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    Adoptable Dogs of the Week: Abbie and Shep from Derby City Dog Rescue
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    This week’s featured adoptable rescue dogs are Abbie and Shep. Please consider this special guy and girl as the newest member of your family.

    Abbie is a young pit bull terrier mix female. She is medium in size, weighing approximately 50 lbs, and is about 15 months old. Abbie is very friendly and loves every person and dog she meets, large and small alike! She was born with a perfect white heart pattern on the back of her neck - a badge of honor she is proving to be worthy of! Abbie is truly a diamond in the rough and will need lots of guidance to mature into the wonderful family animal she is destined to be. She acts like she has been confined most of her young life so everything is an adventure! She loves going new places and meeting people and acts like she is seeing the world for the first time. She will benefit from consistency and regular training as she learns how to be a stellar ambassador for her breed. Everyone is going to LOVE Abbie!  She is progressing well on her house training and will need to be crated when not supervised. Staying in a house is all new to Abbie. She really loves being close to people and other dogs and she is learning how to ask when she needs to go out. She is also learning how to be calm in a crate and wait for her humans to come home and play.

    Abbie is up to date on shots, spayed and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $150. To apply to adopt Abbie, complete the application at

    Shep is looking for a home or forever foster. He's an estimated 8-11 year old, German Shepherd mix (maybe with Akita). He's a big boy at almost 100 lbs, and would not do well with small children. When he gets excited, he doesn't pay attention to what's around him. He's good with some dogs (will have to do 1-2 meets and slow intros), but not good with cats. Shep likes to go outside and roll around in the grass and would love a fenced yard. He knows basic commands and loves food/treats, is house trained and crate trained. He enjoys just being next to his people and getting some petting. Not much of a barker unless someone is outside the window/door. He does have fatty tumors all over, a mass in his abdomen and a slow-growing, localized cancer. At this point, he still has a lot of life and love left to give.  

    Shep is up to date on shots, neutered and microchipped.  If you would like to apply to adopt Shep or be his forever foster, complete one of the applications at or

    Derby City Dog Rescue is one of the largest in the area. Most of DCDR’s dogs are rescued when they are out of time at a shelter or need medical treatment that the shelter cannot provide. At any time, DCDR has as many as 75 to 100 dogs in its adoption program. DCDR finds volunteer foster homes and medical care for the dogs until they can be placed with a family. DCDR welcomes volunteers for fostering and many other opportunities to help dogs, and all donations are tax deductible.

    Follow Derby City Dog Rescue on Facebook too!

    Photos: Derby City Dog Rescue

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    A transplanted Hawkeye, I've now lived in Louisville longer than any other city. Can't live without: my husband and fur babies, coal-black coffee, peanut M&Ms, sunflowers, monthly vacations, books, walking paths, massage and a big purse.

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