Marvin takes a minute to warm up to new people, but once he does, you are his friend for life. He is incredibly loving and loyal to anyone he considers family. And he lights up when he gets to be around other dogs. He's one of those rare dogs who will tolerate bossy, bitey puppies and is also happy to give space to small dogs who are initimidated by his size. Marvin's just a really really special guy. And after a little bit of time in his foster home, he's starting to open up, be goofy, and enjoy squeaky toys (of course only when he's not watcing the Astros games)! He's easy going on the leash, and has perfect house manners too.
When Marvin is scared, it looks like blustering and barking. He's most fearful of new people coming into his home, so his foster family is working with him on slowly showing him that they only bring kind people into Marvin's space. Because of this, we think he'd do best with older kids, if any, since his WOOF can be intimidating to a little one. But really, Marvin is more scared of you than you are of him! But he's learning every day how to be brave and certainly feels more confident with people he trusts by his side.