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Sex: Male

Breed: Pitbull

Estimated Birth Date: 06/27/2018

For Freedom Friday we’ve rescued a familiar face. A face that should never have re-entered the shelter system. A face whose look of betrayal will haunt us forever. This face speaks for the countless other faces with the same stories who will never have a voice, never have a 2nd Chance..…

Boris was adopted from the Bakersfield City shelter in 2020 as a 1-2 year old dog. He was adopted the same year our Operations Manager, Conner Long, was employed with the city. He was memorable because he was such a good dog. An ambassador for his breed, making it out of the shelter through adoption. Fast forward to 2023. Boris was picked up as a stray by animal control. Conner Long is now employed with Marleys Mutts. Boris was chipped from the previous adoption so shelter staff tried to reach his family. His family chose not to respond. Boris the super great pittie who thought he had a 2nd Chance is now abandoned once again. At 5 years old he’s considered middle age. He’s lost his youth and lost years with a family who really didn’t care. He was desperate for his luck to change.

That’s the thing about fate. Everything happens for a reason. Conner’s journey to us meant Boris’ journey wouldn’t end. This sweet boy was remembered and we couldn’t just leave him behind. He is safe and we promise he is wanted. Now we do the hard work of finding just the right home to give Boris the 2nd Chance he needed from the very beginning.


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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