Marley was surrendered into the care of the BC SPCA Trail Regional Branch when her owners could no longer keep her due to an issue with their landlord. It was an extremely good thing she was surrendered, her life seemed to leave a lot to be desired.
She was only six months old when she came to the shelter and had already lived such an unpleasant life that there was nowhere to go but up. Poor Marley was so nervous around new people that it made it very difficult to treat her for some injuries she sustained while in her previous home.
It was evident that Marley had received little to no training, had no socialization skills with other animals, and even worse; she was scared of human beings. Being under socialized made the first week all about getting Marley to trust at least a few new people; it soon began to work.
Once Marley’s trust was won over, everything started to fall into place. She started showing how sweet and affectionate she could be once she knew you were there to love her and not harm her.
Soon enough Marley found a woman who had plenty of experience with golden retreivers who were nervous or scared. Jill, Marley’s new owner, has kept in touch to let us know that Marley is getting along great with the other dogs in her care and is becoming more confident in herself every day.
We are so thankful to Jill for taking Marley under her wing and showing her exactly how fun life can really be. Thank you so much for making adoption your first option!
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