My name is Marlowe!

Anatolian Shepherd/Black Mouth Cur Mix Dog for adoption in Whitewright, Texas - Marlowe
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Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network

Facts about Marlowe

  • Breed: Anatolian Shepherd/Black Mouth Cur Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10717498
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Marlowe was a stray in Houston, and was taken in by an elderly man who fed all the neighborhood cats. When he reached the point where he had more animals than he could afford to feed, he reached out for help, and Marlowe came into rescue. He is an exceptionally sweet boy who gets along well with other dogs and is OK with dog-savvy cats. More than anything, he LOVES people. He has lived with people of all ages -- from children to the elderly, some of whom were in wheelchairs or used walkers. Marlowe seems to be instinctively kind and gentle with young and old alike.

As with many dogs who are rescued as strays, we don't know for sure what breeds make up his DNA.  He looks a LOT like an Anatolian Shepherd who had a recurring role  in a TV show back in the 1980s, so we gave him the same name. (

Marlowe can be a lazy couch potato at times, but he also loves to run. He seems to be able to climb over any fence (including 6' privacy fence, chain link, and even wrought iron), so he absolutely can NOT be left alone in the yard. He does well walking on a leash, though he will pull when he gets excited. 

Marlowe has a strong prey drive, so he can NOT go to a home with any livestock, and preferably (because of his fence-climbing) he should not go to a home where neighbors have livestock. Prey drive is a natural thing common to most dogs, but we mention it because of his breed. Many people make the faulty assumption that all Anatolian Shepherds are livestock guardians.

Marlowe is a wonderful companion and would gladly go everywhere with an active adopter -- hiking, camping, kids' sporting events. And at the end of a busy day, he will happily snuggle on the sofa with you.  If you think Marlowe would be the perfect addition to your family, please submit an application on our website.

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

About Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network

About Our Rescue Group...

Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network (BARN) was founded in 2013 to help animals in North Texas, and especially in the Texoma area. We are a non-profit corporation, founded by people who had spent years rescuing an assortment of animals -- from a vulture with a broken wing to feral cats to dogs who were dumped in our rural area. We fostered for another organization for a few years before forming BARN. We are not breed-specific in our rescue efforts, but we have a fair amount of experience with Great Pyrenees and a few other livestock guardian breeds.

We are always looking for more volunteers, including foster homes. And of course, as a non-profit organization, we always appreciate donations of time, services, dollars, and supplies. We usually have a LOT of big dogs in foster, and grooming appointments are expensive, so we are especially glad to have volunteers help us with this task. We would also be glad to have your help spreading the word about Bluebonnet Animal Rescue -- through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media you use. Give us a call and let us know how you would like to help!

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are based at Windsong Ranch in Whitewright, TX. This is a private, working ranch, so visits are by appointment only. We host an annual "Ranch & Rescue Day" in the fall, with a petting zoo, hay ride, and other fun activities. We are working on plans for a monthly adoption event at a local retail store, and will update this when the schedule is confirmed.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process includes an application that helps us get to know you better so we can help you make the best match. If you have pets already, we will talk with your vet's office to be sure that you are being a good guardian for these animals. The next step is a home visit, during which we will pay special attention to your fencing and the shelter you will offer to one of our dogs. Finally, once everything is approved, we will introduce you to one or more dogs. If you fall in love and the feeling is mutual, we will complete a contract.

Our adoption fees vary according to the age and type of dog. We try to list the fee for each dog on his or her profile on our Adopt-a-Pet page, but in general, this is our fee structure:

$100 for Senior Dogs (8 and older)
$150 for "Regular" Dogs who are wonderful house pets
$200 for Farm-friendly Dogs who won't chase the chickens
$250 for Livestock-safe Adult Dogs who will guard goats, sheep, etc.
$300 for Puppies and Young Adults 2 years old and younger

We are an all-volunteer organization, and every one of our volunteers has a "real job" that takes up 8 or more hours a day. So please be patient when you contact us -- we'll respond to you as quickly as we can, but please don't be annoyed if it takes us 24 hours.