#2378 – Molly

Status:   Adopted

Status: Adopted
Type: Sable and White
Age: 6 Years
Gender: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Good with children: Would be fine with older, gentle children, but should not be in family with young kids who do not appreciate they could hurt her.
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Almost certainly, although she hasn't been cat-tested
Housebroken: Yes
Foster Location: Wauwatosa, WI
Special needs: Molly has early stage congestive heart failure, and needs to watch her salt intake.
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: This special little girl needs an equally special home. Molly is a sweet, collie/sheltie mix who came to us with matted fur, a urinary tract infection and a heart murmur. And though the mats were easily taken care of and a short regimen of antibiotics quickly cleared up her UTI, the heart murmur was a more serious issue. Molly’s vet diagnosed her as being in the early stages of congestive heart failure, and she is now taking twice daily medication to help manage her condition. She must also limit her salt intake and should have annual echocardiograms to monitor her condition.

Yet despite her heart condition, Molly is a happy, loving girl who greats each day with joy and enthusiasm. She loves being with her people so much that when she goes outside to “do her business” she immediately returns to the door to be let back in. She enjoys going for walks with her foster mom and with her canine foster brothers, and her vet says that walking is good for her. She shouldn’t do any hard running, however, and would do best in a home without lots of stairs.

Molly is a charming little character who always makes her foster family smile. She loves to have her fluffy butt rubbed and likes to nudge her family with her nose to encourage more petting. She is extremely bright and knows her name and a variety of commands, including “sit,” “stay,” “shake” and “lie down.” For a little shrimp (she’s only 45 pounds), she has a deep, booming bark, but will settle down quickly when told to. She is very well behaved in the house and doesn’t need to be crated. Molly gets along well with other dogs, and though she hasn’t been exposed to cats at her foster home, her foster mom believes that she would be equally easy going with cats. She would be fine with gentle, older children, but since she has some arthritis in her hips, young children could hurt her.

Molly’s forever home should be one that will understand her special medical needs and make sure that she gets her medication and regular follow-up care. Although she looks and usually acts like a healthy six year old, she will not be able to play in the rough and tumble manner of most collies her age, and she probably won’t have the life expectancy of an average dog. But then, there is nothing average about Molly: her heart holds enough love for a dog twice her size and her devotion will make her your buddy for life.