Molly was adopted by us after losing our golden retriever, Shadow. We were all devastated by his loss, but not terribly surprised as he was getting up in age. He suffered a stroke while on a walk with me and had to be put to sleep a few days later. Unfortunately, the timing of Shadow’s loss was less than ideal because my father passed a few weeks later which was even more devastating, especially to Catherine, my youngest, so we waited for about a month before we began thinking about another dog. Although we loved our golden, we knew we wanted a dog with a little more manageable shedding. We visited our local animal shelter and scanned the newspaper. Eventually, I came across Molly on Craigslist. Lesson learned. Molly was advertised as “fully vetted”, but upon visiting our vet for her initial checkup, I learned that she was overdue with all of her vaccinations by about six months. In that amount of time, she contracted heart worms. After $1500 in treatment expenses, I am happy to report that Molly is a healthy dog once again, and she is absolutely the best dog ever.
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