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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Tim Lincecum Helps Really Sweet Elderly Dog Find a New Home

Posted By on Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Look, they have similar hair! -- Courtesy of Muttville
  • Look, they have similar hair! -- Courtesy of Muttville

While Tim Lincecum's pitching hasn't done much for the Giants as of late, he's managed to be a help to at least one member of the canine persuasion.

You might have watched the game last week when Lincecum appeared on field before the first-pitch against the Cincinnati Reds, with Timmy, an elderly mixed terrier, in tow. This was Lincecum's way of drawing attention away from his bad pitching streak and toward this 11-year-old pup who really needs a home.

And it worked! 

"He's definitely on his road to adoption," says Sherri Franklin, the executive director of Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, the nonprofit that houses Timmy and 70 other senior citizen dogs.

Timmy currently has three potential parents who are interested in taking him home after spotting him on the mound at AT&T Park.

The results of this Tim-Timmy show has drawn a whole new legion of fans, those who just might want a dog of their own. Franklin tells us that since since seeing Timmy on the field, baseball fans have been perusing the 70 other pups on the Muttville website.

If you missed that great show on the mound, you can see more Mutville dogs on July 21, when the agency throws a fundraiser called "Moolah for Mutts."

If you are interested in getting a dog of your own, the adoption fee is

$200. Yes, it sounds like a lot, but Franklin is quick to point out that

the fee isn't a moneymaker for the agency, which shells out more than

$1,000 on each dog for vet and dental bills in order to get them 

healthy and happy before they are adopted. It's worth noting that senior

citizens who are looking for a furry friend won't have to pay that fee.

"We just want to save as many lives as we can," said Franklin.

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