I have been volunteering here for nearly a year and it is as though I've replaced church with hanging out with these amazing animals. The staff is beyond amazing and hardworking, while also being very approachable.
Muttville is such a happy place for dogs looking for a second chance. It is filled with love, compassion and hope to those that for no reason of their own been dumped or just throw away in their golden years.
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!
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.
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.
I had been looking for a dog at several rescues in the SF Bay Area after my terrier passed away. My friend told me about Muttville Senior Dog rescue and I looked them up on the computer. They have a wonderful web site that is very easy to use and I was able to fill out an adoption application right then and there. The next weekend we went to their headquarters in San Francisco. Though they call it a shelter - its not like a City shelter - I didn't see dogs in any cages - they were all out in a big sun filled room with people cuddling and petting them There were futons and lots of dog beds. It bought tears to my eyes to see these wonderful interactions between the dogs and people. There were several volunteers wearing Muttville shirts and they had name tags on which was a nice touch. I spoke with a very nice woman named Michelle and we discussed the types of dogs which Muttville had and who might be a good match for me. A business trip is taking me out of town for awhile, but upon my return I plan to go back to the Muttville shelter. Michelle suggested that I keep an eye on the website as each dog who is saved by Muttville has a profile there which I can read about. What a fabulous group!
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.
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.
There are very few non-profits that i would wish to be on the board but i am extremely proud of being on the board of Muttville. The staff, the leadership, the volunteers, the fosters, outreach, senior for senior program - is the best. The organization has so much heart and soul and is runned as a very professional organization!
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!!!!