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My name is Sierra!
I'm being cared for by
Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue

Facts about me

Breed
Australian Kelpie
Color
Black
Age
2 years old, Puppy
Size
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Weight
(Current) 65 lbs
Sex
Female
Pet ID
661D

My info

Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

When Kern County Animal Services reached out regarding Sierra we agreed to meet her but honestly didn’t have high hopes. Sierra was born with an Imperforate Anus. What this means is she does not have an anal opening. Her feces passes through her vaginal area. Most dogs with this condition grow septic when they are puppies and often humane euthanasia is the kindest option.



But Sierra has somehow beaten the odds. Not only has she made it almost to adulthood at 10 months old but she is thriving! This girl has so much light and life! She is definitely a dog that deserves a 2nd Chance.



Sierras surgery was complicated. But that’s where we excel. We’re good at complicated. She came out of her surgery with flying colors and is currently recovering in foster care. She now has both an anal and vaginal opening and her body is slowly learning how to use both normally.



Sierra is happy, social and active. She loves people and wants nothing more than a bit of love and affection. Well let’s be real she really wants all your love and attention lol. True to her breed she has a good amount of fun energy and would do best in a home with lots of physical activity. She’d be a great hiking buddy and would love to go on all of your adventures. Sierra is good with other dogs with the appropriate introductions. Currently due to Sierra’s post surgery status she is still learning and working on her bathroom skills and is not house trained. We hope as she continues to heal this will improve. If Sierra’s story touches you as much as it’s touched us please apply to give this very deserving girl an amazing home.