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"One who brings joy"

Background Info:

Abigail was a neglected and an unloved stray until someone finally took her to the city pound in in 2020. The staff asked us back then to give her a chance since 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 the opportunity to thrive and be pampered. She waited 2 long years in our program for that home to come along.

Adoption Fee: $100
Breed: Pit Bull
Sex: Female
Age: 5-9 yrs
Weight: 40-50 lbs
Fast-forward to January 2023; Abi thought she had it made, but when her new owner met someone who owns a dog. This was bad news for Abigail, as she is not fond of any furry friends. The owner is moving in with her new partner this spring, so we have until then to find sweet Abi yet another home :-( This is very sad because this poor darling lady is not getting any younger. She wants nothing more than settle down and unpack her suitcase, once and for all.

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. She has received a clean bill of health ever since.

Physical Description:

A little on the smaller side, but stocky and compact... and maybe a tad overweight, lol. She is a little beauty nonetheless and cuter in person when her loving and outgoing personality can shine. Her amazing disposition is a large part of her charm.

Current Living Situation:

Since 2021, Abi has been a cherished house companion in homes with single parents and middle aged kids. First her foster home and then her adoptive one. She is described as the sweetest and friendliest little dog. She loves being with people.​ She is crate trained but doesn't need to be crated when home alone. Her current home has a very large fenced yard - nearly 1/4 acre! Her new home should also have a fenced yard, as she doesn't like doing her business while on a leash. Abi is always loose inside the house and is very respectful of the home. She's the perfect house guest and deserves to be a permanent one.


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 to peoples' faces. She will do everything she can to earn your love (and a treat 😉) She was a big-time favorite during her stay at the shelter. She connects with her people on a deep emotional level.

Behavior with people:

Abi has a wonderful disposition with people and that's the reason we decided to welcome her into the program in the first place. 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. But beware, she's so irresistible that you won't be able to stay away from her very long!

Behavior with children:

Abi gets along great with children. She is very playful with kiddos, but also respectful. Abi will listen to commands from children and loves to follow them wherever they go. She does occasionally get too excited when greeting kids, but you can use a spray bottle of water to correct her. 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 (and no plans to have any more) will come along for her. It's simple, Abigail just doesn't want doggy-friends. 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. As mentioned, a home with a privacy fence would be ideal for her. She doesn't have ideal leash manners and is reactive on a leash if she sees other dogs.

Behavior with other animals:

Abigail has a very high prey drive and will pull hard on her leash if she spots a rabbit, squirrel, bird, opossum, etc. She won't respond to verbal commands once she's zeroed in on a small animal and must be physically restrained. A home with no other animals is Abi's best bet for success.


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. This girl lives off positive reinforcement.

Adoption Fee: $100
Breed: Pit Bull
Sex: Female
Age: 5-9 yrs
Weight: 40-50 lbs

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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