Sassafras

Sex:  Female

Breed: Terrier Mix
Age:  10 Weeks

Welcome cute sweet Sassafras to the Marleys Mutts foster family!  Sassafras along with her siblings were dumped at a local shelter in need of some help.  We were able to get them into a wonderful foster home to make sure they were well taken care of and healthy.  Sassy is the "Lil Boss" of the litter. She might be small but she's mighty. Sassy is the most outgoing of the group and is the first to run to new people, other dogs/cats, kids, etc. to say "Hi" and give kisses. She loves to play, enjoys her toys and belly rubs. Sassy is on her way to being potty trained and sleeps all night. She is very much a puppy and likes to chew on anything laying around. Puppy-proofing your home will help Sassy chew on the things she's supposed to. She will be a small dog and will be a great addition to any family or a perfect new best friend. Please apply below to adopt her today!

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Thor

Sex:  Male
Breed:  Chihuahua Mix
Age:  12 Weeks
Say hello to the " Little-Big" puppy Thor Mutt Militia!  Thor came into our foster care after his mom was hit by a car and didn't survive, leaving Thor and his other two siblings without a mom at only 7 days old.  Luckily we have some wonderful fosters who stepped in to bottle feed them and help them survive life without mom.  This pup has not only survived but he's thrived while in foster care.  He is now old enough to be adopted and go into his furever home! Thor is the biggest of all three puppies in this litter, but hes the calmest of all of them.  He does like to play and wrestle with his siblings but his heart belongs to cuddling with people who love him.  He has the sweetest eyes and once you look into them your heart will melt.  Are you looking for a sweet lovable puppy to add to your family?  If so apply to adopt Thor today!
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Jubilee

Sex:  Female
Breed:  Chihuahua Mix
Age:  12 Weeks
Welcome cute little Jubilee to the Mutt Militia!  This little spunky girl came into our foster care after her mom was hit by a car and didn't survive, leaving Jubilee and her other two siblings without a mom at only 7 days old.  Luckily we have some wonderful fosters who stepped in to bottle feed them and help them survive life without mom. She has not only survived but hes thrived while in foster care.  Jubilee is now old enough to be adopted and go into his furever home!  Her foster mom says shes the most wild one of the bunch!  Shes a spunky, no fear kinda pup who is full of mischief!  She loves to climb as high as she can get on the furniture if given the chance.  Jubilee is the smallest of her siblings but her attitude is bigger than both combined!  If you are looking for a spunky fearless fun loving puppy, apply to adopt Jubilee today!
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Conan

Sex:  Male
Breed:  Chihuahua Mix
Age:  12 Weeks
Welcome cute little Conan to the Mutt Militia!  Conan came into our foster care after his mom was hit by a car and didn't survive, leaving Conan and his other two siblings without a mom at only 7 days old.  Luckily we have some wonderful fosters who stepped in to bottle feed them and help them survive life without mom.  Conan has not only survived but hes thrived while in foster care.  He is now old enough to be adopted and go into his furever home!  Conan is the most patient of the three and is more of a go with the flow kinda pup.  Hes the most loving and snugly one out of all three.  So far hes great with kids and other dogs and would make a wonderful edition to someone family.  If you would like to adopt this sweet love bug, apply to adopt him today!
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Toby

Sex:  Male
Breed:  Chihuahua Mix
Age:  2 Years
Toby is on of the dogs that Joel with Vet Friends Foundation and Zach pulled for the 22&22 Veterans Suicide program.  Toby's life was saved from a high kill shelter to help not only save his life, but to bring attention to the lives lost by Veterans to suicide.  Toby is a a sweet small chihuahua who is shy and quiet.  He had one of his real legs removed due to a very bad break that was possibly done by being hit by a car.  He has healed up really well and is now looking for his furever home.  We would love to pair this pup up with a Veteran!  Adoptions are free to active duty service members and Veterans.  If you are looking for a sweet little tripod who just wants to snuggle and be with people, please apply to adopt him today!
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Smalls

Sex:  Male
Breed:  Chihuahua Mix
Age:  3 Years
Hi Mutt Militia my name is Smalls, but I have a big heart. I enjoy laying outside on a blanket, but really enjoy laying on your lap, couch or in front of your feet. I’m very good on a leash, enjoy walks and learning some commands so I can be a good ambassador. I meet new humans daily and I don’t mind it and everyone says I’m a good dog. I enjoy being around kids and love to lick their hands and face, but stop when asked. I don’t bark or growl when the door bell rings. I would love to be your new BFF. 🐶❤ If you are looking for a little sweet lap lizard, please apply to adopt Smalls today!
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Frankie

Frankie

Blue Merle Great Dane

12 weeks old

Frankie is a 12-week-old Blue Merle Great Dane that was born on April 9th that came to us all the way from Texas. Frankie was the runt of his litter and began to show signs of struggle at just 4 weeks old. The breeder took him to the local vet to see what was going on and he was diagnosed with Megaesophagus. At just 4 weeks old the breeder made the decision to euthanize. The vet knew that Megaesophagus is very manageable and common, so she took things into her own hands and treated him at the vet then began to take Frankie home with her to care for him. Frankie began to gain strength and improve. The vet and vet tech reached out to us to help and drove him to Bakersfield all the way from Texas.

