Remembering Cleo: Requiem for a Grouchy Puppy

When we love dogs, we love them all the way. The experience is all-encompassing as you enjoy the highest highs, the lowest lows, and everything in between...” That roller coaster of emotion is true for Cleo's guardian and mom, Sharon Castellanos, as she said goodbye last month to her Grouchy Puppy muse and beloved ambassador of big dog adoptions. 

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But I'll never tire of stinky dog treats

Hold the dog toys please! As an old dog with little interest in toys now, I just got a jump on spring cleaning!

It feels good to share.

Yep, we washed over a dozen dog toys and gave them to our local San Francisco rescue Grateful Dogs Rescue. They don't have a shelter but a nice network of foster homes. Sometimes a foster family hasn't cared for a dog in a long time. Now there is a big bag of toys waiting, with one I'm sure they will like to have.

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It's nice to know my old toys bring squeaky joy to other dogs. I kept a few but this is better than having so many just getting dusty in my toy basket. It's Christmas in February!

If you want to contribute too, or be a foster parent visit --

Grateful Dogs Rescue


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Older dogs find pleasure in the simple things

This is my happy dog face.

Older dogs may not be able to chase birds at the beach anymore. Napping may be a higher priority than digging in the garden for an old bone. Chilling out at home is more fun than long road trips.

Pleasure can be simply catching some new and savory smells from a neighbor's I am right now. Click and watch five seconds of how a senior dog rolls...

As an older dog, I love hanging out with my family more than ever!