Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue buys 20 acres in Tehachapi to create a dog rescue ranch

Posted at 11:10 AM, Jul 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-11 21:44:06-04

Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue has purchased a 20-acre ranch in Tehachapi to for a dog rescue. 

Zach Skow, the creator, made the announcement during a Facebook live Monday evening. 

"We have closed escrow on a rescue ranch, a place for all the dogs and all the people to gather and train and rescue dogs and walk dogs," said Skow during the FB live. 

Skow said the property isn't ready to accept dogs just yet because it needs to be fixed up. 

He said the property used to be a chinchilla breeding facility. 

Multiple times throughout the video he shared his excitement about finally having a location where rescued dogs can have a place to live. 

"A place for all of us to congregate and call our own, a canine community center will be ours," he said.

In an interview with 23ABC on Tuesday Skow said they had finally closed escrow Tuesday morning. 

“Really the sky’s the limit on what we can add here and what we can create," he said. 

He said the property will need to be cleaned up and they'll need volunteers with all different types of skills to help get the place up and running, but first they've got to get all of the permits they need. 

Skow also said he hopes to self-sustain from the ranch one day.


“The idea is to provide, training, boarding and daycare for our local community and create revenue that way. Generate revenue and jobs," he said.

Skow said the property is right next to the California Correctional Institute in Tehachapi. 

He did not give a estimated date on when the ranch will be up and running.