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There was only one adoption this past week, but it was a sweet one.
Pepper went to her new home on Sunday afternoon. She had just had a “makeover” and looked beautiful for her first meet with her new family. Volunteer Marianne had been excited for me to get new pictures of her Sunday morning; little did we know that she would be going home in just a couple of hours.
Please Note: The dogs I feature in this section are available for adoption as of today, September 22, 2021. But things change fast and our goal is always to find wonderful homes for our dogs as quickly as possible. To see if today’s dogs are still available and to see other available dogs, visit https://whs4pets.org/dogs/ .
“Good Golly, Miss Molly!”
If you are a fan of Little Richard and are old enough, you may remember his rock-and-roll hit released in 1958. However, our Miss Molly has no idea about her namesake and looked at me blankly when we brought the song up during our photoshoot.
Miss Molly is a four-year-old Mastiff mix. At 116 pounds, she is a BIG girl who is looking for a family with large-breed experience. She lived with her former family since she was eight weeks old, but circumstances changed and she was re-homed. Due to issues with one of the other dogs in that home, Molly was returned to the original owner and they brought her to the shelter. When she first arrived, Molly was quite nervous, but soon warmed up to staff and volunteers. WHS Trainer Nichole brought her out for photos and we discovered she is a huge fan of cheese bits. Oh, and she is a “leaner.” She loves to press all 116 pounds against you!
Molly knows a number of cues such as “up” (when asked to jump into a car, for example.), “Load up” (to go to her kennel), “Roll out” (to come out of her kennel), “Give your head” (to have her lay her chin in your lap), and “Here” (to call her to your side). She also walks beautifully on leash when you say, “With me.”
We decided to take her into a yard to run. While she loved to run AFTER the ball, she wasn’t great at returning with it.
Molly does have some allergies resulting in frequent ear infections which will need managing the rest of her life. And since we are talking about full disclosure, there is the “slobber” issue. If you have Mastiff experience, enough said.
Molly will need a home with older children due to her size and will need to be the only pet. She does not care for cats. But what a sweet girl she is. Molly’s former family reported that she does fine when left alone in her crate. She is house-trained and will bark when she needs to go outside. Her favorite treat is pepperoni, but she isn’t picky. Her favorite toy is a tennis ball. Molly is very affectionate and smart. For the right family, she will be a wonderful addition.
She enjoyed just hanging out in the yard with us. Megan and Marianne quickly became two of her fans.
Miss Molly is not the right dog for every family. But for a one with experience with big dogs and who don’t mind a little (or maybe a lot) of slobbery kisses, she will be a perfect fit. If you are interested, fill out the Adoption Questionnaire by clicking on her picture and then on the link Adopt Me found on this page: https://whs4pets.org/dogs/.
I’m pretty new here and a little nervous. But everybody says I’m a good dog. I hope you think so, too.
BoBo came to us as a stray. She is a beautiful sixty-two pound German Shepherd. We think she is about a year old. She was quite nervous at the beginning of her stay at the shelter, but is feeling more comfortable now.
BoBo has had good interactions with staff and volunteers. One staff member recently wrote, “She stays on her bed mostly quiet and not active. I have not seen her bark or act excited. She is nervous and easily scared when someone comes to her kennel, but comes forward with encouragement. She has never had an accident in her kennel. She does not chew on anything except cardboard food puzzles.” Lately BoBo has become more vocal, showing stress at being in the shelter environment.
We do not know how BoBo would be with other dogs, cats, or children. Slow introductions will be important. She was so cooperative for her photo session.
She was quite relaxed outside!
Then we took her into Mary’s Place and she enjoyed some quiet time with us.
She knows a few cues and takes treats politely.
If you are a lover of German Shepherds, and are looking for a sweet girl who will be eager to learn new skills and be a devoted family member, come and meet BoBo. Fill out the Adoption Questionnaire by clicking on her picture and then on the link Adopt Me found on this page: https://whs4pets.org/dogs/.
That’s it for this week!
Thanks to WHS Trainer Nichole and volunteers Megan and Marianne for their help with this post.
Remember, if you see a dog on my blog whom you are interested in meeting, fill out the Adoption form at whs4pets.org, and wait to be contacted by the staff. And please remember that sometimes dogs are adopted quickly, so might have already found a great home by the time you ask about them.
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