Marco Polo

Golden Retriever | MALE | 15 YEARS OLD | Springfield, IL

CLUB DOG MEMBER SINCE: September 24, 2011


I'm doing better with the BIG puppy. He understands to keep away from me inside the house. He's grown up a lot, but is still silly at times.


Marco Polo

About Me

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Hi! My name is Marco Polo. I am a Golden Retriever from Springfield, IL

Birth Day, Month and Year: 7/31/2000
Age: 15
Weight: 51-100 lbs.
Gender: M
Education: Marco is a retired therapy dog. He attended my special education classroon for 7 years. Then he was "let go" just in case there are students with dog allergies even with the evidence that nothing as occured for the past seven years due to the precautions I took. Then he was a therapy dog for two years at a local children's psyhciatric hospital. Due to beginning arthritis, he is now retired. I didn't want anyone to inadvertantly hurt him, and he react badly.
My pet peeves: Storms!
My hobbies: Sleeping, riding in the car, waiting in the tub for his visitation bath... yes, he makes me feel awful then. No veggies.
My favorite hang out spot? Next to me or with his head hanging out the doghouse just outside the back door on the patio.
My favorite grub: We switched back to ProPlan, but I hate the "things" in it. So Mom got a kind with no "things."
My favorite treat: Liver treat
My favorite tricks: How about them Rockets" He'll give a high ten. He'll answer questions with a slight inflectin of my voice. He loves to listen to kids read or practice spelling words.
What I love about my owner: I love my mom because she let me stay, and I really needed to stay with her. Dr. Susie told us I had very bad hips when I was six months old. (Mom knew something was wrong, and kept asking Dr. Susie.) I had two TPO surgeries (the kids at school raised money to pay for one. Thank you, Kids!) Mom used her doggie credit card for the other one. Those surgeries allowed me to live past two years old. I'm 12 now!! She was just the right one for me.
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