Marigold in Mechanicsburg, PA
Update 9-20-22: We have received several good applications for this pup so aren’t taking more for now. Thank you!
This petite, 11-pound Blenheim girl came to Rescue with nothing – not even a name. It didn’t take long to see behind this scared, submissive puppy mill girl was a bright shining soul just waiting to come out. So, she earned the name Marigold.
Marigold has thrived since coming into her foster home. She had to learn many things such as stairs, walking on grass, appreciating love from people, good food and a soft, warm bed. It didn’t take long for her to pick all this up. She especially enjoys meal times. Her adopter will probably never have to clean their kitchen floor again! Housebreaking was easy and she is reliable about going outside. It has helped to have her pack of foster sisters showing her the way. She has especially enjoyed playing with the resident nine month old puppy.
Marigold has mastered walking on a leash and loves rides in the car. She is a quiet girl and doesn’t bark much. She just sits, watches and quietly enjoys everything. She is crated when left alone. She barks for a few minutes, then quiets down. She also sleeps in her crate at all night without a peep. She occasionally startles with sudden movements. Her self confidence has grown by leaps and bounds, but still has a way to go.
A visit to the vets showed her general health is excellent. Her age is estimated to be around 5 years old. She was spayed and a dental done. None of her teeth had to be removed, but were just cleaned up. They did find a small cyst beside one of her mammary glands. It has not changed in size or shape and the vet did not think it was anything but a fat cyst. It is something that should be checked with her normal vet visits. Itchy ears are her main issue and even that is not often. They appear to be related to food allergies. The main culprits seem to be chicken and grain. She is on a high quality, grain free kibble and limited ingredient treats. If her ears do get itchy, she has prescription ear drops that are used twice a day. This has only been used a couple times in the past several months.
A quiet home with someone around most of the day would be best for Marigold. She would also benefit from the companionship of another quiet, submissive dog. She doesn’t mind kids and has not been cat tested. She has a tendency to get overwhelmed when surrounded by active hyper dogs, so a dog park is not the best place for Marigold. However, she is quite polite on walks and quietly greets dogs with a sniff, then she’s on her way.
She has really enjoyed the fenced in yard and loves nibbling on flowers and figuring out why her foster sisters are tearing around the yard (they’re chasing butterflies). The most important thing for Marigold is lots of love from her family. She is just a little sponge soaking it all up. She adores her people and is either sitting at your feet, gazing up at you or plastered on your side on the couch in the evening. Marigold is a sweet, sweet girl looking for love and a place to call home.
If you think your family would be a good fit for Marigold and you loved within a reasonable driving distance of Mechanicsburg, PA please contact Melissa MacMullin via email firstname.lastname@example.org
to let her know if your interest. Please make sure you have a current applicant on file.