Poor Molly is feeling a little lost and overwhelmed in the shelter environment. She is a 4-year-old, 63-pound spayed female American Pit Bull Terrier mix. She is nervous and fearful around new strangers so it's taken her a while to warm up, but she has proven to be incredibly sweet and affectionate with those she trusts. Molly DOES have a tendency to resource-guard her people so it will be important for future adopters to focus on socialization. Fear can cause her to be defensive, so be patient and gentle with Molly.
Molly is a strong girl and could use some work on her leash skills. She knows a few commands and will sit, lay down and shake with both paws. Use positive reinforcement and food reward (which she takes nicely from your fingers) and continue her training. This will also help with bonding and focus.
Because of Molly's nervous nature and resource-guarding, a home with teenagers and adults only would be best. She will also need a cat-free home, and a dog introduction is required if you have any other canines at home. Molly needs an experienced owner who will continue socializing her and allow her to be part of the family unit.
You can meet Molly (#41148201) in Kennel 414 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm. For more information, visit idahohumanesociety.org.