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Velvet Hippo

Sex: Female

Breed: Pitbull

Estimated Date of Birth : 11/14/2020

Velvet Hippo has our heart! She’s the sweetest girl in the universe and the very reason we love pitties so much! She loves people and will greet every single person she meets with a big ole pittie grin and an invitation to pet her velvety body. Shes happiest when she’s giving and receiving love. She longs to sit as close to you as possible and is determined to be your very own oversized lapdog if you’ll let her. If that doesn’t totally melt your heart the way she cared for her babies will. She was a great mom! Good momma dogs are often excellent family dogs as they bring that caring and nurturing nature to the home. We have a feeling that’s exactly what this sweet girl will do. She’s going to totally win your heart and take over your couch.

Can you believe such a sweet girl almost didn’t make it out of the shelter alive? She was euthanasia listed because she was very protective of her babies. What mom wouldn’t be in a shelter environment? It’s loud, it’s scary, the smell of fear and death surrounds them and their only job is to protect the tiny souls they just brought into this world. We saw past her defensive nature and got her and all 9 babies out and to the safety of our ranch. Guess what happened then? A few days in a calm and safe environment uncovered the sweetest momma on  the planet. She just wanted to make sure her babies were safe and then she showed us who she really was a big ole mushy lover.

Our Velvet Hippo is such a love. Her soft eyes pull you in and then the pittie wiggles start. She’s a ranch staff favorite and now that her motherhood duties are complete she’ll finally get to focus on herself and work towards having the life she should have had from the beginning. Ranch staff are working on basic obedience skills and her leash manners. She’s a strong girl and has a tendency to pull and plow through things in her search for more attention. She loves toys of all shapes and sizes, outside time and all the soft warm spaces she can find. Shes perfect in her crate and takes treats super gentle like the lady she is. Her future family will be getting the biggest love bug with a heart of gold. If you love the underdogs, if you love the kind energy of a mom you won’t want to let this girl pass you by. Get your application in and let’s give Velvet Hippo the most amazing of homes.



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.



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