Adoptable Dog of the Week- Marco Polo

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He might not be a brave explorer, but this pooch certainly is a charmer! Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Marco Polo, a 3 years old Cairn Terrier and Chihuahua mix from Salt Lake City, Utah. He’s been neutered and he’s up to date on his shots. As a rescue from a hoarding situation, Marco Polo would do best in a calm environment and a pet-free, kid-free home.

This tiny pooch didn’t have the best of luck. He was born into a hoarding situation and didn’t have a life most dogs have in their formative years. For the first couple of years of his life, Marco Polo didn’t know what love and affection are. He was petrified when he first came to his foster family. Fortunately, with a bit of patience and A LOT of treats, he came to realize that not all hoomans are horrible- and once he figured out that no one is going to hurt him, he immediately relaxed. Now, he’s a real cuddle bug! In a way, he’s looking to make up for all those snuggles and cuddles he never had a chance to experience.

With strangers, Marco Polo is still scared, so there will be some getting used to in the beginning. Of course, with the slow approach and a lot of love, this boy will warm up to you in no time. With people he’s comfortable with, he’s loving, sweet, and affectionate. In words of his fosters, “he loves to run around, chase a ball, or just receive a nice belly rub”.

Owing to his ruff past, Marco Polo needs a home without children, and preferably without any other pets. Even though he had no training and socialization as a puppy, this adorable little fella caught up with everything once he met people willing to work with him. Now, Marco Polo is potty trained and crate trained and has good recall on commands.

If you have room in your heart for a rescue and think you can give Marco Polo a furever home he’s been dreaming of, contact Community Animal Welfare Society.