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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Muttville is a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the way the world thinks about and treats older dogs, aged seven years and older, and to creating better lives for them through rescue, foster, adoption, and hospice

Results: In 2013, Muttville reached a milestone of 2,000 senior dogs SAVED!!!

Target demographics: senior dogs, aged 7 & older find a new beginning

Direct beneficiaries per year: 500 senior dogs find new homes!

Geographic areas served: The Bay Area of California and beyond. We rescue and find homes as far and wide if we can get transport to these cities and regions

Programs: Mutt Guardian monthly giving program; Seniors For Seniors program

Community Stories

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Muttville is simply the best. They take senior dogs that nobody wanted, and shows the world what rock stars they really are!!! Four THOUSAND lives saved!!!!

Muttville is a happy place, not one of those sad, scary places that are just too hard to go to because of high euthanasia rates. It's an open floor plan with beds and doggy lofts...great pet portraits and even home made dog food! Nutrition is really high on their priority list. A lot of the dogs who come in haven't been well cared for. But that all changes when they get there! They even have a foster hospice program to make terminally ill dogs time here be as meaningful as possible. They care that much.

Sherri Franklin has a vision and her vision is a home for every senior dog. I'm proud to be part of making that dream come true!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been with Muttville since it began. I worked as a transporter, a foster and adopted several wonderful dogs. I think one of the reasons Muttville has worked so well as a rescue is because the founder Sherri has thought outside the box, so to speak. She has made the adoption process a friendlier one. There is a trial period of 2 weeks where you can see how you and your dog get along and allow each other to sort of settle in and get used to each other. The volunteers are very wonderful and dedicated and the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly and helpful..There is a dedicated vet suite for when each dog comes into rescue and that is such an incredible bonus. The fospice program is way ahead of its time too. For dog lovers, there are many possibilities for adopting and volunteering. Everyone can find their niche there...The dogs are treated with love and kindness. Muttville has become a very special place in the dog world and indeed, in my world.

Ladyrae

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have always wanted to help the animals. But because where I live. I've always been turned down. Muttville has not only considered my application they approved it. They trusted me. And because of the that they have earned my respect. They go way beyond what you are expecting. It's a their warmth and kindness and encourages you to want the enjoyment of doing more than you were planning on. Wonderful nonprofit.

2 Susana S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

After raising many puppies over my lifetime, I realized that I felt the deepest connection to my pets in their senior years. We adopted a senior dog from Muttville. He's old in number only. His larger than life presence in our household keeps us in laughter every day. We began fostering for Muttville and so enjoy getting the dog's personalities discovered and using our skills to bring out the best in them so they may bring joy to their adopters. We do fall in love with them all, proof that Muttville does rescue deserving senior dogs who can give great companionship to their future forever homes.

Michelle152

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Muttville is a wonderful organization and has helped so many deserving senior dogs find loving and caring homes. I am very proud and honored to be able to contribute to such a deserving organization. Everyone I have met involved with Muttville has demonstrated a true love for dogs and their care and well being. The dogs that are lucky enough to find their way to Muttville are able to spend their golden years loved and cherished and all dogs deserve that. I can't say enough about the positive experience I have had volunteering for this organization and the invaluable work this group does on behalf of senior dogs.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have spent over 30 years of my life working in health care--mostly at the safety net level--taking care of those who so desperately need help, but have no where else to turn for help. The first day I reported to Muttville, I knew I had found where I wanted to spend my volunteer hours---taking care of these precious Mutts, most of which truly had no where else to turn for help. I am constantly amazed at, and in awe of the level of support, dedication, sacrifice and passion of the Muttville organization, fosters, and volunteers. There is such a community spirit where everything is all about the Mutts and what can be done to help each one of them live and enjoy the best life they can have--regardless of how much time that might be.
I feel SO LUCKY to work with and be a part of such a caring group of individuals who do this because they love the Mutts!!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Muttville does incredible work! Not only rescuing senior dogs, but also providing talks and trainings and building a strong volunteer community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Today marks my 5th week as a volunteer and I absolutely love it! The volunteers and staff are great - so passionate about helping these lovable seniors! Their community outreach is nothing short of amazing, which is why they are able to adopt out and find fosters for so many dogs. I've done a great deal of research on rescue organizations and if you are thinking of starting a rescue, Muttville is the one to emulate, hands down! They just might be the most beloved rescue in the Bay Area.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an amazing dog rescue organization! Muttville takes in the dogs that other shelters see as un-adoptable due to their age. Turns out they are so wrong! These wonderful mutts come to us filled with love, though most are kind of battle scarred from neglect. We give them what they need, love, nutrition, veterinary care, more love and then find them a home. We are mostly foster based, so our mutts live in a home until they find their forever homes. In the past 6 years, we have adopted over 1700 "un-adoptable" mutts! WOW! We are growing everyday because of a devoted volunteer base, foster families and donors, all whom make this passionate mission possible.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We found our way to Muttville in 2009, and haven't let go! We have joyfully fostered, adopted, and donated to this wonderful organization spirited by Sherri Franklin and her growing group of volunteers. Every foster brings their own unique story, and every adoption has broadened our circle of friends. I've driven all over the Bay Area and beyond to find forever homes for these deserving senior dogs, and every experience has been worth it. At the heart of Muttville are the dogs that touch your heart, who've seen better days and deserve that "happy ending," and Sherri who reaches out and brings those dogs and people who care together. We love Muttville!