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Sex: Male

Breed: German Shepherd x

Estimated Birth Date: 05/10/2022

When we say Pawsitive Change helps death row dogs we really mean it! Both Charlie and Dennis were older puppies and were kennel mates at our city shelter. Sadly both pups were euthanasia listed after lingering at the shelter for over a month with no interest. Can you believe things have gotten so bad in our shelter system that puppies are now facing euthanasia?! It really has gotten that bad and the sad reality is that puppies are now at risk of losing their lives. But our prison program can help these pups! 

Charlie and Dennis are joining the crew at N. Kern State Prison. They’ll spend the next 3 months learning basic obedience skills. Those skills will hopefully make them more adoptable because they’ll go into a new home with the manners most families want in a family dog. 

Charlie and Dennis are great dogs but just needed the time rescue could give them and the 2nd chance they’ll get in Pawsitive Change. 

Once out these sweet boys will be ready to find families of their own. They were kennel mates at the shelter but are not bonded and will each be adopted separately. They love all humans and other dogs and just want their chance at an amazing home and family. We hope you’ll give them the chance they’ve been waiting for cause 2nd chances are 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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