Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue

Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue

785 Tucker Rd. Ste. G #411
(Please note: This facility is not open to the public)
Tehachapi, California 93561
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Local Phone: (661) 556-7178

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, Marley's Mutts utilizes the rescued dogs to transform people’s lives. Through the power of the human-canine bond, they  empower dogs and people to live healthy, happy and productive lives.

Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue is not taking public found strays or owner surrenders at this time. They do offer assistance on their website with training options, rehoming services and networking resources.

Marley's Mutts hopes to grow enough in size and capability to one day consider owner surrenders and strays as part of their rescue mission but at this time they feel that their services and skills will be best applied if they prioritize the rescue of dogs on death row.

Malala. Photo Courtesy: Marley
Malala. Photo Courtesy: Marley's Mutts
Back in 2008, Zach Skow was diagnosed with end-stage liver disease, the result of lifelong alcohol abuse. And it was the prospect of rescuing dogs—specifically, dogs who were as scorned, despised and rejected as he was in that state—that made him decide to get healthy and live. He soon launched Tehachapi-based Marley's Mutts, to rescue and heal the dogs who didn't fare so well in the system: "The giant mastiffs, the mangled and mangy mutts, the aggressive and the scared." And, based on his own experience, helping the dogs heal and move on to a better life had a way of healing the human helpers as well.

Currently healing up in a foster home is the lovely Malala here, a former street dog rescued from the meat trade in Thailand and now, at 6, learning to be an American dog. After spending her youth on the run, Malala is now ready for a life of leisure, and seeks a comfy couch and a loving human. more »
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