Professor X’s perfect home would be somewhere where he wouldn’t be left alone for long periods of time. With his disability he needs to be checked on for incontinence so he doesn’t develop skin issues. He loves children however if there are children in the home they need to be responsible and respectful enough that they don’t pick him up or play too rough with him. We’d hate to see him get injured further and lose the abilities he’s regained. If you’d like to add the sweetest boy who has no idea he’s just a bit different to your family please apply to bring Professor X home today.
Breed: Lab X
Age: 12 years old
Did you know black dogs are 50% less likely to be adopted from a shelter?
And that large dogs are 50% less likely to be adopted from shelters?
And did you also know that seniors are >50% less likely to be adopted from a shelter?
I’d say the math wasn’t in this old guys favor but Marley’s Mutts doesn’t care about math!
If you haven’t yet been introduced to “Wild Bill,” let me introduce the myth, the man, the legend. Known by his friends as the Billster, you can call him Bill. He is the young age of... 12? He has that whole George Clooney thing going for him and he has quite the swag with the younger gals. His demeanor is chill and cool and he even let’s the human kiddos tug and love on him. He is about the coolest dog I know. Don’t let the gray hair fool you, just like Mr. Clooney, this gent just gets better with age.
Wild Bill loves to go hiking and walking at the park or is content to just sit on the couch and do absolutely nothing. He falls into the household routine like a pro. Young dogs, small dogs, big dogs, old dogs he loves them all! For an older dog, he is really active and doesn’t have any restrictions whatsoever. I know that one of you out there is going to be his family, we just need to find you. Got a thing for handsome frosted faces? Apply to bring Wild Bill home today.
Breed: Jack Russell/miniature pincher mix
Age: 4 months old
Welcome to Pawsitive Change Peppa!
Peppa was a stray on the Eastside of Bakersfield. Our adoptions team trapped her after they noticed she was very pregnant and once in foster care she had her puppies a week later. This little girl had 8 puppies which is a huge litter for a small mom. Peppa was an amazing momma and every single puppy thrived. Once her puppies were weaned we knew she’d be an amazing addition to our Pawsitive Change program at North Kern State Prison.
Peppa is good with other dogs both big and small. Her best friend in foster care was a medium size boy. Peppa weighs approximately 12lbs. Peppa is both house and crate trained and does well with respectful children.
Peppa is learning a lot at prison and is scheduled to graduate in November. If you are looking for a sweet girl Peppa would be perfect for you. Please apply to make Peppa part of your family.
Breed: German Shepherd cross
Age: 2 years old
Welcome Skip to the Pawsitive Change Program!
Skip is a sweet boy who was rescued by another rescue from a Los Angeles based shelter. He was injured upon arrival to the shelter and required a leg amputation as his injuries were too severe to save his leg. Although now a tri-pod Skip gets around great and you’d almost not know he only has 3 legs.
Skip had such a great temperament we knew he’d be the perfect fit in our California City Pawsitive Change program. He’s good with other dogs regardless of their energy level and loves children. He’s perfectly crate trained and working on his house training skills.
Skip is learning a lot at prison and is scheduled to graduate in early January. If you are looking for a well balanced dog is boy would be perfect for you. Please apply to make Skip part of your family.
Breed: Jack Russell mix
Age: 4 months old
Pedro came into this world as part of a litter of 8 born to their Jack Russell mix mom (Peppa) who was a stray on the Eastside of Bakersfield. Our adoptions team trapped her after they noticed she was very pregnant and once in foster care she had her puppies a week later.
Pedro is your typical happy go lucky puppy. We expect him to be 10-12lbs full grown. He’s crate trained and working on his house training skills and puppy manners. Pedro loves all people especially children. He’s great with other dogs and very playful.
Pedro’s perfect home would continue with his puppy training and socialization. They would be prepared for an active puppy and ensure his energy needs were met. Think Pedro would be the perfect fit for your family? Apply to bring him home today.
Breed: Pointer mix
Age: 5 months old
Tylee came into this world as part of a litter of 11 born to their pointer mix mom at Kern County Animal Services. Momma dog (Yue) was picked up as a very pregnant stray. The puppies were born while at the shelter and we pulled the entire litter and momma when the puppies were 2 days old.
