This dog is a part of our Summer $25 Adoption Fee Promotion! In an effort to keep up with the high rescue demand this summer, we are discounting many dog adoption fees to $25! Note- standard adoption screening interview and reference checks still apply! COME MEET ADOPTABLE DOGS EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY from 10AM – 4PM at the Homeward Trails Adoption Center- 11116 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station VA 22039! **Note that puppies are in foster homes, not at the Adoption Center. In an effort to save more lives, HT is allowing expedited adoptions for certain animals if applicants bring required paperwork. You can bring your new family member home more quickly by bringing your current pets’ vet records, a copy of your lease or landlord letter stating you are permitted to have pets, and photos of your home. Help us help you adopt more quickly! If you are interested in adopting this dog, please fill out our dog adoption questionnaire and e-mail it to Caintracey@hotmail.com PLEASE VISIT THIS WEBSITE TO FIND THE ADOPTION QUESTIONNAIRE: http://www.homewardtrails.org/adopt-a-pet/adoption-forms/ Adoption Coordinator: Tracey cain Breed Estimate: Chi Gender: Female Approximate weight: 15 lbs Approximate age: 4 years old Location: IN foster Cratetrained: Not needed Coat Type: Short Personality: Read above Name: Molly AKA: MooMoo, Little Mama, MonkeyButt Breed: Chihuahua Mix SuperPower: Mistress of BOTH the head cock and the one-ear-up-one-ear-down (and sometimes both at the same time) Size: Really short (13 to 15 lbs) Molly is about 100lbs of heart crammed into a compact little body! She and her best bud Piper came into rescue after their owner died and they ended up, in poor health, in a rural high-kill shelter with little chance for adoption. Fast forward to today, she’s a little spitfire, keeping her foster’s backyard clear of chipmunks and bunnies, bossing poor Piper around, and pretty much running the household. She has an impeccable sense of time — knowing when her dinner is late and when her foster dad is due home from work. With 4″ legs, she can’t jump onto furniture, but she knows EXACTLY how to get her foster momma to lift her up! She is always up for a walkie or a car ride — super curious about everything in the world. She does expect bed privileges and likes to sleep under the covers on a cool night. Like many small dogs, Molly is a bit wary of new people and takes some time to warm up. But she’s super food motivated and is happy to take a “cookie” from anyone. She needs managed introductions to new dogs but has been successfully temp fostered with another pack (small dogs) and is a welcome dinner guest at another home with a dog (big dog). Molly seems to have a sweet spot for cats? At one adoption venue that was also displaying rescue cats for adoption, Molly cried until her foster picked her up and held her up to see the cats (no cats were stressed!) and at a more recent adoption venue, Molly met and sniffed and sought out the shop cat. Molly has moderate exercise needs — a short walk twice a day keeps her trim and her mind engaged. Lots of stairs are going to be an issue for her but she’s small enough to be carried quite easily (a few steps aren’t an issue). She can move pretty fast on a flat surface though! Molly was nearly bald when she came into rescue, but once her hair grew back and the itching was stopped, she really blossomed into this silly little clown. She is on a limited diet due to allergies but she really loves her (non-prescription) kibble! Managing these allergies is pretty simple — you need to be careful about people food (carrots yes, corn chips no), bathe her every week or two with a readily available medicated shampoo, and keep up with her periodic allergy shots (as little as 3 or 4 times a year). Molly would fit into a range of households. She could be integrated into a pack of mellow dogs, would likely do well in a house with dog-aware cats, and is fine with older children (say 10 and up). Her house manners are quite good — the foster has NOT had to roll up the oriental carpets! During the day, she and Piper are confined to a large airy laundry room with doggie TV (glass door to the outdoors) and mostly nap. They are fine for a typical 9-hour workday. She doesn’t chew on things but does like to carry around shoes and leave them in random places. While Molly and Piper are best buddies and we would love to see them stay together, they can be adopted separately. The adoption fee for this dog is $25.00 for the pair. This fee INCLUDES spay/neuter and microchip. If the animal you are adopting is not already spayed/neutered, you will be required to sign a contract legally obligating you to have the animal altered. Please contact your HT rep to learn about exclusive low-cost spay/neuter options made available only to HT adopters! Every adopted Homeward Trails animal comes with 30 days of free pet health insurance. We are proud to partner with the following veterinarians who offer a free first exam for your animal, exclusively for HT adopters: Caring Hands Animal Hospital, Palisades Veterinary Clinic, Sunshine Animal Hospital and Clarendon Animal Care and all VCA Animal Hospitals. Additionally, any VCA hospital will cover illnesses up to $250 at no cost to any Homeward Trails adopter. We also provide a 30-minute phone consult with a professional dog trainer at Fur-Get Me Not within the first 30 days of adopting – just for HT adopters in the Arlington/Alexandria area. Start your new dog out on the right foot with this valuable, expert advice and guidance FREE! You can save animals like this one by becoming a foster! Fosters are like way stations between high kill shelters and forever homes. We need fosters so that we can save dogs before they are euthanized at the shelters. If you are interested in becoming a foster, please check out our information about fostering by visiting http://www.homewardtrails.org/foster-a-pet/dog-and-cat-foster-program/
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