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Sex: Male

Breed: Border Collie x

Estimated Date of Birth : 07/29/2023

So many great dogs can be found in public shelters. Raff was one of those dogs. Beyond sweet Raff sat at the shelter for far too long. He’s was kenneled with a bunch of little dogs and coexisted perfectly. Super dog friendly is definitely one of his biggest attributes. He’s great with dogs of all sizes. Not only does he love other dogs but he loves all humans too. Affectionate, snuggly this boy is an absolute love!

You’d think someone would have noticed how great Raff was while he was at the shelter.  Especially with all the littles bouncing off of him in the kennel but that didn’t seem to be enough. Lately for the bigger guys no amount of positives seem to get them seen. Then Raff got sick, that landed him in quarantine and with no interest he was quickly euthanasia listed. No one wanted him to die. Such a good dog who just needed to be seen. But we saw him and we were watching. Once we had the space it was time to give Raff his lucky break! He’s headed to our rescue ranch where he finished recovering from kennel cough and has been approved for a spot in our Pawsitive Change prison program.

Raff will spend the next 3 months at North Kern state prison gaining basic obedience skills. If you thought he was a good dog before training just wait to see how amazing he’s going to be! Did we mention Raff is good with little dogs? Just had to mention it one more time because we know someone with a herd of littles is looking for that perfect bigger well trained buddy to add to their pack. While Raff completes training and waits to find his people we can promise he’ll enjoy every single ounce of the freedom he’s finally gained he deserves it! Want a great dog? Then Raff is definitely your boy!



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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