Marley and Oscar

Marley & Oscar (Bonded) - Adopted

Name(s): Marley (bonded with Oscar)
Age: 7 years old
Size (weight): 15.4 lbs.
Coat & colour: Smooth, black and tan (possible terrier mix)
Temperament: Polite caretaker
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Not tested, but came from a home with a cat
Good with Kids: Yes
Needs another Dog: Paired with Oscar
Needs to be an only Dog: Paired with Oscar
Housetraining: Yes
Suitable for an Apartment: Possible; came from an apartment. Resource guards her home by barking, but will stop when asked.
Origin: Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee? $600.00 (Pair)

And now a few words from me:
Hi! I’m Marley. My best friend, Oscar, has been living with me since he was a puppy. I am the senior member of our team, but I let him butt in front of me for cuddles and treats. (He’s a little needier than I am…) I’m shy at first, but once I’ve checked you out, I make friends easily. I love to go for walks and play in the garden. I enjoy squirrel surveillance and will happily chase them out of the yard for you! Oscar and I will roughhouse after mealtime, and then collapse in a heap for a cuddle. There’s nothing better than ripping apart a squeaky stuffed toy! We sleep together in the crate at night and will happily stay in the crate together if you need to leave us alone. I will bark “hello” when someone comes to the door, but will quiet down once they’ve entered. I will also bark when we’re in the yard just so everyone knows I’m on duty. My foster mom is teaching me that it’s not my job and I’m starting to agree with her. There may have been a terrier somewhere in my family because I have longer legs than Oscar, but other than that, I’m all Dachshund!

And now a few words from my foster family:
Marley is a lovely, friendly girl. She is very bright and wants to please you. She is tolerant of Oscar and lets him push her out of the way for cuddles and attention. But she is the caretaker in this pair and Oscar takes his lead from her. We have met all types of dogs, adults and children when we’re out walking and Marley meets everyone appropriately. She walks well on a leash but does have a strong prey drive and lots of energy to chase squirrels. Marley will bark when she sees someone passing the house or hears another dog barking in the neighbourhood. We’ve been working on this and she’s made great progress in a short time but she still likes to have the last word so a little more work is required. Marley is a total sweetheart, and a lovely companion for walking, cuddling, riding in the car, or just hanging out in the garden.

Name(s): Oscar (bonded with Marley)
Age: 6 years old
Size (weight): 18.3 lbs.
Coat & colour: Smooth, red
Temperament: Sweet tempered companion
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Not tested, but came from a home with a cat
Good with Kids: Yes
Needs another Dog: Paired with Marley
Needs to be an only Dog: Paired with Marley
Housetraining: Yes
Suitable for an Apartment: Maybe. Joins in when Marley barks, but quiets when asked.
Origin: Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee $600 (Pair)

And now a few words from me:
Hi, I’m Oscar. I’ve lived with my best friend Marley, since I was a puppy. I’m a curious, happy guy and love to meet new people. I’ll push Marley out of the way to make sure you notice me. But that’s just because I’m a bit insecure and once I see that there’s enough love to go around, my manners improve. I’m lucky that Marley is a tolerant friend! Personal space? What’s that? I like everyone: people, dogs, and kids! I don’t much care for squirrels, chipmunks and voles though. While Marley is chasing the squirrels, I will hunt down the voles and together we will rid your yard of these pesky creatures. Going to the park is my favorite time of day. Smelling all the new smells and learning how to walk on a leash properly is a great way to spend an hour. I’m also happy to hang out in the yard and ride in the car. I bark when someone comes to the door but quiet down when I can see who it is and that they’re staying for a visit. Want cuddles? I’m your man! You could rub my belly all day. But I’m happy to snuggle up with Marley and any available human for a nap, especially if we’re tucked up in a blanket.

And now a few words from my foster family:
Oscar is quite a charmer. He was very vocal (whining and grunting) the first few days and wanted lots of attention, but he settled once he could see there was a routine and lots of love for everyone. He loves to ride in the car, go for walks, play in the yard or just hang out. He’s an adorable clown. He crates easily with Marley at night and when left alone and will go in the crate for a nap if the door is open. These dogs are used to walking on retractable leashes, and are getting much better at walking on standard leashes. Oscar and Marley are a sweet pair. They acclimatized very quickly here, taking cues, comforting and learning from each other. I always thought that taking two dogs at once would be quite a challenge, but that’s not the case with these guys. They are wonderful company and entertainment for each other and their human family.