- Status: Adopted!
- Adoption Fee: 550
- Species: Dog
- General Color: Fawn
- Ear Type: Semi-erect
- Tail Type: Long
- Current Size: 22 Pounds
- Location: Sebec ME 04481
- Microchipped: Yes
- Fence Required: Yes (3 foot)
- Declawed: No
- Exercise Needs: Moderate
- Grooming Needs: Low
- Shedding Amount: Moderate
- Owner Experience Needed: Breed
MARLEY-Boy was saved
from a high kill shelter in Texas where dogs have just 3 dogs to be saved and transported to the rescue in Sebec, Maine MARLEY-Boy is neutered, core vaccines, rabies, heart-worm & tick disease tested negative, de-wormed, monthly preventatives and micro-chipped. He has an estimated date of birth of 23 November 2016 and at the time of rescue in December 2019 weighed around 23 pounds. We have no way of knowing the exact breed, it is up to individuals to decide what breed they think is most likely.
MARLEY was adopted on 7 April 2020, however, was returned on 30 March 2021 because they feel he needs to be the only animal in the home as he would become overly excited and would nip and also was possessive of his humans. It also stated he had PTSD.
On looking over his medical records from his time with the family he was put on Porzac, just two months after being with the family. This was shocking and upsetting as I do not condone medications for any kind of behaviour unless it is the absolute last resort and absolutely ALL option have been tried. They can have a detrimental affect and I am sure make the dog feel strange and unsure of why they feel like they do and could quite easily add to any issues. In October he was prescribed
Fluoxetine tablets behaviour modification in January it was reported that the owner didn't feel that they was working. With each prescription of this medications, it was explained and recommended that training should be done, as the medications are not a replacement for training. The owner did say that she reached out to a behaviourist, but it was hard to do with having other pets, so nothing was done.
When Marley came back to the rescue I spent some time with him in the communal area with 4 other dogs and of course he was nervous but after a while did relax. He soon started doing his precious sweet howly talk and was wagging his tail. He has settled in with the other dogs, still confused and unsure why he is here.
I cannot say what happened when he was with the family, however, I do not believe he has PTSD, I believe like all dogs they need time and patience to adjust and figure out why they are here and who these people and other animals are. I am not a behaviourist or trainer, but my experience if a dog dictates and demands, then he thinks he is the alpha of the home and in a dogs mind being alpha means responsibility. Protecting the pack and the territory/home. It sounds like Marley's behaviour fits that criteria.
The family state that Marley is fairly house-trained in that he uses pee-pads during the night, he doesn't know how to play with toys and demands attention with a high pitched howl. It can be so hard on these precious souls not knowing what is happening to them and why and it is so important that families have the time and patience to let them adjust. Marley whilst at the rescue was a happy, friendly boy.
I believe that Marley needs an active family that is going to get him out on adventures and give his mind lots of stimulation and other things to process. He needs a family that understands that training is part of owning a dog and that it is very important dogs learn who is in charge and are responsive to commands and have manners. At his age, there is no need for him to use pee-pads during the night
ORIGINAL BIO Before he was adopted in April 2020.
MARLEY-Boy arrived at the rescue on Thursday, 19th December and has been doing great. He is such a happy, social boy who loves to talk and tell you how he is feeling. He is ok with other dogs, but gets a little over-whelmed with being around a lot of dogs. He adores all humans and will come running up, eager to tell everyone what he is thinking. He does love to talk. MARLEY uses the dog door to go out and do his business and play, but he is most likely not going to let you know he wants to go outside. Marley is a really sweet, loving, gentle boy with a great happy-go-lucky personality.
WE ARE NOT ABLE TO COMMENT HOW HE WILL BE AROUND CATS OR LIVESTOCK.
MARLEY-Boy is available for adoption for an adoption fee of US $550.
This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food, general day to day cost of running a brick and mortar rescue and anything else that is needed. Canadian adopters need to know that customs charge 15% taxes when entering into Canada.
If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious soul a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the APPLICATION tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 2-4 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements.
Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.
ALL Dogs are LOCATED AT THE RESCUE IN SEBEC, MAINE. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. Sebec is located just outside the towns of Dover-Foxcroft and Milo (approx 8 miles) and approx 45 miles from Bangor. There are also lots of hotels, motels, pet friendly accommodations and wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend.