog for you! He's the perfect wee man who makes you feel like the best thing since sliced bread. Look at how he holds your gaze confidently while... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2019 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Dogs are infinitely interesting to me. They do everything from make my neighborhood better by their very presence, to making me healthier by lowering my blood pressure. I am endlessly fascinated by their behavior and why they seem infinitely smarter... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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My first dog love was for a very large fluffy Samoyed. She was a senior sweetheart we took in from a family friend who was moving away. I spent more time on the oily ground of our carport playing with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2019 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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What is it about big dogs that I love so easily? Is it their large body proportions? Their often out-sized personalities? This week when I met a new big shepherd-like boy at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, all of my empathy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2019 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Wonderful dog lover and sometime Captain America, Chris Evans will be narrating Superpower Dogs, a series of stories about some of the world’s most incredible dogs! The trailer below has a few highlights but if you’re like me, smitten with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2019 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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One of the best things about spending time with dogs is the engagement. You get to figure out what they like to do, how they like to play, what makes them happy and want to hang out with you. At... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2019 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Meet Samba. We ran into her on the streets of San Francisco where she was showing two young boys how to sit and wait for a treat. I love seeing dogs out on walks. Often I exchange a smile and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2019 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Some dogs just make the cutest noises without even realizing it. This little poodle spaniel girl is one of them!! She’ll steal your heart and every other body part if you give her a chance. Puffin is a sweet poodle... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2019 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
Thank you Kelly!! You make me so happy that I started sharing all my inner voices and dog experiences ten years ago. Dogs are amazing creatures and I am in awe of their positive influence. I really appreciate your support ♥️ Much love to you and your adorable pups!
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Happy New Year dog lovers and Grouchy Puppy peeps! It’s storming here in San Francisco and it seemed like the perfect time to sit indoors with a cup of tea and return to writing blog posts. Have you seen or... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2019 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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When in doubt, this holiday season, remember that love is always a perfect gift. Love is timeless. Sharing your heart with an adopted dog can make you feel like the smartest, happiest, most amazing person in the world. Opening your... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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How adorable is this little girl?! When I met Fuzzi, her vision impairment took me by surprise because it wasn’t noticeable at all. She heard my voice and trotted straight over to say hello and let me scratch her butt,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Mr. Muggles is one cute scruffy guy!! He may be a little wary at first but once you let him give you the once over, and let him approach you, he’s pretty quick to warm up. I sat with him... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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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 Nov 15, 2018 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 Nov 12, 2018 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