Adoptable pet spotlight: Meet Abby!

Abby is a German Shepherd mix that arrived at our shelter on 5/3/13, near death due to starvation and dehydration. Abby has beaten the odds – the odds of living after starvation, the odds of actually being rescued before death, the odds of being 100% recovered & healthy, and the odds of loving people – again.

Abby came to us a dangerous 35 lbs, and 5/3 was possibly going to be her last day on earth – in shock and shutting down. But the right people were in just the right place at the right time, and with lots of food and water, she slowly gained her strength and weight (she’s about 50 lbs. now), and is she ready for fun and games!   She is believed to be born 5/7/11. She is so happy and friendly with everyone – her tail is always wagging!

She is very strong, so leash walking has been made easy with her “Easy Walk Harness.” Abby is quiet – she never barks! She loves the freedom of a fenced yard, and she will require that for her safety. She adores people and likes to “cat chase” – this could also apply to rabbits in the yard. She loves to play with toys, prancing around the yard.

Although Abby came to us with another dog, she is quite bossy with other canines, so a home where she would be the star, albeit only pet, would be her best home. She is definitely crate trained, and should be house trained – she is very respectful of her surroundings, too.

Her $150 Adoption Fee includes our very comprehensive veterinary package (she has been spayed, vaccinated, micro-chipped, wormed, tested negative for heartworms and is current on heartworm and flea/tick preventative), plus lots of love and attention from our volunteers until she finds her true Forever Home.

Abby is available for adoption through PALS (Pets A-Lone Sanctuary) in Lincoln County, Missouri. To find out more about Abby, contact the shelter by telephone at 636-338-1818 or by email at

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About author

Abby Rosenberg

Abby Rosenberg is a PetMeds employee and long-time cat lover. She was a volunteer for several years at a local no-kill cats only rescue shelter. This has prepared her for her most challenging role to date: secretary, photographer, social coordinator and treat dispenser for Daisy, and Daisy’s sidekick Harley. Daisy is a dilute calico Devon Rex cat, and Harley is a “cow-cat” who was adopted from the shelter where Abby volunteered. You can also find Abby on Google+

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