Margarita

Sex: Female
Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 12 years old
Margarita was rescued from Kern County Animal Services as a senior who made it seem as if she only had a few days left on earth and we wanted to give her the best last days ever.  Turns out Margarita was only faking! She got out of the shelter and the very same night let her spunky self shine and turns out wasn't sick at all! She let the world know that she was super unhappy being locked up.  This swinging senior chihuahua is what we like to call a drama queen! Drama queen or not, she is one sweet cuddly chihuahua who is looking for her own castle to be doted upon and spoiled in. Margarita is good with other dogs, but chooses to spend most of her days napping, sunning herself and enjoying hand fed treats.  If you are looking to add in an awesome senior dog to your pack who deserves to be spoiled and loved on, apply for Margarita today!
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Stella

Sex:  Female
Breed:  Indian Pariah
Age:  1 Year
Stella our super cute fruit bat look a like, came to us as part of a mutual effort of many rescues to get her to the US from Cambodia.  Her pelvis was broken at 2 months old causing her to have spinal cord damage causing partial paralysis in her hind legs.  She finally made it to the US and came into Marleys care after several months.  Unfortunately because of the length of time from when her pelvis was damaged to when she was seen by a US vet, there isn't any surgery that will help her paralysis at this point.  Stella couldn't care less if both of her back legs worked or not, because shes a survivor and made life work for her the best way she could by dragging her back end.  Now she has a full set of wheels to cart herself around in thanks to a wonderful donation by Joeys Paw!  Stella is getting a daily dose of physical therapy to help her rebuild the muscles that have never had the chance to work and shes doing great.  We even have gotten some tail wags from her!
Stella is looking for her furever home and would love to be with another younger dog who loves to play.  She loves to play with stuffies, and any squeeky toy she can get her paws on!  This girl will tell you when she wants some affection, when she doesn't like something and when she is hungry.  She had the cutest "bork" you've ever heard.  If you've ever considered opening your heart and home to a special needs dog Stella is your girl.  Apply to adopt her today!
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Amy

Sex:  Female
Breed:  Lab Terrier Mix
Age:  2 Years
Welcome Amy to the Mutt Family!  Amy hales from South Korea and was a meat trade dog.  Luckily for her, she was saved by some wonderful people in the rescue community and ended up here in Southern California.  By the time she made it to the US, the rescue learned that Amy was pregnant with a litter of puppies.  Amy gave birth to a a litter of puppies and was a wonderful mom, but the rescue found out that Amy was positive for heartworm.  Once the puppies were weaned Amy was able to start her long slow journey of heartworm treatment and survived.  Talk about being a survivor, this dog is the real deal when it comes to surviving some incredible odds in life!
Since Amy didn't have any good socialization or interaction from humans during her short years in South Korea, Amy will need someone who is willing to take the time to go slow with her and show her how to be a dog.  Amy hasn't met many kids yet, but we think she will be o.k. in a home with kids in their teens.  This girl just needs a nice quiet slow paced home that will give her the space to learn how to trust the new human in her life.  Amy is a wonderful dog who is most deserving of the happy ending.  Please apply to adopt her 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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Oscar

Sex:  Male
Breed:  Terrier Mix
Age:  4 Years
Oscar is a 5 year old male terrier mix. He tends to appear a bit smaller in pictures than his actual size, coming in at about 25 lbs. Oscar’s scruffy blonde hair, dark black eyes, and highly expressive face make him the perfect companion for terrier lovers. Oscar bonds strongly with one person at a time, although he is able to share his space with additional humans and even other dogs if necessary. Oscar is not recommended for any home with small (elementary school aged and younger) children because he finds them absolutely terrifying.  Oscar likes to be close to his person of choice, generally a woman, and will happily accompany that person on all of their adventures. He loves car rides, sleeping in his crate, going for leashes walks and napping with his person. He is extremely obedient, low maintenance and well mannered. He makes the best grumpy AND ecstatic faces and rocks a bow tie like a boss.  If you are looking for a dog with some personality then Oscar is your dog!  Please apply to adopt him today!
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Lil’ Dude

