Punkin Finds a Home

It is with great pleasure that we share with you our own “Marley’s Mutts” success story.

 We met Zach Skow (Owner/Founder of Marley’s Mutts) while walking on our mountain road. We had observed him walking his dogs many times. Each time it would appear that he had a different group of dogs.

After several visits alongside the road, we shared with Zach that we had been thinking about adopting a rescue dog. Much to our surprise, Zach said he thought he had the perfect dog. He asked us if he could bring her by to meet us the following afternoon. The time we would be perfect, we told him, because our two-year-old granddaughter, Riley, would be able to meet the dog also. One of our biggest concerns in looking for a dog was to make sure the dog was “kid friendly.”

The next afternoon Zach brought Punkin to our home.  Punkin is a mixed breed of possible Lab and Finnish Spitz, weighing about fifty pounds. She is reddish brown in color, looking a lot like a slice of pumpkin pie and, much to our delight, we have found her to be just as sweet. Needless to say, Zack went home alone that day and Punkin has become a very special part of our family. We had only had Punkin a few months when unfortunately she got bit by a rattlesnake. Witnessing the horrible effect a rattlesnake has on a dog is something that cannot be described. The pain is severe, the effects are immediate and the results are life threatening. Zach was one of the first persons I called from the Vet’s office. His tenderness and concern was overwhelming as he tried to comfort me during this most difficult time. Zach not only called daily to check on Punkin, I later found out that he drove down to the veterinary hospital that first night to to hold and comfort Punkin as well.

I’m happy to say, Punkin has made a full and complete recovery and continues to this day to bring us much joy.

Over the last several months, it has been our pleasure to become better aquanted with not only Zach but his Da,d Andy, as well. They have been to our home for dinner a few times. It’s during these visits that we noticed their deep love for dogs. Punkin gets so excited when she sees them. We know she remembers them and we’re sure she is grateful for their generosity in opening up their home to her during her time of need.  It’s because of this that we would wholeheartedly recommend “Marley’s Mutts” to anyone or any dog for that matter, who might need their services.

Just last week Riley asked me “Grammy, can I have that dog”? “She is your dog” I told her “But can she live at our house”? “Okay Grammy” she replied.



 Wayne and Judy Newton

Bear Valley Springs

Marley's Mutts

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