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Our Miracle Mutts Programs are unique, and very meaningful to all who participate. We have formed partnerships with The Mission at Kern County, Magdalene Hope, (and soon, A.B.LE. School for teenagers with disabilities in Kern County), to teach residents viable job skills in the recession-proof pet industry.

We teach a curriculum focused on giving participants a variety of knowledge and experience in the pet industry. Some teaching topics include: Dog Training, Dog Walking, & Pet Fitness, Dog Grooming, Basic Dog Psychology, Responsible Pet Ownership, Pet Nutrition and Service and Therapy Dog Training.

Besides helping people in need, our goal is to rehabilitate and train our rescue dogs so that they become more adoptable; even training those with the temperament and aptitude to Canine Good Citizen level for potential work as therapy and service dogs.

 

 

Restoration Ranch

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Restoration Ranch, run by the non-profit organization, Magdalene Hope, is a transitional residence for women who have been living on the streets and working in the sex industry. Their rehabilitation process involves spiritual counseling as well as job training. The work the women do with Miracle Mutts will give them practical skills and hands-on experience in many dog-related practices.

 

 

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The Mission At Kern County

The Mission at Kern County offers an environment conducive to the physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of the men and women they serve. They provide drug and alcohol recovery counseling as well as vocational skills training. We are honored and thrilled to be a part of that training!

 

The Bakersfield Homeless Center

photo 2The Bakersfield Homeless Center creates a strong safety net for homeless and at-risk families by providing a broad continuum of services, beginning with basic shelter. Once crisis needs are met, programs are offered to foster self-sufficiency, and the tools needed to independently maintain shelter for a lifetime. We often bring our dogs to visit the children and adults at the Homeless Center, which brings a familiar feeling of love and joy to people who have likely lost their own pets along with their homes.
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The A.B.L.E. Program

The ABLE program of the Kern High School District teaches life and work skills to teenagers with special needs. Marley’s Mutts is so excited to get more involved with this program, to which we will bring a new kind of vocational skills training. By educating these young adults with special needs to work with dogs, we will foster independence and self-confidence in the kids, not to mention give them viable job skills they can utilize in the ever-expanding pet care market.