Abigail

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"The one who brings joy"
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Background Info:

 

 Abigail was a neglected and an unloved stray until someone finally took her to the city pound. The staff asked us to give her a chance because she needs to be an only pet and they wanted to make sure we would find the right home for her, where she would be given a chance to thrive and be pampered. She is very deserving of this precious chance. 

Adoption Fee: $200
Breed:  Pit Bull
Sex:  Female
Age:  4-8 Years
Weight:  40-50 lbs.
Color:   White with patches

Health Condition:

Abigail had a few tumors removed  in 2020. They were biopsied and came back as low grade mast cell cancer, which is a very common type of skin cancer in dogs. Low-grade MCTs tend not to spread, and can often be cured by surgical removal. Abi's foster mom is monitoring potential new lumps and reporting to our vet as needed. So far so good and other than that, Abi is healthy and happy as a clam. 

 

While foster mom vows to keep Abigail as long as needed, she would love to help another dog is Abi finds a forever home. 

 

​Physical Description:  

A little on the smaller side, but stocky and compact. Abigail is well proportioned and muscular. She sure is a little beauty. She's much cuter in person because her loving and outgoing personality is a large part of her charm. 

 

Living Situation:  

Abi spent a few weeks at MPR shelter and did as best as you would hope considering that other dogs are not her cup-of-tea. She was stressed-out when in her kennel next to other dogs, but a trooper. Once outside of her kennel though, she immediately morphed into the sweetest and friendliest little dog. She loved being in a play room with people.

Despite her dislike of other dogs, Abigail was easy to handle at the shelter. For her sake however, we transferred her to a foster home with a single mother and a young child. Abigail is thriving! 

There is a privacy fenced yard in her foster home, which is the ideal set up for Abi. She is crate trained but doesn't need to be crated when home alone.  She has full run of the house when alone and never tears anything up. 

 

Abigale rides okay in the car but doesn't go on outings very often.  

Personality:   

Abigail is a doll and possesses so many good traits. Her level of energy is just about perfect.  40% fun-time, 60% lounge-time. She loves to play and romp, but also enjoys cuddling or lounging in the sun. She is very sweet and eager to please. A very happy dog who loves to bring a smile in peoples' faces. She will do everything she can to earn your love (and a treat 😉  She was a big-time favorite at the shelter and we told her foster mom that she will probably be her favorite foster too. 

Note from foster mom: "Abi has a kind heart. She used to be easily startled and her heart would break if you raise your voice but she has gained confidence and trust since being with us. She loves to love you and to please you in any way she can. Unless, her attention is focused on a nearby animal. Otherwise, she is by "her humans". She is very food driven- will do anything for food! When about 9:00 p.m. hits, she's ready to get in bed. If I'm not in bed yet, she will put herself in her kennel and sleep there. How precious!"

Behavior with people: 

Abi has a wonderful disposition with people and that's the reason we decided to welcome her in the program. She is a great representative of the breed. Stable, affectionate and well-balanced. Her love for people shines through her eyes when she sees you. She absolutely loves to be with humans but won't pester you if you are busy. She'll find something to amuse herself until you have time for her again. She's so irresistible that you won't be able to stay away from her very long.

Behavior with children:  

Abi's human foster brother is a 7 year old boy. She is great with him and any children she meets.  In fact, children are in and out of her foster home and she is wonderful with all the little people. She does occasionally get excited with them but the water bottle is perfect. You just need to show it to her and she calms down right away.  Overall, she seems to understand that kids are more fragile.  She is tolerant and has a cute silly side to her that meshes well with kids. She is playful and outgoing, but doesn't jump up brutally. She is lively but not boisterous.  

Behavior with other dogs:  

This is where Abigail might lose points, but hopefully a family with no other pets will come along for her. After all, she is doing awesome in her current foster and the fact that she doesn't get along with other animals has not been an issue at all. Abigail just doesn't want doggy-friends. It's that simple.  All she wants is a loving human family. 

Abi should not be taken to off-leash dog parks or be allowed loose outside. She needs a structured environment and responsible ownership. A home with a privacy fence would be ideal for her, but not a requirement if her yard is private or secluded. She is reactive on leash if she sees other animals. That said, her foster mom claims that none of this affects what a wonderful family companion she is as an only pet. 

 

Behavior with other animals:  

Abigail has a high prey drive and will pull hard on her leash if she spots a rabbit. A home with no cats is highly recommended. 

Training: 

She is smart and loves to learn tricks. Nothing makes this dog happier than to bring a smile to your face and to know she has done something good. In the same line of thought, she is sensitive to corrections and doesn't like disappointing her loved-ones. Please note that Abigail is very strong and doesn't have ideal leash manners. 

Note from foster mom: "We are working on basic commands and food manners. She is very easy to please so training is a breeze."

Best Attribute:   

Abigail is sooooo easy to love. She really is a great little dog who aims to please and adores cuddle time. She is easy to handle and very grateful. Give her a chance. you will not be disappointed! Abi's foster mom says she is shaping up to be a great dog who loves her family with every fiber of her being. She told us that she had never met a dog that loves like Abigail does... Her heart is 10 sizes too big. And she apparently gives the best kisses!

Missouri Pit Bull Rescue makes no express or implied warranty, representation or promise to the age, health, breed, habits, disposition, behaviors, obedience, or safety of the dogs in our program. Our assessments are subjective and based on information we receive when selecting the dogs for our program, as well as observations and reports from our volunteers and caretakers. ​Adopters understand that no one can predict how a dog will react under all circumstances and situations.

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