Sex: Female

Breed: German Shepherd x

Estimated Birth Date: 11/23/2021

Often when we pull dogs from the shelter they come to us knowing nothing. Whoever their former families were never took the time to teach them even the basics but that’s why rescue groups are so amazing! We do take the time and sometimes just knowing the basics is enough to ensure that dog finds an adoptive home.

Such was the case with Louise. This poor girl is super scared of the leash. Our guess is she just doesn’t know what it’s for or all the fun things leashes can be used for. She was likely always a backyard dog and never walked on a leash or taken anywhere that required leash skills. But we’re helping her to overcome that fear because leashes equal fun!

Louise is super smart and already doing better with her leash skills. She’s a playgroup rockstar and is showing us that she communicates well with other dogs and can adapt to their playstyles. We’d love to see her in a home with at least one other fun dog and with a family that continues to engage her mentally and physically. Think that family is yours? 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.