Reasons why we love this dog…
She's used to home life
She's really affectionate
She won't need too much exercise
I am a:
I would like:
A quiet home
I would not like:
To live with kids/visiting kids
My favourite thing is:
Fuss and food!
Affectionate but sensitive
Adult only home (no children)
Needs to be an only dog
Not cat trainable
Molly is a sweet lurcher girl of around 8 years old, who has come into our care via another rescue. She’s a happy, loving, affectionate little dog who can be really worried in certain situations. She’s looking for kind, understanding adopters who will help her to feel safe and secure in her new home.
We don’t know all the details of Molly’s past, but we do know that she was originally a picked up as a stray and rehomed. She then lived happily with her previous family for a number of years, before ending up in rescue because she was uncomfortable around the young children who moved into her home. Since then, poor Molly has been moved around between a few different homes and rescue organisations before finally finding her way into our care. As you can imagine, she really needs the chance to settle down for good! She is looking for a quiet, adult-only home where she can relax and be the centre of attention.
Molly has an old injury which was causing her a lot of discomfort around her flank and hind quarters when she arrived in our care. She was understandably very defensive about being handled in that area initially. Since starting on pain medication, she is a lot more comfortable and a much happier girl! She does still get worried about being handled around the site of her injury and can be defensive if pushed, so her new family must be respectful of this. Molly is an extremely loving dog who does thrive on fuss and affection, just not around her painful area!
Molly is scared of other dogs and prefers not to meet them on walks. Prior to starting on her pain medication, she would bark and lunge when encountering dogs on a walk. Now that she feels more comfortable in general, she tends to just give dogs a wide berth when out and about – she will ignore them if they don’t bother her. She will need some support from her handler when passing dogs and would not cope with walking in areas with a lot of other dogs (especially off-lead dogs who might run over to her!). Road walks in a quiet suburban area would suit her well! Molly walks well on the lead but can still react if approached by another dog.
Since she’s lived in a home before, Molly should get back into the routine of home life fairly quickly. She is likely to get back on track with her toilet training quickly, if not right away. She travels well in the car, and she loves her food, so is easy to train!
Molly is real sweetie, who has had a difficult life and deserves a five-star home to retire in! If you think you could help Molly make up for lost time, please get in touch!