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February 10, 2022


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Written by: josh

The Grimmway Gunshot Girl, a true tale of surivival, perseverance and love. The kids at the Grimmway Academy, not far from where she was found, have named her GiGi. Gigi’s story began, for us, 6 months ago when I treceived a call from a Grimmway employee named Russ, who had spoted the girl at a maintanence facility in Lamont. She was very skittish and unapproachable. Months of feeding her and be patient with her finally bore fruit and Russ was able to approach her, pet her and show her love for the first time. A few months later, after seeing eachother nearly ever dya in thgat yard, our girl appeared with a severe wound to the hock. It was at this point that her rescue became a serious priority. I made the treck down to the maintanance yard in Lamont but she was nowhere to be found and Russ feared the worse. We searched for her for hours, to no avail. Luckily, the very next day, she appeared and Russ rushed her to the Hospital in Tehachapi. She was suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound the hind quarters which had a tremendous amount of dead tissue around it. GiGi was very scared and had withdrawn completely within herself. A few days later, however, the love of the staff at the Vet hospital allowed her to really come out of her shell and blossom. She has adapted tp life at the rescue with a comfort that few dogs so easily gain. She is perfect off leash and in the house and absolutely adores her canine brothers and sisters. I am in love with this dog and if you give her a chance, trust me, you will be too. If you are interested in Gigi please fill out an application below. 

Gigi Adoption Application
  • Marley’s Mutts is a 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization. Marley’s Mutts rescues animals who have been abused as we as animals who are just in need of a caring permanent home. Under California Penal Code §597 (§597A, §597I, §597T, and §599A); Cruelty to animals is punishable as a misdemeanor, a felony, or by a fine of not more thank twenty thousand dollars ($20,000). The following Questions are very important because it helps us ensure that you and the dog remain safe and happy. Please answer all the questions honestly. This information will only be used to find the best match for you and your family.

    Please note:

    Filling out an adoption application does NOT mean you will be adopting the dog you are considering.

    Due to the high volume of applications we will only be able to respond to those who have been selected to adopt.

    We will review all applications and pick the right family for the right dog.

    Incomplete forms will be discarded and not reviewed.





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