Taken in: 2022-04-02
More detail:2022-04-13:Hey There! My name is Abbie Rose. I have been told I am Red Fox Lab which I guess is pretty special. Now I am going to be honest, I am about 11 years old, but don't let that worry you, I love to go on walks and play with tennis balls! I will run and get one to show off to anyone that comes to the house! The more tennis balls the better! Toys are great too! I like to take them all out of the basket so I have lots to play with.
Before I was in a foster home, I was left alone for a very long time. My person died and no one came to look after me. I was on my own. Next, I found myself in a scary shelter with lots of other dogs. One day a wonderful lady came to the shelter and rescued me. She reassured me that I would be OK. Now, to be honest, because of my past, it takes me a while to get to know you and trust you. Once I relax, I want to know where you are all the time, but I promise, you don't have to pet me. Just knowing you are close by is all I need.
I do like to talk. A lot. I announce everyone who comes to the door or even walks by. I believe I am an excellent watch dog! I do get anxious if you leave me, (and I have medication for that!) but when you come home I am so happy that I greet you with lots of love and excitement and I go get a toy to show you!
Being a dog of maturity I consider myself to have manners. I am house trained and know to go outside. At night if you want me to, I will sleep in a crate, and I don't make a peep. My foster parents trust me and let me sleep in their room. I don't chew on anything that is not mine. I do understand the word NO and respond well to correction. I know a few commands like sit, down and shake/paw. I even learned to use the dog door my first day in my foster home and would enjoy having one with my new family.
I feel healthy and happy now that the doctor has diagnosed my IBD. I eat special food, take my medicine like a good girl and take a probiotic everyday. This keeps me at a healthy 80lbs! Yes, I'm a big girl!
I am happy at my foster home and I get along with everyone. Even though I currently have a foster brother and sister, I think I would like being the one and only, but I know how to live with others, including cats! I am happy to meet all the dogs on my walks and big and small people, too.
My foster mom says I am a good girl and have come such a long way. I am hoping for a family that will take care of me and understand me. I am told I am a little quirky-whatever that means! I am looking for my own special "comfort person". Do you think that might be you?
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