Shedd Aquarium's Latest Rescue Dog Set to Make a Splash

February 20, 2014

Labrador mix is fourth local dog adopted through ongoing rescue and rehabilitation efforts

Shedd Aquarium, an international leader in animal rescue and rehabilitation, welcomes Marlin, a male Labrador mix adopted through local pet rescue partner Chicago Canine Rescue. Turning 2 years old in March, the energetic pup joins three other rescued dogs in Shedd’s furry family: Bruce, a male pit bull mix; Coral, a female Airedale mix; and Dory, a female shepherd mix.

Since December 2013, Marlin has been working with a team of Shedd trainers. Beginning this spring, he will serve as an aquarium ambassador, engaging guests as they wait in line or during meet-and-greet opportunities. Shedd’s canine friends continue connecting guests to living world, highlighting the “Shedd Way” of training and demonstrating how each of us can build strong relationships with the animals in our lives.

Images show male Labrador mix Marlin, the fourth local dog adopted through Shedd’s ongoing rescue and rehabilitation efforts. Additional photos show Marlin working with Shedd trainers and spending time with his new furry family.Video shows Executive Vice President of Animal Care and Training Ken Ramirez introducing Marlin. Video/photo credit: ©Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez

High resolution photos of Shedd’s newest rescue dog are available for download

High resolution photos of all four of Shedd’s rescue dogs are available for download

Bios for each dog are available for download

Last summer, Shedd Aquarium introduced three rescued dogs in its aquatic show, “One World,” which celebrates the human connections with all animals and demonstrates the “Shedd Way” of animal care through positive reinforcement. The multi-species aquatic show — featuring dolphins, belugas and other marine animals — focuses on the interconnectivity of the living world and the impact we have on our shared environments. Narrated videos spotlight Shedd’s rescue and rehabilitation work alternating between animal interactions with trainers, including sessions with the aquarium’s four-legged friends. Throughout the show, guests will understand the significance of the individual roles we play in conservation and care for animals in the wild and at home. 

Shedd Aquarium is supported by the people of Chicago, the State of Illinois and the Chicago Park District. Shedd Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA).

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