Tylee is your typical happy go lucky puppy. We expect her to be a medium size dog when full grown. She’s crate trained and working on her house training skills and puppy manners. Tylee loves all people especially children. She’s great with other dogs and very playful.
Tylee’s perfect home would continue with her puppy training and socialization. They would be prepared for an active puppy and ensure her energy needs were met. Think Tylee would be the perfect fit for your family? Apply to bring her home today.
Breed: English Bulldog
Age: 10-12 years old
English Bull dog lovers we’re looking for you! Meet Eliza! This older girl found herself at Kern County Animal Services after she’d been picked up as a stray. Because she was older she was getting overlooked in the shelter environment but we knew we could find her the perfect forever home.
Eliza loves her people, really all people so much! She’s good with adults and children alike. She’s perfectly crate trained and is house trained so long as she’s let out frequently. Due to her age she just can’t hold it as long as a younger dog can. She can be dog selective so proper introductions are a must but she’d also be perfectly happy being your one and only. She’s a very laid back and easy girl and her favorite things include all day naps and all the yummy treats. Looking for a car ride buddy? This girl LOVES to go and is a perfect lady on trips.
Eliza is ready to live out her retirement with a forever family of her very own.
Breed: Corgi X
Age: 8 years
Welcome Ruby Rose to Pawsitive Change!
Ruby Rose is 22lbs of low rider sweetness. She came to us from the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center. As a bit of an older girl she wasn’t getting adopted while at the shelter. We knew her super sweet personality would be the perfect fit for the girls in our Juvenile Hall Pawsitive Change Prison program so we pulled her.
Ruby Rose is happy, sweet and has a mellow laid back personality. She’s more motivated by belly rubs than treats and is good with other dogs and children. She is both crate and house trained and rides nicely in the car. This girl will do well in almost any home.
Ruby Rose will be graduating soon and we’d love to have a forever home for her to go. If you’d like a sweet and mellow older girl apply to adopt Ruby Rose today
Age: 4 years old
There’s nothing more inspirational than a fighter and that’s exactly what Professor X is. This little guy is a testament to the phrase “where there’s a will there’s a way”! Professor X came to us from Kern County Animal Services after he’d been picked up as a stray. When found he was dragging his back legs unable to walk. X-rays revealed no breaks so his injury was a mystery but we suspected nerve damage and the possibility of walking was unknown. Once settled into foster care Professor X made improvements every day. He is now what is called a spinal walker. Basically what that means is his body remembers how to walk although he can’t really feel what he is doing. His walk is a little different than your average dog, just think of the most adorable little drunken sailor lol and you’ll be able to visualize his walk.
Professor X is not only a very determined guy he’s the biggest sweetheart we know! He literally loves everyone he meets. He loves children and adults, dogs of all sizes and even loves rude dogs that get in his face. He’s just HAPPY all the time. He is crate trained but will likely never be 100% house trained due to the nature of his injury. Currently his foster uses belly bands to manage any urine incontinence and picks up the poop accidents as they happen.
Breed: Chihuahua cross
Age: 2.5 Years
Welcome to the Pawsitive Change Program Buster Brown!!!
Buster and his bother Dean were owner surrenders when their family fell on hard times. The brothers are not bonded so do not need to be adopted together, however if an adopter would like to adopt both they are great together. Buster is the more reserved of the two and it takes him a few to warm up to new people. Once he knows you he’s great!
Buster does well with other dogs. We would not recommend a home with children for him. He’s house and crate trained. He’s currently at Wasco State Prison and learning all of his basic obedience skills. He’ll be graduating soon and we’d love to have a forever home for him to go to after graduation. If you think Buster Brown is the perfect fit for your family apply to bring him home.
Breed: Chihuahua cross
Age: 1.5 Years
Welcome to the Pawsitive Change Program Dean!!!
Dean and his bother Buster were owner surrenders when their family fell on hard times. The brothers are not bonded so do not need to be adopted together, however if an adopter would like to adopt both they are great together. Dean is the more instantly social of the two. He’s a happy guy who would love a family of his own
Dean does well with other dogs and is good with respectful children. He’s house and crate trained. He’s currently at Wasco State Prison and learning all of his basic obedience skills. He’ll be graduating soon and we’d love to have a forever home for him to go to after graduation. If you think Dean is the perfect fit for your family apply to bring him home.