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Sex: Male

Breed: Chihuahua x

Estimated Date of Birth : 12/15/2018

We focus the majority of our rescue efforts saving dogs from euthanasia at high kill shelters. Not only are those pups out of options but they often have no one advocating for them and we can be their voice.

Occasionally though, a dog on the streets thrusts themselves right in front of our faces and we can’t just walk away.

Chester almost didn’t make it. This poor little guy found himself on the 58 freeway here in Bakersfield during rush hour traffic. He’d plastered his 16lb frame up against the concrete wall on the shoulder of the freeway shivering and frozen in fear. Cars whizzed past him and sadly no one stopped to help the brown nondescript pup who’s “look” is so common on the streets of Kern County. Lucky for Chester one of our Bakersfield team members was driving back from a day at the ranch and she DID see him.

Chester was scooped off the freeway and a stray hold was completed. Sadly, and like so many lost dogs, no one claimed this sweet boy. He’s a really good dog and obviously the universe had other plans for his future instead of a horrible ending on a busy freeway. We are excited to see what Chester’s future holds. He came to us in dramatic fashion so we have high expectations his future home is going to be nothing short of AMAZING!!!!

  • 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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