Meet adoptable deaf one year old Marshall who is looking for a loving forever home with someone who will cherish him, teach him new signs by using positive reinforcement training and always keep him safe.
Marshall’s back story from his advocate: Marshall was dropped at a rural high school in Montcalm WV in the early spring of 2021, along with his sibling and a smaller dog. Marshall and the smaller dog were then delivered to my door with an urgent plea of taking them in. So I did, even when I didn’t have room. The 2nd pup was found the next day and I also took him in. Upon arrival it was found that the three had a skin condition. Much to my surprise, it was scabies. Which infected the whole household including myself. The two were put on a 3 month lockdown, in a sense, no possible adoption or rescue until the end of the treatment. They are all healthy now.
At the first vet visit, I had suspected Marshall was deaf. He simply didn’t come when called, and wouldn’t wake up unless touched. My vet confirmed this. The two boys, Marshall and Tucker also have aggressive litter mate syndrome, they simply do not get along with each other. Marshall currently is integrated into my pack of 5 dogs, both medium and large size as well as my cats. He is a bit of a mischief maker, forever finding unapproved toys. But is also a wonderful companion.
Marshall has never met a stranger, he loves all people. He enjoys being with you and is very docile and gentle when taking treats or when getting medicine. Such as his recent neuter, he finds his incision a bit too interesting and now has the cone of shame. He allows me to treat the site, and has always been accepting of being handled. He takes his cues from my pack, when it’s time to go outside and time to come back in. He is an escape artist, and has learned by my pack to obey boundaries. Baby gates and fencing for example.
Marshall is currently never left unattended in the yard, if there is something he wants outside of it, he will put holes in the fence… Marshall thrives on routine and has learned to sit when one finger is put in the air, otherwise he again takes his cues from my dogs. Marshall would be wonderful in a home with other dogs, that also enjoy playing. Marshall is insistent upon playing and doesn’t always read the other dogs body language correctly. I believe this is the prime reason he and his brother don’t get along. My pack corrects Marshall more intensely without a fight ensuing. Marshall truly is a wonderful dog and deserves a family all of his own.