Abigail at a Glance

  • Location: Chicago, IL 60619
  • Age: 10-12 Years (Est DOB: 2007-2005)
  • Weight: 15 lbs
  • Gender: Female
  • Breed: Miniature Poodle
  • Kids: Unknown
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Cats: Yes

Abigail’s Story

Abigail MUST be adopted with Winston

**Bonded pairs are two animals that cannot be separated and must be adopted into the same home. The adoption fee for a bonded pair is the same as the adoption fee for a single dog: $185

History:  Abigail and Winston came from a hoarding situation of about 30 dogs.

About:  Abigail is blind, but she has adapted well. Like a lot of small dogs Abby loves to be picked up and held.  She doesn’t walk the greatest on leash so we think she was usually carried anywhere she went.  Her foster mom says she is docile, sweet, low key, and smart.  She is good with Winston, and the resident beagle but she will bark when new dogs come over. She settles down once she realizes they are there to stay.  We guess that she barks at new dogs as a way of self protection, she can’t see the other dog or read its body language so she doesn’t know if they’re friend or foe.  She also lives with 3 cats and has no problems with them, but also barks when they come into the room, likely for the same reason.  Her barking is easily corrected.  Abby is good at going potty outside.  She will also go to the puppy pads if she needs to, as long as they’re in the same location.  Abby has a bossy streak and will let you know if meal preparation is taking entirely too long.  Abby is pretty chill, but she will occasionally get excited and try to jump around and play (We’ll admit it’s a little fun to watch, because she can’t see who or what she is attempting to play with).  She is great with all people and we think she would be just fine with kids.  We do think a home with no, or older children would be best for her.  We don’t think visiting children would be a problem.

We would love Abby to be adopted with her buddy Winston.  They came from the same hoarding situation and he really looks out for her.  He always turns back to make sure she is coming and will wait for her if she’s taking a bit longer.

Because Abby is blind there are a lot of typical “blind” dog things that she does.  She is easily startled because she can’t anticipate everything.  As mentioned above she will bark at new dogs, and sometimes when the cats come into the room.  She does best on a schedule, and when the furniture/layout of the home does not change (laundry baskets or other obstacles regularly in her way). Abby would likely also be the most comfortable in a home where there isn’t a huge amount of commotion or coming and going.  That can be very stressful to a blind dog because she can’t understand everything going on around her.  Any stairs in her adoptive home must be gated off so she doesn’t fall down them.