We adopted 5 year old Pekingese Muffy (previously Oreo Cookie) from Marilyn's Voice in January 2018. It's been 6 months now, and we can't imagine our life without her. She is the cutest and silliest pup, and always keeps us entertained. She loves snuggles on the couch, and it brightens my day to have her follow me around the house. Each time we go out, everyone comments on how beautiful and well-behaved she is. Although she's a low energy dog, she has joined us on bike rides, runs, and in the pool - with the help of a dog backpack, stroller, and lifejacket. She is so easy-going, and really is up for anything! She is very attached to me (Meg), and makes it obvious that older rescued dogs can still form incredibly strong bonds with their new owner.
Working with Marilyn's Voice was easy and helpful. The application process was thorough but they were very flexible due to our location in Ontario. Knowing the Muffy was in a foster home before we adopted her was a big relief, and it made the transition so much easier. She came to us already house trained, and we knew she would be ok napping the day away while we are at work. We needed a quiet dog for our apartment, and Muffy's foster mom was completely right - we still have not heard her bark (she does have quite the loud snore though)! We knew that she got along with other dogs and cats, and was just a sweet and gentle girl, all of which is still true and helped her fit right into our home.
We support the mission of Marilyn's Voice to not just rescue dogs, but also to stop Puppy Mills and promote responsible adoption so fewer dogs need rescuing in the future. We have had a very positive experience working with the organization, and still feel very supported 6 months after adopting Muffy.
Muffy even has her own instagram account @Muffymoo_thepeke for more photos!