Age: 11 yrs
Temperament : Shy but loving
Dogs: No - needs to be the only dog
Children: 15 yrs plus
My name is Marlene, I’m a tiny wee thing and I’m really relieved to be in a nice foster home at last.
I am 11 now, and I’ve lived all my life in a home, but they couldnt look after me any more,
and I was so confused. I hated the kennels, I stopped eating and cried all the time.
I’m starting to settle into my new foster home,
it is so calm and peaceful, just how I like it.
I’m a bit scared of little people so an adult home would suit me best. You’ll need to be patient with me, as it may take me a little while to settle in.
I’m not used to things changing in my life.
When I first came I was afraid to come close to my new humans. I would sit at the other end of the sofa and avoid body contact. But now I like to sit really close and the man human lets me lie across his lap and he puts a comforting hand on me.
At first foster mum thought I wouldn’t be able to walk very far as my back legs are a bit wobbly,
but I absolutely love going for my walks, we go every day now.
I walk nicely on the lead and don’t pull.
I will walk past other dogs ok as long as they dont run up and bother me - I dont really like it when other dogs do that it frightens me a bit.
There are lots of fields to explore here, and I’ve have seen a hedgehog, rabbits and a pheasant.
The pheasant made strange noises and I barked at it. My foster mum laughed as my bark is a bit squeaky after being in the kennels and all that crying.
Mum says I have the best recall she has seen in a long time, I come back every time I’m called, or sometimes I’m just told to wait, and I do.
There are a few commands I need to work on though.
I am not used to travelling in the car too much
and I get a bit anxious but maybe you could teach me it is ok and a fun thing to do?
I am starting to learn.
Visiting the vet person worries me, so I do have to wear a muzzle then as it all a bit scary for me.
I have lovely manners at meal times and never
beg for food. I love my own food, but always leave a bit in the dish so I can go back and graze every now and then.
I can be left at home alone for a few hours and I just sleep in my bed, I love my sleep. When you come home I like to lick your feet!
Mum says I have a pretty little face,
but she says it has a sad look about it.
If I had my own forever home I’m sure I would be so happy and content, and I don’t take up much space.
In the evening, I like nothing better than lying on the sofa between my foster mum and dad on my own blanket and snoring like a little piglet.
If you’re looking for a quiet, gentle companion,
I’m your girl. If you have a gentle voice and a soft touch, we’d make a great pair.
Lots and lots of cuddly kisses
Marlene is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped.
She is currently in foster in the Cambridge are but can be rehomed
anywhere in the UK, pending a successful home visit.
However any adopter should be willing to travel to meet
her where she is now.
If you think you could offer Marlene a new home please
contact Wendy on 07505 010823 or fill out the Adoption Form