Tis the season for shelters to be OVERFULL and that spells disaster for dogs waiting for hope and families; dogs waiting for a miracle ❤

Molly comes to Shepherds Without Borders rescue from Stockton Animal Shelter. We will call her truly a LAST MINUTE save. Molly entered into the shelter in April as a stray. She adores people and was a staff/volunteer favorite. A sweet cup of floof, it appeared someone had shaved part of her long locks and the rest of her coat had lots of debris/matting.

Early in the morning, Molly was slotted for euthanasia and was given premed for the procedure (sedatives). A volunteer for SWB walked into the shelter at 11:35 am and Molly walked out of that shelter (albeit a bit loopy) a few minutes later. This girl came so close to losing her life; so close. Volunteers and staff lined up to see her go, giving her love as she walked out the door and into hope for a new life.

Molly’s freedom walk was a wee bit hampered by some sedatives…. but those eyes…. <3

Due to her extreme sedation, she was taken to Sacramento Animal Hospital to assure she was able to properly metabolize the sedation (please note, often times dogs are given sedation by vets for comfort measures before procedures – we are THANKFUL for this).

Molly is an approximately 6-year-old female shepherd. She is crate-trained, house-broken and knows a brush. This girl seems to have had a family at one time. She rides in a car well and takes treats gently. She is comfortable outside or inside a house. Molly has exhibited a low to moderate drive and prefers to just hang out at your feet for a nice snooze. Her special talent is taking her bowl wherever she goes – “carry my own bowl? – CHECK!”

Molly is scheduled to return to our vet’s office for a heartworm test, updated vaccines and spay check and a much-needed grooming appt. She is microchipped, on flea prevention and has been wormed. We do not know if Molly is good with children, other dogs or cats at this time. We are focused on her vet care and giving her time to decompress from a longer stay at the shelter. More info to come!

To apply to foster or adopt Molly or a dog, please click here: Adoption Application