Mercy, Mercy Me - my name is Marvin Gaye and I'm part of the litter named after 60's Motown artists. I was born on July 30th and I have a brown coat with a white collar and look a lot like my mother, who is thought to be a Chocolate Lab mix. I still have blue eyes but foster mom thinks they will probably turn gold like my mother's. I am the biggest pup in the litter and the only one with long legs so I am "large and in charge" of my brothers and sister! I love to act tough and give lots of growls then climb in foster mom's lap to get all the attention. I am a playful pup and like to wrestle my siblings and also play with a tug toy. I can't wait to have a family of my own because How Sweet it is to Be Loved By You. Think I'm the pup for you? Apply now because I Heard it Through the Grapevine that I'm adorable and won't be around for long.
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I am just a baby and my adopters should be respectful of my small size and puppy needs, such as not being left alone for more than 4 hours at a time, and to teach me proper manners with play, potty, leash walking and crating. In return, I promise to try really hard to make you proud and to give lots of puppy kisses!
Please note that because this puppy is so young, it has only received 2 of the required 3 puppy distemper vaccinations. This is very IMPORTANT because it means that the immune system will not be fully functioning until about 16 weeks of age. Until then, the puppy MUST stay out of public places where it could be exposed to the germs of other dogs. These no puppy zones include all pet stores, dog parks, and for apartment dwellers, areas used by other dogs. These requirements are strictly for the puppy’s medical safety and longevity.
This puppy is microchipped and up to date on age appropriate vaccines and monthly preventatives. He is available to go home with an adopter on Sept. 25th.
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.