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Marley Puli St. Cloud, FL
- Friendly, Smart, Brave, Independent, Athletic, Playful
- Coat length
- Vaccinations up to date.
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His original owners got him 5yrs ago before the pandemic. After their work schedules changed & they weren't home as often, the family rehomed him in early 2022. Marley had been raised with a 10yr old boy & no other pets in the home. He came to his new home where he was introduced to other animals & Marley did pretty well at first. He ignored the cats, showed interest in other dogs, but would tense up & mark when he was around their intact little male dog. Being that no one ever neutered Marley, there was too much testosterone in the home & they passed him on to a family member. The new home had younger children who were somewhat rough with animals & they ran into some issues with Marley showing aggression when he is grabbed. Marley loves to lay on the couch & be pet but if you pull at his collar or try to push his body, he will growl & potentially snap.
Marley is a friendly dog but he needs to be in a home without young children & preferably without other animals so that he can relax into his home & live his best life. His past indicates that he would be fine with house visitors & meeting other animals on walks, but that he would be most comfortable in a home where his privacy is respected & no one spooks him into feeling defensive.
This breed has a very special coat that requires research & a lot of maintenance to upkeep properly. The uniqueness of owning a Puli can be very rewarding! There are only about 150 Puli dogs estimated in the USA. But their coat is very high maintenance. They are also a herding dog so their energy / training can be difficult as well. Marley is a bit older & more calm than a puppy would be. He doesn't require huge amounts of exercise but hopefully you can get an understanding of his mindset & stubbornness. I would recommend joining Puli groups on Facebook to find a good community of knowledgeable people.
Marley is currently available for meet & greets or potential same day adoption as long as you are prepared to bring him back for his vet apt. He is up to date & has an upcoming apt for his neuter. His adoption fee will be $650 which covers not only his medical expenses but also a donation to the rescue that helps with small animal vet needs & business costs as we are expanding this year to help more pets.
We are willing to work with out of state adopters for potential transport thru a third party like CitizenShipper. Owner will be responsible for booking, liability, and fees associated with transporters. If you think Marley would be a good fit for your home please send a message with some info about your home environment and when you would be available for a meet & greet!
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