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Sex: Male

Breed: German Shepherd X

Estimated Birth Date: 02/04/2019

We wish more people gave dogs with differences a chance. Dogs like Ivar who didn’t ask to be different but have chosen to make the most of their lot in life. They really aren’t so much different than the perfect dog everyone is looking for. They live, they love and they just want a little luck finding their place in this world.

Sadly for many they won’t find that home.

Ivar was lucky. He’s had so many good humans advocate for him starting with his original rescue overseas. He was part of a large group of dogs we brought over from both Morocco and Lebanon prior to the CDC import ban. Since arriving on US soil Ivar has really come out of his shell and is a happy go lucky guy. He’s sweet and affectionate, goofy and playful. He’s just happy to be alive and you can see that instantly the moment you meet him.

Ivar is great with other dogs and has a fun energy that would make him a wonderful addition to almost any family. Ivar is adoption ready and would love a caring family of his very own. We know the care needs of a wheelie pup turn many adopters away but we won’t give up hope that Ivar’s people are out there. Many of you will say the ranch is Ivar’s home but we want his forever home to be so much more than we can offer him at the ranch. He deserves to have a home where he doesn’t have to share with an entire ranch full of other pups. He deserves a family who can devote their time to him and will love him differences and all. Maybe that family is you….help us find him the home he’s been waiting for.


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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