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Marvin

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Marvin

Breed: Sheperd mix
Gender: Male
Age: 2 years old
Size: Medium
Where you can find me: At WAG

 

Energy Level: High
Training Goals: Basic Manners, working with a trainer to overcome my anxieties
House trained? Learning!
Kids? 15 years+
Cats? Unknown
Dogs? Depends on the dog, but I have lived with dogs in the past! 
Medical Needs: Supplements for joint support + I have had a very unstable past, to help me cope with my fears I am on anti-anxiety medication!

About Me:

Hi, I'm Marvin! 

I mostly lived outside in my previous home, so some things are a bit new for me! I am adjusting to comfy beds no problem! I am also very happy with all my toys, my favourites so far have been BALLS! 

 I can be a pretty bouncy guy, especially in the morning when I first see my friends. I love to lean on you and get some good scratches in! I really do love human affection, I know that if I sit down I will get lots of head pats and back scratches 🙂 

I am also learning to walk on a leash and so far doing very well! I would love if my new home had a yard that I could feel safe in. Sometimes I get a little overwhelmed walking in busy areas, when I am out in the woods I really enjoy adventuring.  

I have met a few of the dogs at WAG, I am just so excited to have four-legged friends! My newest buddy is Caelum, we like to run around the yard together. He's a little gentler than MJ was, she liked to wrestle lots with me! I wouldn't mind if my new home had a visiting doggy buddy that I could become pals with. 

My new family will need to take extra care of me! My first 2 years of life were hard, at my last check up the vet was very happy with the weight I have gained and the muscle tone.

Even though I am a young boy, my family should provide me with supplements & glucosamine to help my joints.

I am going to need a family that is patient with me while I continue to learn. There was lots that I was never shown as a pup and some new things can make me pretty nervous. I am highly food motivated and have lots to learn, working one on one with a trainer and my new family would be so much fun, I want to make sure that all the new things I encounter are made with into a positive experience for me. I have lots of love and energy to give, and can't wait to find my new family! 

 

Check out this amazing video one of my favourite volunteers made about me! She has helped me gain so much confidence and taken me on the best adventures! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJKqbXYcRDA&feature=youtu.be

My Story:

I was surrendered to WAG after my previous family could no longer take care of me. I was left outside a lot, my owners no longer had the time for me. I hope to find an amazing new home that is excited to have me as a member of the family!