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"Muttville is a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the way the world thinks about and treats senior dogs."

San Francisco, CA   |  https://muttville.org/

Mission

Muttville is a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the way the world thinks about and treats older dogs, aged seven years and older, and to creating better lives for them through rescue, foster, adoption, and hospice.

Ruling year info

2008

CEO

Sherri Franklin

Main address

P.O. Box 410207

San Francisco, CA 94141 USA

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EIN

26-0416747

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The tragic truth is that every day, wonderful dogs are euthanized simply because they are older. Shelter workers see it every day: 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 no longer a puppy. We rescue and care for senior dogs. We place them in loving, permanent homes, and provide hospice care for dogs with life-limiting conditions who still have a good quality of life. 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 can't care for them anymore. If we had our way, no dog would spend their last days alone in a cold 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 these “experienced” best friends transform the quality of life for the people who adopt or foster them.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Seniors for Seniors Program

Muttville’s Seniors for Seniors program places senior dogs with senior citizens, enriching the lives of both. Muttville believes that old dogs contribute positively to our quality of life, both physically and emotionally. Senior dogs make calm, affectionate companions for the elderly and they keep each other active and engaged.Muttville’s Seniors for Seniors program helps unite senior dogs who need a home with senior citizens needing a companion. We reach out to senior organizations and travel to pet-friendly senior facilities to place the right dogs in the right forever homes.  Senior dogs display temperaments and energy levels that coincide with the capacities of elderly caregivers. Senior dogs are rescued and their new human companions can rejoice and embrace the healing power of the human/animal bond.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Caregivers

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 foster them.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

Muttville rescues senior dogs. Despite temperament testing and veterinary screening and care, the backgrounds of many of Muttville’s dogs are unknown, and some dogs may have severe, previously undetected behavior or medical problems. As a result, we have developed fospice program that allows these wonderful dogs a loving home that will see for them through there palliative care and to live their finals days surrounded with love.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

Happily ever after. That’s our goal: a happy human and happy dog living together in a "forever home.”

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Award for Public Service - Sherri Franklin 2010

Multiplying Good, formerly the Jefferson Awards Foundation

CNN Hero - Sherri Franklin 2016

CNN

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Adoptions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2020, adoption numbers went down due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Average number of days of shelter stay for animals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Adoptions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

This metric measures the amount of time a dog stays at Muttville or a foster home before she/he is adopted. The shorter the length of stay, the more dogs Muttville can rescue.

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Adoptions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020: As with adoptions, intake totals (number of animals rescued) were fewer this year across the board for the entire animal welfare community nationwide, due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Number of animals with freedom from discomfort

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Hospice

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Muttville offers hospice for dogs with terminal illnesses who have a good quality of life. They're adopted by loving families and receive palliative care until it's time time to say goodbye.

Number of animals going to senior citizens

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Older adults, Seniors

Related Program

Seniors for Seniors Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Muttville's Seniors for Seniors program helps reduce social isolation and loneliness in the senior community by making it easy for senior citizens to experience the benefits of a canine companion.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Through associations with shelters and other animal organizations, Muttville finds senior dogs that have been given up and are not likely to be adopted. Through outreach and networking, Muttville finds loving new homes for these dogs. Muttville has its own cage-free facility, housing newly rescued senior dogs while they await to be matched with foster homes.

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 loving new homes for these dogs. Muttville has its own cage-free facility, housing newly rescued senior dogs while they await to be matched with foster homes.

On average we receive over 500 requests monthly to help with these special dogs to find them homes.

Since its inception in 2007, Muttville has enjoyed tremendous success, finding homes for thousands of senior dogs and helping change the way the world thinks of senior dogs. In the process, we've won awards and accolades from a wide range of people and groups like Oprah and the Red Cross, and our founder was named a CNN Hero in 2016.

Our work never stops. If we had our way, no dog would spend their 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.

We need more room to help more dogs find love and our chance to show them kindness.

We have outgrown our current space so we are getting a new "Forever Home." Our large new campus at 750 Florida Street in San Francisco will be a permanent headquarters where we can help more dogs and touch more people. We hope to move in by Fall of 2022. For more information about our Building New Beginnings Campaign, please check out https://foreverhome.muttville.org/.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
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Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board of directors
as of 1/19/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rhonda Vitanye

Retired from Barclays Global Investors

Sherri Franklin

Muttville

Patty Stanton

No Affiliation

Jane Goldman

TheObvious.co

Rhonda Vitanye

Barclays Global Investors

Kevin Nishioka

Alexander & Baldwin

Doug Vetter

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John Lake

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Kate Wheble

Cooper, White & Cooper LLP.

Kerry Hopkins

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Don Dickerson

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Myra Rothfeld

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Jay Stowe

Slingshot Global

Jessica Gilmartin

Honor

Joyce Polhamus

Smith Group

Rachel Shay

Wells Fargo

Tracy Nakano

Deloitte & Touche

Kaylene Patel

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/28/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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