Redford

Sex: Male
Breed: Pomeranian
Age: 5 years

Welcome Redford “Red” to the Pawsitive Change Program!

Redford is the perfect little pommie! This guy is playful, fun and loves other dogs. He’s never met a stranger and always cheerfully greets anyone new to his foster’s house. He adores children and can often be found chilling on the couch with the kids in his foster home or engaging in a game of tag. He’s the epitome of happiness.

Redford is house and kennel trained and unlike some poms not super yappy. We think he’d do great in just about any home. He’s the perfect mix of active and chill.
Redford is learning a lot at prison and will graduate with his Canine Good Citizen certificate. He is a happy go lucky , cuddle buddy just waiting to find the perfect family of his very own. Apply to bring this fun boy home to your family.
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Zane

Sex:  Male

Breed:  Shepard Mix
Age: 2 Years

Zane was rescued from the Shafter Shelter and is headed towards the Pawsitive Change Prison Program. He is very affectionate and occasionally needs to be reminded that he isn't a lap dog. He gets along very well with other dogs, although he can be overwhelming to small dogs. A home with another dog is would be perfect for him, but we would suggest a dog that is close to his size. He has a lot of puppy left in him, so daily walks or fetch sessions would be awesome for him. He will be a great addition to a family looking for an affectionate pup, and an exceptional dog sibling.  If you would like to give this big guy his furever home, apply to adopt him today.

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Ashley

Sex: Female
Breed: Chinese Crested/Corgi cross
Age: 2-3 years
Welcome Ashley to the Pawsitive Change Program!

Ashley has a punk rock look all her own. Want a dog that’s as unique looking as she is sweet? Then Ashley is the girl for you. She is totally motivated by her people and her favorite things are snuggles and blankets. She LOVES both so much she will literally bounce with joy.

Ashley is kennel trained and perfecting her house training skills. She good with the other dogs in her foster home but would be just as happy as a solo dog.
Ashley is learning a lot at prison and will graduate with her Canine Good Citizen certificate. She is a sweet, cuddle buddy just waiting to find the perfect family of her very own. Apply to bring this girl home to your family.
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Will

My name is Will. I came to Marley’s Mutts after my owner passed away. I coughed a lot & sounded like I was going to throw up all the time. Turns out I had an upper respiratory infection and I needed a serious grooming.

You see, my name came from a wonderful company named Pet Will, it’s a lifetime will that owners can set up for their pets so if anything were to happen to my owner, the people that I ended up with would know if I was on medication or if my owner had a particular person they wanted to have me. Had my owner set up a pet will for me, I wouldn’t have ended up at a shelter and they would have known if I was sick. Luckily Zach saved me and I have alot more life to live!

I am about 12 years old and a very young, spunky, full of life spirit. I enjoy sleeping a lot, going on an occasional walk to explore life and all other dogs! I even have become snuggle buddies with a pig. I am a very funny boy who barks at humans when they eat to see if they will let me help them finish their food. I have personality for days and many more great years ahead of me.

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Baker

Sex:  Male

Breed:  Shepard Mix
Age:  1.5 Years

Baker is believed to be a little over a year old and looks to be a White Husky Shepherd Mix. Baker recently completed the Pawsitive Change Prison program and unfortunately the adopter that was lined up for him had some things come up so Baker is back up for adoption.

This boy is super sweet once he warms up to you. He loves women and kids but is unsure of men at first. He will need a patient family that can work with him on being comfortable and trusting. Once Baker warms up to you he loves to give hugs and kisses. Baker also loves to play and romp around like a puppy. He is also crate trained and potty trained. If you think Baker would be a good match for your family then please fill out his application.

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Max

Sex:  Male
Breed:  Chihuahua Mix
Age:  9 Years
Welcome Max to the Pawsitive Change Prison Program!  Max was an owner surrender at the South Los Angeles shelter as a senior dog.  Pretty upsetting for an older guy to be dumped without knowing what was going on after a life of being someone's friend.  Since he is a senior Chihuahua not trusting a soul after that, we knew he would be perfect for our prison program as it was probably the only change he had at survival.  Max has thrived while inside the program for the better and has started trusting humans again.  We think Max would do best in a nice quiet calm home to spend his remaining days out.  Max is a very obedient little guy who would love nothing more than finding someone who he can snuggle up with and be a lab hound.  If you would like to give this wonderful senior guy his forever home, please apply to adopt him today!
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Cynthia

Sex:  Female

Breed:  Lab Pit Mix

Age:  2 Years

Welcome Cynthia to the Pawsitive Change Program!

