Our sweet sassy little Marley has crossed the rainbow bridge at age 14. We feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to give her another year of life, as most old dogs in shelters don’t get that chance. She spent that year bringing nothing but joy and Shibatude to her foster home. She had dementia so she was up at night, and napped a lot during the day, but Marley lived her best life in rescue. Up until the end she would still play with her foster Shiblings and toys, ask for bellyrubs, and go for walks when she had the energy. She was a beautiful, spunky soul and was loved by all that had the pleasure of knowing her. She is forever with us, but will be missed. Rest in peace sweet girl, and we will see you on the other side!
Marley’s story: 13 yr old Marley was taken to a shelter when her person was admitted to the hospital. She was never reclaimed, so we can only assume her person either passed away, or is in no condition to follow up with the shelter and care for her going forward. Luckily the staff knew that a shelter is no place for a blind, deaf, senior dog and they asked us for help. We were happy to oblige.
Marley was partially blind and mostly deaf, and therefore startled when people and dogs get too close to her face, but she is a real sweetheart and is not reactive at all when it happens. She cannot manage more than a few steps, and we were fortunate to find a foster home with no kids to startle her, no stairs to manage, and other dogs to keep her company.
, as she circled a lot in the shelter and initially in foster care. With time, however, the circling has become very minimal and she had a great quality of life. However with time the dementia did worsen.
Marley was already showing signs of dementia when she came into rescue, but she absolutely thrived in her foster home. She has so much “Shibatude” and is such a happy girl. She was quite fond of the other female dog in the home and wants to play. She enjoyed her walks, belly rubs and toys.