I adopted Molly from MABTR on February 27th, 2020. She was from a puppy mill Lot #176. She took time to adjust and a year to potty train! A few months after I adopted her, with the moral support of her adoptive sister, she began behavioral classes.
I thought she would just remain my personal shadow. However, last October while I attended Wolfstock, a random person asked if I had ever thought of pet therapy. My answer was no, but with a few things falling into place and Molly completing her intermediate training, I thought she could be ready. On January 22, 2023 she passed her therapy dog control evaluation and was considered a therapy dog.
I previously purchased her a second hand stroller because she has hip dysplasia. Since the first of April, we visit our neighborhood nursing home every Saturday morning. Some people love to see her because they miss their own dogs, some people could care less but don't mind chatting with me. Even two of the clients have said they were afraid of dogs but they like Molly and pet her.
I want to thank MABTR for what you do, because of what you do, maybe Molly and I can make somebody's day better. She wasn't a fan of the graduation hat. Along with using the stroller for long walks, she also gets Cosequin everyday.
Rebecca E in Wichita, KS