Marmoset

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Marmosets are highly active monkeys native to South America. The monkey spirit animal is related to playfulness, humor, light-heartedness, and joy.
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Some of the dogs in our program are adopted before we get to know them. Some stay longer but require several weeks to show their character. Some dogs receive additional evaluations and training by professionals if needed.

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Background Info:

 

This funny-looking, silly-acting little monkey-face arrived to the city shelter as a stray and was never claimed. We have no idea how she ended up homeless and don't have any information regarding her background and up-bringing.

Adoption Fee: $150 
Breed: Pit Bull mix
Sex: Female
Age: 1-3 yo
Weight: 50-60 lbs

Health Condition:

Marmoset is healthy and ready for adoption. 

Physical Description:  

Look at the silly monkey face! This fun-loving gal sure is too cute for words. Marmoset has a compact, muscular build and she is average size, perhaps a bit on the small side. Her deep red and brown coat is soft and velvety, and that wrinkly smoosh face is to die for. 

 

Current Living Situation:  

Marmoset is currently adapting to life at MPR shelter and doing awesome in our care. She needs to learn about the world via  social exposure and to conquer her fears of the unknown. She's very curious and interested in everything, but lacks in confidence under unfamiliar circumstances. When it comes to people though, she's all about making friends. She loves spending time with the volunteers in the playroom and has a very silly, playful side despite her timidity when introduced to new situations. 

 

Personality:   

Marmoset is still a little conflicted about her situation, but doing better everyday. Timid but playful. She's fun-loving most of the time, but occasionally skittish and unsure when exposed to a new stimulus. She does love a good round of zoomies in the yard though and is hilarious about it. She lacks confidence when inside, but she's improving quickly and becoming better adjusted every day. This dog is full of promise and watching her blossom emotionally is touching and rewarding. 

Behavior with people: 

She sooooo wants to make friends but can be hesitant with strangers. For the most part though, she loves being with people and has a very sweet and engaging personality. Her fears are mostly related to objects, loud noises, and certain movements she perceives as threatening, etc. She is rather fond of people and very eager to connect.

 

Behavior with children:  

Unknown. She has not been around kids since being in our program. For her sake however, due to her sensitive nature to loud noises and quick movements, we will not place her in a home with toddlers. Mature and respectful children that know how to behave around a timid dog might be an option. Marmoset is a friendly dog who only wants to have fun but her apprehension in certain situations needs to be taken in consideration. In addition, Marmoset tends to get overly excited when in a playful mode and occasionally jumps up on people. She can also be a little mouthy while she learns how to control her enthusiasm when greeting her loved-ones.

 

Behavior with other dogs:  

Unknown but we are hopeful that she could be placed with a compatible male. She is not showing signs of discomfort or adversity towards the dogs kenneled next to her at the shelter and seems eager to make doggy-friends. With proper introduction and good supervision, she might enjoy a home with a playful and friendly 4-legged brother.  

 

Behavior with other animals:  

Unknown.

Training: 

We will soon start working on basic commands and teaching her better greeting manners but are currently focusing on building her confidence up. We believe she has great potential for obedience training though, due to her sharp mind and alertness. 

This adorable dog is full of potential but will need a little bit of work, time, and patience. We have no doubt she will soon be a great family companion who will enjoy being involved in all the fun with everyone. 

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