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Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Dogs

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

366 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Marley’s is building a great future for dog rescue and shelter dogs in Kern County and is making a positive impact globally as animal advocates!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I became involved with Marley's Mutts when my dog, Echo, passed away and I went to the Marley's Mutts ranch to donate his cart (he had degenerative myelopathy). Within days I saw Echo's cart being put to use with another dog that needed it. This dog, Naaji, continues to thrive using Echo's cart. From there I witnessed, first hand, how this Organization is dedicated to helping all types of dogs (and other animals) that are in need. Within months after volunteering, I was asked to be a member of the Board of Directors, and have never looked back. I love all of the work that everyone involved does, and hope we can continue and expand all of the work well into the future.

2 Claudia M S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I’ve been following them years ago and they are amazing !!
What they are doing is rehabilitating animals and people in a way full of true care, professionalism and love, to much love !!
Is joy what they are bringing to us in all the stories they are building step by step.
Thank you Marley’s Mutt Dogs Rescue for all you have done !!

3 Eddy J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Marley's Mutt Rescue is EVERYTHING!!! Zach and all the people that help the innocent are truly gifted and work tirelessly for them. I can't say enough positive things about this rescue. Keep up the great work.

4 Judith Gardner S.

Donor

Rating: 5

In 2015, I viewed a video on Facebook about a dog who had been physically abused. Hooch was a pit bull who had his tongue yanked out of mouth and had not eaten or drunk water for several weeks. Zach Skow nursed him back to health with love and compassion. That day I became a monthly donor to Marley's Mutts. Marley's Mutts Militia numbers in the thousands now. And Zach continues to dedicate his life to dog rescue with the same love and compassion he showed with Hooch. I am so honored to be a mutt....

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Donor

Rating: 5

I love and respect Marley’s Mutts as an outstanding rescue. They not only rescue dogs and horses, but they also have several programs to help people in need. Their staff works tirelessly, to make all the programs a success. So by rescueing dogs they have also rescued and rehabilitated countless people. Well done!

4 Chris Higgins Busbee S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A great organization! Zach is an honest, caring, & dedicated advocate for dogs & animals that need it the most. I admire how working hard & never giving up has helped Zach in his sober journey & grown into a fantastic rescue organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Marley’s Mutts is so much more than a dog rescue! This organization has a wonderful therapy dog program that services multiple organizations including libraries, recovery groups, and senior centers. Marley’s Mutts has also created the Pawsitive Change program that places shelter dogs in a number of area prisons and teaches selected inmates how to train the dogs in obedience. This gives both the inmates and the shelter dogs a second chance at a better life. Marley’s Mutts also does a terrific job of rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming many seriously injured and abused dogs. This is one of the most proactive, productive, and positive nonprofits out there!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The crew at Marley's Mutts does such an amazing job at helping animals. They rescue sick and injured dogs from the shelter and give them a chance to live a happy and healthy life. I am proud to donate to this amazing rescue group!

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Donor

Rating: 5

After seeing what great work this organization does for all the animals, I do a monthly donation to help for the cost of everything. I know all the money they receive from me is truly going to a great cause for all animals they do rescue. Keep up the great work and I will continue to donate to this wonderful organization!!!!

3 Rhonda Dee P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’ve been watching Marleys Mutts for years on facebook never thinking I’d be in a position to adopt one of their dogs because I’m in Idaho. Then I saw Sid and knew he was for me because of his special needs. I was in California visiting my mom and coordinated with Sids foster mom to get him after a lengthy application and phone calls. I drove 3 hours to Bakersfield to pick him up. I absolutely adore my Siddy.
This organization has gone from one guy and his dog to hundreds of adoptions, training, prison programs, youth and school programs, a place for older dogs and now expanding to horses. Zach Scow and his people are an amazing group of giving people dedicated to animals who have no voice and people who are in need. I wish the work they do could be expanded nationwide.

