Abby is a beautiful 1 year-old Husky who not only found herself homeless at a local county dog shelter but also tested positive for heartworms there making it very difficult for her to find a new home. The shelter reached out to us for help with her so Abby made the trip to Canine Lifeline so she would be able to get the lifesaving treatment that she needed. Abby has been through heartworm treatment and has done well so is now ready to find herself a permanent home where she will never be neglected again. Abby is a very active young dog but she did do well with the crate-rest that comes with recuperation from heartworm treatment. She may be housetrained too although we can’t guarantee it. Abby is a very sweet and affectionate dog but she’s had little training so will need work on obedience as well as leash manners. Abby loves to jump on people for attention and will give hugs if you allow her to. She’s an exuberant and adventurous girl who will try to get over a 4 foot fence so will need a home with a secure privacy fence or need to be kept on a leash at all times. An invisible fence will not work for her. Abby gets along very well with other dogs so would enjoy a home with a canine pal or two to run around with. Although she’s a bit of a diamond in the rough right now, this sweet girl will be an outstanding companion for the person or family who has the energy and time to spend working with her. Abby weighs about 37 pounds and her adoption fee is $250. She’s spayed, current on monthly heartworm preventative, up to date on vaccinations, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week trial period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email if you’re interested in Abby. An approved application is required before we set up meets with any of our dogs. All of our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 7 years of age. We try to respond to inquiries within 48 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.

Abby’s heartworm treatment cost about $750. If you’d like to make a donation to help with her care so that we may save another dog in the future, please do so on our website at or by sending a check to Canine Lifeline, PO Box 25742, Garfield Hts OH 44125. Thank you from Abby and Canine Lifeline!