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Molly - loves to walk! Jack Russell Terrier & Chihuahua Mix Holland, MI

  • Senior
  • Female
  • Small
  • White / Cream, Apricot / Beige


Friendly, Smart, Gentle, Loyal, Affectionate, Athletic
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Prefers a home without

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Meet Molly - loves to walk!

Love senior dogs?
Love taking a dog on a walk and maintaining an active lifestyle?
Molly is your girl!
Although she is 10 years old, she is healthy and active and thrives with daily walks. She is most happy when her day is kept at a familiar routine. Read on to learn more about her:

When Molly's owner passed away, her whole world changed. Molly was a loyal, loving companion to her owner for the majority of her life and was at her owner's bedside when she passed away, with the aid of hospice care. She was protective of her owner until the end.

Our rescue assists terminally ill people with finding new families for their pets, including after the pet owner has passed away, and we received a referral through hospice to take Molly into our care. Molly was well loved by her owner and her spirited, friendly demeanor showcases all the amazing care she received. She even came complete with an inch thick of veterinary paperwork - a long history of receiving routine, thorough veterinary care means 10-year-old Molly is a healthy girl.

She is a sweet, affectionate girl that enjoys cuddling with you and cuddling under all the covers too, typical chihuahua behavior. She LOVES sitting in the sun. One tradition she had with her owner was to sit on the porch each evening and meet with the neighbors. Molly would take turns sitting in different laps and promptly went inside when she determined it was bedtime.

Along with being a chihuahua and dachshund, Molly is part jack russell as well, as exhibited by her energy level and love for long walks. She needs an owner who can keep her active - she needs daily walks (a mile is easy for her!) for her physical and mental well-being.

She is housebroken, walks well on a leash, is fixed, vaccinated, microchipped, and had full bloodwork and a recent dental cleaning. She needs a home without larger dogs as she really does not enjoy interactions with large dogs of any kind. She does currently live with another small dog successfully in her foster home. She would be best in a home without cats.

Here is what her foster mom says about her:

When her foster family is home, Molly is a high-Velcro dog who likes to be in the same room as them and preferably cuddled up next to her foster mom. When they leave for work, she will settle into her crate with some treats.
Molly enjoys her exercise, and walks 1-2 miles a day. She walks nicely on her leash and is learning that she doesn't need to bark at the bigger dogs who pass by. Some treats and redirection help encourage her to focus on her walk.
The ideal home for Molly is committed to creating a stable routine for her and providing consistent exercise. A fenced yard is preferred, as Molly will run out of an open door. She lives happily with another small dog in her foster home, but no large dogs or cats please!

If you are interested, please email or fill out an adoption application, available at (go to the adopt tab and scroll down past the photos to get to the application).
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Molly - loves to walk!

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  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Senior
  • Female