found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and not good with cats.
Since then, we have realized that although Molly is lucky I found her that day, WE are lucky to have her here as a foster dog. She is a total doll! Molly only fault is that she has a bit of separation anxiety -- she cannot be crated as she can flip over and get out of ANY crate I have placed her in. Additionally, she does not like to be put in a room. So...we just let her roam the house with our corgi mix for company. It turns out she is house trained! Who would have thought!!? As for her great qualities...Molly LOVES other dogs, especially males. She is a young girl still so she plays rough and gets dominant sometimes but she otherwise is pretty submissive and will constantly lick the faces of all dogs she meets (including our 3 male dogs: boxer, corgi and bulldog). They all love her and she smiles and gallops and rolls around when they want to play with her. We are trying not to spoil her too much - but when we are not looking she does find a way to get into a tiny little ball on the couch. She certainly loves to cuddle and will lean into you for more pets and scratches. She does get very excited when we come home and we are working on her manners of jumping on people. We are also working on her leash training because she will pull when she sees a squirrel or other dogs. I think she probably has a strong prey drive, so she should not be adopted to a home with very small dogs or cats. She knows basic obedience (sit, down) and we are also training her to heel and stay. She loves learning and pleasing her people -- even without treats!
As for her health -- Molly is one of very few rescue dogs that thankfully is heartworm negative. Actually, she had no intestinal worms either. She was probably well taken care of some time during her short life because she has evidence of leg surgery on her femur (very expensive). We may never know why she wound-up in such a bad situation. Her back has healed up nicely in the past week. After talking to some veterinarians who have seen abuse cases like this, we believe that someone poured an agent like turpentine on Molly, probably in an attempt to get rid of fleas. Her hair likely will not grow back because the burns were very deep. However, we hardly even notice any more because she is just so gorgeous inside and out. She is finishing a course of antibiotics to be safe, is gaining weight, and then will be spayed and ready for adoption. Molly will only go to a home that clearly understands her special needs and rough past, and who can look past her scars and see the beautiful boxer that we have come to know.