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ABBY#1 AD 05-24-12


ADOPTED 05-24-12 – Abby was dumped at the Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter in early January after her owners had a baby.  🙁   She was terrified at the shelter.  She didn’t understand why her family abandoned her at the noisy, scary pound and all she knew was she needed to get out of there and try to go home.  Abby escaped from the exercise run one afternoon.  Animal Control officers darted her in the parking lot but Abby kept running.  The shelter director told officers to shoot her (yes, shoot to kill) but a wonderful volunteer (and PAWS of NE LA foster mom) happened to be at the shelter and asked them to let her try to catch Abby first.  She caught up with Abby at the on ramp to a nearby interstate.  She caught the scared pooch and took her back to her kennel at the pound.  Later that night the foster mom contacted the PAWS rescue coordinator about pulling Abby for our rescue program.  Of course we happily said YES…Abby’s angel Christy saved her life twice…on the side of the road that day and now through fostering!!   Abby is approximately 5 years old and is a Border Collie mix.  She is already spayed, heartworm negative, current on vaccinations and on monthly heartworm/flea preventative.  She is healthy, happy to be in a home environment again and is looking for a loving forever home up north thanks to the help of Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc..


Video of Abby before leaving the shelter: CLICK HERE

Video of Abby in foster care: CLICK HERE

Abby And A Belly Rub:  CLICK HERE

Abby Back Scratch: CLICK HERE

From Abby’s foster mom : She seems to bond quickly with people, probably the female of the family. She will lay by you while you watch tv and if you move to the computer she’ll follow you there and lay by you until you get up. She wants to be someone all of the time and seems to really want to please her people. She knows how to “shake”. She’s great in the house and is housetrained. She’s a very happy girl and wags her whole back end when she’s excited. She will definitely bark when people ring the doorbell, knock on the door or walk in the door.

She gets along with other dogs but does have a tendency to want to guard/be possessive of toys/treats and if she thinks another dog is going to get her toys/treats she will do the Border Collie crouch and follow them to make sure they aren’t getting her stuff. She would be happy as an only dog but could co-exist with other dogs if the owner made sure to supervise when toys/treats are involved.

She met the shelter cat briefly and sniffed her but didn’t seem to want to chase or eat her. It was very brief though so couldn’t say for sure that she’d be good with cats. If I had to guess, I wouldn’t think she’d hurt one.

She doesn’t seem to be afraid of things in the house like the vacuum cleaner, blow dryer, etc. and does great with a bath. She will go in a crate easily and stays in a crate while we are at work. She sleeps on a dog bed in our room and sleeps all night there. She loves to go walking and does pull on the leash some when she’s excited but overall does good on the leash.

Her previous owners said she wasn’t good with kids. I haven’t seen her around kids but she’s such a happy dog I can’t see her being bad with them. Maybe small kids/toddlers would be too much if they were pulling on her, etc. but I would think older kids would be ok.

She’s a wonderful, loving dog. As attached to me as she is already, I can now understand why she was so freaked out at the shelter after being dumped there.


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Age 5 Years
Life Average
Sex Female
Weight 51-60lbs
Location West Monroe LA
Breed Border Collie
Altered Yes
Fee All Shots + Transport – 500
Dogs Yes
Children No Children
House Yes
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Yes
Car Yes
Personality Shy
Email rescuedogvillage@yahoo.com
Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.