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Name:   Marshall Hughes  
Description:   ~ Walker Coonhound ~ 1 1/2 yrs old ~ 65 lb ~ fostered in Columbia, MD

Marshall is a young fellow who didn't get off to the best start in life. He was kept outdoors and from there it went downhill. He contracted heartworm disease and his owner fell ill and could no longer care for him. Marshall loved the other pet at his original home... a yorkipoo whom Marshall protected and adored. Once Marshall was turned into the shelter, his fortunes started to take a turn for the better. He is now in a loving foster home, sleeping inside and having his heartworm treated.

Marshall has shown curiosity regarding the family cat, but has made no effort to chase or harass her. At less than 2 years old, he's just a goofy, playful, toy loving, chewing puppy. (There's nothing like a chewing puppy to encourage you to pick up your shoes and put them away.) When excited, he will "mouth," which could be mistaken for biting by someone not familiar with puppy behavior, but his fosters are working on curbing that. Because of his size and energy level, we would prefer to place him with older children. Those under the age of 7 or 8 may be bowled over by his non-aggressive exuberance. Marshall would think he hit the lottery if his forever home came with another playful dog, preferably a young one who would love to wrestle and play chase.

Marshall sleeps like a log at night. He currently sleeps in a crate to protect both himself and property while everyone sleeps. He willingly goes into the crate at about 10:00 p.m. if a treat awaits him inside, and he sleeps until about 7:00. He cat naps anywhere he wants during the day, but if his foster mom leaves the room, he wakes and follows her. He finds her daily activities fascinating. Marshall is still learning the art of indoor living, but we think he's done fantastically well in learning household manners. He's had a few minor accidents inside (The one where it was pouring outside doesn't count.), but he's since learned to paw at the back door when he needs to go outside. Because of his curiosity, energy, and general newness at indoor living, Marshall should be crated when left alone.

If you would like to welcome this joyful sweetheart into your home, please complete an Adopter Profile and e-mail it to icanhelp@beaglemaryland.org. .
Posted 11/19/20