We are 100% guessing at Marley's breed make-up.
She was surrendered to a shelter after her owner passed away, by his son, who didn't want her, he left no information about her so we don't know a lot about her life to date.
Marlee is sweet girl, but she has obviously led a very sheltered life, and the world can be a scary place for her. She needs someone who can introduce her to the world and show her that it's not such a scary place. She is a dog that needs a soft approach, if she thinks something is going to happen to her, she can be reactive, not aggressive, but she will get defensive. She needs someone to train her with patience and positive rewards, not a heavy hand.
She does require a fenced yard as she may bolt if scared and she does like to run and follow her nose. She loves to cuddle and to play tug with her rope toy and also to play wrestle with people.
Her expereinces with other dogs have obviously been very limited and she doesn't really know how to interact with them properly. Ideally we are looking for a placement where she would be an only dog, but where she would meet other dogs and learn how to interact properly. She is not aggressive with them, but her actions may be perceived that way by some dogs. She barks at first out of nervousness, then she will rush in and nose punch the other dog, and even nip a little. It seems to be her way of trying to get them to play, but she doesn't go through the normal doggy pleasantries of sniffing etc. first and can seem too forward to a lot of dogs.
She shows interest in cats, but it doesn't seem to be aggression, more curiosity, but we have not had her face to face with a cat for a proper test. She did get loose in a room at the shelter with a cat and she didn't harm it.
She's a gentle soul but due to her fears, she can act out if she feels she is threatened and can't escape the situation. She seems nervous of some men, most she is fine with if she's out and about. Haven't have any issues with women, seems to love women. Had no issues with her when she went in for her spay, the staff all said she was lovely.
She is now spayed, UTD on shots and microchipped and ready to find her forever family.
She is going to be a bit of work for someone but she is well worth it, she's a kind, sweet dog who needs someone to give her the opportunities she hasn't had in life.