Marshmallow is a soft sweetie, just as her name implies, and she SO deserves a second chance at a happy life. She's an 8-year-old, 50 pound Boxer with an incredibly gentle spirit. Although it is unknown how Marshmallow behaves with cats, she slowly and politely approaches new dogs. She does the same with new people, before showering them with affection. Marshmallow adores the three neighbor boys and is great with kids. Marshmallow loves to be loved. Though she's okay to be home alone, Marshmallow wants to be where her people are, and prefers them to hanging outside in the yard by herself. She gives lots of kisses, and she would be a lap dog if she could! Marshmallow sleeps peacefully in her dog bed on the floor next to her foster's bed at night. She doesn't play much with toys, but she likes to hide her cookies under her bed, too!Marshmallow is incredibly easy to handle. She is house-trained, uses a doggie door and she loves to ride calmly in the car. Marshmallow walks nicely on a leash, a quarter to a half mile, a couple of times a day. She does have some trouble walking on hardwood floors because of her bad leg, however, and she wears a bootie on one foot so her legs don't slip out from under her. On surface where she can't slip, Marshmallow does just fine getting around. She even likes to jog with her foster mama! This sweet girl is going to make someone an incredibly beautiful, loyal companion. Marshmallow did have a mast cell tumor removed from her toe, and a sarcoma removed from her side, and then another mast cell tumor was found. At this point, our vet thinks she is just going to keep producing these tumors so we are treating her with an anti-inflammatory to hopefully slow the growth of these tumors.She is also being treated for chronic skin allergies.In addition, Marshmallow has a weak back end. With exercise and good nutrition, however, she has improved, but is definitely still weak. She did some physical therapy and may need more in the future. A DNA test was done to see if Marshmallow is at risk of Degenerative Myelopathy (DM). She does have the gene that predisposes her to this genetic disorder, and she has some of the symptoms, so it is very possible that this disease will continue to progress. Marshmallow stole the hearts of the shelter staff at Monterey County Animal Services, so they reached out to us to see if we could help find her a forever family. We are looking for someone very special to take her on with all her health issues.