Darla

Sex: Female

Breed: Pitbull

Estimated Birth Date: 3/9/2018

Pitbulls or bully breeds in general are some of the most discriminated against in our nation. And the females of the breed are used. They are used for profit. They are used to line the pockets of those that wish to exploit them. Changing mindsets may not happen overnight but we can take steps in the right direction. One dog, one person at a time.

When pulling dogs for our Pawsitive Change prison program we made the decision to pull two female pitties who’s sole purpose prior to arriving at the shelter was puppy making. This decision was intentional. Why? Because they deserve to know a life outside of breeding. They deserve to have a chance and with their altered body appearance likely wouldn’t get that chance. They deserve to know hope and love not just how they can be used. We can give them that chance and the opportunity for adoption.


Darla may not have had the number of litters that Stevie did but her body bares some of the same scars. Her previous experiences have left her broken and shut down. Her confidence is very low in new situations and with new people and she’s extremely passive and submissive. She wants so badly to be loved and not used. She craves human interaction. Our Pawsitive Change prison program can help her. What she learns in prison will boost her confidence so she doesn’t have to fear the world. She’ll be in for 3 months and will come out a changed dog ready to start her new life.


  • 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