My folks are getting married!

Hi everyone! My name is Rudolph Valentino but my friends call me Rudy. I’m here to tell you a little more about myself and how I came to live in San Francisco with Rochelle and Tony! I am over the moon about how my life is turning out. And my two favorite humans are tying the knot!!!!



You see, life wasn’t always this great for me…in fact, I actually shouldn’t even be alive right now.  I was picked up the night before Thanksgiving by Modesto’s Animal Care & Control AKA The Dog Catcher and brought to a shelter where it’s pretty certain that I had a one way ticket.  I was slated for euthanasia December 8th which gave me a little over two weeks to find a home. I showed everyone at the shelter how cute and cuddly I was but it didn’t matter; there were just too many dogs there. And I don’t know if you’re aware but there isn’t a huge demand for 7-year-old, black Chihuahuas. December 8th approached. I was scared and alone, and things were looking grim.


The next thing I knew, a lady came into the my cage, scooped me up, gave me some shots and then I was in a crate...in a car…with a great guy named Curt…who was feeding me hot dogs and Cheetos?!?!? I was SAVED!!!!! Oh boy oh boy! It was amazing! We had a fun car ride and I learned all about Rescue the Underdog and the Friends of Madera Animal Shelter. Boy am I grateful for them!!



Rescue the Underdog (RTU) is run by Curt and his volunteer-only crew, and they exclusively take dogs who have been passed up by other rescues. RTU's mission is to save the dogs that everyone has given up on. Some of my fellow RTU buddies have medical issues, missing limbs, back problems, vision problems…you name it, but RTU still saves them. They truly believe in saving the Underdog, and that is what they do! Their willingness to take in those who really need it does get them into binds (quite often) as they really are on a shoe string budget. Curt’s salary can only get them so far...which is where you come in! I am hoping you'll make a donation to RTU on behalf of my humans, Rochelle & Tony.


100% of your donations will save other dogs like me. If it weren’t for Curt and RTU, I wouldn’t be here today, lying on this plush couch, being hand fed yummy treats and all the while cuddling Rochelle and Tony. My heart is full of joy. As a wedding gift to our family, please consider making a donation to Rescue the Underdog. Thank you!
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Organizer

Michele Milano 
Organizer
San Mateo, CA
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