Yue

Sex: Female
Breed: Dalmatian/Pointer X
Age: 3.5 years

Welcome to Pawsitive Change Yue!

Momma Yue was brought into Kern County Animal services as a very pregnant stray. This amazing momma gave birth to 11 babies while in the shelter. The shelter is no place for brand new babies and their moms so we pulled the entire litter and momma when the puppies were 2 days old. Yue was such an amazing mom all of her puppies thrived.

Yue is a shy but sweet girl and we knew the training and structure provided in our Pawsitive Change program would help boost her confidence and help her come out of her shell so we added her to the group going into North Kern prison.

Yue is good with other dogs. She enjoys  children who are kind and respectful. Rambunctious active children may scare her. She’s  crate trained and working on her house training skills.
Yue is learning a lot at prison and is scheduled to graduate in February. If you are looking for a sweet, shy, beautiful  girl apply to make Yue part of your family.
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Benji

Sex: Male
Breed: Terrier X
Age:  2 years
Welcome to Pawsitive Change Benji!
Benji is a sweet scruffy boy with just a touch of shyness until he gets to know you. He was pulled from Kern County Animal Services after he’d been picked up as a stray. We knew Benji’s confidence  would improve with the training received in the prison program so we added him to the group going into CalCity Prison.
Benji  is good with other dogs and calm respectful children. He’s  crate trained and was house trained with the use of a doggie door in his foster home.
Benji is learning a lot at prison and is scheduled to graduate in early January. If you are looking for a sweet scruffy terrier Benji will be the perfect fit for your home.  Apply to bring him home once he graduates.
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Lucky

Sex: Male
Breed: Labrador/Chihuahua X
Age: 1 year

Welcome to the Pawsitive Change program Lucky!
Lucky is one of the happiest dogs on the planet! He loves to meet people, go places and just spend time exploring. He is energetic and loves to play with his foster brothers who are several pounds larger than his 28 pound frame. That is no concern for him! He will take two on at once - ever optimistic he is about life.

Lucky had a rough start as he was dropped off at the shelter with a broken leg. It was decided after several consults that he could keep his leg since surgery was not an option by the time Marley's Mutts was able to take the little guy into rescue. He never lets his leg slow him down - he is up for any kind of exercise and play.

Lucky is crate trained, is not an escape artist, has no separation anxiety, rides well in the car and is social with everyone. With lots of observation and positive reinforcement he was house trained in his foster home. He walks pretty well on leash and knows all his basic commands. He would be best in a home with another playful young dog who will run out some of his energy. Due to his age, he is still very puppy at times and would do best in an active home. Lucky has been living with two cats. It took some time to get him used to cats, but now he is off leash and comfortable with both of them. He was actually quite terrified when he first saw them.

Lucky will graduate from the prison program in February. He’d love to have and active family to go home to. If you’re looking for a compact hiking and exercise buddy apply to make Lucky part of your family.

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Azula

Sex: Female
Breed: Pointer mix
Age: 6 months old
Azula came into this world as part of a litter of 11 born to their pointer mix mom at Kern County Animal Services. Momma dog (Yue) was picked up as a very pregnant stray. The puppies were born while at the shelter and we pulled the entire litter and momma when the puppies were 2 days old.
Azula is sweet and shy girl. We expect her to be a medium size dog when full grown. She’s crate trained and working on her house training skills and puppy manners. Azula loves all people however rambunctious children may overwhelm her. She’d do much better with older respectful children. She’s great with other dogs and very playful.
Azula’s perfect home would continue with her puppy training and socialization. They would be prepared for an active puppy and ensure her energy needs were met. Think Azula would be the perfect fit for your family? Apply to bring her home today.
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Eska

Sex: Female
Breed: Pointer mix
Age: 6 months old
Eska came into this world as part of a litter of 11 born to their pointer mix mom at Kern County Animal Services. Momma dog (Yue) was picked up as a very pregnant stray. The puppies were born while at the shelter and we pulled the entire litter and momma when the puppies were 2 days old.
Eska is your typical happy go lucky puppy. We expect her to be a medium size dog when full grown. She’s crate trained and working on her house training skills and puppy manners. Eska loves all people especially children. She’s great with other dogs and very playful.
Eska’s perfect home would continue with her puppy training and socialization. They would be prepared for an active puppy and ensure her energy needs were met. Think Eska would be the perfect fit for your family? Apply to bring her home today.
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U.S. Senate Passes Federal Anti-Cruelty Bill

Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act Headed to the President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act by unanimous consent. The bill, led by U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), would establish the first federal anti-cruelty law. The House of Representatives also recently passed a companion bill, led by Reps. Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL), and now the measure goes to President Trump for his signature.

