Marley (Was Roxie) from Canterbury
We had spoke about getting a rescue dog for a few months and only went into the centre for a 'quick look', but when we saw Marley (Roxie) with her paws up and squishy face against the glass, we knew she was coming home with us.
After meeting with the Dogs Trust team they informed us that her past was unclear, but that she was a quiet, anxious lady who just needed a quiet home full of cuddles, When we met her it was clear how nervous and confused she was, she was moaning and even tinkled a little bit when meeting new people. She had no interest in toys or other dogs, but did love a cuddle and a fuss.
After getting her home we firstly took her into the garden and took off her harness, she looked back at the two of us and all of a sudden she was sprinting around the garden, we couldn't believe it. She spend a good 20 minutes running around the garden, digging and playing. It brought a tear to our eyes to see this timid anxious little girl having the time of her life.
3 days in and she is likely a totally different dog. She is very cheeky, very nosey and very clever. She will do just about anything for a treat and it is safe to say she has made herself at home. Surprisingly, she really loves a good game of tug of war and her poor teddy is slowly losing his limbs! After a lovely walk in the fields she loves nothing more than spreading out on the sofa and snoring away for a few hours.
She still isn't a fan of being left alone and will sit at the baby gate and moan until you talk to her, but we are working on her confidence.
Her big feet leave lots of muddy paw prints around the house and she is partial to a bit of ham or beef, but we really couldn't be happier with her, she is already a huge part of the family.