Female 5.4 years
Adopted Added July 24, 2018
Marlowe is a beautiful big girl that was an owner surrender to the Oakland Animal Shelter. She is very friendly to all people, however can be a little selective with other animals/dogs. On initial evaluation she seemed to be more interested on what was going on outside the yard, however with the help of the OAS staff and volunteers she has made great stride. She has been learning her basic obedience and is excelling. She will definitely need help walking on a leash. She is definitely a looker.
We are still getting to know her and will give more infomation as we get it. Right now she would be suited for a family/owners that will enroll her in obedience classes and willing to work with her to continue what she has already learned. We have noticed some stiffness in the rear legs, so hopefully with some exercise, weight loss and maybe some pain relief she will strive.
Update from her foster 8.18.18 "She is doing just great. So far okay meeting large-hat-wearing gardeners who showed up a day early—- she was curious only and friendly. Good also socializing at my Sunday home with 4 strangers. So she is not at all protective of me,...yet. She pulls strongly on leash and goes left to right if allowed. But I am easing her Into conforming to “easy” command on walks with prong and short leather leash , walking mostly on my left. She has realized there is benefit to conforming , an easy walk, no prongs! Best of all, she has done 6 hours uncrated in in my garden and in home as I go to work. No damage, no escape, no barking. By walking her 1/2 hour and playing another 1/2 hour wIth toys 2x/day, it tires her out. I crate her at night to maintain her tolerance. Also, Marlowe was fabulous with a 4 -year-old boy under supervision yesterday."