San Francisco Mayor London Breed Proclaims Adopt a Senior Dog Day

Muttville founder Sherri Franklin with 7-year-old Snowy, Muttville’s 10,000th rescue. Photo: Muttville

San Francisco Mayor London Breed proclaims August 24 Adopt A Senior Dog Day in honor of Muttville’s 15th anniversary.

Why is this important: Old dogs also need homes. But young dogs are more likely to be adopted from shelters, with an adoption rate of 60% compared to 25% for older puppies, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

State of play: Hey, it’s your little resident reporter, Megan.

Muttville has rescued 10,000 dogs ages 7+ over the past 15 years, including my sweet angel Frosting.

  • Animal shelters nationwide are also seeing “an unusually high number” of larger dogs, according to the SF SPCA. That’s why it’s waiving adoption fees for all dogs 5 months and older until August 31.
  • Muttville is hosting a “yappy hour,” from 3-7 p.m. today at its Potrero Hill headquarters, where you can meet the old-but-good guys over drinks.

What they say : “We know that one of the ways to keep our community safe and healthy is to protect animals from neglect, cruelty and abuse,” Mayor Breed’s press office said in a statement to Axios. .

  • “In San Francisco, we are so fortunate to have leading animal welfare organizations that bring innovative and compassionate approaches to dog rescue, to provide forever homes and thoughtful end-of-life care for senior dogs. “

What to watch: Muttville plans to move into its “forever home” in April 2023.

  • The new facility will be a few blocks from its current headquarters, which Muttville leases from the SF SPCA.
  • Muttville says he will be able to rescue more senior dogs and provide more comprehensive care at the new facility.

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