Baxter

Sex: Male

Breed: Chihuahua x

Age: 2-3 years old


His eyes tell his story and sadly this little guy has experienced nothing but rejection in his short life. We can’t imagine what so much rejection will do to a soul and no living creature deserves to feel unwanted. That’s exactly how Baxter has felt in the home environments he’s had. You can see the pain in his eyes and it definitely takes him time to trust.

Baxter was originally brought into Kern County Animal Services as a stray. His family, whoever they were, never came for him. He sat at the shelter until he was adopted. The family that adopted him had very young children. Baxter was scared and nervous and not given the time or space he needed to acclimate. That family also chose to rehome Baxter. But thankfully this time his luck has changed. One of our amazing fosters saw his plight, saw how much weight he’d lost in a short amount of time and stepped up.


Baxter is now safe in foster care with us. We will give him the time he needs to decompress and trust and will ensure his future home is the right fit for his needs. He’s already comfortable in his foster home so we know having the right home is what will help this boy shine! Baxter would do best in a quiet/calm household. Young children are a no go as they terrify him. He’s good with respectful dogs and really wants nothing more that a kind patient human to give him all the love in the world. We know Baxter’s perfect home is out there. If you think you just might be his match apply to make this sweet boy part of your family. We can’t wait to see his sad eyes sparkle


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.


ADOPTION APPLICATION