|Comments: Hello. My name is Mr. Marble and I am a 12 year old 60 pound Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix. My owner confined my puppies and me to a life in the yard & anytime I would try to get some desperately needed attention, I was hit with a switch (similar to a riding crop). After my puppies were rescued, vaccinated, spayed/neutered & found homes, a volunteer from Pooch Heaven came to my rescue! It took me a long time to adjust to being treated humanely & sometimes I am still scared around strangers; which is why I cant be adopted at this time. If you can find it in your heart to help me even though I cant be adopted out, I would greatly appreciate it. Being a sponsor allows you to help animals even if you are unable to have one in your home. Us doggies here at Pooch Heaven think of you as our angels and we know you love us even if you cant take us home. Thank you for your help.