Dog Story Marty is a delightfully entertaining little guy and at not quite a year old is all Brittany puppy. He is very friendly, playful and eager to meet new people and dogs. Marty gets along with his numerous Brittany and Dalmatian foster siblings and enjoys being part of the pack. You can sit and watch his antics and expressions and be continuously amused! Like all Britt pups Marty is outgoing and excitable and has come a long way in foster care with structure and training. When Marty entered foster care it was evident he had been kept outside in the yard with minimal opportunities for socialization or stimulation. He arrived underweight with a severe case of doggy obsessive compulsive disorder and was primarily concentrating on chasing flies and bugs – earning his nickname Marty McFly! Marty’s lack of playtime and human attention in his previous home made it difficult for him to focus and learn as he was constantly excited to jump up, chew and run. Marty’s foster mom is a professional dog trainer and behaviorist and immediately started him on a program of medication and training. Marty takes clomipramine twice daily (medication that reduces anxious behavior in dogs) and now has a normal activity level for his age and breed, only occasionally chasing bugs just for fun! He gets appropriate chew items like healthy bones and rawhides for entertainment and rewards keeping his teeth shiny clean. Marty has learned commands such as sit, down, go crate and hand signals. He is housetrained and crate trained and accustomed to sleeping and resting in his cozy crate. Marty is a very social little boy who is great with both dogs and people. As he is still a young bouncy pup Marty will be suited for a home with older children. He will likely need to remain on some dosage of clomipramine long-term and his prescription medication costs about $86 per month. He is neutered, current on vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive and microchipped. Marty will be an excellent companion for an active family ready to provide lots of exercise, personal attention and continue his medication and training. Marty is currently in foster care in the East Bay Area and ready for a meet and greet with potential adoptive families. Marty’s ideal placement will be locally with a forever home close by in Northern California where his foster mom can provide the benefits of continued expertise and training. If you are interested in welcoming a joyful and energetic Brittany pup to your family, please submit theadoption applicationand mention Marty-4426,then contact his foster home to learn more about him! Dog History Marty and his littermate were surrendered to ABR by their previous family. The owners purchased a busy pair of Brittany puppies and were unable to provide the time and attention needed for two young bird dogs.