My name is MOLLY!

English Setter/Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania - MOLLY
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Above & Beyond English Setter Rescue

Facts about MOLLY

  • Breed: English Setter/Border Collie Mix
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 16-100
Gender: Female
Age: 2 years
Size/Weight: 60 pounds
Color: Black and White
Breed: English Setter/Border Collie Mix

Socialization/training: Molly loves people, old young, everyone. With some people she starts out as a little shy, but very quickly warms up and is then your best friend. She knows sit, and will usually stay at the top of the stairs when we come in the house. When I go through a door, I make her wait until I am through before she may come through. She is trained to stay out of the kitchen.

Good with Children: Yes

Good with Dogs: Has some issues. I spoke with a trainer and was told she was nervous. She is fine with my dog and was fine with my previous foster. She tries to play with my dog and he will bark at her and mouth her and she lays down and crawls after him to play. It’s so cute.

Good with Cats: Unknown

House trained: Yes

Crate trained: Yes – but when she gets bored, she will chew on the pan in the bottom of the crate

Leash trained: She is not bad on the leash. She walks better with a collar than a harness.

Activity Level: Molly loves to play and chew on toys or bones.
She will chase a ball and bring it back and you can easily take it from her. She loves squeaky toys, but will de-stuff and take the squeaker out. She loves bones filled with peanut butter, or will chew on plain toy bones. She loves to go on walks and could probably go for hours. I believe she would make a great running partner. I ran with her for a short time and she did great. Her favorite thing is to be outside and watch the squirrels. If I let her, she would stay out for hours watching them. I don’t believe she will go on point. She has seen a lot of critters and has never pointed them.

Fence: I always think that a dog should have a yard that has a fence. If a family was very active, going for walks, hiking, etc., she would be okay without a fence.

Behavior: Molly loves to be close to her people. She currently sleeps in bed with her foster mom, but will sleep on dog beds if her people are close. She will always check in to be petted. But, she also has an independent streak when she is watching those tree dwelling and running on the ground squirrels. I will call her to come in, but she will stay transfixed on them.

Medical History: Molly tested positive for Ehrlichia when she was in the shelter and was on a 30 day dose of Doxycycline. She is up to date on vaccines, spayed, microchipped. She seems to be very healthy. She has a beautiful, healthy looking coat.

Foster Comments: Molly is one of the most beautiful dogs I have ever seen. She is so sweet and loving. I have thought long and hard about adopting Molly. As a foster mom, I have to do what is best for my fosters and I think that Molly would do better with a more active family. I take her for walks, but being part Border Collie or other herding breed along with English Setter, she needs more exercise. I’m sure she would love to play ball or Frisbee in the yard. My yard is currently under construction, so my dogs have to be tethered as the fence had to be taken down.
I believe that Molly can live with another dog and I will continue to work with her meeting other dogs. She is fine being left in the house with my dog. I had to take my dog out and couldn’t take her along so I crated her. Normally I wouldn’t crate her, but this was the first time she was going to be alone. I don’t think I was gone more than an hour, and she chewed the pan (plastic) that was in the bottom of the crate. I will start leaving her alone for short periods to make sure she doesn’t have separation anxiety. I would like her to be able to meet any other dog that she might be living with. Of course, having someone who would be home all the time would be ideal.

Foster Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
Foster would like applicants to be within 2-3 hours of Mechanicsburg, PA so enable a meet & greet.

Above and Beyond English Setter Rescue is not a shelter, but a group of volunteers who are committed to finding excellent homes for the dogs in our program. All of our dogs are living in foster homes in states across the country. Often times a dog is not geographically close to where an adopter lives. When possible, transport assistance is provided at no cost to the adopter. Our transports are coordinated by the Above and Beyond ES Rescue Transport volunteers and driven by volunteers. For more information and to complete an application, please visit the Above and Beyond English Setter Rescue website,

About Above & Beyond English Setter Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Mission Statement

Above and Beyond English Setter Rescue's goal is rescuing English Setters in need of new homes. While in our care the dogs will be vetted, spayed or neutered, and evaluated in foster homes, where they can learn love and
stability and we can determine which type of home would work best for each dog. Once adopted Above and Beyond volunteers will be available for the dogs and adopters for each dogs life, with advice and support. Our mission is
to put English Setters welfare first and foremost. We are a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization. 100% of your donation goes to help English Setters in need and is tax deductible.

Each home will be carefully screened to determine whether an English Setter is the correct choice. Home visits will be done as well as reference checks, no dog will be placed before it's time. Every dog rescued by Above and Beyond English Setter rescue will remain in our care until the correct match is found for that dog. English Setters in Above and Beyond's care will never be warehoused. Each dog will live in a home situation (no kennels or living outdoors) as either the ONLY foster dog or one of 2 foster dogs, so a true evaluation of each dog can occur before adoption.

We also will assist shelters housing English Setters by courtesy posting the dogs they have available and if the shelter agrees we will speak to potential adopters about the breed and help with screening.

For more information on our mission, or for assistance, please contact Michael Myers or anyone listed on our Contacts page.

Our Adoption Process...

When an application is submitted, you will receive a phone call and an initial interview. The next step is to check your references. Then a home visit will be scheduled, if you are approved through each of the prior steps. Every dog in A and B's program is available until an approved adopter speaks for that dog. No one can speak for any dog until they are approved and we do NOT hold dogs for anyone. We have had people who were disappointed that they did not get the dog they initially applied for, but the ones who hung in there with us would not change a thing now that they have their A & B Dog.

Please Note:
1:You must be at least 21 years old to apply to adopt an A&B Setter.
2: Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
3: Proof of heartworm preventative and testing is required (via vet records or receipts) for current dogs and recently passed dogs.
4: Signature is implied and assumed on e-mail & online Adoption Applications.

Above & Beyond English Setter Rescue's adoption fee is $300.00 for dogs one year and older, $395.00 for puppies and dogs under one year. We have made every attempt at keeping our adoption fee the lowest we could despite the rising costs associated with spaying and neutering, immunizations and other related routine care. In some instances our adoption fee’s never comes close to the care associated before an adoption of one of our dogs takes place. We do feel however that our adoption fee is still less then if the adopter had to pay these expenses out of their pocket. Also remember we include the first year of complete pet recovery protection for your dog with your adoption fee through Pet Shepherd.

Above and Beyond does have dogs in various areas of the country. Do not be discouraged if you are not in our core areas of PA, NJ, MD, DE, NY.See the link below for more information. Seniors and Special Needs dogs are usually less.