HOMEWARD BOUND - ADOPTED - now living happily in Manhattan, KS!
Markel was rescued from a horrible puppy mill. Dogs there lived in mud up to their elbows. They had never been socialized and were terrified of human beings. Staff and volunteers worked relentlessly to help these poor creatures understand kindness and care. Markel is a fascinating character. We can tell that he is instinctive and intelligent. He just about went insane in that puppy mill looking for a person to love. It is in his make-up to protect a beloved person from harm but Markel never had that person. We are teaching him that it is humans that will protect him, not the other way around. Markel loves his time out in the yards and approaches when called for affection and attention. He adores other dogs and feels most comfortable when they are by his side. Markel still needs to gain confidence during leash walking but he is making progress. This magnificent dog would shine in a quiet home with experienced Shepherd people to love and protect, and a dog sister that would continue to teach him that he can trust those that love him.