Since we checked in with Muttville Senior Dog Rescue last year, they've been hard at work providing a safety net for elderly canines in the most dire circumstances. Like little Toby here, who somehow ended up in a shelter in Southern California after a lifetime with the same family. Over 1,250 senior dogs to date owe their lives to founder Sherri Franklin and Muttville—so it's no surprise Muttville just scored Best Rescue and Best Fundraising Event honors in Bay Woof's annual Beast of the Bay contest. Congrats!
All this lifesaving work takes a lot of community support—and Jordan Winery in Healdsburg is including Muttville as a beneficiary of its 40th Anniversary fundraiser "Giving Back" on Saturday, June 2. For humans, the event features Hog Island oysters, inventive hors d'oeuvres from executive chef Todd Knoll, lots of festive food stations, Jordan Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon vintages, and great live music. (The winery is not dog-friendly, but there will be doggie daycare on the grounds staffed by Muttville volunteers, so Daisy will be in good hands while you're wining and dining in a good cause!) Get details and ticket info here.