Abigail is one of six pups rescued from a backyard breeder in Tennessee. There were many more seized and through the partnership of several rescues and shelters and local law enforcement, all have been placed in rescues. ALL of the pups came into the rescue extremely unsocialized, very fearful of people, and heartworm positive. Their lives had previously been spent crowded in outdoor cages with little access to people, regular care or vetting. Some were so matted they had to be shaved. Since then, they have all been placed in private foster homes where they have started to recover and heal.
Abigail (Abby for short) is one of the ones who has come very far, and is now adoptable. She has been treated for heartworms (though we are still pending a final negative result), and has been completely vetted and spayed. Abby is a sweet girl who likes nothing more than to get scratched and petted. She’s still a little hesitant around men, but does really well with her foster mom and the kids in the house. She can be a bit of a jerk to cats, but she does good with other dogs that will put up with her darting at them from under wherever she is hiding. She is also a toy hoarder and destroyer.
Her new family will need to expect a transition time with Abby and will need to patient with her as she learns a new home. She may still be timid or shy, and take some time to warm up to a new family and household.