She was my retirement companion and we enjoyed so many hikes and spent the day together. She got degenerative myelopathy at the end and became incontinent and couldn’t stand up or walk. It got worse and worse for the last year of her life and we had to clean up after her and cover our house with carpet runners so she could get around.
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Marley is great. She is very expressive! She doesn’t bark but she talks – sort of like Chewbacca. She seems to be asking if she can get up on the couch when she looks at me and then the couch and makes that inquiring Chewbacca noise. Also when the little (14 pound) pug is in her bed and she wants me to get her out.
We took her fishing and she jumped right out of the boat to go swimming. Then she jumped in again to swim out to a passing boat of fishermen. She was shiveri
Marley was adopted on November 5, 2016.
Marley’s Available Story:
First off, although I’m 11 years old, I am in terrific shape for my age. So don’t let that scare you off. Even my vet can’t believe I’m 11!
Secondly, I’m not a Golden. But I’m a very beautiful Chocolate Lab.
Oh and thirdly, I am nothing like that dog in the movie Marley & Me…I am just a wonderful, mellow, very well-mannered girl with lots of life left in me.
I walk perfectly on a leash, I know just about any command you could give me . . . okay maybe not roll over or speak, but I’ve got all the basic commands down and follow them beautifully. I don’t jump up on people, beg for food, steal food off the table or the counter and I don’t chew up inappropriate things or dig. I ride nicely in the car and love, love, love to be brushed. I don’t really like to chase balls, but I do love a couple of moderately long walks a day and maybe would love to have someone who would jog with me.
I live with two dogs in my foster home and we all get along great. But we don’t really play with each other. However, I should probably be in a cat free home as I have not done well with them in the past. I’m not sure how I would be around kids, as I haven’t been around them, but I probably would do well with older ones.
I’m a pretty perfect older dog, and way young at heart, but I’m really missing one thing…that’s a new furever home. Could it be with you?
Notes from foster mom: Marley is a great dog who is in great shape. She really needs to be exercised every day. Her previous owners sent along A LOT of toys and other stuff which will go with Marley when she is adopted. She is such a good girl. She deserves a great new home. If you give her the love, attention and exercise she needs, you won’t be disappointed.