Alphonse

Sex: Male

Breed: Border Collie X

Estimated Birthdate: 12/9/2019


We’ve got a smarty pants in the house meet Alphonse!


His border collie heritage is on full display with both beauty and brains. This boy is sharp and that’s why we knew he’d shine spending a few weeks at North Kern Prison learning from our experienced inmate handlers. The trainers at North Kern prison are very experienced and were looking to fill their time between Pawsitive Change class rounds so we decided to send a handful of dogs in to help fill that time. It was win win for everyone. Dogs like Alphonse received a few weeks of much needed training and guidance and the inmate trainers used their time to give back.


Alphonse is a sweet and affectionate boy and gained some new obedience skills during his short stay in prison. Now he just needs to find his perfect home. He prefers non hyper dogs and would do best in a home with dogs who do not challenge him or have excessive energy needs.


  • 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.


ADOPTION APPLICATION