🐾 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 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. Crate training has been a work in progress- he’s not a fan but his foster keeps him in overnight/while gone because he will sneak off and pee if someone is not looking. He’s definitely improving though. Housebreaking is a work in progress too but doing better, as expected at this stage in the game. He walks very gently on the leash and is super-easy-going. He sometimes gets underfoot but he is picking up on it super well and every day you can see him figuring things out and happy to be out and about. He’s doing great as he settles in and very sweet and cuddly.