Doris Day Helps Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

An icon of Hollywood’s Golden Era, Doris Day is helping a non-profit’s efforts to let senior Spots enjoy their their golden years.

While the LA Film Critics Association will show their appreciation for the showbiz legend with a Lifetime Achievement Award on January 13, 2012, dog devotees are applauding the animal-loving luminary’s passion for compassion as Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco, California reveals that they have received a grant from the Doris Day Animal Foundation.

“When we learned about Muttville and its successful rescues of so many senior dogs, we knew we had to help,” Miss Day said from her home in Carmel, California. “We fund other charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that perform excellent work to help the animals and the people who love them. Muttville is a terrific group of volunteers doing good work, and we’re proud to be able to help.”

The $7,000 grant from the Doris Day Animal Foundation will will underwrite Muttville’s signature adoption program, “Seniors for Seniors,” which gives a forever home to an elderly dog and companionship for senior citizens. The cost of approximately 25 “Seniors for Seniors” adoptions will be covered thanks to the grant. Each senior who opens their heart and home to one of Muttville’s resident Rovers will receive a “Welcome Home” kit, complete with food bowls, a collar and leash, a doggie bed, plus a month’s supply of food and any necessary prescription medications. Additionally, Muttville offers senior-friendly home modifications, providing and installing needed improvements free of charge. These improvements can include doggie doors, baby gates, sofa steps, and bed ramps, making a new life together easier for dogs and humans alike.

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The following video offers a look at the work of Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, which has been saving and enriching the lives of elderly dogs since 2007:

Photo Credit: Amazon; Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.

  • Ldpegramboyle

    Just so thankful for people like Doris. There are so many senior dogs that are given up because of their age. Senior dogs are just wonderful and in their best years..I too would love to help the senior dogs and spend the rest of my life doing so.