4 Sally S.2

Donor

Rating: 5

We adopted a senior dog, Libby, about 2 weeks ago. It's hard to explain what a difference this girl has made in our lives (my husband and I are both retired). We so love her! The adoption process was smooth and everyone at the event on August 25th was so helpful. We had a visit from Emma with some paperwork for Libby a few days afterward and answered a lot of our questions.
We're so pleased with the work Marley's Mutts does. Kudos to all involved in this important work. You are needed and appreciated by humans and the animals you save.

3 Bobbi W.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following Marley's Mutts for quite some time and have seen them do so much for dogs that others have or would have give up on. They show these dogs what love is and they do everything in their power to nurse the sick back to health and get them into the best forever home they can. They go above and beyond foe every dog that comes into their care!! I can't say enough about them!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue on Facebook for 3+ years on Facebook. I love what they do. I love their prison program, where inmates are tasked with rehabilitating dogs so they can get adopted. I love how Zach invests his heart into every dog, every person and every project.
A few years ago Zach was invited to visit a shelter in Romania. He took time out of his always busy schedule to accompany Tom, a young man from Belgium with a heart for dog rescue in Romania, to visit a shelter in Deva. He posted several videos of his trip there, documenting the enormous stray dog problem in that country and the desperate plight of animal shelters. As a result, I became a regular financial contributor to the Deva shelter and have developed a relationship with some of rescuers. I hope to be able to visit them someday.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Everything I have ever witnessed of this rescue has been amazing. They take in tough cases, seniors, disabled, you name it. They give life to dogs that would otherwise have been slaughtered in our shelters. The time and dedication they put in for the animals is beyond compare, and it puts them on a level far higher than most rescues.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I cant get enough of their staff and what they do for animals, they are the best I have seen and I am half the us away from them. Unfortunate that California has one of the biggest abuse of animal problem but so happy these guys are here to help in a very uplifting, positive & powerful way, that I am proud to tune in. wish I had more money to help them out, but very glad there are people and others who do help. I am in love with so many of their success stories and currant animals.

2 Tina F.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Marley's Mutts saved our dog from China. They fostered her for 3 months, then enrolled her in Pawsitive paws, an awesome prison program where inmates get to train pups. I filled out a questionnaire, and she was a perfect match. It has been 10 months since we adopted her. There were some trust issues at first, but patience and love won out. She is an amazing dog and I can't thank Marley's Mutts enough for the work they do.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi, I love dogs and started following Marley's Mutts a few years ago. I loved how they helped dogs and rescued dogs. I followed the stories of the different rescues and loved this organization even more. When we lost our 13 year old dog in 2015, I was sure I was not going to get another. It breaks your heart when they pass away. But 6 months later I watch this old senior dog that Marley's Mutts had rescued. I watched how no seems interested in adopting him, probably because he was 11 years old. Well, I put in my application. I liked that they completely checked out my husband and I and also our house before we could be considered. We did get to adopt Murray and the whole procedure was wonderful for us and for Murray. This organization does so many wonderful things for their rescues. I wish I lived closer so I could volunteer. Best organization ever!! Thank you Marley's Mutts for all you do for the animals and the people in your organization.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first learned of Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue , when a posts showed up on my FB feed. I have many rescues on my page. I began following Marley's Mutts, as their concept of animal rescue was interesting to me. After following them for over a year, I am so impressed with their program. The rescue of dogs almost no one wants to care for! The prison program and community involvement are amazing. I have rarely heard of a group of people as dedicated to animals and humans as these folks are. The financial, bureaucratic and public relations challenges they face daily, are met with passion , determinations and a "no such word as NO"! attitude. I will do my best to always support the warriors and I hope others do as well !! Thank you, Marley's Militia

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I don’t have a story but I believe what Zach and His Family and all the Fosters and volunteers are doing is amazing. I am a Rescue Mom myself by rescuing my little dogs who were abandoned by their owners. I hope that they continue to rescue animals and care for them the way they do every animal big or small need homes and someone to love them and that’s What Marleys Mutts is doing giving Dogs a better life and a second chance.