Bassett Hounds may be known as hunting dogs, but our friend Lucy Flint prefers a more sedate lifestyle. She has endeared our staff with her soulful gaze and polite demeanor. Her human Amy kindly shares with us the story of how Lucy joined their household. “After 13 years with a very energetic yellow lab and 2 years pet-free, my husband and I decided we were ready for a low-energy four-legged friend. I started combing petfinder regularly for bassett hounds and one day came across a litter of the  cutest basset-beagle puppies you’ve ever seen!  I emailed right away and was told that all of theRead More →

Our orange friend Ed Lease seems an excellent choice for the Halloween season. This mature 19 year-old gent makes his home in Alameda with his favorite human Carla.  She has graciously agreed to share her and Ed’s story: “In January of 1992, when I finally managed to rent a flat in San Francisco that accepted pets, I went to the city pound in search of a kitten. Once there, I found that it wasn’t really kitten season. Before leaving, however, an adult cat caught my eye. He was a ginger Tom who had recently been neutered and was very, very shy. I noticed there wasRead More →

It’s never easy selecting our Critter of the Month. All our patients here at the clinic are unique and special in their own way. Puddin’ Baker (aka Pitt Bunny) went the extra mile to curry favor with our voting committee. With her imploring cookie gaze at the front counter and her bouncy “up for anything” attitude we never had a chance. Puddin’ and her human pals Sarah and Judi jumped at the chance of sharing their rabbit-eared beauty with the world. This is their story… “In January of 2006, we started actively looking for a dog to foster. We had one dog, Po, a pitbullRead More →

Our good friend Mau Mau Rodevich has agreed to be our Campus Critter of the Month for August. Owners Kate and Michael share their home with this handsome and beguiling Bombay cat and were kind enough to share his story. Michael tells us how this fellow came into their lives: “Around 15 years ago we lost our old cat, and after 6 months of grieving were just feeling sadly cat-less. We bought cat books to ease the jones, but didn’t count on falling in love with any of the breeds — after all, we thought, one doesn’t buy purebreds. But Kate fell hard for theRead More →

This month’s choice of “critter,” was a no-brainer in our opinion. “Sparky” Ward is a pint-sized ball of charisma . A regular visitor to our front desk (for cookies!), the staff are always cheered by his positive energy. Owners Drew and Jim offered to tell us more about Sparky’s background. Drew tells the story: “We had considered getting a dog for quite a while, and I checked out the web page for the Humane Society in Vallejo. There was a little, thin, bright-eyed puppy with enormous ears. Love at first sight. He had been found wandering the streets at two months old. We took himRead More →

For charm and joie de vivre, look no further than our feline friend Richter Devries. Owner Heidi has been so kind as to share with us his story and what makes him tick. “I had just lost my previous kitty to Fatty Liver Disease, and I went to the shelter to look for a new friend.  I asked the assistant to tell me who was the cat there that no one else wanted, and she pointed at a giant fat tabby.  He and his brother had come into the shelter together after their previous owner had died.  Someone had adopted both of them together…but thenRead More →