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RIP Molly

Yesterday was a terribly sad day that still has me in tears.  Molly whom I adopted from you September of 2006 (formally Lilly) passed away yesterday March 22, 2011.  She is my heart and my heart is broken.  She has been a joy and very very loyal companion.  Her being 10 years old I know that the 5 years I had her was a fulfilled wonderful loving time.  She is greatly missed.  Thank you again for allowing her to be a part of my life.
Adopted 9/30/06 !!

Just an update on Molly (formally Lilly) As of the 30th of September we celebrated having her for a year.  Again she is my heart.  We did try a 2 year old hearing female Dane but after 10 days it was obvious that Molly is to be an only child at least in her size.  The other Dane was very food aggressive and jumped Molly from behind so of course Molly got the brunt on it.  So we returned the hearing Dane and Molly was more than happy to have the house to herself.  She does tolerate the Macaw better and I don't worry about the 2 unsupervised.  She is definitely a mommies girl, and at my feet no matter where I go.  Again she is wonderful and we love her dearly, she was worth the time and drive to pick her up (16 hours).  She is quite the hit everywhere we go.  She had her first boat ride to check crab pots, everyone loved her life vest.  Thank you so much for letting us adopt her.  Lori.

Here is a recent picture of Molly and me.  She is a wonderful babysitter for my great niece who is 4.5 years old.  She is still just a mommy's girl and I hope that never changes a little selfish on my part but she is my heart.  She is able to graze at Joe's (Macaw) food without having to dodge him when he is on top of his cage, but she won't eat the fruit and nuts in her own bowl.  She is always waiting for me when I get home and definitely knows what days are my days off, she knows if I'm going in the truck so is she.  Again thanks so much.


  • Gender- Female
  • DOB - ~3/01
  • Height  at the shoulder -
  • Weight - Unk
  • Spayed/Neutered -not yet
  • Taken in on  - 06/7/06
  • Available as of - now
  • Housebroken - Yes
  • Obedience trained - some
  • Good with other dogs - Yes
    • with cats - unk
    • with kids - Yes
    • with the elderly - Yes
  • Temperament - Great temperament. She is a sweetie pie and very affectionate.

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Lilly was surrendered to us by her owners, a family that loved her. They were moving to TX just needed someone to take care of Lilly until they found a home down there. We agreed to take her and hold her for 90 days, so they could come back and get her after they were set up. Unfortunately things did not go as they had hoped, and they are not going to be able to come back and get her. These people really did love Lilly to bits, and you can tell they did an excellent job with her. She is a real princess, with a lot of attitude, who talks up a storm. But she is also very well behaved and a real love bug. Pretty much her only bad habit is getting into the trash cans in the house and chewing up Kleenex, paper towels, and such. She is house broken, and does just fine in the house, though without a comfy bed, like most Danes, she will get on the furniture. She likes to sleep in the bed with you, and will cuddle if you let her, but she is also happy to sleep down at the foot of the bed. So far all the dogs here have liked her. In fact she has an uncanny ability to make friends even with those dogs whose social skills are not good. She has been able to make friends and play with pretty much everyone, even Tug, and that is saying something!

We spoke to her old owners in TX and they have authorized us to place Lilly, as they are not able to come get her and they would rather see her settled in a good loving home, so she can get on with her life.

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We will post additional photos of Lilly as time goes by, so check back often.
And if you have any questions about Lilly or any of our dogs, email us or call us at 541-746-0863


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