Holly Sallie #3998

Holly Sallie #3998

Age: 8 years

Gender: Female

Breed: Labrador Retriever Blend

Weight: 46 lbs.

Status: Not Ready For Adoption



 

 

Update:  November 29, 2021

Holly has been progressing well; Her ear infection is all cleared up and her skin infection is clearing up nicely too.  Holly is content and happy in her foster home and enjoys following her foster dad wherever he goes.  She isn’t keen on working on her obedience commands but with a little coaxing and patience, her foster dad has managed to get her past her stubborn streak to do her homework.  After almost a month, Holly has now mastered the sit command; it works great to calm her down when she gets excited.  Her foster dad is hopeful that her other commands will come easier to her now that she has settled into her environment.  

This sweet girl enjoys meeting new people and always welcomes them with a wagging tail.  She hesitates a little before she gets in the car but once aboard she is a good traveler.  Here’s a big bonus – Holly walks nicely on a leash and doesn’t pull.  A dog who walks on leash without pulling is a delight for any age group but it is especially welcomed by seniors and people with restricted mobility. 

Once Holly’s skin is completely cleared up and she is spayed (scheduled for December 7th), she will begin her treatment for heartworm.  It’s a long process but when she is finished with her treatments and medically cleared she will be smiling and wagging her tail just thinking about finding her forever  home.

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Meet Holly, who’s face looks like a little cub bear.  She is shy and sweet and loves everyone she meets! Holly adores kids, dogs and anyone who will pet her -that’s her favorite thing of all. Yep, she’s a Velcro dog and will nudge your hand with her head to make sure you pet her when she is by your side.  Holly’s previous owner passed away and she comes to GRRMF needing loving care to heal her ear and skin infections and to help her get treatment for heart worm disease.  Her devoted foster family have been giving her medical baths to help her skin infections.  “She is real good with her bath and loves to be dried off and brushed,” states her foster dad.  Her heart worm disease, which is serious and potentially fatal if not treated, will involve a series of tests, injections and bloodwork during a four month period.  Fortunately, new medications and treatments have a high success rate and with the help from our partnering professionals, volunteers and supporters, GRRMF expects there to be a successful outcome for Holly.  While her medical issues are being taken care of, Miss Holly will be devoting her time working on her confidence building, obedience skills and taking walks with her foster dad.  She walks nicely on a leash, is housebroken and crate trained. Holly enjoys being around her fur buddy, Shadow, and doesn’t need to be crated: she much prefers her doggy bed. The squirrels, lizards and bunnies are interesting but not enough to chase them. She hasn’t been introduced to cats yet and we hope she won’t have any interest in chasing them either!

Holly is a picky eater and can be a bit stubborn at times.  With her timid and shy nature her foster dad is taking it slowly; he’s learning what fancies her discerning palate as well as teaching her some basic commands.

This very sweet and quiet dog needs time to heal and turn into the beautiful Holly berry she is meant to be. Your help and support will give her that chance to be confident, healthy and loved in her forever home.  

Catch up with us soon to see how Holly is doing -we think you’ll be beary, berry impressed!

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