Adoptable Pet of the Week


Marvin is a wonderfully sweet, friendly little terrier mix neutered male dog. He is about 5 years old and 14 lbs. Marvin is great all people and other dogs, and is so congenial with everyone that he might be fine with cats, too. Marvin enjoys going for walks, play time and also enjoys relaxation and cuddle time. He loves to play with other dogs especially if they like to play a game of chase me-I’ll chase you. He loves to learn by following positive-reinforced instructions. He seems very potty trained and will jump up and down to let you know he needs to go outside. When Marvin was abandoned he had a painful eye condition commonly called cherry-eye, which is a prolapsed inner eyelid that requires surgery, infected teeth and he needed to be neutered. K-9 PALS paid for all that to be taken care of so he could be healthy and all ready for adoption. Marvin will make a wonderful, faithful, and playful companion for a family or single person with or without other dogs in the home.


To learn more about Marvin and about adopting a dog , go to You can see Marvin in person during business hours at the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter, Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 5473 Overpass Rd., or make a plan to come to one of the K-9 PALS community outreach events.

K-9 PALS has monthly community outreach events at the Pet House on Calle Real, Petco 5 Points and other places around the area on weekends, and that would be a great time to meet Marvin if he is not adopted before then, as well as many other great dogs for adoption from local shelters and rescue groups.

K-9 PALS provides four FREE dog behavior training sessions for dog adopters, so please contact K-9 PALS if you want to take advantage of this great offer when you adopt a dog from any local shelter.

If you are not looking to adopt, consider a donation to K-9 PALS to help us pay for the medical care, medications, food, behavior training, and other much needed support for homeless dogs. More information about K-9 PALS programs and support for dogs can be found at , or call 805-570-0415. Donations are gratefully accepted through PayPal or to K-9 PALS, P.O. Box 60755 Santa Barbara, CA 93160-0755.

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