Hi! My name is
Date of Birth
November 19, 2016
I had a bit of a rough start to my life; when I got to AARCS I had to have a lot of my teeth pulled and a knee surgery, but I’m a trooper and neither of these things seem to bother me ever. My foster family always tells me that I am the sweetest boy, I just love to cuddle. They try to tell me that I am too big to be a lap dog but I don’t know what that means so I just sit on top of them when I want to cuddle.
I can’t decide what I love more.. cuddling or playing? I’m very energetic so my foster family has been finding some fun toys, puzzles and games for me to play. I’ve also been learning lots of tricks! I know how to sit, lay down, touch, and shake a paw. We’re working on stay but I get a little bit too excited sometimes. Since my knee is feeling better I’ve been able to go on a few walks. I like to sniff everything I see so my foster family is trying to teach me not to pull on the leash, but I think I’ll be better when I get used to this foreign object they call a leash.
They tell me I’m a really smart and good boy, I’ve never had an accident in the house and I am really good when I’m left alone. I was doing so well in the crate when my family was gone that they decided to let me roam free in the house and I’ve never gotten into trouble, I keep the chewing to my toys and leave the couches alone! Because I am a shepherd I can be really vocal and don’t always like it when new people or animals appear at the door to “my house” but my foster family has been trying some tricks and techniques and I am getting more used to it.
I’m really good with people and animals in other houses or on the street but sometimes I get nervous when strangers come into the house, but I warm up to women and kids quicker than I warm up to men. I’m looking for a family that can help me work on this and spoil me with cuddles and attention. I also need a house with a large yard that I can play in and it should be fully enclosed too because I can be a bit of an escape artist sometimes.
If you’re looking for a sweet, loyal, giant lap dog – I’m the guy for you. I can’t wait to meet you” – xo, Marcus
Good with Cats?
Dog Savvy Cats Only
Good with Dogs?
Yes, Good With Dogs- Prefers to be the only dog in the home at this time
Good with Kids?
Kids 16+ Only
Do I Need Special Care?
Yes, Medical Special Needs - Marcus is recovering from knee surgery, and is currently on medication for suspected allergies