Shirley

Sex: Female

Breed: Pitbull

Age: 1 year old

Shy dogs are often overlooked in our shelter systems. They stay to the back of kennels when other dogs rush forward to greet and do their best to blend in with the scenery. We know the potential a shy dog can have if only given a chance so do our best to scoop up the sweet ones who’s only flaw is that they aren’t super social.

Shirley was one of those girls. Quietly huddled to the back of the shelter kennel willing everyone to walk away. But we noticed her. We noticed her beautiful eyes and kind demeanor. We knew she deserved a chance. And a chance she was given. Shirley joined our crew at the ranch. She is slowly coming out of her shell and play groups with the other dogs are helping that process.

We know in the right home Shirley will thrive! She’d do best in a quiet calm environment that will let her decompress at her pace. She’d do best with a patient family that knows good things come with time and the very best dogs are those that involve a little bit of work. She’d do best in a home with at least one other friendly confident dog to show her the ropes and help her to relax. If you understand the potential a shy dog can have apply to make Shirley part of your family.


  • 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