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Sex: Male Breed: Chihuahua x Estimated Birth Date: 06/20/2020 Could you image losing your way from the only home you probably ever knew. Then breaking one of your legs and ending up in a shelter? Now add to that a break so bad the shelter had to amputate your broken leg and you now have to learn to walk on 3! This is poor little Banjo’s story. We can’t imagine the pain he had to be in or how overwhelmed and scared he must have been. He came in terrified, a little snappy and very untrusting. But Banjo has blossomed. He’s not a naughty dog he’s a super sweet and social dog. So often dogs will react poorly when they are hurt or scared. They don’t have the words to tell us what they are feeling so instead have to do things to show us how they feel or to keep what they perceive as a threat away. Now in a foster home Banjo is showing us his real personality. He LOVES people and is very affectionate. He still needs a slow approach with some strangers but if they’re slow he likes them almost instantly. He loves attention and loves butt scratches the most. He really likes older children (we think young hyper kiddos would move a bit too fast for him) and is seriously great with other dogs. He’s playful and kind of a goofball and overall just a really good boy! Banjo has fully adjusted to tripod life. He can run jump and manage all kinds of surfaces, even stairs, like his 4 legged friends. He does have a few more vet visits before he is fully adoption ready. We noticed a bit of a limp in one of his back legs that we need to get checked out and he has a grade 3 heart murmur that will need to be evaluated by our vets prior to adoption. Although he isn’t fully ready for adoption it’s never too early to take in applications. Who knows we just might find his perfect home while we wait.


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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