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The PAWSitive Therapy Troupe is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to sharing registered therapy dogs with individuals in a wide variety of health care and educational settings--bringing comfort, support and encouragement through the unique healing power of the human-animal bond.


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In Memory




Shetland Sheepdog/Bi-black


March 30, 2000 


12 inches/15 pounds


Molly definitely holds true to the adage good things come in small packages. She is a 12 inch 15 pound, adorable, feisty, fun loving ball of fur with personality plus. Since the first moment that she set paw in our home she thinks she is the one in charge. Molly walks into a room as if she were a queen and expects everyone to greet her and give her treats. She learned how to charm everyone she saw to give her attention & treats at a very early age. She really seems to love everyone and every dog that she meets. She has many favorites, which usually is after the 1st visit, and when she sees them she does her happy dance. It is a full body wagging, wiggling dancing routine that goes on until she is acknowledged by the recipient of her affection. Molly's favorite place to be is on your lap either giving kisses, being petted or sleeping quietly.


Molly started training in obedience as soon as I got her at 6 weeks old. She learns new things very quickly and she is very sharp. Even though she has been “retired” from regular showing for several years she still loves to do the Veterans Classes.

Awards & Titles

Molly has her AKC UD Title and her World Wide Kennel Club CDX. She usually placed 1st in any class that she showed in.

How do you know that your dog enjoys being a Therapy dog?

I can tell because she gets excited as soon as she meets new people & other dogs.   She really seems to enjoy herself and she will do her “happy dance” when she is really excited.

Any other information to share

She is 11 years old and slowing down some but she is still a Social Butterfly. She likes to try and charm anyone that she sees.

 In Memory

Wendy's Good Golly Miss Molly UD, WWCDX, Pet Partner Therapy Dog "Molly"

March 30, 2000 - September 9, 2013

It is with a very sad heart that I write about the passing of my beloved Little Miss Molly. Her ailing heart was suddenly failing, we tried all we could to help her. She fought hard all weekend to stay here with me. In return I stayed by her side all weekend long, I couldn't leave her, I didn't want her to go. I stroked her soft fur and held her so tight, I hand fed her favorite foods & brought her water to drink. I pampered her & comforted her best that I could. With tears in my eyes I looked into her hers, I begged her to stay, to please get better, to not be in pain, don't leave me just yet, I'm not ready to let go, we still have so many years left, it can't be the end. It was heartbreaking to see her look back at me with a look of pleading in return, please fix this, please help me, something is wrong...By Monday morning I knew she couldn't fight any longer and it was time to say goodbye to my beautiful, adorable, sweet little girl. My vet came to my home and Molly passed away peacefully in my arms, she had so much trust in her eyes as she looked at me and took her last breath. It is always so difficult to make that final decision, so heartbreaking to do. But it is the best final gift we can give to our faithful and true friends.

I still remember the day I saw that adorable, feisty ball of fur, she was about 7 weeks old. She captured my heart and never let go. I brought her home that day. I held that tiny puppy in my lap on the drive home and from that day forward it was the only way she traveled. She took over the house as soon as she walked in the door. She was only 12" tall but that precious little girl was as sweet as could be, feisty and silly with personality plus! She seemed to love everyone, but she had her favorites and whenever she saw them she would do a full body happy dance for them. Anytime we went places she had to seek out her friends and enthusiastically say hello. She also had a thing for Black Labs, it was quite funny to see her lure them in with her playful antics. Molly was such a unique and special little girl. She captured many a heart wherever she went. She was silly, playful, outgoing and just too adorable. She affectionately showed all her friends just how much she loved them. She was a wonderful obedience partner and always did so well. She worked so hard for me and gave me her all. She was a wonderful Therapy Dog, she brought joy to so many, and she made everyone smile. It was hard not to smile when you saw that silly, playful, beautiful little ball of fur.

Molly was always on my lap whenever she could be, she slept nestled by my side and she was my faithful friend through thick and thin. She was our alarm clock, she made sure to let everyone know it was time to eat, time to play, time to go outside, time to sleep. It is too quiet since she has passed, feels like I have lost my bearings a bit. I loved my Little Miss Molly with all my heart. Her passing has left a hole in my heart. I miss my happy, silly, full of life little girl. She touched so many lives with her sweet, outgoing, larger than life personality. Thank you April and Lorrie for bringing this special friend into my life. She is deeply loved and greatly missed...

There's a hole in my heart where a dog used to be. She nuzzled my soul and is now part of me too. There's a hole in my heart where my Molly passed through. When we said goodbye, part of me left too.

Wendy Waddick





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