Abby - 20031677

Location: Sterling, Virginia
Spayed Female
Color: Liver and White
Birthdate: December 2, 2014 - Actual
Age: 9 Year, 0 Month

  • House Broken
  • Crate Trained
  • OK with Dogs
  • OK with Cats
  • Needs Fenced in Yard


Dog Story: Hi my name is Abby, I’m a 11/2 year old adorable liver and white Brittany who is everything you would expect from a young Brit. I love love love going for long walks and runs, and sometimes I get so excited to go that my foster mom has to wrestle me into my harness because I can’t sit still. Until I moved into foster care I lived mostly outdoors and didn’t walk on leash. My foster mom says that I’m doing amazingly well on walks given how new it is to me oh, except when there are bunnies or squirrels, then I have a hard time paying attention to where I’m supposed to go. My foster mom keeps calling me ‘Red,’ she says I remind her of a Fraggle because I have puffy hair on my ears and I’m always bopping around the house. I don’t tend to sit still, I like being in constant motion, there’s just a lot to do. I entertain myself with my toys, I throw tennis balls and ropes in the air for myself to catch, my foster mom hasn’t tried frisbees with me yet but she says that based on my tennis ball catching and jumping skills, she bets I’ll be great at it. When I get tired, I pass out hard, and sometimes I sneak onto the couch with my foster mom. When I’m tired, I’m a huge mush, I just want to cuddle and be pet. I’m really well crate trained, at night, when I get tired, I put myself to bed. During the work day, I stay in my crate, which I don’t mind, as long as I get out for long walks. I also go to doggy day care some days, I do really well playing with the other dogs there. I love the resident cat, he lets me play with him, so when my sister Brittany Lili doesn’t want to play with me, I play with the cat instead. And if I get too rough he lets me know and I’m really good at respecting that, my feelings just get hurt a little so I go to my foster mom to make sure its ok. I’m really attached to my sister Lili, but we compete for attention from our humans. We don’t fight, my foster mom just calls us ‘the grumble girls’ and we go our separate ways when she tells us to stop. I’m very good at ‘sit’ now and I come to a whistle, but I’m still working on ‘stay,’ ‘off,’ and ‘come,’ Everyone who meets me tells me I’m pretty and sweet, I’m sure my forever family will think the same! I would love to share that home with Lili. Abby and her sister Lili were surrendered to ABR to find them a better living situation than their owners were able to offer. Their dad could no longer physically manage them as a result of health issues. They have always lived together, and are bonded as a pair.