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Muttville Celebrates 1,000 Senior Dog Rescues
Party for older pups on May 10 in San Francisco

It ain’t easy finding homes for senior shelter and rescue dogs. That’s why there are people who specialize in this particular population. They understand the joys and challenges of placing an older dog in a new home—and know how to connect the right people with these special pups.


So we were thrilled to hear that Muttville, a Bay Area senior dog rescue, clocked its 1,000th rescue (in four years). It’s a big accomplishment, and even San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee recognized the breakthrough by proclaiming May 10, Muttville Senior Dog Rescue Day.


Muttville volunteers and supporters, as well as fans of canine golden oldies and San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener, will celebrate the milestone with an informal senior dog parade on May 10, 6 to 8 p.m., weather permitting, at Civic Center Plaza across from City Hall.


Of course, the rescue is also pretty big news for number 1,000—a sweetheart named Maxwell. The perfectly healthy nine-year-old was dumped in a Martinez, Calif., shelter because “his family outgrew him” and “the baby was afraid of him.” No actual problems or challenges were identified in the documents of his surrender. (Sigh.) And, according to his Muttville foster mom, he has impeccable manners, as well as eyes that shine with love and trust. We hope he finds his forever home soon.


Lisa Wogan lives in Seattle and is the author of, most recently, Dog Park Wisdom. lisawogan.com

Photos by Mark Rogers.

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