Looking for a trusty, low key companion? If so, this older gentleman may be your man. Marbles’ rambunctious puppy days are well behind him, but with age comes a whole lot of benefits, including a big old heart with tons of love to give. Marbles is looking for a quiet home where he can spend his golden years getting lots of scratches—and maybe going for a few walks, too.
Big fan of: People! At 10 years old, Marbles has been around for a while and clearly understands that humans bring good things. Whenever you walk by his kennel, Marbles greets you calmly with a slow stand and small tail wag. And when that kennel door opens Marbles saunters over to you, often with a hint of a smile which he later lets shine in full force. Give Marbles some scratches—especially around the face—and he sure is one happy boy! Marbles may even lean his whole bodyweight into you or put his head in your lap when he’s really feeling it. An older guy, Marbles much prefers getting love from people over playing rowdy games, but he does enjoy investigating a good squeaky toy every now and then. Just because Marbles has more candles on his birthday cake than some of his younger counterparts doesn’t mean he doesn’t like getting out and about! Energy-wise, Marbles has been pretty low-key during his stay at the shelter, but he never says no to going on a long walk where he can sniff to his heart’s content.
Working on: Learning how to settle! Since arriving to the ASPCA Adoption Center, Marbles has displayed some anxious behaviors. These may be entirely specific to being in the shelter, but Marbles’ adopter should be sure to closely follow our “first two weeks in the home protocol,” as well as provide him with a safe and quiet area and appropriate outlets for his mental energy. Marbles also tends to bark at other dogs while out on walks and may not always remember to only use the bathroom outside. ASPCA staff would be happy to provide tips and tricks on all of these things to help set Marbles up for success!
Dream home: Marbles would like an adopter who understands that that he will need time to adjust to any new home. Young, rowdy kids are too much for this senior gentleman, so he would prefer a quiet home with adult humans—but teens may be okay, too. Marbles has lived with kitties before and wasn’t a fan, so no cats for this guy. If you think Marbles would be a good match for you, come meet him today!