My name is Marley - Adoption Pending!

Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Northville, Michigan - Marley - Adoption Pending
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Marley - Adoption Pending's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Marley - Adoption Pending's Story...
Good With Kids: Marley is best suited to be with children over 12
Good With Other Dogs: Yes.
Good With Cats: No
Housetrained: Yes
Crate Trained: Crate Anxiety. Can be left out of crate without problems.
Walks Nicely On A Leash: Working on it
Knows Basic Commands: Smart and Learning
Energy Level (Couch Potato, Moderate or High): Low to medium
Special Needs: N/A

Arrival story: Marley was found wandering in Detroit. His owners could not be located so Waggin’ Tails agreed to find him a new forever home.

Approximate age / Weight: 6 years old / 53 pounds.

Personality: Marley is a beautiful boy who deserves a loving family. This cutie is content to lie around the house and sleep most of the day as long as he gets a couple of short (1-mile) walks every day – and lots of petting!
Marley’s gotten along great with his two foster sisters from day one. However, Marley is shy and reserved with new people. He will need a patient family who will give him the time and space he needs to build trust and love.
Marley has great house manners, but he’s just getting starting on basic obedience commands. It took him just 10 minutes to learn “sit” and another 10 minutes to learn “down.” He is particularly treat-motivated and focused on his handler when learning.
Marley has been very good in the car and on trips to the vet. He likes to play with treat toys, balls, and other stuffed toys, but he prefers an audience!
We are pretty sure Marley spent far too much time in a crate or pen when he was younger, leading to severe cage anxiety so he can’t be safely crated. He is fully housebroken and not destructive and can be trusted around the house without confinement.
He also has a tendency to be mouthy (lightly touching hands with his open mouth) and will not be placed in a home with children under 8.
Marley had multiple root canals and extractions from damage done by chewing on a pen or crate. He will need a dental checkup in September but no further work is anticipated as long as he avoids chewing on hard surfaces like metal! He also needs patience as he learns to trust people and explore new environments and situations.

Forever home: Marley is best suited for a quieter household with a mellow doggy buddy to feel happy and secure.

Contact:  Email for more information about Marley.

Pre-Adoption Application: To be considered for a dog, it is best to submit a pre-adoption application. The Pre-Adoption Application can be downloaded from our website - Adoption Process Just complete the application and email it back to

Waggin' Tails Adoption Information: Waggin' Tails Dog Rescue has a standard adoption fee of
$225 for adult dogs. Different adoption fees apply for older dogs, small breeds and puppies -
$125 senior dogs (9 years +)
$275 for small breed dogs
$250 for puppies plus a $50 deposit which is returned upon proof of spay/neuter at six months of age.
Our adoption process includes an application, vet reference checks, and a home visit.

We do not have a facility; all of our dogs are fostered in private homes. To view our dogs, please check for the dates of our next adoption events. To meet a dog in person, please see our event calendar for the latest information. Arrangements can be made to meet our rescue dogs outside of Saturday adoption events after an approved application is submitted (the application does not imply an obligation by the applicant or by the rescue group).

Please be kind to our volunteers who have made rescue a second job that they do in their spare time after coming home from full-time jobs. E-mail inquiries will be answered much more quickly than phone inquiries; our phone number is a voice mailbox only.

Thank you for your support of rescue and your interest in a rescue dog!

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Facts about Marley - Adoption Pending

  • Breed: Golden Retriever Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Marley - Adoption Pending, a Northville Golden Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Golden Retriever for sale in Northville, or seeking a Golden Retriever dog from a breeder in Northville.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Northville already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Northville breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Golden Retriever breeders who help with Golden Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Northville paves the way for another one to be saved.