JOYCE LANG PHOTO
Cattle dog mix Molli was brought to the shelter because of a reason we sadly see far too often.
Her owner was moving and couldn’t take her with her. This scenario is hard on all the surrendered dogs, but often younger dogs seem to adjust a little more quickly than the mature dogs.
Dogs like Molli, who have often been with their people since they were puppies, can’t understand why they no longer have a home, and don’t know what they did to deserve their fate.
The day Molli’s owner had to bring her into the shelter was a very sad one. The owner was crying as she walked away, and Molli was devastated. This sweet dog’s world as she knew it was torn apart, and Molli spent days huddled in the back of her cage, heartbroken. She was terrified and would barely look at people as they passed her by day after day.
Gradually she started to settle in, but it was easy to see that she was still one sad dog. Enter Sue, one of our dedicated volunteers. Sue brings dogs that are having a hard time adjusting to shelter life to her home for cuddling and “sleepovers.”
Slowly, Sue worked with Molli daily and it soon became apparent that Molli is one sweet dog who still has a lot of love to give. Sue says Molli is the “best dog she has ever fostered.” She relates that Molli is very well house-trained and knows and responds to a lot of commands.
Sue is one of our most dedicated dog walkers, and takes her foster dogs for lots of good walks. Molli loves these walks and the fact that one of Sue’s friends also has a dog who comes along. Sue says that on these walks Molli and her canine companion Ty Ty “love to run and play together” but that Molli “comes back when called every time.”
Most likely because of her cattle dog herding instincts, Molli can be irritating to cats and should go to a home with no kitties.
This sweet dog has come a long way, and just needs a loving person again to make her life complete. If you are interested in a great dog who is mature and past the “puppy stage” please come and meet Molli. She is ready to come home again…
Santa Pix at Petco
The next two Saturdays (Dec. 9 and 16) the Humane Society is hosting a pictures with Santa event at Petco in Warrenton from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Our volunteers will be taking the pictures and coordinating the event. The shelter will receive funds for each day of the event, as well as 100 percent of the photo revenue.
This will be a fun family event and a great opportunity to get cute pictures of your pets (or kids and grandkids) taken with Santa so come on down and support your community no-kill shelter!
SPCHS Shelter is located at 330 Second St. NE, Long Beach, WA 98631 (P.O. Box 101) 642-1180. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Website: www.beachpets.com Be sure to follow us on Facebook, too!