Marshall is a loyal, intelligent 2 and ½ year old, 50 lb. Whippet / Lab mix.
And what a handsome young man! He is super soft, and has some seriously deep, thoughtful, brown eyes. As he bounces across the room to greet you, you will often see a smile on his face, too. Talk about unconditional love!
Marshall is a rescue from Puerto Rico, and truly wants to find a forever home with people who understand him and have dog experience. A savvy dog owner is a must, as Marshall can outsmart just about anyone when he puts his mind to it!
He is healthy and active, and would shine in an athletic household. He could be your best running buddy! Boating, biking, hiking – you bring the gear and Marshall is ready to go!
If you live in the country and have a yard, you will genuinely enjoy having Marshall as your companion. He can entertain himself playing with leaves, or shadow you while you work outside, to keep you company (and offer gardening advice!) He just loves to be with his people. With some basic, consistent training he would also be totally amazing off-leash. He does come when called! With pleasure!
Marshall is house broken, crate trained and is gentle taking treats. He absolutely LOVES to snuggle, and would gladly nap on the couch with you for hours after a nice, long run on a Sunday afternoon. Belly rubs?? Yes, please!!
He has asked to be in a household with no children or cats. They make him anxious and he has made it clear that he doesn’t want to be around them. Marshall wants to feel relaxed and confident, just like we all do, and he feeds off of his owner’s feelings – so he needs his new family to be calm, confident and seasoned. He could do very well with another friendly well-mannered dog. The most important component in making this connection successful would be the initial greeting (which we have trainers to assist with, if needed).
Marshall pulls on the leash a bit, out of sheer exuberance to go on an adventure – but this can also easily be fixed with a special collar or more consistent training once he is in a home where he will be long-term. He is an excellent student and learns very quickly.
If you are looking for a super intelligent, loyal, gorgeous dog who loves to learn and to please – Marshall is your man! (Please do not apply if this is your first dog experience).
For more information about sweet Marshall please fill out an application and email Julie@ALRcares.com and complete an application on our website www.ALRcares.com