Marlowe was a stray in Houston, and was taken in by an elderly man who fed all the neighborhood cats. When he reached the point where he had more animals than he could afford to feed, he reached out for help, and Marlowe came into rescue. He is an exceptionally sweet boy who gets along well with other dogs and is OK with dog-savvy cats. More than anything, he LOVES people. He has lived with people of all ages -- from children to the elderly, some of whom were in wheelchairs or used walkers. Marlowe seems to be instinctively kind and gentle with young and old alike.
As with many dogs who are rescued as strays, we don't know for sure what breeds make up his DNA. He looks a LOT like an Anatolian Shepherd who had a recurring role in a TV show back in the 1980s, so we gave him the same name. (http://www.simon-and-simon.info/html/marlowe.html)
Marlowe can be a lazy couch potato at times, but he also loves to run. He seems to be able to climb over any fence (including 6' privacy fence, chain link, and even wrought iron), so he absolutely can NOT be left alone in the yard. He does well walking on a leash, though he will pull when he gets excited.
Marlowe has a strong prey drive, so he can NOT go to a home with any livestock, and preferably (because of his fence-climbing) he should not go to a home where neighbors have livestock. Prey drive is a natural thing common to most dogs, but we mention it because of his breed. Many people make the faulty assumption that all Anatolian Shepherds are livestock guardians.
Marlowe is a wonderful companion and would gladly go everywhere with an active adopter -- hiking, camping, kids' sporting events. And at the end of a busy day, he will happily snuggle on the sofa with you. If you think Marlowe would be the perfect addition to your family, please submit an application on our website.
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