"Pain makes you stronger ... Tears make you braver ... Heartbreaks make you wiser ... So, thank the past for a better future ..." – Unknown
Miss Molly has had quite the journey. She originally came to us after her family was evicted, needing to be out ASAP. At the time, they thought their only option was their local humane society, where they knew due to her age and condition she likely would have been put down. It was a sad situation, as they had a child who suffered severe seizures and Molly, who was 11 at the time, was his longtime therapy dog. When Molly came into the rescue, she was majorly overweight (she was almost 75 pounds on a small frame!) and she could barely bend or move her back legs to walk around – she walked almost as if she were on stilts. Her legs were so tight and had major muscle loss from years of arthritis left untreated and it had progressively gotten worse. She also had accidents frequently in the house and had to go outside every hour. We couldn’t help but see that she looked very worried. Was it pain? Was it missing her family? Was it wondering why her life was being turned upside down? We know it was likely all three, and soon we thought she had finally found her path to peace.
Molly settled into a foster home, and it wasn’t long before her bouncy personality started coming out. She was adopted out and it seemed like a match had been made. Unfortunately, it was not to be – Molly and the younger puppy in the home just couldn't mesh and it wasn’t working out. As heartbreaking as it was for the adoptive family, they decided to surrender Molly back to us. We were heartbroken for Molly too, but as part of our mission we vow to always take care of our own and so we welcomed this sweetheart back to the rescue in January. Since then, she’s spent the last few months getting healthy again. When she into the rescue, she had elevated liver levels, a bacterial skin infection, a UTI and she needed to go back on medication that had been stopped. Still, Miss Molly never lost her smile. And we never lost faith in her that she could rebound. <3
Molly's second stay with us has been with an amazing foster family that has been working with her to shed the pounds, giving her lots of TLC. This week, she had her vetting recheck – and we're happy to say that she is in EXCELLENT health! One thing Grey Face does is blood panels on all our dogs, so we can get insight on what's happening for them internally, and then treat or monitor appropriately. This also lets us provide a baseline for an adopter and better inform them about any health needs. In this case, Molly's recent blood work/liver levels showed they are back within normal range! She also has no accidents anymore with the help of her medication (often able to hold it much longer than the other two resident dogs in her foster home ☺️) – and she's even hit her weight loss goal, weighing in almost 20 lbs lighter than when she came to us! With good guidance on vetting (thank you, Companions Animal Hospital!), a great foster family and the help of a solid diet that feeds her body’s health needs, things have definitely turned around for Molly! She is truly amazing!
PLEASE, consider a small donation to HELP MOLLY KEEP UP HER GREAT WORK! She could use funds to go toward her prescription food, Science Diet J/D, and her monthly arthritis medication.
If you’d like to give a gift of $5 or more, please go to http://www.greyfacerescue.org/5-fridays, or mail to Grey Face Rescue, P.O. Box 7072, St. Cloud, MN 56302.
You can also call the vet clinic directly where Molly gets her food and let them know you would like to purchase a bag of J/D dry dog food for her: Companions Animal Hospital can be reached at 320-252-6700.
And if Molly touches your heart like she does ours 💞, she would LOVE for you to apply to bring her home. She LOVES kids, short walks and going for car rides. She’s also a fan of Dairy Queen, belly rubs and is happiest when she can settle down next to you in bed or wherever you are in the house – Molly is the ultimate companion dog with LOTS of love in her heart to share with a family. To read more about her or to adopt, visit http://www.greyfacerescue.org/available-dogs
From Molly and all of us on the Grey Face team – THANK YOU!!