Nellie

Sex: Female

Breed: Pitbull x

Estimated Birth Date: TBA


We’ve got another Pawsitive Change prison dog candidate and this girl is magnificent! Meet Nellie!


Nellie found herself at our city shelter over bred and abandoned. With no family or adoption prospects in sight we knew we had to give her a chance. Nellie will be joining the crew going into our 1st round at Tehachapi State prison.


Nellie is a sweetheart of a dog and sadly has been failed by humans. But her luck is changing and we’re determined to show her how to shine! Our prison program will do just that. For 3 months Nellie will learn all the basic obedience tasks with our inmate trainers. These skills will make her an excellent adoption prospect and an amazing family member. We hope what she learns in prison will secure her the wonderful home she so deserves.


  • 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.


ADOPTION APPLICATION