7 year old • Male • 58 lbs
Mister Marley is primarily black, with beautiful brown brindle markings around his face and on his legs. He has a white chest and paws, and expressive amber eyes.
Meet Mister Marley! Marley is crate trained and house trained. He sits nicely for treats and while his leash is being put on for walks. He knows Shake and Lie down. Marley loves toys, and especially likes playing tug of war with his rope bone, and will sometimes throw stuffed animals into the air and catch them. He loves running laps in the backyard as fast as he can! And after playtime, he settles down and makes a great snuggle buddy. When you are petting Mister Marley, he will put his paw on your arm to pet you back.<p> He makes for wonderful company in the car and is happy to copilot to Starbucks for a puppachino. Marley has lived with a cat in his prior foster home and was respectful of him. Marley is dog selective but gets along well with his foster sister. Applicants with a resident female will be considered on a case by case basis. Marley needs an active home with a fenced-in backyard and plenty of playtime. Mister Marley is shy and timid when he first meets strangers, and when he is placed in new situations. So he will need a patient owner to help build his confidence. Ultimately, his goofy personality shines through, and he will quickly win you over!
Mister Marley is up-to-date on vaccinations, heartworm negative, and neutered. Marley has some allergies and we are working with the vet to see if they are environmental or food. Right now he is on a special diet (Ultamino) and takes a prescription allergy pill.
Mister Marley was taken into IAR from another rescue that was dissolved. He was originally from a rural shelter.
IAR subsidizes post-adoption professional training with Jane Marshall (www.cheerydogs.com) to encourage a life-long and successful bond between the dog and the adopter. Group classes for puppies and adult dogs are provided at a substantial discount to IAR adopters.