The tragic truth is that every day, dogs in good health with wonderful personalities are euthanized. Why? They're older. And because they're older, they're not considered adoptable.
Shelter workers see it everyday: a dog is brought in because he can't jog with his guardian anymore. Or he needs a little time to get up the stairs. Or he's simply not a puppy.
Muttville's mission is to change the way the world thinks about and treats older dogs and to create better lives for them through rescue, foster, adoption and hospice.
We reach out to senior and special needs rescue dogs; find suitable homes for those dogs that are adoptable; and offer end of life care for those that are not. These are not just shelter dogs; every day, dogs are moved from loving homes to concrete cages because their guardians have died or moved or simply can't care for them anymore.
If we had our way, no dog would spend its last days in a cold, dark shelter. There is so much love and joy in these dogs! Bringing these special dogs into a home is not only good for the dogs, but such loving, mellow dogs transform the quality of life for the people who adopt or foster them.
Muttville not only rescues old dogs from high-kill shelters, and horrible situations, they provide hospice care for those who are too sick to adopt, they have a "Seniors for Seniors" program which helps elder humans get matched up with the right elder dog for them, and, of course they are educating people about elder dogs. Showing people who would never have considered adopting an older dog, the many wonderful reasons to do so, and how an elder dog is so much easier than a puppy.
Old dogs have more difficulty finding homes than even Pit Bulls, but Muttville rescues old Pits as well.
Please help Muttville rescue more of these wise old sweet pups who have had a dreadful, difficult life, and show them what a loving home is, please help them find out what it's like to be loved, please help them forget about their past...
and also help Muttville rescue the elder dogs who's loving guardian is simply unable to care for them because of health reasons or death, and has no one to rescue their beloved elder dog.
These dogs don't deserve to spend their last days alone in a cage.
Please donate now. Any amount helps.
Muttville is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so your contribution is 100% tax-deductible.
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