After several tries we were finally matched to Marley in October 2018. When we met her at our first meeting we knew she was the one and brought her into our family. We already had two cats at home…Carly and Ziggy…but we found that Marley soon blended in with the two of them pretty fast.and they have gotten along great ever since.
Marley did have some skin irritations that we knew about from the start. Our vet put her on Apoquel and she quickly stopped the scratching and gained back her fur coast in the rough areas. We still give her a daily does of Apoquel every morning.
We also took her to Canine Academy in Penndel for the basic training. One thing she is still having issues with is being around other dogs. She will growl and sometimes get very defensive. While at Canine Academy she did really well being in the room with 8-10 other dogs but she still can show aggressiveness when she sees another dog (or even a deer or rabbit) while we are out walking. Still a work in progress but she is doing great in basic commands that she learned at the Academy. If anyone has any advice on how to curb her aggressiveness we would be open to listen.
Since Joan and I both work we do have a a walker from Sitters4Critters come in 2-3 times a week when both of us are away and the walker service does a great job. She also does well @ Town & Country Kennel on the times we have boarded her for weekend trips.
Marley has been a great addition to our family and Joan and I are so thankful to have her. There were several Brookline advisors that had helped guide us to find the right match and would like to thank all of them for their patience and assistance.
Brian & Joan Helgesen
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