SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A local pet adoption service will take center stage in San Francisco Tuesday evening. Muttville is being honored for ongoing work to find homes for “senior” pups.

KCBS’ John Evans Reports:

The San Francisco-based organization, in just a few short years, has placed 1,000 dogs in loving homes. Muttville specializes in finding permanent places for dogs over the age of 5.

“Across the country I think people are starting to go to their shelters and look for older dogs, realizing that they’re lovely, they’re wonderful and they make great, great pets,” enthused Muttville founder Sherri Franklin.

“We have about 70 dogs available for adoption right now,” she continued. “Everything from Chihuahuas to Poodles to Cocker Spaniels to German Shepherds, we’ve got ’em all.”

She has a background in work at animal shelters, long before she started her own senior dog rescue group.

“We’re saving lives and we’re saving a lot of senior dogs’ lives,” she declared. “Dogs that are in danger of getting euthanized at shelters.”

Last year, Franklin was a Jefferson Award recipient for her public service, and was in the audience of Oprah Winfrey’s final “My Favorite Things” show.

The latest accolade for Franklin: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee proclaimed Tuesday “Muttville Senior Dog Rescue Day.” A rally was planned for 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at San Francisco City Hall, with people and pets welcome to join in the celebration for Franklin and her work.

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