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Cattle Dog / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat)

Details about Marian

  • ID D221402
  • Adoption Fee: $425
  • Breed: Cattle Dog / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat)
  • Gender: Female
  • Coat Length: Medium
  • Current Weight: 45.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 6/13/2021

Marian's Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Kids: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All

Marian's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Obedience Trained: Needs Training
  • Likes to Vocalize: Some
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Cratetrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious
Other Traits:
    Playful, Timid, Affectionate, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Gentle, Goofy, Good in Car, Likes Fetch, Plays with Toys

Hi – I am Marian .   My previous owners had to surrender me due to a health issue.  I have been with my foster family for 6 weeks now.  They’re great, but I know they can’t make me their  furever pet.  I have been on my best behavior and want to know WHAT AM I STILL DOING HERE!?  Then I saw the bio they posted on me.  They mean well, but  let’s be honest,  it wasn’t great.  Let me try to break it down and tell you why I am perfect for you.   Introductions:   I start out a little shy and cautious, but once I’m comfortable and know you’re a dog lover I will cover you in kisses.  My foster family jokes that I can’t hold my licker, but I don’t really understand why that’s funny.   Manners:   OK, yes, I need a little work here.  When I first see you in the morning or when you come home, I get so excited I can’t help but greet you b y  jumping up on you.  I’m working on it and know I can turn it around.  And while I’m being honest, I have become more curious  as to why my fosters spend  so much time doing stuff on the kitchen counters.  Being short, the only way to find out is to stand up and see.  I’m learning this thing they call surfing is bad idea, so I’m also working on  it .   Crate Trained:   Absolutely!  My crate is my safe place.  I eat there, sleep  there  and hang out there when nobody is home.  Sometimes I try to play the sympathy card and throw out a few barks and whines at bedtime.  Clearly, I am not their first foster and they do not fall for it, so I give up  pretty quick  and settle in.   House Trained:   They  checked  no?!?!  Seriously!?!?!  OK, yes, I had a few accidents the first couple weeks, but it has been weeks since my last accident.   I get out  pretty regularly  and they ’ve  start ed  picking up  on  some of my cues, so I think we’re good here.   Kids:   Love’em , all ages !  Just let them  know  I do play bit e  when we get to having fun.   Dogs:   Love to play with all of them!  My resident host is 10 years  old  and we love to play.  Apparently, we sometimes play too long and my fosters step in and separates us.  But it’s all in fun.  If you have a resident dog that isn’t into some play, I might not be the best fit for you.   Cats:   What are cats?  They sound cool and pretty sure I would be more likely to play than ignore them.    Leash:  Alright, another area that could use some work.  I like going for walks, but it takes a few minutes to settle in.  I can and will do better with more practice.   Play:   Yes, please!  Whatever these green, fuzzy rubber like balls are, I love them!  You throw it, I’m getting it and bringing it back to you.  Heck, I’ll even kick it across the floor or down the stairs myself just to go get it.  If I’m not chasing that green thing, I really enjoy chewing on bones and toys to keep me occupied.   Vocal:   It took me a while to use my voice here.  Now that I understand the people and cars that come and go, I  have to  let my fosters know when someone or  car that doesn’t live here comes up the driveway.   Nothing crazy and out of control, but I let them know.   Overall:   I have a moderate level of energy and need some exercise to get my crazies out every day.  (Hey, what do you expect, I’m not even two.  From what I hear, I’m quite a bit calmer than previous fosters that have come through this house.)  When play and exercise is done for the day, I am happy to settle in and be your affectionate BFF for the evening.  I’ll lay by you, on you, cover you in kisses – just let me know what you prefer.

If I missed anything, fill out an application and ask.  I’m sure my fosters will do a much better job of sharing my awesome ness than they did on my first bio!

Marian is an owner surrender due to one of the owners' health issues. If you are interested in getting to know this animal better, please fill out an adoption application. An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is not a binding contract.

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