Rescue from Dog Meat Trade

Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue


Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue

Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue is a registered 501c3 Non-Profit Organization that is concentrated on saving the lives of Kern County's incarcerated canines. Kern County's shelters are bursting at the seams and register some of the highest euthanasia rates in the country. We are committed to these shelter dogs simply because they have NO ONE and are closest to death. These dogs are at the shelter because they have been abandoned, lost, neglected, discarded or abused and many of them have no way out but RESCUE. These dogs are without family, love or representation and we aim to save as many as we can. We are their rescuers, their voice and their future.

Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue is not taking public found strays or owner surrenders at this time. We do offer assistance on our website with training options, rehoming services, and networking resources. We hope to grow enough in size and capability to one day consider owner surrenders and strays as part of our rescue mission but at this time we feel that our services and skills will be best applied if we prioritize the rescue of dogs on death row. 

Breed: Pitbull mix

Color: Brown

Size: Large

Sex: Female

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When I met Pinky, it was love at first site. Our primary focus in Thailand was to help train employees and volunteers at Soi Dog Foundation and to come home with a few meat trade survivors of our own. Secondarily, my purpose was to document these dogs, help tell their stories and share their plight with rescuers and adopters back home. 
Pinky jumped out at me for a few reasons: 1)she looked very similar to my Dex, a pitty I had just rescued back home, 2) she is a pit mix amongst a bunch of Thai dogs who look markedly different and 3) she was so loving ash personably with all of the volunteers and employees. I took her for a few walks and we immediately bonded. We mad the decision then that she was coming home stateside. As we bonded, we decided to put Pinky to work by strapping a GoPro and mount to her and letting her take us for a dogs-eye-view tour of the Soi Dog compound.  She's so agreeable, so lovable. The majority of the dogs at Soi Dog Foundation are very adoptable and belong in homes, but Pinky in particular ABSOLUTELY belongs with a family, not in a humid shelter half way around the World, far away from any family who would be able to adopt her. So, lets bring her home; lets make Pinky an American and prove the Pit Bull breed, wherever they can be found, are deserved of our love and appreciation. She will not disappoint,I guarantee you that! 
These are the faces of the Dog Meat Trade. Millions of dog a year are bred, born, stolen, sold and raised into the dog meat trade. Tens of thousands were once pets, stolen into the trade to feed dead in places like Thailand, Korea and China. This video is from my recent trip to Thailand, and showcases Thai Dogs, rescued by Soi Dog Foundation, whom are being kept at shelters in Thailand. Adoption to western countries is really their only hope. 
These dogs are seized at the border between of Thailand and Vietnam, headed North to be consumed in Vietnam. Organizations like Soi Dog have made tremendous strides within these cultures to shift perspective on dog meat trade and outlaw cross-provincial trafficking of Dog Meat. Thousands of Meat Trade survivors are rescued and transferred to shelters in Buriram and Phuket. These shelters are a sort of purgatory, where they await adoption to the West. Adoption outside of Thailand is their only chance at life outside a shelter, which is why its so important for us to band together and form a plan. 
I am calling on rescues in the LA area, and, of course, around the World, to set up and start saving Meat Trade Dogs. These dogs are very adoptable, very loving and have survived the cruelest treatment and practice imaginable. On longer should we allow ourselves to sit idly by and let other organizations do the work. These lives and this causes too important. 
Please join me in helping save Thailand's Meat Trade survivors. If you'd like to foster a Meat Trade dog, please fill out an app at
If you'd like to become a rescue partner, please email Cristy at