Marley

boxer/beagle Mix|male|9 years old|45 lbs|Adoption Fee $200


Updates from  Foster Home: 

Pupdate 5: We just got 28 inches of snow this weekend and Marley is loving it! Running in the snow is really good exercise for him! He loves being outside. His walks are improving, and he has made tremendous leaps and bounds since we brought him home. He sits by the patio door when he needs to go outside then sits when he comes in. We normally give him a treat when he can sit still and focus on us. We are so proud of him!

Pupdate 4: After getting over his ear infection, Marley has been a different dog. He seems like himself again. Now that the weather is getting nicer he loves being outside. At first he would bark at every little thing he hears but we are working on reassuring him nothing is there. Sometimes he’ll just lay in the grass and chill. Our walks are getting better as well. He usually barks at a guy we see on a bike every morning, this week he has not done that. When I see the biker I talk tell him to keep going and just keep walking Marley. He is getting better at not being so reactive to strangers as long as there is advance notice. 

Pupdate 3: We continue to work with redirecting Marley from other dogs. Today he had a good day. We continue to talk to him until we pass them. He definitely is making progress. Now that the weather is nicer he loves being outside. Again, a fenced in backyard would be ideal for him. After he gets in a good walk, he eats really well! Then he rests most of day. Loves to be pet. He is a good dog and loves attention.

Pupdate 2: Marley has been itching his ears quite a bit this past couple weeks.  We brought him to our local vet and he had an ear infection with off the charts level of yeast in his left ear.  The vet said his behavior was probably due to the ear infection. He is on day 4 of drops and what a huge difference. He is a better listener and doesn’t bark as much as he was so we're glad we were able to fix that ear infection!  He is back to his laid back and lazy self.  Yesterday and today were good days walking!  Yeah!

Pupdate 1: Marley has a rough background with men and other dogs. We are going on lots of walks to get him used to other dogs. He is getting better.- we are redirecting.  Not pulling as much as he used to. He loves to run and enjoys being outside. A fenced in yard would be ideal. 

We has adjusted well to our family. Our four kids range from 11-21 years old and he adjusted well. He can get overwhelmed especially when there's a lot of shouting in the house, so we keep things low key so he doesn't get stressed. One thing Marley really loves is getting his belly rubbed and he loves all affection. He does not like his crate, however he does well out and about on our main floor when we're gone. He will lazily lay by our fireplace all day long. He is potty trained and goes 5 hrs before he needs to be let out. He does not beg for food or anything and is so polite! Has never climbed on furniture, we are very firm with that and he does wonderfully with it. He does sleep in bed with one of our kids. He is a complete joy to have!