This week's shelter profile is one of my favorites!
His name is Marsh and he is a two-year-old English Springer Spaniel. He came to the shelter a while ago after a woman bought him off Craigslist.com. She had him for a week but ended up bringing him to the shelter saying that he chewed furniture and barked. I think she just wasn't responsible enough for a dog. Since Marsh has been at the shelter no one has seen him chew anything and he has never made a sound. He was an outside dog for most of his life, but he seems to have been house trained at some point because he is very good indoors. He was in pretty rough shape when he came. He was really dirty and had a skin problem and some bald patches. Fortunately he is now cleaner, his missing fur is growing back, and his skin problem is pretty much gone. He is a really great dog. He is happy and loves everyone and everything! He loves to cuddle, have belly rubs, and be a big lap dog. He is very nosy and wants to know everything you are doing and he likes to be very curious and investigate everything including trashcans! He LOVES toys. Especially tennis balls. I have to constantly replenish the shared dog toys because Marsh takes them all back to his cage. He is very smart and nows how to sit, lie down, shake, and I have been teaching him how to run through an agility tunnel.
To see Marsh's petfinder page and some very cute pictures of him click here: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20224700