Marlon is a 13-year-old male Jack Russell Terrier who is in a foster home in Newcastle Emlyn, Ceredigion, waiting for someone to offer him a permanent home. He can be rehomed anywhere within Wales.
Little Marlon is completely blind, but like most blind dogs, he copes remarkably well and happily finds his way around once he has mapped out his surroundings. He’d like a home where he won’t have to negotiate steps and where he won’t be left on his own very much. He can’t live with cats but he would do particularly well in a home where there is a quiet canine companion for him to pal around with. Despite his ball skills and love of being outside, Marlon is quite a doddery old chap so does need a quiet home and plenty of TLC.
Marlon can be left for short periods with the company of another dog, but he doesn’t really like it and will bark. Here therefore needs a home with someone around most of the day.
Marlon gets on well with his foster carer’s Rottie and enjoys the companionship. He reacts to other dogs when approached, but this is simply due to his lack of sight. He really does benefit from having another dog around him but would like his canine companion to be the calm and quiet type.
Marlon’s foster carer told us: “Definitely no cats”. Marlon might be blind but he’s still a Terrier! Marlon hasn’t been around children in foster care but he could perhaps live with calm and sensible older teenagers who would allow him his own space and not leave things lying around for an unsuspecting Marlon to bump into.
Marlon would like a quiet, unexciting and predictable home life. He needs a home without steps – he can manage to go up steps with training but can’t get down them. He loves to be touched or be near you all the time. He will bark if he isn’t allowed to sleep on the bed, so please only apply if there is a Marlon-sized space on your bed. A home with a quiet canine companion for him to pal around with would be best for Marlon.
Marlon is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and has been wormed and flea treated. He is an old boy with some age-related wobbliness and dodderiness, and tends to walk slowly due to his lack of sight, but he is otherwise fit and healthy for an old boy.