Oldies But Goodies Cocker Rescue


Baby | Male | Adopted

Say hello to our new arrival, a precious baby boy named Marley.  Marley is a complete cuddle bug, happy to be in your lap when he is not exploring the world.  He was born on 1/5/16, and he weighed 10# at his 12-week vet visit.  We estimate that he'll grow up to weigh just under 25#.

Currently, Marley has straight, silky fur and a darker snout than his brother, Dusty.  While Marley is just beginning to learn the basics, like "sit," we do know that he can swim!  He was exploring the edge of a pond and then went for a dip.  He doggie-paddled right back to the edge.

Marley is looking for a single-family home with a fully fenced-in yard (no e-fences).  While he is being well-socialized with young children now, we are looking for a home without kids under the age of 12y.

Before applying for a puppy, please carefully consider the following issues.  Will someone be home every 3-4 hours to let the puppy outside?  Our general rule of thumb is that if a dog needs to be crated more than 6 hours/day total, then that dog is the wrong one for the person's lifestyle.  Please consider Puppy Kindergarten classes - it is never too early to start training.  More dogs under the age of 3 years are euthanized for behavior issues than for illnesses.  Puppies (and dogs) are expensive.  It can cost over $1,500 a year to care for a dog (vet check-ups, shots, spay/neuter, heartworm/flea tick preventatives, food, and other supplies).  Lastly, please consider your summer travel plans before applying for a puppy.  We do not adopt puppies more than 1-2 hours outside of the Washington DC area (we will adopt to Richmond and Baltimore).