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Small • Male • Adult
TerrierView Li'l Abner on Petfinder
Oh, what a cutie! Li’l Abner is a 5 year old, 16 pound Terrier mix. Li’l Abner is adorable, loving, playful, and basks in the attention that he gets from his foster parents. He enjoys playing with his toys and soaking up the sun in the backyard. He is both smart and treat-motivated, and already knows several commands. He gets along well with the other dogs in his foster home but took some time to be fully comfortable around them. He does better with large dogs so we recommend a home where he can be your one and only or have a larger canine companion. Li’l Abner is a special pup who will need a special adopter. Due to some mysteries from his past, he is very nervous and has certain things that he dislikes – specifically, when people touch his collar or pick him up. He’s scared and can be reactive if his people do these things. We had him evaluated by a Positive Reinforcement trainer who said he is a nice little dog and has the potential to be a great dog. He responded well to training and will make great strides as it continues. SCCR is committed to ensuring long-term success with Li’l Abner and will pay for three in-home training sessions with that trainer to help his adopters understand his personality and how to best work with him. Because of his collar sensitivity, we recommend a home without small children. The best home for Li’l Abner will be an owner willing to work with the trainer, one who is patient, and will allow him to work at his pace and help him blossom into a confident, happy dog. In the right home, Li’l Abner will thrive. Please check our events page at http://www.SecondCityCanineRescue.org to find where this dog may be shown this weekend. If you are interested in adopting this dog, you must send an application or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to a Saturday Adoption Event so we know you plan on attending. If we do not receive any communication from you, the dog may be adopted out at our event prior to 12 pm if the perfect home comes along. 🙂 The breed or breed mix listed for each dog is simply a guess. The profile software program requires that we choose a predominant breed or breed mix for our dogs. However, visual breed identification is unreliable. We encourage you to select your new companion by considering each dog’s individual personality and pet qualities instead of relying on a breed label that is only a guess. Dogs are individuals. Please understand, we only adopt our animals out near Chicagoland... we are sorry but we cannot accept any out of state applications. We look forward to speaking with you!
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