Dolly sounds like just about the perfect dog. She is 10 years old and weighs 50 pounds.  We think she looks like a lab mix? Regardless of breeding, she is lovely and a very good girl. Her owner describes her as “expressive, intelligent, enthusiastic and polite”.

Dolly is people pleaser, a companion dog. When one of her owners was chronically ill, Dolly was a great comfort to him. As a puppy Dolly went through training at an out of state prison program. She has remembered a lot of that training, walking excellent while on leash and following many verbal commands.

While she has never lived with another dog, she did well with staying with one while her people went away for a vacation. Dolly loves playdates with other friendly dogs, preferring older male dogs. Dolly currently lives peacefully with a cat. She has not spent much time around children but the belief is that she would be fine with older, kind children who know to be gentle.

Dolly will follow her person around the house but is OK to be left alone when it is necessary. Moving will be a big life change for Dolly, her adopters should show compassion and patience with her as she adapts. Her owner tells us she’s never had an accident the entire time she has had her. The only time Dolly has dribbled is when she has to get her nails trimmed at the vet.
As she ages Dolly shouldn’t be expected to “hold it” for long hours. It’s just too hard on an aging bladder!

You will know when someone comes to the door of a delivery truck as arrived because Dolly will bark to alert you. She will bark on command if you ask her to. Dolly can manage stairs just fine right now, running up and down the stairs in her home to chase her toys!

Dolly has a sensitive stomach, she should avoid people food. Dolly has suffered from a couple bouts of pancreatitis so her adopter must be diligent with what she eats. Part of her G.I. issue could also be due to the loss of one of her pet parents. Her remaining owner tells us it has been hard on Dolly since he passed away. Dogs grieve too.  As we state with all adoptions, Dolly’s lifelong vet care should be afforded by her adopter.

Dolly LOVES her toys! Her person tells us she plays with them just as she did when she was a puppy, never destroying them and throwing them up in the air to catch them herself. She gets “concerned” for them when they go into the washing machine. What a sweetie!

Walks are also at the top of Dolly’s list. Currently she gets 1 long walk a day. Her person tells us she knows Dolly would enjoy even more.  With her leash manners so on point, who wouldn’t want to get out with her as much as possible?

Someone is going to be so lucky to welcome Dolly into their home!

Dolly is located in Bellingham, WA. For contact information please email:

This is a courtesy post. This is not an Old Dog Haven dog. We urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.