Marley is a male Staffordshire Bull Terrier around 9 years of age. He was brought in to the local vets as an unwanted pet. He was supposed to be euthanized but luckily the vets refused so the rescue were able to jump in and help! Marley is a slightly complex dog, he loves people, children, walks and cuddles, he is very affectionate and likes to sit with you. He dislikes other dogs or anything he feels may invade his garden, he dislikes fire works and any sudden loud noise from outside of the house. Marley is not keen on complete dry dog food but used as filler he will eat it with wet food i.e. tinned food, turkey turned out to be very popular over Christmas, (Thanks Marley!!). Marley drinks water provided you add a small quantity of milk, just to colour it.
Marley had an operation recently for the removal of three mast cell tumours, one on the back of his head/neck, one on his right shoulder/chest and one on his right front leg elbow. He has recovered well from the operation and we have nursed him back to full health but owing to the position of the back of neck scar a permanent collar is not advised yet but only when he’s out and about. Marley appears to become very attached to one person, me in this case, so constant company would suit him best. Marley has been very well schooled in as much as he will leave a room that you take your food into and he will not pester or beg for food but as soon as you take your plate out to the kitchen he will be there before you leading us to believe he has been fed scraps from plates. Marley never steals food or sweets that may be left around no matter how low they may be.
If he has been out in the garden, Marley will on command roll over and will lay on his side with feet out straight ready to be wiped. Marley loves his rope tuggies although the time spent doing this has been limited until his operation scars have healed properly. Like most Staffies, Marley loves to destroy tennis balls or any thing that may be labelled “dog proof”, Nylabones seem to last quite well but he does not chew or destroy anything that is not his.
We have left Marley for up to four hours with a neighbour listening out for him and he was fine, but you must be ready for the welcome of the century when you return.
Marley would like to be the only pet in the home. He is not friendly towards other dogs.
Please get in touch if you would like to foster or adopt Marley.
Home checks, Vet checks and Adoption fees apply.