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Sex: Male

Breed: Pitbull x

Estimated Birth Date: 02/22/2022

We all know how well black pitties and pittie mixes fair in the shelter. Most don’t make it out sadly. It’s incredibly sad that something as simple as breed and color can be a death sentence for a dog. Gene is just a puppy, but through no fault of his own, he was faced with that death sentence. A good pup who’s only crime was his breed and the color of his coat.

Because he is just a baby he was thankfully given extra time at the shelter. He still lingered for over 2 months with no interest. We had to give this sweet boy a chance and so Gene joined the crew at our ranch. Gene is a playful pup. He loves other dogs but is a bit pushy with play and not minding boundaries. Nothing a little bit of training can’t fix. Poor boy in his few months of life has been taught nothing. Ranch staff are changing that. Gene in true puppy fashion loves all people. He’s quickly picked up leash walking skills and is doing great on leash. This good boy is such a happy go lucky goofball. He is literally happy all the time!!

Gene is eager to please and highly trainable. He’s a little sponge picking up on training like a champ and has fabulous eye contact. He’s ready to find a family committed to teaching him all there is to know about the world and giving him the forever home he so deserves.

  • 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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