Once Frankie arrived in Bakersfield we reached out to our friends from Bailey chair and they donated an adjustable chair that will grow and adjust with Frankie as he grows. Other than the way he has to eat and his fancy eating contraption, Frankie now seems to be your typical happy go lucky puppy. He loves to play and romp around with his big and little foster siblings and he is growing like a weed. He also absolutely loves to play with kids and toys.

Frankie recently had his second set of X-rays with barium and it was determined that his Megaesophagus has significantly improved. X-Rays will need to be completed again in 6 months and his condition will need to be monitored but there is a chance that his megaesophagus will continue to improve or he could possibly be a candidate for surgery down the road.

For now, Frankie eats a blended mush of high quality dry giant breed dog food, wet dog food, pumpkin, and water about 3 times a day. He does great eating this food and is thriving but has had difficulty with regurgitating when he has accidently tried his foster sibling’s dry food. He is also on two medications that he takes twice a day and that may need to continue long term.

Frankie doesn’t let his condition hold him back and actually has done quite to opposite. Frankie loves his chair and let’s us know when he is hungry by jumping up on it on his own. He goes in and sits by himself and gets ready for his meals. Frankie is also crate trained and doing well with potty training.

If you would like to apply to adopt Frankie please fill out the adoption application below. Please also make sure to research Megaesophagus before applying because his adopter will need to be familiar with the condition and willing to provide the best care for Frankie.

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Rudy

Sex:  Male

Breed:  Jack Russel Mix

Age:  4 Years

Although Rudy’s picture is not next to the word “chill” in the dictionary, it should be.

“Chill” is the word that best describes Rudy, a [age, breed, weight]. (“Baked” was also suggested but ultimately rejected because he doesn’t eat enough!)  Rudy came to us after his owner lost her place to live and was faced with no home for him and several other dogs. Despite this misfortune, Rudy has “maintained an even strain.”  He is slow warming up to new people but once he realizes he’s safe he won’t let you out of his sight!  Once he’s comfortable with you, you’ll find him in one of two places:  following two feet behind you or curled up in the same room as you, preferably with his head in your lap.  He’s not a fan of yelling or loud noises so he probably wouldn’t do well with small children.

We think Rudy’s ideal home is on the quiet side with lots of lap and couch time. He walks on leash, is housebroken, rides well in the car, doesn’t mind cats, and sleeps in a crate through the night without complaint.  He is fine with other dogs as long as they don’t mess with his toy de jure - he loves toys of all kinds. He is very smart and would be a great companion for someone who wants a low energy dog to love on and be loved by. Please apply today if you think you would be a wonderful match for our sweet Rudy!

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Turbo

Sex: Male
Breed: Chihuahua cross
Age: 2 years

Meet Turbo! Turbo is a enthusiastic and energetic boy who was rescued from the Shafter Shelter where he’d been turned in as a stray. His happy go lucky nature is infectious to other dogs and he quickly makes friends wherever he goes.

Turbo would do well in a home with other playful dogs or children. He can totally keep up with an active family and would love nothing more than to tag along in your adventures. He loves other dogs both big and small and is both crate and house trained.
Turbo is learning a lot at prison and will graduate with his Canine Good Citizen certificate. He’s a fruitful boy just waiting to find the perfect family of his very own. Apply to bring Turbo home to your family.
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Sam

Sex: Male
Breed: Chihuahua cross
Age: 2 years

Sam is a sweet and shy boy who was rescued from the Upland Shelter where he’d been for months with no adoption interest. His shy personality resulted in no interest as most adopters gravitate towards outgoing dog’s.

Sam started his socialization process  in foster care. He’s slowly coming out of his shell and his time in the Pawsitive Change program will help boost his confidence so he can find a forever home. He’ll do best in a quiet, calm house with someone who can give him the time to adjust and continue his socialization. He loves gets along great with other dogs and is both crate and house trained.
Sam is learning a lot at prison and will graduate with his Canine Good Citizen certificate. He’s a sweet and shy boy just waiting to find the perfect family of his very own. Apply to bring Sam home to your family.
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