This previous weekend, a really particular canine named Marley marched out the entrance door of Michiana Humane Society to start a brand new life together with his adopters. Workers members wept tears of pleasure, performed kazoos, and waved handmade indicators as he handed by. 

Marley’s Gotcha Day was further particular as a result of it got here simply days after he was identified with terminal pores and skin most cancers. Based on his vet, he solely has about six months to reside.

Picture through Fb/MarleySmiles_

His pals on the shelter knew discovering a house for Marley can be troublesome, however they held out hope the best household would come alongside.

“We perceive that adopting a canine who’s close to the top of his life is an enormous ask,” MHS wrote on Fb. “Nevertheless, after assembly and attending to know Marley, we consider that he’ll convey a lot like to a really fortunate house for no matter period of time is left earlier than he crosses the rainbow bridge.”

They had been proper! As quickly as canine mothers, Jordan and Jen met Marley, they fell in love.

Picture through Fb/MarleySmiles_

He hasn’t been with them lengthy, however Marley has already made himself proper at house. He enjoys snuggling on the sofa, consuming, and hanging out together with his new human sibling. Marley is so smitten together with his new household, he can’t bear to decide on between them.

“He all the time needs us to be in the identical room that he’s, however not simply one in every of us…BOTH of us!” Jordan advised iHeartDogs. His answer? “He bounces backwards and forwards till we’re all collectively.”

Picture through Fb/MarleySmiles_

Even earlier than they took him house, Jordan and Jen started brainstorming adventures to expertise with Marley.

“His bucket checklist has some enjoyable issues, some insanely random issues, and a few issues which can be type of simply on the market that most likely aren’t practical, however we’re simply going for it!” Jordan stated.

To date, Marley has loved a hamburger and been handled to the primary of many Starbucks Puppuccinos. This weekend he’ll be named an honorary fireplace canine and trip in an actual fireplace engine. Not dangerous for his first week!

Picture through Fb/MarleySmiles_

Jordan and Jen hope Marley may even get the prospect to:

  • Stroll on the seashore
  • See the Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago
  • Watch a movie at an actual drive-in theater
  • Go to Wrigley Area
  • Meet somebody well-known
  • Encourage somebody to undertake a senior canine, and far more!
Picture through Fb/Michiana Humane Society

Chances are you’ll be questioning why Marley wants YOUR assist to finish his checklist. There’s another merchandise we haven’t talked about:

Marley needs to see simply how far his inspirational story can attain. Jordan and Jen are asking supporters to ship postcards to point out him simply how a lot he’s liked.

“Sure, canines can’t learn, however we simply really feel like we are able to make up for the final 13 years of his life – so long as we have now slightly assist,” Jordan stated.

If you want to assist Marley full his bucket checklist, ship your postcards to:

Marley Paul Chapman
490 S Elm Ave.
St. Anne, IL 60964

Observe Marley on Fb and Instagram for updates and normal adorableness!


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