So yesterday was national puppy day... How did I not know this?! For me, I will always remember March 23rd as the day I rescued a sweet dog. Let me introduce you to my new girl, Molly! I was expecting to adopt a different dog, but I'm happy everything worked out the way it did, because now I have an awesome new friend.
Molly is a 7 year old Goldendoodle, which is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. She is on the small-medium side, and currently has a nice short haircut. She is medium energy, plays like a puppy, listens very well, and loves friends once she warms up to them! I'll tell you a bit more about her in a second, but let's talk about how I got this gem.
I always keep an eye on my counties official animal shelter page, because I just like seeing animals go to happy homes. The other day they posted that a county shelter in South Carolina took in over 140 dogs from a puppy mill bust! Of course I had to check out their page. Luckily many of the puppy mill dogs were being adopted, because they are all smaller breeds. There was however a super sweet 1 year old shepherd lab mix named Scooby, who I fell in love with.
Scooby had been with them for over 5 months, and he needed to go. This shelter does euthanize animals depending on age, temperament, and how long they have been there. I called to see how he did with cats, and they said he was iffy about them but didn't bark or lunge, and told them I would be there in about 2 hours. I ran to the store to grab a collar, leash, and food, and was on my way.
As I pulled into the parking lot, the shelter called me to inform me Scooby was in the process of being adopted. I was so upset! Not only had I driven 2 hours, I also had told them I was coming. They said they expected me to be there a little earlier and thought I wasn't coming. I wish they had called to ask!
Anyway, they tried to get me to adopt a puppy, but I'm not a fan. Puppies are cute, but not for me. Too much energy! Let me tell you, it was heartbreaking walking back to the kennels. They were all barking and some looked so sad. I almost considered getting 2 puppies and 5 full grown dogs haha. Anyway, there was one dog that wasn't barking at all, and just looked at me with sad eyes. Her info said she was 7 years old, the oldest of the bunch. I tried to get her to sniff my hand but she wouldn't.
When she first left the kennel... She was SO scared! :(
As soon as I got her outside to my car, she was a different girl. So happy and sweet! She is a little shy when she first meets people, but she warms up to be quite a playful love bug. The family that surrendered her just had a baby, and their other dog was jealous and taking it out on poor Molly doll. I was sad after seeing Scooby go with his new family (they were super nice and their German Shepherd had recently passed away), but I'm so happy I got to save Molly. She really is the sweetest!