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#8685 Marmee (Little Women mom)

Medium-size, Female, Adult Boxer,
Marmee (Little Women mom) is up-to-date on her shots and has been spayed. Marmee (Little Women mom) is currently being fostered in Beltsville, MD.

Hi, I'm Marmee and I'm named after the mother in the "Little Women" book. I arrived at OPH with my 2 pups who have since gone to their new families. I was very thin when I first arrived but my foster family took good care of me and now I'm healthy, happy and looking for a home of my own, too! I look like I might be a Boxer mix, with my beautiful brindle coat and black muzzle, and I'm probably 4-5 years old and currently weigh about 45 lbs.

I'm a playful girl whether it's with other dogs in the home or my foster family or even by myself! I REALLY enjoy going for a walk and I'm a first class snuggler, too. I'm smart and already knew "sit" when I arrived and foster dad taught me "down", "up" and "wait" in just a few minutes so who knows what else I could be taught! I love the outdoors and do a cute "jump and wiggle" when I first go into the yard -- Foster mom calls it my happy dance. I greet everyone with a toy and love to play fetch and will bring it back until I'm ready to play solo, then I just go to my bed with it. When I'm bored, I'll bring my foster mom or dad a tug toy and ask them to play. Foster mom says I have good manners, too, because I never push through a door but wait politely to exit or enter, including in my kennel.

I am spayed, microchipped and up to date on my vaccinations and monthly preventatives. I will be ready to go to home with my new family around the end of January, once I complete my treatment for heartworms. Apply to meet me today!

This dog tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving to the rescue. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito producing a positive test in six months. OPH will treat the dog and provide two weeks of recovery time prior to adoption. Potential adopters will receive detailed information on the disease and their role in completing the recovery process from OPH’s heartworm coordinator. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable.
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This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.