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#SeniorDogsRule  and if you haven't discovered why, meet Fred from Muttville Senior Dog Rescue.
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Helping older people keep their pets is win-win. Dogs don't end up in shelters, older people keep their best friend and companion, both are happy.
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The money taken from this bond in such a sneaky manner is a terrible blow to animal welfare! San Franciscans have a deep, historic commitment to animal welfare. We are The City of St. Francis, after all. The $54 million allocated for the shelter would have solved many of ACC’s overcrowding and seismic problems
Last Monday, an obscure city committee withdrew proposed funding for a new animal shelter from a bond that San Franciscans will vote on in June. The change was a backroom »
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October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month. Here's three reasons choosing to dog adoption for the first time was the best!
Never having adopted a dog before, my belief system about shelter dogs was based on old, out-dated information. But years later, after setting aside my worries and taking the plunge, I'm now a huge believer in dog adoption, and I've dropped three tired beliefs.
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#DOGood Animal lovers down under holding bake sales to benefit RSPCA Queensland
SWEET tooths rejoice – you can have that delicious cupcake and know you are helping a good cause.
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Being involved with, and on the board of directors of Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) in San Francisco, I have seen the truth in this statement "Pets bring purpose to older people’s lives, especially at a time when fewer people depend on them. Not only can they distract a senior from his or her own health issues, but, in the case of dogs, keep them from being sedentary. They also provide the human touch that is vital to people of any age."
Learn more about the resources available to help older pet owners keep their pooch or beloved cat, or pair pets with older people.
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Feel good while you do good for old dogs in September! Get your tickets now to Muttville's biggest annual fundraising event!
Tickets on sale now for Muttville's Senior Prom, our annual fund-raising gala! The date is September 24, and the theme is Pooches of the Caribbean, so ahoy there matey and get your booty over to MuttvilleSeniorProm.org because this event always sells out! Fun, food, drink, surprises - and all ...
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I'm tired of these false narratives about Hillary Clinton that are rooted in misogyny. #ImWithHer
Hillary is the most honest candidate in this race. And If you're still calling her a liar, you're doing so to the delight of rightwingers.
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Love has no age limit. November is Adopt a Senior Dog Month.
Age discrimination is not only a human issue. If homeless senior dogs could talk, they would tell you that. Or maybe they wouldn’t. Canines don’t complain as much
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For everyone who has, or will, say goodbye to a loved one. Read how saying goodbye to a dog taught Sharon Castellanos, founder of Grouchy Puppy, how to bid farewell to her father.
Saying goodbye to our dog taught me something about how I want to bid farewell to every loved one in my life. This time of year in San Francisco is especially beautiful. The pink skies in the evening are filled...
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Dogs in shelters are discarded for various reasons but they are not broken, and deserve a second chance at a loving home. On Aug 15, 2015 #ClearTheShelters is a chance to find your new best friend. #DogsWeLove  
Thousands of animals in our area are in need of homes. That’s why NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 are partnering with dozens of shelters throughout the region to help find these animals permanent loving homes.
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Giving older people the company of older dogs can be a perfect match, and an effective way to help them both at this critical stage in their life.
Pets are an important line of defense against isolation for seniors, and ElderDog is working in Canada to help them find companionship.
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I'm the founder of Grouchy Puppy®  I believe in socially responsible blogging, and sharing inspirational, educational and fun stories that demonstrate the human-animal bond. 

As a Pets Are Wonderful Support PAWS volunteer and former board member, I believe strongly in the value of keeping those most vulnerable in our community together with their pets. As Temple Grandin rightly says, animals make us human.

I'm a proud California native and long-time San Franciscan.
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"Best Dog Blog" 2013 Bay Woof Beast of the Bay Award. Nominated for 2012 Bay Woof Beast of the Bay Award. Nominated for 2011 DogTime Media Award
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