Molly is about a 5-year-old female Rat Terrier mix. Although she is a shy girl, she still has a lot of love to give and is hoping that she is still able to find a family to call her own. If you are interested in Molly, she would love to meet you! For more information about this or any of our other adoptable animals please visit our website, . Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal refuge located in Northwest Florida. The refuge has placed over 9,000 animals of all kinds since it’s inception in 2007, and has grown to become a recognized leader in animal welfare and animal cruelty prevention. I am about five years old, and Alaqua saved me in August of 2013. I am a Rat Terrier and the perfect size! I am the textbook example of my breed, small muscular and compact. Did you know that my breed has been around since the 15th century? Dang, that’s a long time! We were first used as hunting dogs, but our devotion and charming personalities made us a perfect companion pup. The word, terrier, is derived from the Latin word “Terra”, meaning “Earth”. I guess you could say we were the original Earth Dogs!  I think I am just like my ancestors. Being in the playground at Alaqua, is just about the happiest happy time of my day! I play well with others, and am generally described as a very sweet girl. I came from an unfortunate environment, and even after almost a year, I still am a little shy. My coy demeanor does not mean I am always scared. When I am one-on-one with a human, I just love to get belly rubs.  So, I’m thinking that if you or maybe someone you know is looking for real “Earth Dog”, one that loves to play with other dogs, but will still snuggle with that one human that loves me, then I’m your girl! I sometimes like to dream about the home I might somehow find. I will be the best pet you could ever wish for. I promise to greet you as if you’ve been away at sea, even if you’ve only just gone to the grocery store! I promise to keep my space neat and clean, just like they taught me at Alaqua!  MollyCome out to Alaqua and meet me. I’ll be the happy little girl playing with friends. The best way to identify me will be by my beautiful markings. My face represents the beauty of both black and white, the “Yin and Yang” of the universe; a face that shows a perfect balance of opposite, but complimentary forces.   I’ll be there waiting patiently for my very own family. I’ll be the one to love you and serve you to the best of my ability. In keeping with the Yin-Yang theory, I may be an “Earth Dog”, but I sure do love water, too! If you give me a chance, I will bring love and balance to your life and be your best friend forever. Come to Alaqua and tell them you want to meet Molly!     Jill E. Tanner Alaqua Animal Refuge Director of Development


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