Sex: Male

Breed: Pitbull x

Age: 2 years old

Optimus came to us from the city shelter. He’s a wonderful dog who was getting overlooked simply because of his breed and his shy personality. Although he is timid towards people and lacks confidence he does bond with people he knows and trusts and is a super sweet boy.

Optimus is a ROCKSTAR with other dogs. He can adapt to almost any kind of dog and varying personalities. He is playful with dogs and wants human interaction but we need to build up his confidence so he’s more trusting of people he doesn’t know. He has some separation anxiety but does well with crate training. He learns commands quickly and has already picked up some basic commands and does very well on a leash.

Optimus’ shy nature means he needs a patient home that will go at his pace. He’s so in tune to other dogs he needs to have another confident dog in his future forever home as he will rely on that dog to boost his own confidence. He’d do best in an adult only home. If this guy seems like the perfect fit for your family 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.