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.
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