Molly is frightened by new things and by being outdoors. She is also frightened by strange noises, like garbage disposals and blenders in the kitchen. She is looking for a quiet home that has another friendly dog who will help Molly adjust to her new home and give her some canine courage. Molly is not destructive when left alone, and only very rarely barks if she thinks something is amiss. Due to her fear of the outdoors, she refuses to go on walks, even with her canine foster brother Golden, so she would love someone to work on this with her.
Molly loves to be petted and enjoys being brushed, except for having her feathers combed. She will allow you to bathe her in a walk-in shower with a hand-held spray. Her favorite activity is eating, but she will on rare occasions pick up a small stuffed toy. She will sometimes try to engage other dogs in play.
It can be very difficult to get Molly to a car, but once there, she rides well in the back seat. She will need a ramp if she needs to get into a pickup or SUV.
As with so many mature Goldens, Molly is a bit uncomfortable on hardwood floors. She has some back problems, so her life should be centered on the main level of her forever home. It's very important that she be able to go in and out of the house without more than a couple of steps.
Over a year ago, Molly had a tumor removed that was diagnosed as Histiocytic sarcoma - a type of cancer. The cancer has not returned and we no longer feel the cancer is an issue in her life. Two similar (but much smaller) masses were recently removed and biopsied, and the growths were benign.
Molly is heartworm positive, but shows no symptoms. Because of her cancer diagnosis and her age, her veterinarian felt that treating her heartworm in the normal way would be too risky. She has been on a monthly dose of heartworm preventative containing ivermectin for over a year. Although the disease is still detectable (the adult worms can live for several years using this method of treatment), Molly is not contagious and the disease will not progress provided she remains on year-round preventative.
If you would like to welcome this special senior girl into your family please contact us, she has so much love to give and would love to show you.
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