Molly is a 13 year old female Cross-Breed. She is fostered in Norwich Norfolk. Molly came to us recently from a private shelter in Romania where she has been for some years.
Molly is a sweet and comical old duffer who may look frail but she still has the oomph to keep the youngsters in line! Molly sleeps a lot!
Molly loves comfortable beds after years on hard shelter floors. When she does emerge from the duvet she likes gentle strokes and nice food. Not a bad retirement life if you can get it right?
Molly will go for short strolls but she doesn’t want to go too far and she’s not keen on being told which way she’s got to go either. A girl after my own heart we tend to just let her do her own thing and she’s no trouble at all and often makes us smile.
Molly would like a calmish retirement home. She can live with or without other dogs and would be okay with respectful children aged twelve and over.
Her hearing’s not perfect, her legs are a little wonky but our girl still knows what she wants out of life and we just need somewhere for her to go to be spoiled for the time she has left, please.
When you adopt a Safe Rescue dog, you MUST use a slip lead. This will keep your dog safe: your new dog will be nervous and will not trust you, and you will not know which situations might upset your dog.
If your dog panics, then a slip lead is the only way to prevent your dog from escaping (many dogs can escape from a collar and/or harness). It will take AT LEAST 3-6 months for your dog to settle in and for you to know your dog fully (longer for nervous dogs). The slip lead must ALWAYS be used during this settling-in period.
Even after your dog is settled, it is safest to use the slip lead in situations where your dog may become scared (e.g. visiting new places, around unfamiliar people, at the vet), and in situations where unexpected triggers might happen (e.g. around bonfire night). Nervous dogs may always need to wear a slip-lead as a backup safety measure.
The slip lead is a safety device and must NEVER be used as a training tool. Using the lead to apply pressure to the dog’s neck is damaging. If your dog pulls on the lead, then we can advise you on training methods that avoid harm.
Once your dog is settled, you may want to consider using a harness (together with the slip lead) if your dog is comfortable with being handled when it is fitted.
Most harnesses are not escape-proof, but harnesses with a strap behind the ribcage (e.g. Ruffwear Webmaster or Perfect Fit Harnesses) are safer. Retractable/extendable leads must never be used on our dogs. Adopted dogs must be collected from the rescue and transported straight home in a crate.