Marley ^


Marley ^ Status: Available

ID: 21237

Name: Marley ^

Breed: Spaniel Cross

Age: 2 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: At Many Tears in
Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

If you are interested in adopting a dog that does not say it can be homed with a cat and wish us to cat test please let us know and we will be happy to do this.

26-01-18 Marley is a two year old spaniel cross who was found living in an empty house. Whether he was abandoned on purpose or found it himself for shelter we do not know. He is a worried boy at the moment and needs time and patience from someone who can see the wonderful soul within him. Marley is good with other dogs and has been taught to walk on a lead.  We do not know if he is house trained but believe he could be. When ge gives his trust to someone he will be the most loving and loyal boy.

21-02-18 UPDATE
Seeing Marley progress so much since he first arrived here has been really lovely, he’s makes me so happy when I go to his kennel and instead of hiding out at the back he runs over for cuddles! At first Marley was very wary of everyone, even myself and another member of staff who worked with him daily- now he knows us and we really do get a special treat every time we go to see him. Marley is cautious of new people but doesn’t do anything he just keeps back- as soon as he learns that only good things are going to come from this new person then he is your best friend- he is so very loyal!
Marley was very matted when he arrived and he initially wasn’t too keen on us fixing that for him but again as soon as he got to know me he shocked us all and let my colleague cut out his matts whilst he covered me in kisses! Marley did a victory dance around the play yard after this, it must have been such a relief for him and he loved us even more!
Marley didn’t walk on a lead at first, maybe he did know how to but just didn’t want to as he didn’t want to leave the security of his lovely new bed and play yard, who knows?! But once Marley’s kennel mum had taught him there was nothing to worry about being on a lead (in just one day!!) then there was nothing stopping him and now LOVES going out for a walk and exploring! He walks pleasantly on the lead and very politely greets the other dogs that he meets.

Recently on our cabin cake sale day I took Marley on his first walk of the day. Now I knew that it was very busy around the centre, lots of cars, lots of people and generally a lot going on and that this would all be new to Marley. He was cautious and stayed close by my side as cars moved slowly past us waiting to park, as large groups of people walked by carrying various items and as children excitedly chatted about all of the lovely dogs around us and also as people walked by and wanted to say hello to him and comment on how beautiful he is. I sat on the bench outside and let Marley take all of this in, telling him how good he is and occasionally giving him a treat and a fuss and he soon began to relax, he eventually laid down by feet and gladly accepted any attention that came his way by passersby, I was so proud of him as I didn’t know how he would take to such a busy environment.
We carried on our walk and he trotted alongside me, tail in the air having a good sniff and then we went back to the play yard to play bal l- Marley’s new favourite thing to do! Squeaky toys are also his favourite he is fascinated by them and looks like a puppy when he plays with them, bowing down and then jumping up in the air and throwing the toy up in excitement and even catching it again when it comes back down!

Marley is very kennel clean! Not once has he ever gone to the toilet in the in the back of his kennel where he sleeps and very rarely is there ever any mess in the front of his kennel either, instead he knows and prefers to wait until his turn to go to the play yard or better yet for a walk. This doesn’t automatically translate to Marley being housetrained but I’ve no doubt that he would quickly understand if he doesn’t so already.
I am in the process of teaching Marley how to sit and stay which is not going to take long at all as he is clearly a very intelligent boy who has so quickly adapted to his new environment and all these new people and noises and dogs! He’s just doing so great and I can’t wait for him to have the opportunity to flourish even more in a home environment. Marley would appreciate another dog in his new home to help him relax into a new environment and play, cuddle and run with!

02-04-18 UPDATE

Unfortunately after a short adoption Marley has come back into kennels but he has settled in well. Marley did really well in his new home and he absolutely loved the ladies he was living with and was ok with the man. The problem was that he did not want to share the ladies love with the other dog. So, although Marley is quiet and nervous when first meeting people, we feel he can only be re-homed as an only dog. With staff he knows he is the most gentle, loving boy with a great character. Marley is a gorgeous boy, so if you are interested, come and meet him with the staff and and see his true character. A female home with plenty of tennis balls would be his idea of heaven but he could live with a kind and gentle man in the the home as well!

04-04-18 UPDATE

Marley does not seem to be phased by being back in kennels which is a bit sad.  He's kennel clean and we've been told he was clean in his home. We had a spot of sunshine today and Marley enjoyed a game of fetch to begin with he proudly runs around with the ball in his mouth but then will bring it back to you. This is his favourite pass time!

30-04-18 UPDATE

Oh dear, it was bath time blues for Marley today! He got himself a bit sticky and scruffy so it was time to dig out the shampoo! Marley was happy for me to pick him up and out him in the bath but really sulked when I turned the shower on! He allowed me to shampoo and condition him, but he'd had enough by the time it came to rinse him off. He did have a nip of the shower head, but was fine being dried and groomed! He seemed just happy to be in my company and was very cuddly.

The adoption fee for an adult dog (6 months and over) is £220 and for a puppy is £250, However if the dog has a passport you will be given this when you adopt and we ask for a further £20 to help us buy a passport for another dog. You will find a break down of what the adoption fee covers under our Adoption Procedures (see link below) If your application is successful you will be home checked and you, all members of your family and any dog(s) who will be living with the dog MUST come to meet the dog you want to adopt. All our dogs are micro-chipped, have had at least their first inoculation and are spayed/neutered unless there is a medical reason for not doing so. You must have a safe means of transporting the dog home in a crate or if this is not possible please discuss with Many Tears or the Fosterer when your application is being processed.

In certain circumstances and in particular when it is one of our long term stayers or a dog who is difficult to home we may transport it down the M4 as far as Reading if the adopter is not able to travel for a valid reason. This will only happen on a Sunday and will be part of our Foster Run where we transport dogs to their foster homes. There will be and additional charge of £20 transport fee for this and the adopter must be able to travel to the allocated service station. Please think very carefully before asking for a dog to be transported as if you already have a dog there is no guarantee they will get along with the new dog or vice versa and you will need to be able to hold on to the dog until the following week and meet the van again if you wish to return the dog.

Please read our adoption procedures before applying and then complete the adoption form.





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