Bourbon

Sex:  Male
Breed:  Cattle Dog, Beagle Mix
Age:  1-2 Years
Are you looking for dog that is smart and personable? Then look no farther, Bourbon is your dog! He is an approximately 35-pound, 1-2 year old, beagle/cattle dog mix. His personality is more on the cattle dog side – extremely smart and easy to train, but tough and ready for any job you give him.

Bourbon came from a shelter where he had been adopted and returned for being too energetic with the other dogs in the family. We can understand why… he is pretty energetic without exercise, but we have seen that he knows how to settle down when directed to. Bourbon is extremely social with all dogs he meets. He has fostered successfully with dogs that ranged in size from 35 pounds to 80 pounds. He is fine being with little dogs, as evidenced by my mom’s 13-pound dorkie that stayed with us, but he can get excitable – so you have to ensure he is not too overwhelming for little dogs. He would be best living with dogs his own size or larger on the full-time basis.

He is also living with two cats. Again, he is fine, but occasionally needs correction for bugging them, especially the young one who is overly friendly. He is not aggressive with the cat, but he has tried to chase a couple of times – so he will push the envelope when unmonitored. He also lives with two mini-donkeys – he is friendly and interested, excited when they run around, but corrects easily.

Bourbon has been great around dirt bikes and all loud noises while we work in the garage – he has no issues with fireworks or anything else that often freaks out other dogs. We think he would do great with camping and other outdoor activities.

He is mischievous at times, stealing a sock or two. He does not run from you when you go to retrieve your item which is great. Bourbon is very friendly with strangers and loves to be pet. He attends softball games and sits quietly in the dugout when we are out on the field and then he is welcoming when we all come back. He is ok off-leash, but he will need work. He is doing great on our hikes, dragging a long line for recall training.

Bourbon has not had any accidents in the house and appears housebroken, but we still monitor him closely. He is crate and kennel trained – no barking, etc. He has no separation anxiety – very good when left alone. He is great on car rides. He is not an escape artist – he will stay nicely behind a 5-foot chain link fence. He walks well on a leash and is responsive to correction. He is not leash aggressive when meeting other dogs.

Bourbon needs an experienced dog owner and one that understands the herding breed. Cattle dogs need assertive leaders and hence he would be best with older kids (teens).

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Doug

Sex:  Male
Breed:  Cattle Dog Mix
Age: 2-3 Years
I’m Doug the dog. Sadly I’m no longer able to live with my best friend because he’s not able to care for me anymore. He’s completely heartbroken over it but relieved that I ended up at Marley’s Mutts because they promised him they’d find the best home for me. I’m scared being here but I know with time I’ll be more comfortable with all the new changes happening in my life. I’m a bit weary of people right now because I’m not sure who to trust but when you spend some time walking me and showing me your safe then I’ll stick to you like glue. I come with free training to help me transition into my new home and so you can show me how to gain confidence. The amazing staff at the ranch is helping me right now and each day I learn to trust a little more. I’m a really sweet boy I’ve just had a rough start at life. Please consider helping me and welcoming me into your home. I’ll forever be grateful to you.
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Amber Rose

Sex: Female
Breed: Pitbull
Age: 4-5 years old
Want the perfect Pittie? Amber has a heart of gold and spreads love wherever she goes! She was rescued from City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center specifically for the Wasco Pawsitive Change Program. She’s between 4-5 years old and about 79lbs. This girl has a wonderful temperament with a medium energy level. She has enough spark to be fun, but is never hyper, and is always respectful. She likes toys, car rides and is very easy to walk on the leash, she does not pull and is very polite, and also has a good recall off the leash. She loves to learn, she know sit, down, stay and is working towards earning her canine good citizen title. She is both house and crate trained.
Amber does not know a stranger, she loves all people she meets including kids of any age, she gets along with dogs of all sizes and energy levels. She can go to any place without worrying, crowded places, shops, she just takes everything in stride.
She has the cutest habits, and she snores – loud! She will even snore awake sometimes!
She would do well in almost any home!
Although she did well with slow introductions to the elderly cats in her foster home we don’t recommend a home with kitties as she does have prey drive towards small animals (squirrels – cats). Her foster home did slow careful introductions and she was never left with the cats unattended. She would definitely chase cats that run.
Think this perfect girl would be amazing in your family? Apply to adopt today
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Cricket

Sex:  Male
Breed:  Chihuahua
Age:  13 Weeks
Welcome teeny little Cricket to the Marleys Mutts family!  Cricket came into our foster care with his mom.  They were found as strays with their tails that have been mangled and were falling off.  The shelter had removed Crickets tail before we took him in because he was in a lot of pain and had some bad infection going on.  So he now has a stubby tail and a whole lot of wiggle butt!  Cricket does love lots of attention and doesn't like being left along for very long.  He is potty pad trained, but will still need help being fully potty trained once hes adopted.  He would love to be in a home with other little dogs to show him the ropes.  A home with older kids 10 and older would be best.  If you would like to apply to adopt this cute little nugget, fill out the application below!
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