Breed: Doxie/Chihuahua x
Estimated Date of Birth : 06/04/2023
Tiny but mighty this little girl has a voice and she’s not afraid to use it! And don’t let her tiny size fool you. She’s full of the sassy spunk we’d expect from someone so small. All that spunk is pretty stinking cute and also means she’s happy to roll with both tiny and big dogs alike. She’s basically fearless and throw in the dozens of puppy kisses she gives to anyone in her presence and she’s utterly irresistible. Echo is guaranteed to charm every single person she meets with her larger than life pint size persona.
Maybe it was all that spunk that gave her the courage to fight. She’s had to be a fighter from a very young age. At only 5 weeks old she was dumped unceremoniously at the city shelter in Bakersfield. Once shelter staff scooped her up they realized she was likely abandoned because she had a very large inguinal hernia on her abdomen. Inguinal hernias are congenital. The condition causes the intestines to protrude through a soft spot in the abdominal cavity. It’s a serious issue and must be surgically repaired. Without surgical intervention there is risk that the intestines become entrapped by muscle or become strangulated. This has the potential to cause organ damage and other life threatening complications. Shortly after she arrived into our care she also developed demodex mange and lost almost all of her fur. Poor little Echo just couldn’t catch a break.
She’s now old enough for her surgery and her fur is slowly growing back. Once her surgery is complete she’ll be ready to find her forever home. Echo’s perfect family must like small pups with big personalities. She’s a happy little girl and LOVES everyone! You’d never know she had a rough start as she is an absolute lover of life. We’d love her future home to have another fun loving pup she can pal around with. Expect all the puppy antics, endless puppy kisses and zoomies for days. Echo is hilarious and we’re pretty sure you’re going to love her as much as we all do!
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.