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1 year, 7 months
Large  |  Male

Cottonwood, AZ



Good day! My name is Markin. I am approximately 1 years old and looking for my forever home.
I was on the kill list at the pound because they said I was aggressive. Are you kidding?! I was so scared in that noisy place. I just wanted everyone to stay away from me. I grew up on the streets with no other litter mates. I have had zero socializing prior to coming here. I have been learning that I do not need to be afraid of some things while here at Pets Return Home. I am not afraid of other dogs anymore – with 20 dogs here I have never been hurt or attacked. They are really nice (but some are real goofy) dogs.
I am good with other dogs (with proper introductions of course). I am not sure about cats as I never have been around any. I am best with children 10+years old, due to my active play style. As long as they are polite and can respect my space and me. I walk nicely on a leash and can sit for treats.
I like to hike for hours and swim. I like to roam on my own – so a large parcel of property or high fence is a must. I come when called – most of the time – I am still learning it is okay to come to a human.
I never have mastered the shake thing but you could finish teaching me! I am an all around awesome boy. I do have a few quirks that need to be worked on,but doesn’t everybody? My humans can explain those if you are interested in meeting me. I look forward to meeting you
I am looking for a human who can help me learn trust and be patient with me while I become your faithful companion as a foster or permanent family. I need help trusting. Are you willing to help me?
‪#‎ prhhandsomemarkin‬ ‪#‎ petsreturnhome‬
Behavioral notes:
Markin is a beautiful and intelligent dog. Unfortunately he was more than likely born on the street with very little human interaction until arriving at the Maricopa County Animal Shelter. There he was treated well by the volunteers and staff – mostly women. He has not had many good experiences with men until arriving here. He is not aggressive towards men – but will bark depending upon the amount of fear he feels. He will listen to our female trainers and friends. He is good with kids and remarkable with other dogs. He does however avoid men.
He needs a foster or adoptive home to help him build confidence and trust in humans and the world.

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Cottonwood, AZ

(928) 793-2013

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