Breed: Pitbull x
Oh Ziggy! You are the sweetest most loyal boy. Your bond with those you know is unbreakable. You love harder than most dogs and because you love so hard you’re looking for an extra special family to call your own. You see it’s hard to love so much. Inevitably humans disappoint you and that’s exactly what we’re looking to prevent. We’re doing our best to find a family who will love you just as much as you love them. A family who isn’t afraid to help you build trust and a family who has the patience you need to succeed. You’ve succeeded with so many of our ranch crew. You’ve formed bonds so we know you can do it. That extra special family is out there and we hope we can find them.
Ziggys life has been hard. It’s shaped him into the dog he is today. It’s made him scared and made trusting unknown people difficult. Ziggy came into Kern County Animal Services broken. He had a significant leg injury that had healed poorly causing a funny gait. But it was healed so no further medical procedures were needed. He was just going to walk funny. We have to wonder if his injury was caused by a person. He was so terrified right from the beginning. But slowly he learned to trust in foster care. Sadly his stay in a foster home was short lived. His fosters couldn’t hold on to him long term and he had no adoption interest. It seemed no one wanted a dog with a wonky walk and trust issues. Ziggy headed to our rescue ranch. He struggled with the change for awhile and we also noticed that his damaged leg seemed to be painful and causing him issues. His leg was evaluated by an orthopedic specialist and it was determined the only way to ease his pain was through amputation.
Ziggy had his surgery and hasn’t looked back. He’s acclimated to tripod life beautifully. He’s also formed some pretty amazing bonds with our ranch staff. He’s super affectionate with those he knows and trusts and actually has a calm chill personality. He lives for games of fetch, is great on leash and adores laying in laps for endless amounts of pets. Ziggys biggest obstacle is that trust takes him awhile. He is terrified of strangers and it shows. It changes his whole demeanor. He can be reactive and his body shakes with his insecurity. The only way he’ll find adoption is if someone cares enough to give him the time he needs to feel secure. Sadly most people don’t want that kind of a project so dogs like Ziggy have a hard time finding homes. We are hopeful that just the right human sees his pictures, reads our words and decides that Ziggy is worth taking a chance on. That chance will positively change Ziggys life forever!
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.