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Sex: Male

Breed: German Shepherd

Estimated Date of Birth : 09/08/2017

A family of three was very loyal indeed. We’d expect nothing less from a German Shepherd. Gideon, Gracie and Griffen are the steadfast protectors you never knew you needed. Devoted until the end that’s what we love most about this breed. They have the resilience to overcome and the steadfast presence to persevere. They are strong, proud and absolutely beautiful. To know a shepherd is to love everything they were bred to be and these three are wonderful examples of why German Shepherds are so beloved. This family has shown incredible heart and amazing forgiveness for the life of neglect they once led.

Abandoned by their humans when those humans were evicted. They were literally left to fend for themselves in a fenced in backyard with no access to food or water in the middle of summer. They were thin, flea infested and had a myriad of skin issues. Their previous family had provided them with minimal care and they held so little value they were left behind like trash. They could have died in that backyard but we are so thankful Good Samaritans exist. The kindness of one human is what kept these dogs alive. Food and water was provided daily for weeks and that human started networking these dogs to find them the help they needed most…rescue. That’s where we stepped in. We had the space, the resources and the time to get these dogs healthy enough for adoption.

This family has shown their appreciation for their rescue with endless devotion to each of their rescuers. They are incredibly sweet and so thankful for everything they’ve been given. Gideon, the father, is a mature gentleman who wears his previous hard life on his exterior. He walks nicely on leash and is gentle, affectionate and just a bit timid in new situations. Gracie, the mom, loves to explore and smell all the things. She’s a total sweetheart and a lover of all kinds of attention. Griffen, the puppy, is a highly trainable dude. He’s learning how to be a puppy and working on basic manners and leash skills. All three get along beautifully but don’t have to be adopted together. They will thrive in separate adoptive homes and are just so thankful to have their 2nd Chance.


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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