Over the weekend we visited with some of the folks from Muttville, a non-profit organization which helps find homes for dogs that are … well, older. Muttville finds homes for such dogs, and some of their staff was at the horse show with dogs looking for homes – see their photos below. Several were adopted by horse show attendees during the week.

Why older dogs? Muttville’s website explains the problem. “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.” Through associations with shelters and other animal organizations, Muttville finds senior dogs that have been given up and are not likely to find adopted homes. Through outreach and networking, Muttville finds suitable new homes for these dogs.

Muttville was started in 2007 by Sherri Franklin, a longtime animal advocate and rescue worker. Sherri has spent years rescuing dogs, especially senior dogs. She created Muttville, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of older dogs through foster, adoption, education and community. Muttville hopes ultimately to have its own facility to house dogs that are not yet placed, or that are unlikely to be placed.

The 6th annual “Moolah for Mutts” event is coming up September 27 at the San Francisco Design Center, a gala fundraising event benefitting Muttville. Tickets are available online, but it is also easy to make an online donation to Muttville to assist their great work.

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