Marcus is an 8 year old male Cross-Breed. He is another of the long term residents we have taken from the Botosani public shelter in Romania, incarcerated for years through no fault of their own. Like most of these unfortunate dogs Marcus arrived in his UK foster home suspicious of all who were trying to help him. He didn’t want anyone to touch him but nor was he ever too far away because the great passion of Marcus’s life is FOOD! Marcus quickly learned that humans here had all kinds of food and that it didn’t do to not be in the vicinity just incase!
It’s been several weeks now and Marcus is far more relaxed around his foster family. He still avoids fuss to some extent but will tolerate it and is comfortable having his lead out on and off and being groomed. Marcus now needs a more one to one environment where time can be devoted to teaching him that human contact can be more than just tolerated. It will come in time as it does for them all with patience and kindness.
Apart from food, Marcus’s other great passion is sleep. He does go for walks but doesn’t want to go too far in all honesty twenty to thirty minutes a day meets his needs nicely. Marcus gets on very well with other dogs but would be equally happy to have all the food and dog beds to himself! Marcus has not met cats and would need a home with no children under twelve.
Marcus is a comical character whose sticky out tooth gives him a somewhat comedic effect that is difficult to say no to! Fences and gates must be 5ft min & secure. Marcus is fostered in Norwich Norfolk.
Please note that it is Safe Rescue policy that all dogs adopted from us must wear a slip lead to be walked for the duration of their lives. Too many dogs are lost from slipping out of collars and harnesses and many of our dogs are timid due to past ill treatment and likely to panic whilst out and about. It is absolutely okay to use these things additionally to slip leads but not instead of. We also request that extendable retractable leads are never used on our dogs. If you are opposed to slip leads, please do not enquire about our dogs as this is not negotiable. Thank you for understanding. All dogs have to be collected and a crate must be used.