Meet Polly. She joined the family in May 2013 when she was 13 months old. After having all special needs pets, we wanted a young and healthy dog. She officially has alopecia but it is not bothering her now. Her previous owners surrendered her to their vet because she had demodex mange and it frightened them. Thankfully the rescue that had our cat now had a dog rescue that saved her. She arrived home a week after Bates and they became instant best friends. They share their food and toys with each other and they wrestle and snuggle together. Many times Polly will sleep with her head on Bates. She is very inquisitive, has endless energy, and is obsessed with all things toys. She runs up to anyone that enters the living room with the toy she wants them to toss to her or play tug-of-war with. She’s small so many of her toys are cat toys. When she is in the yard she likes to pick up large sticks that are way too big for her. She will tug at the leash to keep walking farther no matter how long she has been walking. She wants to meet as many people as possible and get petted by as many people as possible. She loves going downtown, where people that have met her before will remember and call her by name. If a neighbor is mowing the grass, she will still try to get petted by them despite the loud mower. No noise scares her. She is nurturing to all of our kids. She will lick their eyes and their ears. Fletch and Bates are ok with it. Cali the cat still runs away after the first lick or two. Polly may be the smallest kid in the house, but her siblings treat her like she is the boss.