Abbey is a good natured, very smart, and cuddly cocker. She is housebroken, knows sit, come, stay and down. She will work hard for treats! Her foster mom says she usually picks up commands by the third attempt and then will repeat the action quickly. She loves walks and keeps her nose to the ground in classic cocker fashion. She also loves water! Abbey will bring you gifts — rawhides, nylabones, stuffies — so you can play with her. She adores riding in the car and is a born traveler. Abbey would be the perfect companion for someone with the time to spend with her. Because she is still young, she could get in trouble if left alone for long periods of time, although her foster mom says there have been no issues so far. A fenced yard is recommended as Abbey will chase everything she sees. She is learning to respect cats (she lives with four!) and is getting along very well with her canine foster sister. Abbey’s diet will need to be watched as she is a chow hound. She's been "spoiled" a little too much with food but her weight is coming off quickly with an increased exercise routine and a good diet. Fortunately, she is too short to counter surf!
We do not recommend Abbey for a home with very small children as she feels insecure sometimes. She's learning how to stay calm while her nails are clipped, and her feet and ears and mouth are touched. She's not aggressive but will stress out in these situations. We're working on it in foster care and she shows improvement *every day!*
This is a sweet sweet girl who is just waiting to give all her affection to a "furever" family human.
Abbey is spayed, and has been to the vet for a checkup. He thinks she's 3-4 years old, she may be 1 to 2 years older than that. She will be brought up to date on her shots and heartworm checked (this is expected to be negative) in a couple weeks. She has a small mammary tumor, thought by the vet to be benign at this time, that the rescue is having removed by mid-April. If you'd like to be a sponsor for Abbey and help pay for her surgery and other medical bills (bloodwork, histopathology for the tumor, etc), we will send you a special gift and you will receive updates even after she is adopted!
More about Abbey
Good with Dogs, Good with Cats
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