I’m a new FurKid named Marley, a happy, silly, goofy, bouncy and loving Doodle who is currently 17 pounds of love and fun in a very cute package. I’m active, energetic, smart (more about that in a minute) and about as full of joy and mischief as a little guy can be! Mom says I need to gain a few pounds as I’m quite thin (but muscular) but that I will probably tip the scales at around 24 pounds once I’ve filled out,
Recently I learned about this thing called a tennis ball. Why it’s just about the most fun thing a guy could ask for. It moves and bounces and runs away from me. So I get to chase it and grab it, then we start all over again. Mom says I also love puppy bones and toys! I had no idea that there was anything ‘so fun’ in the world. (My BFK Aunties tell me that there are– and that as I get to explore the world, I’ll find other wonderful things, too.)
I get along great with other FurKids (especially the young ones that like to play and those that are about my size) Like to go for walks or rides in the car? I’m pretty amazing in the car! I’m also the kind of pup who likes to sit on laps and cuddle, then I’m off to the next adventure. Mom says that I find all kinds of ways to entertain myself – but I prefer an ‘audience’ so I like to do those things when she can observe me.
Speaking of which, I’ve already learned a few things that I’d like to show you. In case you are wondering what they are, I can ‘sit’, ‘shake my paw’ and I do a great High Five! I’m very treat motivated so there are lots of things you can teach me and I’d like to learn. And did I mention that I like to be carried like a baby? Well I am a bit of a long-legged pup but I do thoroughly enjoy that!
Mom says I’m shy and timid pup with new people initially. I usually bark a bit and like to hide, then I come around and can be very affectionate. I’m more comfortable initially with women but will warm up to a patient man who allows me to come around. Raised voices and loud noises take getting used to. I’m learning not to be afraid of them but it takes time.
I also have this thing called separation anxiety. That means I’m not quite confident enough to be left alone, even with my doggy foster siblings. Mom and I are ‘working on it’ and I am learning that I’m safe and not being abandoned. In turn, I reward Mom with lots of loves, hugs and kisses.
My Ideal Home:
- Someone home most of the time
- Another active, playful dog
- Adult home only
- Have had dogs as an adult
- Recent/current dog experience required
- Recent puppy experience a plus!
- Experience with separation anxiety
Did I mention that I’m also cuddly, cute as can be and fun to have around? It’s all true! I’m learning every day how to be the bestest little guy I can be. And there is absolutely no doubt that I’m a magnetic, magnanimous and motivated little guy looking for his forever home.
Tail wags, toys and tennis balls,
Mesmerizing and Mischievous Marley