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Sex: Female

Breed: German Shepherd x

Date of Birth : 11/20/2022

Our small Ranch community went through some of the biggest storms we’d seen in decades. Snow, ice, freezing temperatures Ivy and her siblings were all living outside in those conditions. Conditions that could kill grown dogs. There was no way tiny puppies could survive. Even though we were completely packed we couldn’t let these tiny souls succumb to nature. Survival of the fittest isn’t compassionate and we were in a position to change the course of their futures and so we did! Little did we know some of their futures would include our Pawsitive Change program.

Adoptions for medium and large breed dogs have slowed way down. This means even puppies are finding it harder to find homes. Ivy has grown up with us and we’d really like her to find a family to love. Pawsitive Change will give her the training skills to stand out in the sea of dogs hoping to find a home. Ivy will spend the next 3 months at Tehachapi State prison learning everything she needs to grow into an amazing adult dog.

Once she’s graduated she’ll be looking for a family that will continue to enforce the training she received and she’d love it if that family has a fun and friendly pup so she has an instant best friend. If you love shepherds and love the idea of a dog with some training then Ivy just might be the girl for you. Apply today!


Here’s what you need to know about adopting a cat or dog from Marley's Mutts:

  • Each adoptable pet will be introduced on Facebook

  • Each pet will have its own profile here on the website

  • All pets will be spayed or neutered

  • All pets will be micro-chipped and shots will be up-to-date

  • Each pet has their own application to complete—make sure you use the right one (linked from their bio)

It’s important to us that each pet goes not just to a great home but to the “right” home. Our foster parents work with each pet to get to know them and their needs.

We try hard to list all of the pertinent info about each pet on the site so you can choose the pet that will fit with your family/lifestyle. If you don’t see a specific pet on the site, he/she is not ready for adoption. Please be patient and wait until the bio is listed. We don’t decide on a “first come, first served” basis but rather on a “who’s the very best fit.” So, don’t panic.

It’s not a quick process. We receive dozens of applications for each pet so please be patient. If you’re shortlisted you’ll be contacted as soon as possible.

If selected to meet one of our pets and you currently have pets, you’ll be asked to do an in-person pet intro; we don’t do the long-distance adoption thing. If you live out of town, plan a fun road trip to meet the pet in person.

Don’t be discouraged if your application is not selected. Remember, we get a lot of them! Trust us, the best fit for you is coming.

If you’re lucky and you do adopt a super amazing pet from Marley’s Mutts, don’t ever hesitate to reach out to us for training, medication, or behavior questions. We’re here for you, and your pet.



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