Homer

Sex: Male

Breed: Pitbull

Age: 7 years old 

When we visit shelters, it’s not hard to figure out the dogs that may never leave….

Case in point, this meaty, lover boy! Homer was the shelters longest resident and he most likely would have never left. 

Homer is the classic shelter-bully-breed case. He likely has been kept outside most of his life. He has multiple skin issues from neglect and teeth and nail issues as well and he just doesn’t show well for adoption because people interpret him as intimidating and potentially dangerous.

3 months is a long time! We are very happy to have him “home” and decompressing at the ranch! 


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Frog

Sex: Male

Breed: Bull Dog

Age: 10 months old 

Mutt Militia, meet Frog, the buldoggiest of all bulldogs. Everything about this dog screams #BULLDOG!!! If you’ve had one, or fostered one, you know what we mean! 

We picked up Frog from the Inyo County Shelter. Normally, a bulldog would be adopted from the shelter in a heart beat, but our boy has an affliction called spina bifida. This condition is a result of a improperly developed spinal chord and can be common in bulldogs. In Frogs case his condition causes incontinence issues. He can’t control when he needs to poop or pee. But this doesn’t get him down! He loves life and everything in it! Frog is the epitome of JOY!

We’re going to work on a plan to help manage his bathroom issues and spend some time getting to know him but we have a feeling you guys are going to love him!


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Jazz

Sex: Female 

Breed:  Maltese/Poodle x 

Age: 1-2 years old 

Jazz lost her home when her elderly mom suddenly passed away. She lived with 3 other dogs, who are also now in Marleys Mutts care, and with a bunch of kitties and a couple of donkeys. All of the animals coexisted peacefully. 

Jazz is currently adjusting in foster care. Her whole little world was turned upside down when her mom died. We are giving her time to decompress and this also gives us time to get to know her so we can know what her perfect home looks like. She is working on her house and crate training skills. She unfortunately lost most of her beautiful coat as it was too matted to save but with time her coat will grow back. She’s shy at the moment but we expect with a little time she’ll open up once she’s more settled and comfortable.


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Levi

Sex: Male

Breed:  Great Dane

Age: 3 years old 

We love our big sexy beasts and Levi Blue is the biggest and sexiest of them all! This guy is a hunk!

It’s been awhile since we’ve had a Dane and this boy is pretty incredible! He found himself at the city shelter as an owner surrender and we just couldn’t say no. Stay tuned for updates as he settles into Foster care and we get to know him and figure out what type of home is going to be his perfect match.


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ZoZo

Sex: Female 

Breed:  Pomeranian 

Age: 8-10 years old 

ZoZo (Zoey)  lost her home when her elderly mom suddenly passed away. She lived with 3 other dogs, who are also now in Marleys Mutts care, and with a bunch of kitties and a couple of donkeys. All of the animals coexisted peacefully. 

ZoZo is currently adjusting in foster care. Her whole little world was turned upside down when her mom died. We are giving her time to decompress and this also gives us time to get to know her so we can know what her perfect home looks like. So far she seems house trained and is learning crate training skills. She unfortunately lost most of her beautiful coat as it was too matted to save but with time her coat will grow back. She’s shy at the moment but we expect with a little time she’ll open up once she’s more settled and comfortable. 


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Arnold

Sex: Male

Breed:  Doxie 

Age: 2 years old 

If you like Dapper Dapple Doxies then Arnold is your guy! Arnold found himself at the City of Bakersfield shelter after he’d been picked up as a stray. We aren’t sure why his family didn’t come for him but we loved his personality and knew he’d be the perfect fit for our Pawsitive Change Prison program. 

Arnold will go into N. Kern prison on March 15th and will stay in until he graduates in mid June. We will start accepting applications for him closer to the time he’s scheduled to graduate from the program.


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Jessie

Sex: Male

Breed:  Terrier x

Age: 1 year old 

Jessie found himself on the streets hit by a car. He was able to pull himself under a bush and that’s where a Good Samaritan found him and reached out for help. 

Poor Jessie had a significantly shattered pelvis. We were shocked he could even move as far as he’d moved. He stayed the night at VCA-Bakersfield and transferred over to BRVSS (Bakersfield Regional Veterinary Surgery Specialty) for surgery. 

Jessie is currently recovering in foster care. We expect, due to the severity of his injury, that his recovery will take 3-4 months. We won’t have a good idea of his personality or tolerance to other animals until he’s feeling better and closer to recovering from his injuries. 


Optimus

Sex: Male

Breed:  Pitbull x

Age: 2 years old 

Optimus came to us from the city shelter. He’s a wonderful dog who was getting overlooked simply because of his breed and his shy personality. Although he is timid towards people and lacks confidence he does bond with people he knows and trusts and is a super sweet boy. 

Optimus is a ROCKSTAR with other dogs. He can adapt to almost any kind of dog and varying personalities. He is playful with dogs and wants human interaction but we need to build up his confidence so he’s more trusting of people he doesn’t know. He has some separation anxiety but does well with crate training. He learns commands quickly and has already picked up some basic commands and does very well on a leash. 

Optimus’ shy nature makes him a great candidate for our Pawsitive Change Prison program. They shy dogs almost always do well and gain so much confidence while they’re in. 

He’ll evaluate for the program on February 22nd. If he’s approved for the program he’ll go into N. Kern prison on March 8th and will stay in until he graduates in mid June. We will start accepting applications for Optimus closer to the time he’s scheduled to graduate from the program. 


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Zoey (Adoption Pending)

Sex: Female

Breed:  Pomeranian x

Age: 6 months old 

Zoey was part of a very large group of dogs brought into Kern County Animal Services after their elderly owner fell off of a tractor and died. There were over 30 dogs in the home. Zoey arrived with Petunia who we believe is her mother. Many of the dogs in the group appeared to be related and no one was altered. 

Zoey is very shy on initial meeting. She loves other dogs and is becoming more comfortable with humans everyday.  She is very excited to see her foster family but hesitant to run up to them unless they are sitting down.  Once she’s in a lap she will snuggle for hours.  She follows her foster family all around the house and likes to know where they are at all times. She gives lots of kisses and likes to play.  She has a huge underbite that’s ridiculously cute! She is working on potty training but goes almost every time she is taken outside.  She loves treats and sleeps all night in her crate.  

If you are looking for the sweetest shy baby ever apply to add little Zoey to your family. 


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Scuttles

This special little girl is Scuttles. Now we know, because she’s a frenchie, she’s going to cause a stir, but Scuttles is nowhere near adoption ready. So please hold off sending us a bazillion messages it’s going to be a little while and we’ll explain why further down.
Scuttles was surrendered to a wonderful vets office in Northern California when she lost the use of her back legs. The amazing staff at the vet gave her top notch medical care and networked the heck out of her to find the appropriate rescue situation for her current condition. They reached out to us and we were happy to help. We kind of figured she’d be another one of our beloved wheelie dogs but Scuttles had some surprises for us.
Towards the end of her stay at the vets office her mobility started to improve. She’s now been with us for several days and this tough little cookie is totally walking again! It’s not perfect but it’s definitely walking and we’re going to do everything in our power to help her get as much mobility back as she possibly can. So this is where things are going to take time. Lost mobility isn’t something that instantly returns. She’s going to need therapy and practice to get her there. We are in no hurry to adopt her out and we want to make sure she’s strong and fully mobile before we do. So frenchie lovers please be patient. Let us do our thing and I promise the end result won’t be disappointing.