Male Chihuahua, 6 years old
- Suitable with Children – No Children
- Suitable with Other Dogs – No Other Dogs
- Suitable with Cats – No Cats
- Suitable with Other Animals – Not suitable
This is Marley, aged 6.
Marley and his sister Bella arrived morbidly obese, and are following a weight reduction program which new owners must adhere to. Both are nervous of the unfamiliar, including people and other dogs.
Marley is more nervous than Bella, and will guard defensively if attentions are forced upon him too soon. Although neither dog was used to walking, Marley is taking well to a more active lifestyle.
Bella and Marley are not closely bonded, and prefer different lifestyles, so could be rehomed separately, ideally to quieter, child free homes where they can be the centre of attention, and have human company.
New owners must be willing and able to pursue a continuing weight loss program, and encourage exercise and activity.