Marley's Mutts founder, Zach Skow believes in pawsitive change. Through education, community outreach, and an incredibly team, Marley's Mutts changes pet's lives and gives them a second chance for living their best life.
A Rescue with a Deadline
Mid-June the CDC announced a ban that will put a halt to saving dogs internationally and bringing them to the US for adoption. This ban impacts dogs from 113 different countries around the world. The CDC ban is a devastating blow to rescues like Marley's Mutts, who regularly save dogs in need all over the world for adoption in the United States. With the ban going in effect on July 15th, the Marley's Mutts team had only a month's notice to bring home as many dogs from abroad as possible.
In a whirlwind trip Zach and his team traveled to Morocco Animal Aid, successfully saving 10 dogs and getting them out just days before the travel ban.
Many of the dogs rescued are in need of medical care and struggle with their mobility. A few of them had been hit by cars, had been shot, or were subject to abuse.
"Helping get these dogs to America before the CDC ban has been uniquely challenging and taken incredible amounts of coordination. I’m proud of this team and even more proud to be a part of it." - Zach Skow
Walkin' Pets Rolls in to Lend a Hand
When the Walkin' Pets team learned that the Marley's Mutts rescue mission included several dogs with mobility needs they immediately offered to give wheelchairs to the dogs in need. Walkin' Pets CEO and Founder, Mark Robinson travelled to the California-based rescue to hand deliver the new Walkin' Wheels wheelchairs himself.
Mark spent the day with Zach and his team getting the dogs adjusted to their wheelchairs and making sure they have everything they need as they adjust to a life on wheels!
Now. with the incredible care and attention they'll receive at Marley's Mutts, these amazing dogs can look forward to finding their forever homes and a bright future.
To learn more about the incredible work that Zach and his team are doing visit www.marleysmutts.org and follow them on Instagram @marleysmutts and @zachskow