Mollie’s story is one of strength, perseverance and love. She’s a very special girl and we are looking for an equally special family that is willing to open up their hearts and home to her. She was rescued from underneath a barn in circumstances that many wouldn’t have survived. She was a momma dog caring for 12 puppies just a few weeks before Christmas. She was trying to feed them, yet not eating complete meals, shelter them and keep them warm, yet didn’t have a safe place herself. She was doing an amazing job, but very much needed a break. Our rescue group was alerted and along with the SPCA of Texas, this very large, sweet family was rescued and swept off into safety. All of the babies and Mollie survived, the babies have all found their new families and now it’s Mollie’s turn to find her forever happiness as well.
Mollie is a tall, slender Hound/Labrador mix, with a beautiful dilute brindle coat. She weighs 62 pounds and is estimated to be about 6 years old. Some would say that at 6 years old, she’s a middle aged lady, but she is healthy, fit and mellow, so we expect many more wonderful years to come with her new family. The best way to describe Mollie is calm, easy to please and a little bit shy. She isn’t going to win the “Most Outgoing Dog” award as she tends to take a bit more time than other dogs to warm up, but she’s not fearful of new people and will come up to anyone for a sniff. She’s an adaptable girl and has proven that in her foster home where she’s been since January 2016.
Her favorite things to do are to take long walks and to sun herself on the back deck. The little dance that she does when she knows it is walking time is absolutely precious and makes us smile knowing she’s found happiness. She can spend a couple of peaceful hours on a nice day just soaking in the rays and breeze. Mollie enjoys having a doggy companion, which is currently her foster brother, a Yorkie. She does well with dogs of all sizes and is completely neutral with meeting new furry friends. She takes trips to the dog park often with her foster mom and seems to enjoy watching the activity, but generally just finds her perfect spot in the grass to relax. She would do best in a home that has another dog because she tends to take guidance from them in a new environment. She would do best with companions, both human and canine, that share her mellow demeanor.
She’s absolutely the perfect match for a family that is interested in having a fully trained, more mature dog that isn’t high maintenance. She would love to have a nice yard to hang out in, a family that enjoys movie nights and just a quiet, peaceful life. She’s housetrained, great on her leash and loves to hang out in her crate even with the door open. She would make an excellent walking partner for someone, not too slow and not too fast. She’s not overly cuddly and often likes her space, but once she’s comfortable with her new friends, she will ask for head rubs and give nuzzles too. She often wants to lay next to her foster mom for comfort during loud thunderstorms, so she does show her ability to bond. She does well riding in the car, but she seems to prefer a more routine life at home than an on-the-go schedule.
Overall, Mollie is summed up as a true, loyal friend looking to love and be loved. She was once described as “Netflix and Chill”, which although silly, is very fitting for her personality. This amazing girl is ready to find her very own family and she’s patiently waiting for the them to find her. All good things are worth the wait! If her personality and kind nature sound like a match for you, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to submit your adoption application on our website, www.duckteam6.org. We are more than happy to answer any question you may have or introduce you to Miss Mollie. She will take a little extra time to get comfortable, but if you have a bit of patience, lots of love and a big heart to give this special girl, she will return it all to you tenfold.
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