#2509 – Holly

Status:   Adopted

Status: Adopted
Type: Sable and White
Age: 11-1/2 years
Birthday: September 23
Gender: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Good with children: Yes
Good with cats: Yes
House broken: Yes
Foster Location: Esko, MN
Special needs: I must be adopted with my sister Ginger. That is her on the right in the bottom picture.
Adoption requirements:
Available for adoption with an application & home visit. Don't hesitate to complete our adoption application form
Adoption Fee: Click here for fee
Description: “Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters.” This lyric from the 1950’s movie “White Christmas” could have been written about Holly and Ginger. Their original family adopted them together because they were the last two puppies left from their litter and it seemed cruel to separate them. Well, Holly and Ginger have been together ever since, and after all these years, we have no intention of separating them now. Holly and Ginger can only be adopted as a pair.

Although they could almost be twins, there are a few physical differences. Holly is the larger of the two, weighing about 75 pounds. She has a very thick, fluffy coat with more black in it than her sister, and though she adores being petted, she considers grooming to be a form of torture.

Holly is also the more laid back sister and loves hanging out with her foster mom. In her former home, Holly was the one who would always spend time cuddling with her dad. Both girls were loved and doted on by their family, which included a husband and wife, children ages 7 and 5, and a black lab. The family was very sad when circumstances forced them to surrender the girls and they still come to visit them at their foster home.

When the “twins” first arrived at foster mom’s house, they were understandably confused at finding themselves in a strange, new environment. It was heartwarming to see how they depended on one another. They would stand with their muzzles together, seemingly comparing notes about their new digs: “What do you think of the dog beds?” “How about all these other dogs!” “The one named Reggie is quite a hunk!” Throughout those early days, they would regularly seek one another out for comfort and reassurance as they became accustomed to their new world.

Like her sister, Holly tested positive for Lyme’s disease shortly after coming to MWCR and was treated with a course of antibiotics. She is now doing well aside from a little lingering weakness in her hind legs.

Holly and her sister will turn twelve on September 23 and though they are no longer puppies, they are a happy, loving twosome that would bring joy to almost any family. They are good with gentle children and other dogs, though their primary bond is to one another. Their new forever family will need to come to the same conclusion that their first family did: it would be cruel to separate these two girls!