My name is Marley in RI!

Shih Tzu Dog for adoption in Providence, Rhode Island - Marley in RI
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Friends of Homeless Animals, Inc.(FOHA)

Facts about Marley in RI

  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10541687

Adoption Donation   $ 499   

Located: in Rhode Island

Age:  approx 5  years old

Weight: 14 lbs

  Marley is a 14 pound male Shih tzu. We estimate that he is about 5 years old. He was picked up as a stray by a local shelter and when they called FOHA to step up and help   we were happy to take him!! He was on the street so we don’t know how he got the bruise on the left side of his face. His eye on that side is nonfunctional and he had some broken teeth on that side which our vet pulled and gave him a dental. Everything has healed and left him with blindness in that eye but this has not affected his loveable personality. His right eye is good and he needs ointment due to dry eye but Marley is a very good patient.

Marley has been nicely groomed and he is a very handsome little gentleman!!  He is a very affectionate and low key dog. He loves to lay in the sun and soak up the warm rays. Marley walks well on a leash and doesn’t bark very much. He rides well in his crate in the car. Marley is a good eater and enjoys a cookie too. He is very good with my other dogs and  he is not aggressive or dominant in the least. Marley is very trusting and loves to be petted and held. Marley sleeps in his bed all night. He is mostly house trained and does well if he is walked outside and receives praise so he is learning that he needs to go outside. Marley does not mark in the house. 
Marley had his teeth fixed (9 extracted) and nicely cleaned, he will be neutered and is already up to date on shots as well as being heart worm negative. He would do well in a home without a lot of activity as he is low key. He can be with other dogs and  probably will be fine with children who are gentle with him. This boy will follow you around the house and give you lots of love for years to come. He will greet you with a smile when you come home and be a fine companion when you are out in the yard or go walking or just relaxing at home.
Marley is ready to start his new life with his new forever home. You can contact me at 401-441-8395 or email .

 If you are interested in adopting me, please fill out an application on our website

Please check out our website for how to Adopt, Adoptions events, Fostering and more! 

Normally we do not process applications unless a specific dog is selected, along with submitting a deposit of $200 using our Paypal Donate link.  Please understand we are all volunteers with limited resources - your deposit tells us you are serious.

Click here to complete our online adoption application!

Once we have your deposit we will hold the dog for you while we process your application. If you are not approved to adopt or we can not provide the dog you are interested in, your deposit is refunded. If you are approved, the deposit is applied toward the total donation of the dog.
If the dog is not a good match, we will work with you to find another dog, but the deposit is NOT refundable. We want you to be certain that this is a decision your have thought through thoroughly & not just a whim so if YOU change your mind for ANY reason , your deposit is NOT REFUNDABLE !

If you would like to HELP any of our special rescued dogs by making a donation or
If you would like to place a DEPOSIT for a dog while we process your application, you can use this secure & safe site on Paypal - please click on symbol below:

Transport costs are normally included in the donation unless otherwise noted.

If you wish to call us, please call between the hours of 10 AM and 7PM at 401-234-4499.

If you leave a message, a volunteer will return your call ASAP.

If you would rather email us, please email:

Enter the dogs name in the subject line. Thank you!


About Friends of Homeless Animals, Inc.(FOHA)

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a volunteer group that are helping primarily Boston Terriers, Boston mixes and other small dogs when resources permit. We rescue locally and all around the country - if our need help is needed.
  • We do not have a shelter so there are no set visiting hours or place to visit. We foster all the dogs in foster homes in various locations.

    We need foster parents!

    We cannot save any dogs without volunteers to help foster our animals. Please help us to help them - become a foster parent.

    Donations are gladly accepted and appreciated.
    If you cannot adopt a dog, foster a dog or donate your time, we have made it easy for you to make a donation online.
    Donations can be made securely by Paypal:

  • Come Meet Our Pets...

    We do NOT have a shelter. All our dogs are fostered in individual homes. Meetings are by appointment only after you have completed our online application. THANKS!

    Our Adoption Process...

    Our dogs listed on Adopt a Pet all have initials following the name of the dog. The initials show the State: RI, CT, NJ, NY, etc. where these dogs are being fostered.
    If you see a dog with initials after the name of the dog, these are dogs that are not in our LOCAL area but transport will be arranged for those dogs. For example: W, CF, M, RH, etc.

    Please remember that we are ALL volunteers & will respond to you as quickly as we can in all communications. We are not paid volunteers and try to keep the phones and emails manned but sometimes there may be a lapse in time. We appreciate your patience.


    Step 1 - Complete an online application -

    Step 2 - Please reserve your dog by making a $200 deposit on Paypal -

    E-mail address to use for deposit (which is applied toward total donation) is:

    You can meet any of our local dogs with JUST an online application and NO deposit, but must be approved, etc. 1st in order to take your dog home.

    Step 3 - Let your references know that a volunteer will be contacting them.

    Step 4 - Once your references are contacted, a volunteer will be in touch to arrange your home visit.

    Step 5 - Once you have been approved, pick up information, balance due, and adoption contract will be e-mailed to you.

    Please remember our dogs generally all have a pull fee from a shelter, LOTS of vet costs for initial shots and tests, spay or neuter, and then transport costs to bring the dogs to our area. This is just the beginning of the costs for a rescue. We then depend on our volunteers to buy the dog food, we pay for any additional vetting costs and grooming for the dog. There are many costs and we depend on our adoption donations to HELP pay our costs. We are a non-profit charity 501(c)3 and depend on donations for rescuing our dogs. Most times, the adoption fee does not cover the costs associated with that dogs rescue costs.

    Donations are listed on each dog's description.


    Click here to complete our online application!

    References listed on your application will be checked prior to any meetings with a dog. We do require a HOME VISIT PRIOR to any adoption.

    Some dogs are local, but many are not - they are in various locations so it will not be possible to meet some of them before you adopt.

    We only will transport the dogs if you make a firm commitment and a $200 DEPOSIT as the paid transport is costly & difficult to arrange & we do not have enough foster homes.

    Deposit Donations can be made by Paypal: