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Sex: Male

Breed: German Shepherd x

Estimated Date of Birth : 07/12/2019

Linus is a good boy! Both dog and people friendly his happy nature is what originally caught our eye. Happy shelter dogs are typically happy dogs once they’re out of the shelter too. They’re happy to have a chance, happy to be with you and happy to be alive. Those same happy dogs do really well in our prison programs. They help the shy dogs come out of their shells and aren’t typically bothered by the noises and activity in a prison environment. So we’ve given happy Linus the chance he needed.

He’s joined the crew in our Victorville woman’s program. He’ll spend the next 3 months learning the basic obedience tasks most adopters want adoptable dogs to know. He may have lingered in the shelter but Pawsitive Change will give him the skills he needs to be noticed. Sometimes that’s all these young energetic dogs need. Just enough training to change their lives for the better.

Once Linus has graduated he’ll be ready for a forever home. He’ll be looking for a fun and active family and would love some canine pals too. He’ll be looking for a family that will enforce the training he’s received and he’d love a home that will keep him forever. If you’ve been looking for a happy boy Linus just might be the one for you. Apply today!


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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