Sex: Female

Breed: Australian Kelpie x

Age: 10 months old

When Kern County Animal Services reached out regarding Sierra we agreed to meet her but honestly didn’t have high hopes. Sierra was born with an Imperforate Anus. What this means is she does not have an anal opening. Her feces passes through her vaginal area. Most dogs with this condition grow septic when they are puppies and often humane euthanasia is the kindest option.

But Sierra has somehow beaten the odds. Not only has she made it almost to adulthood at 10 months old but she is thriving! This girl has so much light and life! She is definitely a dog that deserves a 2nd Chance.

Sierras surgery was complicated. But that’s where we excel. We’re good at complicated. She came out of her surgery with flying colors and is currently recovering in foster care. She now has both an anal and vaginal opening and her body is slowly learning how to use both normally.

Sierra is happy, social and active. She loves people and wants nothing more than a bit of love and affection. Well let’s be real she really wants all your love and attention lol. True to her breed she has a good amount of fun energy and would do best in a home with lots of physical activity. She’d be a great hiking buddy and would love to go on all of your adventures. Sierra is good with other dogs with the appropriate introductions. Currently due to Sierra’s post surgery status she is still learning and working on her bathroom skills and is not house trained. We hope as she continues to heal this will improve. If Sierra’s story touches you as much as it’s touched us please apply to give this very deserving girl an amazing home.

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.