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At just 7 months old, Molly had already been through quite a rollercoaster ride of experiences, having already been in two shelters. At the Animal Humane Society’s Golden Valley location, Sara and Rick were looking for a playmate for their lonely dog Dixie, a yellow Lab that seemed depressed after the family’s other dog passed away. The couple saw all the puppies up for adoption, but wanted to consider the other dogs since they may have more difficulty finding homes. “I missed our first dog a lot and didn’t know if I was ready for another. Then I spotted Molly and she looked up at us with ‘pick me’ eyes. She was wagging her tail and bonding with us,” Sara says.

Molly turned out to be a cuddle bunny and a terrific playmate for Dixie. Molly has been very trainable and has even learned German commands. When she first came home, she was stealth in the way she jumped up on the kitchen table during mealtime. A little training broke her of that habit. Molly’s favorite thing to do is to play on Dad’s recliner, digging around to build a nest with the blanket, then settling in for a nap. Molly and Dixie are so inseparable, sometimes they nap together. When it’s time to shovel, Molly dives into the sheet of snow as it’s flung onto the pile. While she is a very active dog, Molly has had to slow down as she recovers from hip surgery. Once she’s up and about again, the family can’t wait to introduce her to the summer traditions at the lake. “She’s a little sweetie. I would not trade her for anything,” Sara says.

Photography courtesy of Laurie Schneider Photography. For information on pet portraits visit http://www.lschneider.com/.

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Buffalo

4375 Hwy. 55 S.E.
Buffalo, MN 55313
(763) 390-3647

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Coon Rapids

1411 Main St. N.W.
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
(763) 862-4030

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Golden Valley

845 Meadow Ln. N.
Golden Valley, MN 55422
(763) 489-2201

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St. Paul

1115 Beulah Ln.
St. Paul, MN 55108
(651) 645-7387

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Woodbury

9785 Hudson Rd.
Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 730-6008

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