Thelma

Sex: Female

Breed: Kelpie x

Estimated Birth Date: 12/20/2021


Thelma was guaranteed to be overlooked in the shelter system. Why? Because she’s extremely shy and shy dogs have a hard time getting noticed in a busy shelter environment. People tend to gravitate to the more social dogs but we know how amazing the shy dogs can be!


Thelma is beyond sweet and so eager to please. She’s shy with both unknown humans and dogs and this is why our ranch environment is so beneficial for her. She will be exposed to lots of new faces both human and canine and with time this exposure will help her build the trust she needs and boost her confidence.

We know there are people out there who see what we see with these shy guys. If you are one of them and can see Thelma’s potential apply to make this lovebug wonderful addition to 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