Pit_and_MarlinAfter my first entry, people have been asking, “Who’s Marlin?” Briefly, I am the Mobile Outreach Coordinator for PHS. I drive the 33-foot long Mobile Unit and squeeze it into impossible spaces at a variety of community events. Inside, we have kennels for adoptable dogs and seats for enthusiastic mobile volunteers. We happily motor off to events every Saturday and Sunday and a day or two during the week as well. At these events, we display around 40 informational sheets or flyers and showcase our adoptable dogs while representing PHS. We are in such demand that our event calendar is booked several months in advance!



Week of October 12-16

Categories: On the Road with Marlin

It’s been a long weekend and hopefully I can stay awake long enough to get this blog out! On Saturday, Oct 15, we had two events. One was at Central Park for San Gabriel Valley Pride that Behavior & Training Manager Caitlin graciously agreed to head up so volunteers could take some dogs there. Tyra …

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Week of October 5-9

Categories: On the Road with Marlin

Well, another weekend has passed. Working through the week, I earmarked several dogs that I felt were appropriate for Mobile. By the time Saturday rolled around, only a handful of appropriate dogs were available to go on Mobile due to adoptions. And that was good! But what makes a dog appropriate for Mobile? Well, I’m …

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Week of September 28 – October 2

Categories: On the Road with Marlin

This week was almost a blur to me as it was filled with a lot of conflicting emotions beginning with the passing of my daughter’s boxer. Almost immediately thereafter, I was notified that “Earl,” our 140 pound, mellow Mastiff that had been out on Mobile a couple of times had also passed away. Many of …

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Week of September 21-25

Categories: On the Road with Marlin

Yet another active week for all of us on Mobile Outreach. On Wednesday, Sept. 21, I drove behavior staff, volunteers and shelter dogs over to mid-town Pasadena and dropped them off for a walk over to Euro Pane Bakery for treats for all. I didn’t make the walk since I needed to get the Mobile …

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Week of September 14-18

Categories: On the Road with Marlin

A long-time friend of mine commented last week that I seem to take out the same dogs over and over. There are several reasons for this. Taking a dog out on Mobile more than once means this dog does great with adults, kids, and other dogs. It means this dog is well behaved, has some …

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