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Sex: Male

Breed: Labrador Retriever x

Estimated Date of Birth : 08/13/2016

Looking for a dog that’s just happy to be part of a family? A dog who enjoys the simple things in life? Well Naaji is that dog! He may not be physically perfect but what he lacks in mobility he makes up for with a heart of gold. For 5 years he’s waited for the perfect home and he’s hopeful that perfect person will finally see his posts. They’ll see his posts and choose to make him part of their family. That’s what he wants most in the whole world. His little piece of the American dream…..

5 years ago Naaji made the trek across the ocean from Saudi Arabia to the United States. Naaji was originally a guard dog. In fact his name in Arabic means useful. And that's what he was viewed as by his owner as a useful tool to protect his home. When Naaji was hit by a car, he was no longer useful. His owner wanted to euthanize him because he thought, as many think, that there was no quality of life and that there was no purpose to having a "lame" dog. Thankfully there was a rescue in Saudi Arabia that stepped in and saved Naaji's life. However, the rescue realized they did not know how to care for a handicapped dog. But they realized Naaji still had a purpose. They searched and found Marleys Mutts. They had seen, through our social media pages, that not only could we care for a handicapped dog but that we were trying to change the perception surrounding them. They reached out and coordinated a drop off in New York City.

When Naaji came to the ranch it was clear that he had not been afforded some of the simple luxuries that nearly every pet here enjoys. He did not know how to receive affection and would often snarl. It became clear he had never had positive human interaction. Hes now called our ranch home for many years. He’s learned the skills needed to be part of a family and is hoping to have a family of his own. He finally landed an amazing foster family and has blossomed in a home environment. We knew he would and we are now more determined than ever to find Naaji his forever home. If you’ve been looking or maybe you know someone who has please share Naaji’s incredible journey with them. His story and his perseverance will speak to people’s hearts and hopefully give him the forever he’s waited so long for. Family’s interested in giving this sweet boy his perfect happy ending please apply. He’s ready to start truly living his American Dream.

  • 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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