Update: Abby was rescued by Me and My Shadow rescue!! She is safe!
Abby has a few gray hairs on her muzzle, but she is far from ready to face a needle in her arm and death shortly after that. She has too much love to share for that to happen. But because she is nine years old, people don’t think about the fact that she loves to give kisses. They don’t consider that she is calm and quiet, she doesn’t require a lot of exercise, and she is housetrained. She loves being around people, and she is content to lie by your side.
Abby also gets along with other dogs. She is a smaller medium sized dog (only 42 pounds) and in spite of her horrible past, she is heartworm negative. She seems to be fine with children. While it was noted that she has a high prey drive, that has not been evident at the shelter. In fact, when she passed a squirrel on a recent walk, she didn’t try to chase it. She just calmly walked by. But she might be best in a home without cats — just to be safe.
The volunteers can’t say enough wonderful things about Abby. A regular volunteer at the shelter told me:
Abby is one of the most special dogs I have ever met.”
Abby could really use a family who would promise to cherish her for the rest of her life. Her first nine years were not good ones, yet she holds no grudges. She is ready and willing to shower a new family with love. Volunteers (who have fallen in love with her) hope that it’s a family who will give her enough love and attention to make up for her first nine years of hell. One thing is for sure — any family lucky enough to have her as a part of their lives will never regret having saved her life.
Another volunteer said:
And she met a Doxie last night and was fine with it. She rolled over on her back and was kicking her legs she was excited.”
Also, if someone is not ready to adopt a dog and make a lifetime commitment, there may be a rescue who will step in and pull her if a foster home is available. You would need to live in the Tampa, Florida area. If you are not an approved foster, here is the link to the foster application.
Please share Abby’s story! It’s very hard for senior dogs to get adopted, and black dogs are the least likely to get adopted. Abby’s chance of getting out of the shelter alive is slim — by sharing her story, it’s more likely that someone might decide to save this sweet senior’s life.
If you are interested in adopting or fostering Abby, please email email@example.com. Make the subject: Abby. Please don’t wait. This special dog is just waiting to make someone’s life happier. There is nothing like the joy and appreciation of a senior dog who finally finds a loving family. I guarantee it — I know from experience. There may be more information on her Facebook thread.
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