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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Marley’s Mutts is a non-profit organization that rescues, rehabilitates, trains and re-homes death row dogs from Kern County’s high-kill animal shelters. In addition , we utilize the rescued dogs to transform people’s lives. Through the power of the human-canine bond, we empower dogs and people to live healthy, happy and productive lives.

Target demographics: rescuing dogs to help rescue people

Geographic areas served: Bakersfield, CA

Programs: community education, canine rescue and rehabilitation, spay/neuter programs

Community Stories

333 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

LAME!!!!!!!!jk u guys r doing a great thing☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺

1 Laura343

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

been following this rescue for awhile. It may have started out as a way to save a few dogs but it has branched out into a full size tree. You got the rescuing of dogs that would be put down. the pawsitive program that pairs inmates with dogs that are than trained for future adoption. The barks and books program where kids that may be shy to read outloud can come and read to dogs. the therapy dog program. this rescue has enough heart and faith that they rescued a dog who they later discovered had his tongue cut out. He has become the Hero dog of the Year.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This dog has overcome so many horrible injuries. He is a blessing to each autistic child, prisoner, school children etc who met him and any/all staff of marleys mutts. Thank God for Zach Skow who can say i am so much better because of what i went through and how these dogs are blessings to me!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Marley's Mutts is one of the finest rescues I have ever followed and donated to....the team is so genuine and thinks outside of the box in creative ways to get overlooked "mutts" their forever homes. Live videos bring the viewer into the real life stories of often overlooked dogs that turn out to be champions...be it as therapy dogs, companions, or as part of healing for veterans and even prisoners on their way to trying to make a new commitment to a meaningful life. Real people, real dogs, real stories with follow up for those that care. Marley's Mutts makes a difference which leads to as many success stories as you will find out there. Founder Zack Skow is a true hero for our four-legged and two-legged friends alike...the formerly discarded become treasured. We discover the "mutt" in ourselves and realize we make the best beings!

1 Janice53

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This animal rescue org. goes above and beyond to help rescue dogs . Now with their #Pawspostivechange program with the inmates is just to awesome. They take in dogs that would otherwise be put down due to missing limps or they are dogs that are seen as unadoptable. They rehab. them and find forever homes for them...Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue is AWESOME...

1 Leatha M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I live in Oklahoma, so I haven't had personal contact with Marley's Mutts, but have followed their page on Facebook for a couple years now. They work so hard, not just to rescue animals , many of which would be deemed beyond help, but in outreach programs. I'm a huge fan of their work, and if I lived nearby, I would be very proud to be a part of this wonderful organization.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There are several nonprofits that support rescue animals that I follow closely and they each have a special place in our communities. If I were limited to one, and I have thought about this before, I would follow Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue and, if I still lived in California, I would move myself closer to Tehachapi so I could be personally involved with this organization. They have great heart, they are brave, they look for and embrace the most difficult challenges, they are smart and resourceful, and they feel every dog is worth fighting for. They stand for all the good this world needs.

1 Kim_222

Donor

Rating: 5

I have yet to visit Marley's Mutts as it is a few hours south of me. However, I contribute a monthly donation because I love and believe in everything they do. Their devotion and love for the beautiful animals that would be considered the downtrodden and misfits of doggy society is just something of which I am in awe. Zach Skow, taking his own challenges as a human being, and turning that into a mission and vision for dogs is nothing short of inspirational. AND it does not stop there. The recent drive of 22 FOR 22 to bring awareness to suicide rates among veterans, the Positive Change prison program, the efforts to help a homeless individual and his dog. It is all just amazing. The team at Marley's and the wonderful fosters who help them out are true heroes to me. There are just not enough words to sing their praises. Thank you for you kindness, generosity and devotion. Dash and Blue send their thanks also. All my best, Kim Slavan

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Donor

Rating: 5

Marley's Mutts is a fabulous organization, saving dogs so dogs can save humans. They have an amazing network of fosters who nurture rescued dogs so that they can become beloved pets. Their outreach in their area ranges from spay/neuter clinics to therapy dogs to a 'read to a dog' program, to a prison dog-training program, and probably some other programs I'm forgetting. But their impact is felt far beyond the Bakersfield area - they've cooperated with dog rescues in Thailand and provided foster and an adoption for an Iranian dog as well. And their internet impact is amazing. They've got over a half-million likes for their Facebook page, and over a million and a half viewings on YouTube. Dog Boy Zach and the talented and awesome men and women who run Marley's Mutts are nothing short of heroes, both to the dogs they've rescued, and to the people who have loved and been rescued by those dogs.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted Tony in 2010. He was so shy. He was abandoned. They say we rescue the animals but in actuality they rescue you. Marley's Mutt is an amazing organization!! The love and care to every animal that is rescued from high kill shelters is outstanding! Zach and his staff should be applauded for all they do!