Marley #7 (140793)
Marley is an 18 month old yellow spayed female. She weighs 55 pounds and should gain 5, and is good with dogs. She is heartworm negative and approved for kids 10 and up. Marley is a super sweet girl who will sneak into your heart as soon as you meet her by rolling over and asking for belly rubs. She walks well on leash and and greets other dogs perfectly. Marley loves to play fetch and toys that squeak. She is high energy, but settles nicely once she has run and played a bit. Marley is very agile and can jump a baby gate or a four foot fence if she wants to, but doesn't seek out the opportunity. She needs a forever family with people who are home more than not and needs a doggy companion. She will go into her crate for a treat or frozen kong, but isn't happy being in there for extended periods of time. Marley is completely house trained and sleeps through the night on a dog bed in her foster's room. She doesn't chew anything she's not supposed to, and knows sit and down.
Update from Marley's foster mom --Jul 29, 2015:
Marley would be happiest with another young, playful dog in her new home. She loves to run/tackle/wrestle and play with her foster siblings, and having another dog in the home when the humans aren't home helps her feel more secure and less alone. She needs room to run and play. She loves to fetch, and she is definitely high energy. Having a playful companion will help run her to exhaustion. Marley needs a physical fence and no cats or other small animals. Marley has a prey drive and is very interested in birds, squirrels and bunnies that dare to enter her line of sight. She corrects pretty well with a "leave it" command, but that requires you to have seen the animal before she spots it. She is very agile and can jump over a 4 foot fence should she desire to, but generally only does so if there is something she wants on the other side of it.
Marley is ridiculously smart. She knows sit, down, leave it, drop it, and paw. She picks up on routines very quickly. She sits before each meal and knows which dish is hers. She eats very quickly and therefore uses a slow-feed bowl to prevent gulping.
She's beautiful and sweet. She loves to cuddle and loves belly and ear scratches. Chewing on things is her favorite - she loves antlers and squeak toys. If the squeak toy has ears, she'll immediately remove them. She generally doesn't chew on things she shouldn't, but has been known to occasionally pick something up that doesn't belong to her if she's felt neglected that day or hasn't had enough exercise to wear her out (which is a good reminder for her human that exercise is key for this high energy girl). She loves everyone she meets (human and canine) and they always feel the same. Her house manners are impeccable - no accidents, no begging, and no countersurfing (but she will investigate the trash if there is something yummy in it and her human has been silly enough to forget to close the trash drawer).
Marley loves water (except baths) and will splash in kiddie pools, the ocean, or ponds left by rainwater. She shares nicely with the other dogs, and sometimes gets a bit toothy when she barks, which is funny to see. She's always smiling. She deserves the very best home, and I know her perfect family is out there somewhere.
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