Cynthia grew up in Los Angeles but has left the big city to sharpen her obedience skills and find a forever family to call her own.

If you are looking for a dog to keep up with your active lifestyle Cynthia is the girl for you! She loves other dogs and would do best with a busy family. We see a lot of hikes, play dates and walks in this girls future. Cynthia is both house and crate trained.

Cynthia is learning a lot at prison and will graduate with her Canine Good Citizen certificate. With her striking good looks and exuberant personality we know the perfect family is waiting just for her. Apply to bring this beautiful girl home to your family.

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Gibson

Sex:  Male
Breed:  Chihuahua Mix
Age:  2 Years

Welcome Gibson to the Pawsitive Change Program!

Gibson had a rough start in life. He was found as a teeny tiny underage puppy roaming the streets of Bakersfield. Lucky for him he was scooped up by fellow rescuers and given a safe place to grow and learn.

Gibson is both house and crate trained and has never met a dog he didn’t like. At 17lbs he’s not a large guy but will play with both big and small dogs alike. He loves children, laps, snuggles and of course playtime.

Gibson is learning a lot at prison and will graduate with his Canine Good Citizen certificate. Fun, Handsome pup with the brains to match! Sounds like the perfect package! Hurray and get your adoption application in today.

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Derek

Sex:  Male

Breed:  Chihuahua Mix
Age:  2-3 Years

DEREK IS BEING RELEASED FROM PRISON AND NEEDS A FAMILY!

When Derek, a young 2-3yo male chi, landed at the shelter, he was destined to be a statistic. He is black: strike one (black dogs 50% less likely to be adopted). He is a chihuahua--strike 2: 50% less likely to be adopted in Southern California. He was scared to death of people and not suitable for conventional adoption: strike 3, right? Wrong!

 

So, what to do with him? The perfect solution presented itself from what for some could be the most unlikely source: PRISON!  Our Pawsitive Change inmate trainers understand scared. Some of them know what it is to be black! And many of them fee like they've been sent to the pound. In all seriousness, California City Prison was just the place for Derek. He came to prison and needed space to adjust. He couldn't take the pressure and needed time to adjust to all that had happened to him. He got his space and he got his instruction. The men were able to give him structure and trust, which made for for training and love. Progress towards becoming an adoptable dog. Today, Derek is a different dog. Men, whom used to terrify him, are some of his best friends. He is most comfortable in a group with other dogs. He enjoys being Part of the pack but also enjoys his one on one time with his trainers; his pals. He is now capable of giving and receiving love, something which our inmates are learning and teaching to the dogs. I'm exceedingly proud of Derek and, of course his trainer, Charlie. Derek used to be terrified of all men but today he loves and is loved by men of all shapes, ages and colors.
Derek has a story to tell, would you care to listen as add to the rest of his book?  Please Apply to adopt Derek today!

 
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Burke

Sex:  Male

Breed:  Chihuahua Mix
Age:  7 Months

This handsome guy is from a litter of puppies that came out of a hoarding situation in Arvin. His mom Prada was taking excellent care of her large litter, but needed the help of a foster family to help get all her pups socialized and adoption ready.   Burke was adopted out once but returned because he was just too scared of all the energy the families children had.  We found the perfect dog for the family and took Burke back in to get him more socialized and hes blossomed into a great dog.  He just needs a more quieter home with or without older kids.  Burke is great with other dogs his size and with bigger dogs once hes been properly introduced to them.  He loves toys, playtime and treats and is crate trained and potty trained.  He does love to curl up next to you and watch some TV at night with his foster mom.  Burke will make someone a wonderful companion so if you think Burke is the one for you please apply to adopt him below today!

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