My name is Marcel!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Novato, California - Marcel
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Marin Humane Society

Facts about Marcel

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 224196
Imagine living only within the confines of a small apartment with a bunch of your friends for most of your life. Suddenly, you're thrust into a new world with strange people, scary sights and sounds, and missing the company of your trusted pals. That's kind of Marcel's situation. His person became homeless and moved his whole pack of Chihuahuas (12 of them!) into his car, until that living situation became untenable. Then Marcel and all of his companions were brought here.

Marcel doesn't know what to make of the world right now. He's quite shivery and insecure, but he will settle into a warm lap to feel safe. From that place he will accept gentle petting and begin to relax. As an under-socialized adult, Marcel may never feel confident in the big wide world, but he will probably bond very closely to his new people. A quiet, adult home will be best for Marcel. Eventually, he may learn to trust visitors and discover the joy of toy play. Marcel might even enjoy outings and adventures if introduced carefully to new surroundings. There's a special dog in Marcel who is waiting to show his true colors; he just needs patience and plenty of TLC from you.

Primary Color: White
Secondary Color: Tan
Weight: 8.8
Age: 4yrs 1mths 0wks

About Marin Humane Society

About Our Shelter...

Founded in 1907, The Marin Humane Society is a progressive, award-winning animal shelter, offering refuge and rehabilitation to nearly 8,000 animals each year through myriad community services including: adoptions, foster care, behavior and training, humane education, classes, lost and found pet services, low-cost veterinary clinics, volunteer opportunities and more.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Thank you for your interest in our adoption services. We hope we can assist you in finding a perfect animal companion for you and your family.

From dogs and cats to rabbits and birds, each of the thousands of animals available for adoption each year is placed in a new loving home through the MHS Adoption Center. There are no time limits to make the perfect match.

The Marin Humane Society Adoption Center is open Tuesday through Sunday, from
10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesdays until 6:30 p.m. Closed Mondays and Holidays.

Email Adoptions (make sure to provide your phone number), call the Adoption Center at (415) 506-6225, or listen to the Adoption Hotline (415) 506-6214.

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Our Adoption Process...

Please call (415) 506-6225 for more information on fees, requirements, etc. or visit our adoption process page: