Abby wandered into a porch near Kings Mountain one day and decided to stay. The home owner had her checked for a chip and worked with the local shelter to find her owner, but none was ever found. Shortly after, Abby made her way to GRRCC where our vet found a tumor on her back end. After much alarm and concern we were thankful to get the news that the tumor (circumanal adenoma) was benign. Abby had perianal surgery to remove the tumor, with clean margins, and thankfully there were no complications with nerves and none of her bathroom functions were impacted. After a surgery follow-up this week, Abby will be ready for her forever home.
We have no idea how long Abby was on her own. During that time, she was in rough shape. Several ticks, mats, and the hair on her feet was perhaps the longest we’ve seen. But the worst neglect was with her eyes. Abby has an extreme case of dry eye which was causing her eye lashes to turn inward and cause more irritation. She has responded well to medicated eye drops which she will need for the rest of her life. Her lashes are no longer rubbing against her eyes. She also has some pain from arthritis in her hips which is being managed with pain meds. Abby is also getting medicated baths to treat skin and ear infections. She seems to be a bit hard of hearing.
Abby is an old soul — a quiet dog who is just happy to be part of a family. She loves to be petted and enjoys treats. Her foster mom reports that Abby will sometimes spend time in her crate with the door open. Other times she is content laying around with her family. Abby is well behaved and completely house trained. She knows ‘sit’ and ‘down’ and will knock you over with her ‘shake’. Abby has growled at her foster brothers, especially over bones, and might do best as an only dog. She rides well in a car and is not afraid of thunder storms. Someone in Abby’s former life taught her to stay out of the kitchen, especially at dinner time. Abby is a low energy gal who would much rather be at home taking a nap that out chasing tennis balls.
Abby’s Forever Home Requirements:
- A fenced yard
- Someone home most of the day
- Someone willing to maintain her meds, administer eye drops, give medicated baths
- Someone with extra time and lots of love
- Only dog or a home with another tolerant dog