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Pet of the Week: Abby the energetic Labrador Retriever Pitbull mix

Published: Dec. 10, 2020 at 4:11 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - It’s time to meet Abby — the energetic, treat loving lab, is looking for a loving home.

Here’s what Chelsea Arnold, an Animal Handler with Fairbanks North Star Borough Animal Shelter, had to say about our Pet of the Week:

“I have a fun pet to introduce to you today. