Sex: Female

Breed: Chihuahua x

Age: 4 months old

Josie is the sweetest little girl who sadly came in to our city shelter with a significantly broken leg. Even though she had to be in so much pain she gave feather kisses and tiny tail wags to everyone who stopped at her kennel. Broken shelter dogs have minimal opportunities to make it out of the shelter and rely on rescues to help so we stepped up.

Josie’s leg was surgically repaired and external pins placed in the bone. She was settled in with one of our most experienced medical fosters and very strict limited activity guidelines to recover. Josie has a long road to recovery. We expect she won’t be adoption ready for at least 2 months. Currently she is not a fan of her limited activity guidelines but her foster has gotten creative to give her stimulation while minimizing her mobility. Recovery is tough but this little girl is tougher and we are confident she’ll heal 100%.

We are currently accepting applications for Josie but due to her long recovery time we will not review her applications or select a family until closer to the time she is adoption ready.

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.