|Marvin prancing along the ledges on Welch Mountain|
|Marvin skillfully squeezing through a tight spot|
|Muddy paws pausing on the trail for a photo opp|
For such a young dog who was most recently running free as a stray in West Virginia prior to ending up in an overcrowded animal shelter, Marvin did extremely well on his leash throughout our entire hike. While dogs hiking with Foster Dog Summit are not allowed off leash during our travels, many dogs do become excellent off leash hikers by responding well to voice commands and staying on the trails just ahead of their human companions. This is a behavior that is learned over time, however, and not something that I can risk with a dog I just met.
|Taking in the views from top of Welch Mountain|
|A serious pose from the summit|
Canine Guardians for Life, Inc. is the rescue group who coordinates Marvin's foster home and adoption process. If you cannot adopt or foster a dog in your own home, please consider making a contribution this holiday season to assist in the costs of transporting and caring for a dog in need of rescue. To learn more about Marvin, please visit his profile on Petfinder.com.
A short video clip of Marvin's hike along the Welch-Dickey Loop Trail is also provided below. See you on the trails!