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! 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. 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. As with any cancer, either of these growths is at risk of coming back. Marshmallow also has a weak back end. With exercise and good nutrition, however, she is improving. She is doing some physical therapy to help as well. 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, but that doesn't definitively mean that she has DM; just that she might develop it. 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.