Those who work in a shelter see it every day: a dog is brought in because they might not be as fast as they used to be, or they need just a little more time to get up the stairs. Or simply because the fact that they’re not puppies anymore.
Great, amazing dogs with loving personalities are euthanized every day because they’re older. Muttville, a non-profit institution located in the heart of the mission seeks to improve the lives of senior dogs.
Through associations with shelters and other organizations, Muttville finds senior dogs that have been given up and are not likely to find adopted homes. They’re changing the way the world treats and thinks about older dogs by rescuing, fostering, finding the dogs forever-homes, and providing end of life care for those that are not adopted.
Just because a dog is older, doesn’t mean they still don’t have plenty of love to give. Meet some of the sweet dogs currently at Muttville just waiting to meet their new family.
Eddie, a longhaired dachshund
Bumpers, a miniature poodle mix
Minky, a corgi mix
Wendy, a shar-pei mix
These are just a few of the many dogs at Muttville looking for their forever homes. Check out Muttville at the San Francisco SPCA to meet these lovable dogs in person, or to volunteer. You can also help save the lives of senior dogs by becoming a Mutt Guardian. From exams, to microchips, vaccinations, grooming, food and shelter, a small monthly gift makes all the difference. To learn how to save a life for wonderful, abandoned senior dogs, visit Muttville’s website.
Written by Melanie Duong