This dainty little girl has only just arrived at CDH, and was totally bewildered at her new and strange surroundings
As Molly was so obviously distressed and nervous, the staff didn't want to put her straight into a kennel, so she spent the day as office dog. She didn't want a blankie, but found her 'spot' in the middle of the office, just where the sun through the window. She didn't want to take treats, and didn't want to make eye contact...
But as she got used to us coming in and out, just giving her a kind word, gradually we saw her come out of her shell, and take a little more interest us in...
and then, without prompting she held out her paw in friendship and trust
Don't worry Molly, you're in safe hands sweetheart.
If Molly's owners don't come forward for her, she will be available for rehoming from 29th August. If you'd like more info on her, please phone the Dogs' Home: 029 2071 1243 or visit Cardiff Dogs' Home, Westpoint Industrial Estate, Penarth Road, open 7 days a week, 10.30 - 4pm. Mon/Thurs till 6pm.
I had the delight of walking Miss Molly this morning for the first time and knew from the write ups that she was nervous, timid and a little insecure in her new surroundings. So we went softly softly and as I was told she didn't like to be touched behind her ears I walked her with the intention of it being all about the walk and nothing else for our first meeting. However she soon let me know she was there and was keen to introduce herself to me so we stopped in the lane, I coopied down and she gave me her paw and came in for a little cwtch and a fuss. Yes she's a timid little thing, quite thin and easily spooked by loud noises, but she is so friendly and I'm sure given time will blossom in confidence. She walks so well and light on the lead, you hardly know she's there. I let her lead me where she wanted to go, she loves to sniff and explore everything she comes across and toileted well on the walk. I only had 1 treat left in my pocket and she wasn't fussed anyway, and as it was our first walk together I didn't want to try taking too many pics but did manage to pinch one, although not great. Someone asked about her size and age, she's small frame and quite thin but Im sure in the next few weeks she'll put the weight back on with some good nutrition, not sure of age but Id say she's still quite young. She has beautiful warm brown eyes that will make you melt when she looks at you. Im looking forward to seeing updates on how this beautiful girl comes on in the next few days/weeks
We are so sad to say that Mollys home didn't work out for her and she has been returned to the Home Me and Susie (and Bas!) spent some time with her today in the garden and she is just the most delightful, gentle, affectionate little sweetheart
She enjoyed pottering around the garden with Bas
and she loved dishing out kisses to Aunty Sooz
Molly was snapped up very quickly first time around and I really hope that she doesn't have to wait too long this time for her new family. She really is a sweetheart who deserves the best
I walked Molly this morning as a wakey walk, she really is a gem. She is gentle and walks beautifully on a lead, Brinny caught up with us while we were walking and they both walked reasonably closely without showing any reaction. I did fail a bit on the 4 paws on the floor with her as when you crouch down she tries to sit on your knees and I couldn't resist a cuddle! ?.
Walked this pretty little girl this morning, and she ran out all excited and eager for a walk. Considering how timid and scared she was when she first came in she's growing in her confidence and is an absolute darling. She is so light walking on the lead it's easy to forget that she's there, she loves to sniff & smell her way down the lane, stopping for a little explore and was great meeting and passing other dogs. She's such a quiet, graceful and beautiful girl that whoever brought her back after such a short time didn't deserve her, with enough patience and gentle handling she's going to be a great companion for the right owner. She needs fattening up a bit so we can't see and feel her ribs quite so much, looking forward to seeing this girl blossom with the love and attention she's going to be getting from the staff and volunteers at the home and fingers crossed her next home will be her forever one x
Molly looks such a sweetie - what a pity she was returned. Does anyone know why it didn't work out as she didn't seem to be away for long? I have a larger lurcher (I'm assuming from Molly's paws and nose that she is a type of lurcher) Pip, who I adopted from CDH nearly four months ago. I'm looking for a forever-friend for her to share her sofa with and wondered if I should pop down and see Molly tomorrow. I know the posts are from (fabulous & wonderful) volunteers but I'd really value any information you have on Molly's time away from CDH. ... I also notice you have another lurcher girl who'll soon be ready for her forever sofa!! I'm doomed :-) Su