The Marshall Movement

Marshall Graduates!

  Congratulations, Marshall! You are officially a certified therapy dog! Now you are ready to carry a universal message of acceptance, tolerance, and kindness. We are so proud of you and, of course, your mom Cynthia!

Mission Statement

The Marshall Movement serves to carry a universal message of acceptance, tolerance, and kindness. Our goal is to help children recognize, prevent, and speak up when experiencing or witnessing tough social issues such as bullying, peer pressure, abuse, or animal cruelty. The Marshall Movement, with the use of thought-provoking character building programs and activities, strives […]

One Step Closer

Marie (CGC Trainer) with Marshall

Marshall graduated this week from his Intermediate Dog Training—he is one step closer to his end goal of being trained as a Therapy Dog! Clearly in love, here is a picture of Marshall with the woman who is helping him get there; his trainer, Marie Harbers. Marie is a Therapy Dog Trainer with the Spirit […]

Marshall meets with Charlotte Nations and Mary Ellen O’Hare of the Special School District of St Louis County

Marshall meets with Charlotte Nations and Mary Ellen O'Hare of the Special School District of St Louis County

Some times it is hard to imagine that Marshall used to be the abused dog that was found beat up and cowering in the corner of an animal hoarder’s pen. Since healing at his forever home, Marshall has been giving back by raising awareness to adopt sheltered dogs.  He is also getting ready to inspire […]

Bark in the Park

Bark in the Park 2012

Congratulations to Marshall!  He has been selected as one of the elite members of the BARK in the PARK 2012′s Mascot Entourage!        

Meet Cyndi and Marshall

Marshall posing for the camera

Cyndi is available for interviews.  Please contact Cyndi and Marshall at for more information. Cyndi and Marshall are available for book readings and signings, animal educational classes, and discussions about bullying beginning SEPTEMBER 2012. For more information, please drop us a note, Please make sure to include the name of your school or organization, address, city, state, and […]

Three paws at a time, Marshall is making a difference

Girl Scouts Troop #: 2668

Marshall and Cyndi teaching the Humane Society Education class to Girl Scouts Troop #: 2668.  This is a class that raises awareness  of the importance of adopting, the mission of the Humane Society, pet care and responsibility, and pet safety. Marshall is such a powerful example of the result of animal abuse and neglect!    […]

Marshall the Miracle Dog

Rough color sketch of Marshall with Cyndi

Marshall inspires everyone who meets him.  Most especially his forever mom, Cyndi.  So much so, that Cyndi wrote a children’s book about Marshall’s story called, Marshall the Miracle Dog. This beautifully illustrated picture book (illustrated by Lauren Heimbaugh) about Marshall’s journey will be available late summer. Cyndi (and, sometimes, Marshall) is available for book readings […]

Hello world! Meet Marshall!


Marshall was rescued in September 2010 in response to an animal hoarder whose children wrote to Animal Planet about her “problem” for their show “Confessions: Animal Hoarding.” Over 60 dogs were found living in an abandoned property in Marshall, Missouri. Marshall being one. It is impossible to tell if Marshall was one of the dogs she […]