Here’s Marley! He’s a Moth-Eared Papillion, also known as a Phalene, 12 pounds of soft fluffy fur and a bent for being with you! He loves to sleep next to you but he’s too small to climb the stairs to the bed so he has to be lifted up and down. If you forget to take him with you he’ll let you know with a bark surprisingly deep for a little guy who’s 11 years old. If you Google “Phalene” you’ll see what he’d look like with a long coat – he’s been kept clippered short for ease of care.

Marley just had a dental and his teeth are great. He’s housetrained and passed the “cat test”; he’s just not interested! However if the cat chooses to run, he might give chase as rapid movement triggers dogs’ “prey-drive” instincts. He gets along well with the other dogs in his household.

Marley keeps amazing his foster mom as he works at trying to communicate. She can’t always “get” what he wants so if he barks she tells him “show me” and sees where he leads. He’s sweet as he can be and a mellow guy. He’s quite content to snooze any time but when things are busy, he doesn’t want to miss anything.

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ODH has not met this dog; we urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.