They say life is either tragedy or comedy. Rescue can often involve tragedy, so we thought we would offer up a girl who is pure comedy. Molly is a girl who is bursting with love and excitement. She is not terribly aware that she’s a big strong girl.
She loves men, women, and kids – a lot! She will not hesitate to make that very clear. Molly jumps up onto people when they come home or she’s excited. She doesn’t push hard, but she does put her front feet on you. We are working on correcting that behavior. When she meets you, she can be timid for a few minutes, but then she is coming in hot to show you just how wonderful you are to her.
Due to her size and excitability she would best be suited to bigger children. She would love an active owner/family who loves outdoors. She does well with other dogs, but we would recommend at least her size or larger because she is so strong. She loves all people and wants to meet everyone. Belly scratches will be required (she wants that written into the agreement, but we will trust you).
Molly is incredibly smart and knows how to sit. She wants to please people and will listen and obey almost everything we tell her. She is not aggressive with people or other dogs unless toys are involved as she does exhibit some resource guarding. She is submissive mostly. You will need to observe her play at first.
She should be considered a flight risk when she first moves to her new home. She has not exhibited that behavior in her current home; however her old owner reports that she would often run away. She came to us as she was found out multiple times and her owner agreed he was unable to keep her. We believe getting a lot of walks and exercise in an active home will make her less likely to strike out on her own for adventure. But she should be watched at least at first.
She does NOT like the vacuum, lawn mower, leaf blower, etc- she barks and bites them. It is probably best to keep her inside while doing loud yardwork. She is not a huge barker except when there is a noisy machine threatening her peace!
She has one toe on her back foot that sticks up a little because she was born without a fully developed bone in just that toe. It does not cause her pain or discomfort; it just sticks out a little!
Molly is one of the best fosters we’ve ever had. She loves to love and cuddle. She thinks she is a small lap dog, and we encourage her owners to treat her as such! Just enjoy the love.
Name: Molly Maeve
Breed: Pit Bull Terrier mix
Age: Will update
Weight: Will update
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Will update
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Older children due to size.
Good with Dogs: Yes- her size or larger due to play style. Does have some guarding behavior with toys.
Good with Cats: Unknown
Adoption Fee: $475.00
Interested in a specific dog, please fill out an application if you are interested in a dog. The number of individual inquiries is overwhelming and we are finding it difficult to respond to each one. We cannot guarantee you will receive a timely response.
Paws New England is a rescue, not a shelter, and as such we do not have our dogs housed in one location - they are in foster homes both in New England and in our southern foster homes. If you’re interested in a specific dog, please complete a short online application and you will receive a reply within 48 hours so you can ask questions.
At present, if a dog is listed on our website, the dog is considered still available HOWEVER, may have applications that have come in before yours but it’s still too early to know if any are a good match; therefore we encourage you to apply.
NOTICE WITH REGARD TO LOCATION OF DOGS: Please note: Paws New England is a foster-based rescue. We do not have a brick and mortar building to house the dogs we rescue. We have found that dogs in foster homes are much more adoptable because they have been observed in a home setting. Dogs listed with Paws New England typically reside in various locations throughout the south (primarily Tennessee, Texas, and Arkansas) and New England (not necessarily in the state of Rhode Island). You will be notified by the adoption coordinator of the location of the dog you are interested in so you have the ability to decide whether to pursue adoption or not.
Dogs transported to New England are done so at a fee of $150.00 paid directly to the transporting company by Paws New England; no additional transport costs are responsibility of adopter. This fee is included in the adoption donation.
Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.
Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your dog will help others in need.
All known information about the animal is listed above. We do our best to give accurate information, but most of our dogs are rescues and do not come with a known history.
Paws New England abides by the dog importation regulations set forth in the states of MA, CT, NH and RI.