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Meet Koshi!

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Koshi is a large Russian Blue, and doesn’t feel his age (somewhere between 17 and 20) is relevant. After many years defending his Berkeley territory and befriending his generous neighbors, Koshi retired to an indoor life of leisure with his humans, Rhyen and Chris.

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Enjoys: Lounging by the fire, claiming the sunniest spot on the sofa, demanding fine cuisine (both in his bowl and from yours), contributing to business calls, head scratches, and visits to/from his doting fans.

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Begrudgingly tolerates: Daily subcutaneous fluids and steroid pills, as they allow him to continue said life of leisure.

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Meet Violet!


How we met:

We found Violet when she was two months old and living with a local foster family from the Sniffing Snouts pit bull rescue group. She was laid back and came with an adult-sized snore. Violet loves to play, especially with other dogs and her foster brother, Phife Dog. But she’s just as happy to be the center of attention in a roomful of people, too. A natural-born ham, we’re convinced Violet is equal parts pit bull and couch potato. We hope once she recovers from surgery that she’ll be able to chase the frisbee again at the park.




— frisbee
— playdates at the park
— naps
— Terry Gross on ‘Fresh Air’



— motorcycles
— rain
— watching basketball games instead of cat videos on youtube
— listening to ‘Fresh Air’ when Terry Gross has the day off



Meet Dorothy!

Dorothy was a senior rescue dog at Oakland SPCA when we met. She had a lot of spirit and we made friends easily. About a year later she was diagnosed with diabetes and she became blind, but never lost her curiosity. She is my constant companion and seems happy as can be!


Dorothy loves treats, being on the bed with her mama and oddly enough, the vet!

She’s less fond of her housemates (pups) when they suddenly jump on the bed to give her mama lots of surprise kisses!


Meet Chucho!


A note from Chucho’s family:

Someone came to me because she thought I’d like a dog who lived in the apartment below her, and was being badly abused . I wasn’t sure I was ready for a new dog, but after hearing a few horror stories, I was committed to getting him out of the situation. I gave her $50,and said “buy the dog”. She did, and the moment I saw him, I loved him.


My favorite thing about Chucho is, every day he makes someone smile. He’s cute, and he just loves everyone. He loves sitting in my lap in the morning while I read the paper, followed by a good walk, and he loves showing off his various tricks. He has no love for squirrels and isn’t so fond of a bath.


Chucho has a serious heart defect, and wasn’t supposed to live past 3. He just celebrated his 8th birthday, thanks to the team at Campus Veterinary Clinic. Thanks to Chucho for making me realize that every single day is a treasure.

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