03 9328 3021

  • Available from: May 6th, 2018
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 2.4 years (Adult)
  • Size: Large
  • Breed: Golden retriever

Well hi there, my name is Marley!

I am a young, high energy dog with a huge amount of love to give to my new family.

I will need to go to a home where my new guardian will commit to taking me to behaviour training as I need to learn some manners. I am highly food motivated and super smart so I will be quite good at obedience. I already know how to sit, shake and drop! I can be quite boisterous and very playful at times so a family with no young children will be the best fit for me as I do not want to unintentionally knock them over or hurt them in any way.

I had x-rays here at Lort Smith and they have noted that I have early onset of hip dysplasia. Currently I am not affected by this and can function normally without any pain or discomfort. With the correct management and care it is likely that I will have several years without pain however if my hips were to degenerate, surgery may be needed. For this reason I will be adopted out with a disclaimer.

My new guardian will also have to feed me a high quality diet that will help with strengthening my bones.

If you think I sound like the perfect companion for your family, please call the Adoption Hub for more information.


  • Suits teenager
  • Allowed outdoors


Things to consider before adopting an animal

Adopting an animal is a rewarding experience that will last a lifetime.  But before you adopt a pet please take some time to consider the commitment you are about to make. Sometimes the excitement of pet ownership can overshadow factors that should be considered before adoption. 

Adopting a shelter pet is a lifelong decision that will have a major impact to your normal, everyday life.  Please remember that a cat or dog can live for up to 20 years and they will rely only on you for their wellbeing for their entire life. 

Before you decide, have you considered the following?

  • Do I have time to exercise the dog every day?
  • Do I have time for puppy pre-school and time to socialise a puppy?
  • Do I have at least an hour every day to spend with my cat?
  • Do I have time for obedience training?
  • If renting, does the landlord permit pets?
  • Is the backyard big enough and is the fencing secure?
  • Does the whole family want a pet?
  • Will the pet be allowed inside?
  • Will I have to move interstate or overseas in the foreseeable future?
  • Will I have to move to another rental property where the landlord may not allow pets.

Can I afford a pet? 

Pets are a lifelong monetary commitment, you will need to factor in:

  • Weekly animal food bills and necessities
  • Yearly council registration
  • Monthly medications like heart worm/intestinal worm and flea treatments
  • Annual vet visits for vaccinations and check ups
  • Unexpected vet bills due to accidents or medical conditions
  • Ongoing grooming
  • Boarding fees for human holidays
  • Enrichment like training, toys etc

Ready to Adopt?

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