Rescue Ranch Wish List!

We’ve done it! We’ve finally found the perfect place for the Marley’s Mutts Rescue Ranch!  We now need your help to get it up to working speed.  These items are what we need asap to begin the move forward! Please for donation of these items contact Cindy Young directly at donations@marleysmutts.com.

We also have our Rescue Amazon Wish for easy shipping and handling.

You can access here: RESCUE RANCH AMAZON WISH LIST!

We want to thank everyone who has supported our efforts to make this dream come true!  Without your love and belief in our mission this would not have been possible.

EXAMPLES OF ITEMS WE NEED:

  • KENNELS (6×10 & 6×4 several each size)
  • POOL
  • ‘BACK YARD’ FENCING (asap as we’ll need to contain personal dogs)
  • RANCH FENCING
  • SHOVELS, INDUSTRIAL BROOMS, MOPS,BUCKETS
  • POWER WASHER
  • WASHER/DRYER
  • INDUSTRIAL FANS (FOR BARN)
  • SMALL TRACTOR
  • SHOP VACS (LARGER THE BETTER)
  • SMALL AIR COMPRESSOR
  • INDUSTRIAL LIGHTING (FOR THE BARN)
  • OUTDOOR LIGHTING
  • WEED WACKER (2)
  • TRASH CANS
  • METAL SHELVING FOR STORAGE
  • STEELE WORK BENCHES/TABLES
  • WHEEL BARREL (2)
  • LEAF BLOWER

Rescue Ranch Campaign

All proceeds from this Limited addition vintage MarleysMutts T-shirt go to rehabbing the rescue ranch! This shirt helps me feel connected to the foundation and beginnings of this organization, when blood sweat tears in a small group of men, women and mutts made history!

There is a lot to be done, including bringing the barn up to speed, building fences, creating dog parks, and making it safe, fun, and interactive for both dogs and people!
This is the original MarleysMutts design, created back in 2008 when we first got started. Are used to make these with iron on cutouts and Kmart T-shirts!

The shirts fit wonderfully, the fabric is terrific and I think you’ll enjoy the product very much. It is certainly a conversation starter as well as stylish! PURCHASE HERE!

Best of 2016!

Without question, 2016 was the best year yet, for Marley's Mutts, and for the Mutt Militia.  Checkout this little video for some hightlights!  2017 promises to be even better!

THE HUMAN-CANINE FEEDBACK LOOP

The Loop / The Human-Canine Feedback Loop
By Liz R. Kover

When someone mentions therapy dogs, naturally called to mind are scenarios in which dogs bring comfort to people in need of a little extra. While this aspect of therapy dogs’ job description is accurate, the story doesn’t end there. In this two-way street of giving and receiving love, the dogs are just as fulfilled by the community service they provide as are the people they serve.

Therapy dogs are selected based primarily on temperament. While it is important for any working dog to have some basic obedience under his proverbial belt, and be well-mannered in public, therapy dogs (unlike service dogs) are not required to learn specific tasks. Their job is simply to be their calm, gentle, highly social selves, and offer a loving, connective presence in places like assisted-living facilities, hospitals, hospices, addiction recovery centers, libraries, and schools. An ideal therapy dog candidate loves nothing more than socializing, and sharing quality time with people (of all ages, genders, ethnicities, sizes, shapes and colors). These are dogs who seek out engagement with humans, and have “never met a stranger”.

However, just as a teacher wouldn’t hold her title if she hadn’t any students, or a singer wouldn’t sing without a crowd to receive her song, a therapy dog won’t reach his potential as a canine therapist, until people who need him bring his gift of giving to the surface.

Once this special connection is made between a human and a dog, the now well-known healing effects that dogs have on people are in full swing in the other direction as well. The literal, physiological transformation -- which occurs under both skin and fur during human-canine interactions (with virtually all dogs, not only therapy dogs) -- includes lowered blood pressure, slowed heart rate, decreased feelings of isolation, anxiety, depression and loneliness, and increased output of the “bliss chemicals”, Oxycontin, dopamine, and serotonin.

A positive feedback loop is in effect, wherein the dog’s love gives rise to the person’s well-being, and the person’s need for the dog…gives form and function to his purpose as a fiercely faithful four-legged healer.