Abby is a 65 pound girl in need of an adoptive home and soon. She is a 9 year old pitbull who we think is just lovely! Abby needs to be an only animal in her new home-no dogs, no cats. This girl is an expert cuddler. She adores humans of all ages. While she’s been great with the young child in her home, because she has arthritis, she should only go to a home where the children will be gentle and careful with Abby. No dog deserves to be treated roughly, even if they tolerate it.

Abby is dog door trained, taking herself out to potty in her fenced yard as she needs to. At this time she can stay alone during a work day when her people leave the house. Abby should be allowed time and given patience to adapt to her new home and the schedule. You have to wonder what goes through a dog’s mind when they are rehomed? We need to stay mindful of this and show compassion and patience. We like to think with time and understanding, Abby will adapt and love her new home and new family. Her current people believe that Abby would be happier if she had more company during the day.

Currently Abby takes Apoquel for allergies, Prozac for some anxiety, and Carprofen for arthritis. These drugs should be continued with her move. An adopter should be able to afford her medications and regular veterinary care. Stairs are difficult for Abby because of her arthritis. Short daily walks are important for Abby to continue moving. There may be other alternatives to try to help Abby move better and comfortably. In our book, a 9 year old is a “young senior”! She can be leash reactive if she sees another dog while she’s on her walk so one should be able to manage that.

Abby’s people shared this about her: “She has a lovely temperament, very sweet and cuddly and playful, she doesn’t walk far because of her arthritis so most of her time is spent cuddling with humans or sleeping. She still has a lot of spirit but her body is showing signs of aging.”

Abby is located in Seattle, WA. For contact information please email: referrals@olddoghaven.org

This is a courtesy post. Abby is not an Old Dog Haven dog. Old Dog Haven has not assessed this dog for medical issues and will not be responsible for medical care after adoption. We urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.