At A Glance

  • Age: 14 years, 4 months
  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Gender: Male
  • Weight: 80.00 lbs
  • Location: Center Point, AZ
  • Status: Deceased


Let me introduce name is Marley, but do not worry, I am not a wild and crazy guy. I am 7 years old and I am pretty laid back. When I arrived here in this really nice home I was introduced to a really nice pupper, then there was another one that I met, and another one, and then another one. I ran around with the little one and we really had fun and then one of the other puppers joined us and we stopped and played and played. We finally went inside because foster mom was really cold but it was really nice that she let us play as long as we did. I got to meet these really small four legged furry things that I had not met before and I was really curious about them and wanted to play with them, but I was told in no uncertain terms that we do NOT chase the kitties. Boy, do I not like being told "NO!" I am learning to not pay any attention to them but at times I am still a little curious. Foster mom thinks that I will be okay with those kitties in time. A few days after I got here I went and visited the good doctor. I like riding in the car but beware.....I will end up in the front seat if I have my choice.. Even though I had not been to a good doctor in quite some time he gave me a very good bill of health. I do have a cyst on my back but the doc said that it was nothing to worry about, that it was like a fatty cyst. He said that at some point it might break open and it may never do that. I weighed in at 71 lbs and the good doctor told foster mom that my ideal weight would be 65 lbs. So I have a little work for my svelte body. 

Now, pardon the pun here (hehe), but I have a bone to pick with someone. I heard mom and the good doctor talking something about getting me fixed. Well, no one told me that I was broken so I didn't know why I had to be fixed. I have always heard that if it is not broken, don't fix it. A few days after I went to see the good doctor I went to see another good doctor and maybe I was broken because she fixed me. I was kind of groggy and slow for a couple of days but I am much better now. Foster mom said not to worry because it was better this way and that hopefully after time I would stop doing that hump thing. We'll see if you can teach an old dog new tricks :) But there was a good thing out of this. I weighed 70 lbs so I have already lost 1 lb toward that svelte body.

I do pull on a leash. Or I did when I went to see the two good doctors. Foster mom does not know how I do on a walk as we have not taken one. We are out in the country and we have had that winter white stuff on the ground. Plus I have this big fenced yard that is really nice that I can run and run in. 

I should not be around any little children as they make me nervous. If the situation arises that I am ever around them then I need to be watched constantly. Older kids will be fine as long as they know that I do not like my back end messed with and they would know to leave it alone.

I love attention, pets, and lovin'. I am often found close to foster mom or foster dad. Foster mom thinks I would be okay as an only dog, but I would really like another dog that I can play with. I love to play with two of the residents dogs. It would be pretty boring to not have anyone to play with. I love having the fenced yard that I can run and run in. Foster mom thinks that I would do just fine with an invisible fence. I also really like to chase and catch balls, but what do you mean I have to bring it back to you??? 

I sit really really nice for treats and take them very gentle. You almost have to put them in my mouth. Right away I would sit when foster mom put my food down and I wait until she tells me I can eat. I am not a barker per say but will bark at odd/strange noises.  I am house trained. If I need to go out I will sit by the door and cry. I am not used to being crated but not knowing what I would do during the night foster mom put my big cushy bed in the crate and I stayed in there all night with no problem. I slept in the crate for three nights and I was crated a couple of days during the day when foster mom had to be gone. It did not take long at all and I graduated to not having to be in the crate with the door closed. I am okay having free roam. So now foster mom just leaves the door open and I like to just lay or sleep in the crate. It is my comfy place to be.

If you think I would fit into your family and would like to meet me, please let your Placement advisor know so we can get the process going as I would love to meet you, too.


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  • Anonymous

    Happy Spring, Marley

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