“The U.S. is far overdue to establish a federal anti-cruelty law,” said Holly Gann, director of federal affairs at Animal Wellness Action and the Animal Wellness Foundation. “We as a nation should have no tolerance for animal abuse, and the PACT Act will allow federal authorities to stop heinous crimes when they occur on the federal level. We applaud Senators Toomey and Blumenthal for their tremendous work to shepherd this bill to passage in the Senate.”

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Program Pairing California Convicts With Shelter Dogs Gives Former Inmates a Path, Purpose on the Outside

POSTED 11:19 PM, NOVEMBER 19, 2019, BY 

A nonprofit working in California prisons to pair unadoptable dogs with incarcerated trainers helps give convicts a path and purpose after their release.

Jason Mori — once featured on America’s Most Wanted — now runs K9BreakThru, an Orange County-based dog behavior rehabilitation and training company.

And after serving seven years, Troy McDaniel of Oakland learned from famed “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan before founding his own business, Packrunner.

The Marley’s Mutts Pawsitive Change Prison Program is currently operating in four California correctional facilities but hopes to expand.

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Former Inmate From San Fernando Valley Shares How Dog Rehabilitation Program Turned His Life Around Post-Incarceration

POSTED 12:03 AM, NOVEMBER 19, 2019, BY 

A former inmate who had initially faced four life sentences in prison is now the owner of a successful dog training business after being inspired by Marleys Mutts, an organization the San Fernando Valley native participated in behind bars that matches inmates and shelter dogs with behavior problems for mutual rehabilitation. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Nov. 18, 2019.

For more information about Daniel Robinson’s dog training, visit his website.

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Naked Nicky

Sex:  Male
Age:  10 plus
Breed:  Rat Terrier Mix
Naked Nicky is one of our longest residents in the Marleys Mutts family!  He has been in our care for over two years and it's his time to get his own family to love him!  Nicky has gone through the Pawsitive Change Prison program and graduated with his CGC.  As Nicky has gotten older he has developed a cataract in one eye and is losing vision in the other one making him partially blind.  He does really well with figuring out where everything is in a home within 24 hours with a few bumps into things here and there.  He also has alopecia so he has hair loss all over her body, the alopecia medication actually made it worse to where he lost all of his fur!  Nicky LOVES to snuggle in bed with you all day long!  It's his favorite thing to do so his perfect family would have to be open to co sleeping in bed with him.  He likes to lay his head on the pillow.  Nicky is good with other dogs, but he's a back of the pack kinda dog and does seem to get picked on by other dogs, but he has to be the first one fed or else he gets really cranky lol.  Nicky needs extra care for his skin and needs weekly exfoliating baths, he's really good during his baths and gets the zoomies after he gets out.  All in all, Nicky needs a home with someone home all day long who wants a lap dog and will take him with them wherever they go.  Please apply to adopt this wonderful old mutt today!
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Penelope

Sex: Female
Breed: Chihuahua
Age:  3 years
Welcome to Pawsitive Change Penelope!
Penelope is a happy and confident little girl with just a touch of sass. She was pulled from Kern County Animal Services after she’d been picked up as a stray. We knew Penelope’s confidence  would help the more insecure dogs in our Pawsitive Change program so we added her to the group going into CalCity Prison.
Penelope  is good with other dogs although she can be a little bossy with big dogs. She loves children and has a playful engaging personality. She’s crate trained and working on her house training skills.
Penelope is learning a lot at prison and is scheduled to graduate in early January. If you are looking for a fun loving pup Penelope is definitely your girl!  Please apply to make Penelope part of your family.
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