Marley’s Mutts is making a positive and lasting impact on communities by rehabilitating souls and creating second chances using the power of the human/animal bond. (Which, as we dog moms know, is the strongest bond in the world!)
Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue is a registered 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization (30-0636031) that is concentrated on saving the lives of Kern County’s incarcerated canines. Kern County’s shelters are bursting at the seams and register some of the highest euthanasia rates in the country. Marley’s Mutts is committed to these shelter dogs simply because they have NO ONE and are closest to death. These dogs are at the shelter because they have been abandoned, lost, neglected, discarded or abused and many of them have no way out but RESCUE. These dogs are without family, love or representation and they aim to save as many as they can. Marley’s Mutts is their rescuer, their voice and their future.
Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue is not taking public found strays or owner surrenders at this time. They do, however, offer assistance on their website with training options, rehoming services, and networking resources. They hope to grow enough in size and capability to one day consider owner surrenders and strays as part of their rescue mission. But at this time, they feel that their services and skills will be best applied if they prioritize the rescue of dogs on death row.
Here are a few of their adoptable pups!
2 year old male
There’s not much more majestic than a Shepherd. Toby is about as beautiful as they come. This guy is big, gorgeous and active!
Toby found himself at Kern County Animal Services after he’d been picked up as a stray. We don’t know why his family didn’t come for him but we were thankful we had room at the ranch to help.
Marley’s Mutts is still getting to know Toby so they don’t have details on his temperament with other dogs, cats or children. They will access those things over the next several weeks. If you want to adopt Toby, apply here!
2 year old male
Charlie is a small breed pup who was found paralysed on the streets of Lamont dragging himself. Turns out poor Charlie had an injury to his back, possibly from being hit by a car. An awesome concerned person found him and got him to the shelter so he could get some help. That’s where he found Marley’s Mutts!
Charlie is currently in a wonderful foster home gaining weight and getting back to good health. He is a super sweet, soft pup who just loves to be with people! He is learning how to live life in his wheelchair that was donated by Joey’s Paws. He is incontinent and will need care for the rest of his life but this boy is so worth it! If you are interested in adopting this wonderful wheelie dog, please apply to adopt here!
Cattle Dog Mix
1 year old female
Jenny is an approximately 1 year old, red cattle dog (maybe a mix). She is a petite little girl at about 25 pounds , the perfect shotgun partner! Jenny is your typical puppy; energetic, playful, likes to chew, is willful at times, and will need a committed training and exercise plan. This is not your all-day couch potato, but if you know cattle dogs that is of no surprise! They were meant to work all day.
She is super sweet with all people; men, women, and children. She has a few commands under her belt, but she will need more consistent work in her new home. She is great with all dogs and has 4 others in her foster home with varying degrees of energy and dominance. She has not had a bad interaction with any of them. Jenny needs to be placed with another social, young, well-trained dog companion. It will make it easier to manage her.
She is good with cats, but she really wants to play with them at times, so supervision in the new home will be necessary for a while.
She is submissive with humans and wants to please but she can be somewhat distracted at times in her obedience. She will follow another well-trained dog like magic. Given her youth and breed, we need a family that understands that she needs to work for affection and can only be given affection when she is calm and doing the right things; otherwise, you could reward the wrong behavior and get a bratty dog.
Jenny is crate trained. She has not tried to escape her current yard and is pretty content (no barking, some whining initially) when they leave her behind a fence to go take care of their donkeys. She does not have separation anxiety and can be left alone, but they do leave her with a frozen kong to give her something to do. They expect she will need to be in a puppy-proofed environment although she has not ripped up anything in her foster home.
We would like to see a family who has experience with herding dogs. She is VERY smart and needs a job. She would make a great agility dog. She goes on off-leash hikes and does well because she loves her pack. She is a great on-leash dog too, barely pulls. She rides well in the car and is very quiet. She did well when visiting an agility class and you could tell she really wanted to participate in that sport!
She is healthy, spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on shots. She was a stray dog and her owner never tried to find her, sadly. She was turned over to Marley’s Mutts. If you believe Jenny would be a great addition for your home, please put in an application to be considered.