Sex: Male
Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
Age: 5 months
Lil Dude is a high energy, fun loving pup who has us laughing daily. He absolutely loves to play fetch and is learning to drop his ball/toy at your feet to request another round. Due to early signs of food aggression we implemented some rules at feeding time and he now sits and waits for permission to begin eating. While he is not a cuddler he is always up for a good belly rub and just might sneak in a puppy kiss here and there. Lil Dude is very high energy and will need daily walks and lots of exercise. This little guy just wants to be by your side and watch everything you do, you never feel alone when Lil Dude is around. Because he’s still learning some manners he may not be a good fit for a household with small children as he is still a bit mouthy (we are currently working on that). He does enjoy playing with other dogs but sometimes doesn’t know when enough is enough. He also loves stuffed animals, he’ll carry one around, play with it, sleep with it and make it his best friend. He is crate trained and sleeps through the night. He’ll even let you enjoy your morning coffee before requiring your attention which you will need to prepare for his morning activities. While he has presented some challenges he has also shown he is ready, willing, and able to learn. Continued training will be required with our Marley's Mutts trainer.
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Naked Nicky

Welcome Naked Nicky to the Pawsitive Change Program!

Who needs fur when you’re this adorable! Naked Nicky has a condition called alopecia. Some colors of chihuahuas are prone to hair loss and Nicky falls into this category. But don’t let his lack of fur get you down. This little guy is the happiest little lap warmer ever.  He has no idea he’s naked and the condition isn’t complicated to care for. Just think of all the cute sweaters you can buy.

Nicky is kennel trained and house trained. He loves laps and blankets and pretty much anything soft, warm and fuzzy. If you’re looking for a lap baby he’s the perfect dog for the job. He gets along with other dogs but would be just as happy as a solo pup.
Nicky is learning a lot at prison and will graduate with his Canine Good Citizen certificate. He’s a sweet and gentle boy just waiting to find the perfect family of his very own. Apply to bring Nicky home to your family.
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Charlie

Sex:  Male
Breed:  Chihuahua Mix
Age: 3-5 Years
Hey Mutt Militia we are looking for an awesome furever home for this cool dog!  Charlie looks to be a Chihuahua crossed with a Miniature Pincer. We found him at the City of Upland Shelter. At approximately 6 years old, he finally has proof and gets to brag about how smart he is having graduated from Pawsitive Change and passed his Canine Good Citizen test with flying colors. Charlie has got mad skills in leash walking, hiking, crate training, car rides, couch snuggles, dancing, kisses, jumping, fly hunting, and will happily help clean yummy food off a floor.

We feel Charlie would love an active family who loves rules and routines. No young children but older children over 10 would be fine. He loves to sleep under the sheets or under a blanket and hang out with his people. He does play well with other dogs and doesn’t mind cats. If you have soft blankets and lots of love, Charlie would love to meet you and win you over!

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Max

Sex:  Male
Breed:  Chihuahua Mix
Age:  9 Years
Welcome Max to the Pawsitive Change Prison Program!  Max was an owner surrender at the South Los Angeles shelter as a senior dog.  Pretty upsetting for an older guy to be dumped without knowing what was going on after a life of being someone's friend.  Since he is a senior Chihuahua not trusting a soul after that, we knew he would be perfect for our prison program as it was probably the only change he had at survival.  Max has thrived while inside the program for the better and has started trusting humans again.  We think Max would do best in a nice quiet calm home to spend his remaining days out.  Max is a very obedient little guy who would love nothing more than finding someone who he can snuggle up with and be a lab hound.  If you would like to give this wonderful senior guy his forever home, please apply to adopt him today!
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Keira

Sex:  Female

Breed:  Pit Mix
Age:  2.5 Years


Keira is a 2 ½ year old little spitfire.  She came to us with a blunt force injury to her head that no animal should have ever endured let alone survived.  Despite her neglectful and abusive start in life Keira has fought her way to try and become the well-rounded sweet soul that she was meant to be. She healed from her physical wounds rather quickly but continued to struggle with her emotional wounds.  Over the past few months with the help of staff and volunteers she has made great progress.  She can be very strong willed but has learned what boundaries are and works very hard to stay within them.  She will need a strong family to help her continue on her journey.  Keira loves all people and would like to have a canine companion but she can be choosy as to who that may be.  Despite all her training she is still not fond of kitty friends.  If your New Year’s Resolution is to have more joy in your life then Keira is the one for you!

 

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