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Sharon Castellanos
San Francisco
GrouchyPuppy® Founder and Publisher
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If you can imagine a life with a dog, then you can imagine adopting an older dog, and if you are ready to have a dog, then you should consider visiting your local shelter or coming by Muttville Senior Dog Rescue for #ClearTheShelters adoption event tomorrow, August 17th. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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#ClearTheShelters returns! This nationwide adoption event that attempts to clear the shelters returns for a fifth year! If you or a loved one is ready to have a dog this is the weekend for you. Thanks to the sponsorship from... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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It’s been over three years since I began showing up for morning volunteer shifts with the senior dogs, and it still never gets old. Ha! These old timer jokes write themselves when both the dogs and the volunteer (ahem, that... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Without judgement, old dogs match your lifestyle and activity level, and I love this. They don’t try and make you change. You are embraced for being you, the you that you are, right now. Old dogs are just glad for your companionship and compassion. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2019 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
This year is the tenth anniversary of Grouchy Puppy and that means we need to celebrate! A decade is a long time in human or dog years. Since supporting animal nonprofits has always been an important component of Grouchy Puppy,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2019 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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There are more older people who are life long dog lovers than ever before! These folks are positively influencing senior facilities and retirement centers to accept dogs either as residents, or at least as regular visitors, and I’m here for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2019 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Given my personal experiences, I might have to confess to having a special place in my heart for adoptable big older dogs. The bigger the dog, the bigger the love? For some of us, it sure can feel like you’ve... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2019 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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If you are looking to add a sweet little cup of cuteness into your life, this weekend make your way to Rescue Row in San Francisco, for Muttville Senior Dog Rescue’s Boston Tea-rier Party! Have a cuppa of cuteness! There... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2019 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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To many of us, actually millions of people according to trade associations, dogs mean everything. We love them more than most people. We spend more on our dogs than we do on ourselves. We care about their wellbeing and spend... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2019 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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O Henry you sweet, sweet, adorable love bug! Look at those eyes, he’s charming his way into your heart without even realizing it. He politely stared into my eyes until I opened my arms to let him climb up for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2019 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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Thank you San Francisco Mayor London Breed for the new proclamation recognizing the positive influence of Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. June 6th is now Adopt a Senior Pet Day in San Francisco! To celebrate this wonderful occasion, come down to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2019 at Grouchy Puppy® Blog
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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