Dolly Parton-Adopted!

Which way is home?

Dolly Parton is a one and a half year old border collie mix one and a half years old. She was rescued from a high kill north georgia shelter hours before she was to be put to sleep. She captured the heart of one of the volunteers.

Sherry Ford one of the volunteers for the shelter tagged me with her picture. “She is beautiful and sweet!”

Apparently, Dolly and her yardmate who was a cattle dog had been picked up stray, but it wasn’t the first time. A couple of times before they had been picked up outside of their yard. Her owners had reclaimed her. This time they said no thanks, didn’t want to pay the money. So the owners obviously were not doing what was necessary to keep their dogs in their yard or house. But somehow that is Dolly’s problem and she was going to be punished by losing her life. Instead they could have put up a fence or brought them inside, then they wouldn’t have to keep paying to get them back. OR they could have spent time with their dogs, played with them, loved them and made them part of the family. When dogs feel a part of the family they don’t venture away from you.

Dolly’s foster has a nice fenced backyard. I’m guessing that if she wanted to Dolly could jump over it because it is a 4ft. fence. Dolly doesn’t. Why? She is being taken care of, all of her needs are being met, why would she want to?

Dolly loves to chase the squirrels and play ball with Serena. But she is always grateful to come inside and eat and relax with the family. She has a hearty appetite and not picky about her food. She was thin when she came to foster, but she is picking up weight now.

Kathy Keith contacted me and asked to please get this girl, she would go get her and take her to her foster, please save her! So I sent her pic to Dawn who already had Serena and asked if she would take her and the wonderful Dawn said yes!

Kathy hopped in the car and took off to get her. I got a text from her a couple of hours later. She is so beautiful she said! and a real lover! I love her energy and I have named her Dolly Parton because of her energy. I just love her Kathy said.

She met up with Dawn and Dawn opened the back of her SUV for Dolly to get in. So Miss Dolly hopped in, Dawn said good-bye to Kathy and opened the driver’s side door and got in. Well, Dolly had called shotgun!

It was immediately apparent that Dolly was not housebroken, but within a couple of days she had it down.
Dolly has been thriving under the loving care of her foster. She is so starved for attention and love she soaks in as much as you will give her. Dolly is a gentle soul reports her foster, good with kids and other dogs. So happy to get a toy and will occupy herself with it for a long time, just happy to have one…. I don’t think she has ever had toys, bones, special attention. She even loves her crate. Dawn says she will go to her crate to rest all on her own. I’m guessing the crate is the first place she could call her own safe place.

Dolly’s foster has a nice fenced backyard. I’m guessing that if she wanted to Dolly could jump over it because it is a 4ft. fence. Dolly doesn’t. Why? She is being taken care of, all of her needs are being met, why would she want to?

Dolly is a great family dog and very loving. Her favorite place if she were allowed….is the couch! I think she dreams of being a part-time couch potato! In contrast, she loves to run and play.

Miss Dolly’s biggest dream is to be an important part of family, that won’t be forgotten, or considered expendable.

Can you make that dream come true for her? Can she watch t.v. with you at night and eat popcorn? Can she sit by the fire when it’s cold? Will you rub her belly? That is what her dreams are made of!  You can see more photos of this gorgeous girl on Facebook.

For more information on making Miss Dolly Parton a part of your family contact vicki.thedogliberator@gmail.com view Dolly’s video with Serena!

I love my bed and my ball!

Update 02/04/12: Dolly has been adopted by Rich & Sherry and will soon travel to Key West to enjoy the good life! Photos soon!

Email us for more information: TheDogLiberator@gmail.com







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