Marley

Marley is a handsome 1.5 year-old Goldendoodle who was purchased from a breeder as a puppy. Unfortunately, the family that bought him had small children and had no time to obedience train Marley so rehomed him when they had another child. He lost his second home within a few months when his mom had to return to work and also had no time for him. Marley really deserves a break so made the trip to Canine Lifeline so he could take his time and find a home where he’ll be given the time and attention that he needs. We thought we had found that home for him but sadly, Marley was returned to us after two months because his family said he was not good with the 9 year-old child in the home and also wasn’t welcoming of the child’s friends to their home. Although he is a very energetic boy, Marley is a good dog who just needs some direction, training, and stability in his life. In his foster home, Marley gets along very well with his fellow foster dogs and plays nicely with them in a fenced area. He did go to doggie daycare in his most recent home and did well there also. Marley can be very reactive to other dogs he meets while on a leash however and will definitely need some training in that area. We were told that he lived with cats in a previous home and apparently would chase the cats for fun but never tried to hurt one. Marley does well in his crate and should pick up the house rules quickly in his new home. For a big young dog, he does walk pretty well on a leash (as long as he doesn’t see another dog) and would make a great walking, jogging, or hiking buddy with more practice. He loves to play ball and is excellent at bringing it back to you so that you can throw it again. Marley had been invisible fence trained in a previous home so should be able to learn that again in his new home. He was shaved before he made the trip to Canine Lifeline but he does have a long coat so he will need grooming on a regular basis (every 6 weeks or so) to keep him looking and feeling his best. In his most recent pics, his curly coat has grown out and is now visible. Our strong preference is to place Marley in an adult-only home with Doodle experience. He would do well in a home in a more rural area so he doesn’t have to meet new dogs on-leash on a daily basis. A playful canine buddy with a secure aboveground fenced yard so he can run to his heart’s content would also be ideal for him. Marley is definitely going to require some work but with the right family, he will excel and be a terrific companion. Marley weighs about 65 pounds and his adoption fee is $250. He’s neutered, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea and tick preventative, and microchipped. As part of the adoption process, all adopters must commit to a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Marley. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. Please note that we don’t place our dogs in homes with children under the age of 7 years. We correspond via email so please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.

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