Thursday, March 19, 2009
Molly -- Boston Terrier in NJ Looks for a Home!
Meet Molly, a four-year-old, deaf Boston Terrier and our resident kissy face. She was well-loved in her previous home, and was tearfully turned over to Friends of Homeless Animals because of a divorce. Very playful and affectionate, this petite girl is a HUGE fan of every human she meets. However, she is VERY interested in the cats living in her foster home, and has no desire to become friends with the resident Frenchie. But, she’s never been away from her previous owner before and she’s just settling in to a whole new environment, so we’re going to give her a few weeks to adjust and will fully assess her behavior then.
Molly’s foster mom noticed that she does the cutest thing: when settling down or trying to comfort herself, she takes her pink stuffed pig or her blanket, gathers them with her front paws and “nurses” on them until she falls asleep. She also likes to bring her “bone” to her people, and gives the most precious “LOVE ME!” face when she has it in her mouth. Molly likes to be around her people very much, and though crate trained, would prefer to be by her human’s side at all times when at home.
Molly is scheduled for a vet check-up, a spay, and updated vaccinations this week. Once she’s all healed, she’s set to visit a canine behaviorist and trainer, to see if this sweet little deaf girl can be taught some basic obedience. We know she’s smart, and we’re positive her inability to hear won’t hold her back one bit. On the plus side, Molly is both house broken and crate trained.
We believe Molly was never given any official boundaries or training, so someone who has experience with dogs is a must. And while Molly is absolutely fabulous with children, she tends to get excited and could easily knock over a toddler, so ages 10 and up would also be preferred.
If you have a soft spot for adorable deaf girls, or think you’d like to share your home with Molly forever, fill out an application and get the process started at http://members.petfinder.org/~MA226/ApplicationCGI.htm. This sweetheart of a Boston is going to be snatched up in no time! Molly is being fostered in NJ and can’t wait to meet you.