Age: 3.5 years old (born December 21, 2012)
Size (weight): 19 lbs.
Coat & colour: Black and Tan
Temperament: Playful and sweet. She is not dominant but will stand her ground.
Good with Dogs: Yes, big and small
Good with Cats: Used to live with a cat
Good with Kids: Used to live with young children
Needs another Dog: Yes
Needs to be an only Dog: No
Housetraining: 80%; needs to be kept on a strict schedule
Suitable for an Apartment: Possibly. Would need to be crated if in an apartment, otherwise has a tendency to howl.
Origin: Owner surrender
Adoption Fee? $400
And now a few words from me:
Hello, my name I Abby and I’m told I’m beautiful, despite having to loose a little bit of weight. I love to run and play with my foster siblings, so I’m getting lots of exercise. I need need an active family because I have a lot of energy. I’m not bossy but I’m no push over either. I really want my very own sister or brother with whom I can play and hang out. I don’t mind my crate; actually I quite like resting in there, but please don’t leave me there for long periods of time because I need to stretch my legs and go to the bathroom. Potty training has been a bit of a challenge but I’m starting to grasp it now that I’m getting a lot of praise when I do the right thing. My new family will need to help me with this diet thing too. In my foster home I met this boy named Milo, and I really like him a lot. I think it would be cool if we could go to the same home because he is so much fun and we get along really well together.
And now a few words from my foster family:
Abby is a true beauty inside and out. But don’t let her sweet looks fool you… she’s a tomboy. No tiaras for this gal, she’s more the ripped jeans and t-shirt kind-of-girl. She loves to play hard if that’s what her playmate wants. That being said, she’s definitely not an aggressive dog, but will also not be bullied. Her housetraining is a work in progress, and although she is stubborn like a dachshund, she is doing much better. She needs to be kept on a strict schedule with many breaks until she completely understands this housetraining thing. She would therefore need a home where she is not left alone for many hours. Although it could not be tested in her foster home, she apparently did well with both a cat and young children in her previous home. Abby has this habit of howling like a wolf at times when her humans leave, however she will not do it while in her crate. She does not mind her crate as long as she is not left there for too many hours so she can likely live in an apartment in a very dog-friendly building. This girl has a lot of energy and needs a home where she will get lots of exercise, particularly given that she needs to lose some weight. Abby is absolutely adorable and will steal anyone’s heart.