• Adopted: 01-01-08
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 2-3 yrs
  • Size: 34 lbs
  • Color: Tricolor
  • Cats: Unknown
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Traits: N/A

A little ball of fire has arrived at my usually quiet house. MARLA, a female tri-color setter girl weighing about 34 lbs. at 2 -3 years of age, is full of life. Marla was turned into a shelter although we don’t know why.

Marla is the cutest little girl with a persistent personality. Marla wants what she wants, and she wants it now. She loves to talk. Marla talks when it's time to get up, when it's time to eat, when it's time to go out, and heaven forbid the water bowl should be empty. Marla is house-trained and will sit and lie down on command.

Marla loves to be outdoors and will endlessly explore the yard. She is not birdy, but loves to watch all the people going by, talk to them a little, and then run through the leaves. She plays very well with other dogs. She plays like a pup, running and twirling as she goes.

Marla has a very distinguished tail. It has a curve (at first I thought it might have been broken) with some long hair at the end making it seem like a little whip. My other dogs walk around with their eyes closed because Marla’s tail never stops wagging.

Marla loves life, goes all day long, and then collapses on the couch about 8 pm. At 8 am the next morning, she’s up and going again! Marla is looking for a family who will enjoy taking her to doggy classes and will patiently help her learn some house manners. Because of her high energy, she would do best in a home without small children. Marla learns quickly but she could use a predictable routine and structure while she settles in.

After a full day, Marla loves nothing more than to sleep in your lap. The house gets quiet and all is calm. And I’m pretty sure I can see visions of a forever home dance in Marla’s dreams.


Thought we'd give you a quick update on Marlee, who's bringing a lot of smiles to people around here. She's a hit in the office, the park, and even among the people in Blandford, Mass, who laugh themselves silly as they see her racing around in the cab of the truck when I go to the transfer station!

She is, as "advertised," a bundle of nonstop energy. Up in western Mass. she goes at it non-stop, "patrolling" the invisible fenced area at a canter and a full gallop. In fact, we have to bring her in periodically, just like a 4 or 5 year old kid, before she totally exhausts herself.  Then, once the day is done, she just wants to cuddle. Quite an amazing personality!