It's been an eventful year so far for the good folks at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. In July, Muttville founder and executive director Sherri Franklin was named a CNN Hero (one of 25) for her work as an example of "everyday people making a difference." In this case, to thousands of senior dogs who once faced a grim future, and to the people who've come to see them as the loving companions they are.
August was a record month for Muttville, with 97 senior dogs finding forever homes. And they just rescued senior dog #4,000. That would be Susie here, a 9-year-old Chihuahua mix whose outgoing personality and loving disposition win friends wherever she goes. Her foster mom reports that Susie gets along fabulously with the resident dogs, cat, and 3-year-old child, and that you'd pretty much never guess she was a senior—"She has just the right amount of energy to bounce around and keep things lively, but she settles into her pillow readily when it’s time to relax.” At just 10 pounds, she may be a little dog, but she'll soon be taking up a big place in your heart. Take her home.
Coming up Saturday, September 24: Muttville's 8th annual Senior Prom at SF's Regency Ballroom. This year's theme is Pooches of the Caribbean, so join the fun and talk like a pirate for Susie and the seniors!
Photo: Susie – Muttville Senior Dog Rescue