Nicknames: Abbi Babbi, Punkin Head, Little Girl, Baby Girl
Birthday: April 20th 2007
Likes: Clicker training sessions, learning new tricks
Pet-Peeves: Not being allowed to chew on the cat
Favorite Toy: Karma (see her family)
Favorite Food: Eagle Pack
Favorite Walk: Anywhere
Best Tricks: Abbi can lick her lips on command, turn around, spin, hold things in her mouth, bow, back up, etc.
Arrival Story: This little girl started her life of crime early when she was picked up by a police officer in Nashville. She was charged with indecent exposure when she was found lying under a bush. She was only a day or two old. Rather than booking the baby, the officer gave her to a bar tender. The bar tender didn't know what to do with a newborn puppy, so
he called a rescue. The rescue called me, of course. Who else could handle such a devient soul? So I put her in juvie lock-up and spoiled her rotten. It has been fun watching her discover that she has eyes, ears, and legs. I got to see her first tail wag and her first time playing.
Bio: From the beginning, the intent was to foster Abbi and place her in a home when she was old enough. I have had over 80 fosters and didn't think this would be a problem. I had many people inquire about her here on Dogster and finally settled on a very close friend of mine who I knew would spoil her rotten, train her with positive methods, and give her the best veterinary care possible. When Abbi was old enough, she went home with her new family. Unfortunately for my friend, her two older dogs did not appreciate Abbi. At all. She tried to make it work for a week, but in the end, the happiness of her dogs came first and I got Abbi back. I couldn't have been happier! I had built a strong bond with Abbi and loved her very much. While I watched her grow, I also noticed that she was highly intelligent, confident, bold, and fearless. Nothing stops this puppy. These were all traits that I had been looking for in a search and rescue dog. So, at 9 weeks old, Abbi started her training to be a rubble human remains detection dog.