Adopted Muttville dog Boris finds happy home with Menlo Park resident Carol Mince
To folks who walk along San Francisquito Creek between the San Mateo bike bridge and the Oak Creek apartments, Carol Mince is a familiar presence, usually accompanied by a dog.
But until recently, the Menlo Park-based interior designer has been solo. She lost her dog, Maggie, a little over a year ago, and it was only a month or so ago that she started thinking of getting a new canine family member. One look at Boris, a 7 1/2 year old Schnauzer mix, on the Muttville Senior Dog Rescue website, followed by an in person visit at the adoption facilities headquarters in San Francisco, and Carol knew she’d found her companion.
“I first heard of Muttville when I read about the organization’s Haute Dog fashion show at the Design Center. I knew I didn’t want a puppy, so that they specialize in placing older dogs was appealing.
“I went up to Muttville and took Boris for a walk. He met my criteria: needing to be good with babies/toddlers, was independent to a degree, and slept in his own bed. I committed to adopt him right away, and the foster mother delivered him to me here in Menlo. I thought that was really a good way of making the transfer.
He’s fit right in and has adjusted really well. And I have a new best friend!”
Muttville is holding a Love Is All Around Us Adopt-a-thon on Feb. 14 and 15 from noon to 3:00 pm each day. Explains the organization, which is located at 255 Alabama St. (corner of 16th) in San Francisco: “Adopt a dog from Muttville, and the $200 adoption fee is waived. Donate what you wish — it’s all in the name of love. Drop by any time. And if there’s an adorable mutt on our website that has already snagged your attention, let us know you’re coming so we can make sure that particular cutie-pie is there to meet you!”
As for Boris, we’re happy to report he’s already given his heart to Carol.
Photos by Irene Searles