Age: 6 yrs old (as of 01/24)
Sex: Male (Neutered)
Coat: Slate and white rough coat
Weight: 40 lbs
Heartworm status: Negative

Activity Level: Medium
Good with Other Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown but likely
Good with Children: Unknown but likely


🐾 Abel is one of FOURTEEN dogs pulled from a hoarding case in Mississippi, where they all lived in an apartment together and after discovery, were subsequently surrendered to different shelters in MS. All fourteen dogs were severely underweight, probably in-bred, had urine-stained fur, and soft paws from never having been outside. Luckily, none of them were heartworm positive. Many were very timid upon rescue and NONE of them were house-trained, but all have shown themselves to be very sweet and loving dogs and good with other pups. Six went to our rescue friends at Border Collie Rescue and Rehab, while eight stayed with BCSAVE.

Abel is approximately 6 years old and as the senior male of the group, the likely dad to many of the pups. He is gaining weight and definitely a bouncy, energetic boy as he settles in. He LOVES toys (especially balls) and zoomies in the yard/living room – plays a little hard with the younger pups in his foster home but they like it and he is very respectful when they tell him enough or if he gets into the face of the older pups. He’s house-trained if kept on a regular schedule and if left alone, we might recommend a crate or belly band just in case. He walks very gently on the leash and is super easygoing. He’s doing great as he settles in and very sweet and cuddly.



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