A beautiful Golden Retriever, Molly is another successful rescue dog that began life in horrible surroundings and yet has become a healthy, happy, trustworthy therapy dog. Originally kept as a breeder in a backyard puppy mill, digging a dirty hole in the summer to have her puppies, Molly also repeatedly dug out of that yard to get to Nora's house. Nora eventually convinced the owner to let her buy Molly, and soon she was spayed, licensed, treated for fleas and worms, and loved in a safe and comfortable home.
From Rescue to READer,
this is Molly's story.
Having just gone through Hurricane Ivan two months before, and the resulting $40,000 damage to her home, this was not the best time to adopt Molly, but Nora felt she needed to rescue her from that horrid situation.
Poster child for her school - Good Dog!
Molly was enrolled in an obedience class and, according to Nora, "took to the training like a duck takes to water."
Molly is gentle with all ages
of book lovers.
It was obvious from the beginning that Molly's sweet personality and love for children would help her become an excellent therapy dog. After Molly learned her basic obedience and earned her Canine Good Citizen title, she and Nora began a Delta Therapy Dog Class. That turned out to be a wonderful experience for both of them. The class met every Saturday at a local nursing home for six weeks. Next there was a comprehensive practical evaluation at a new location, where Molly did just fine and qualified as a Delta Registered Pet Partner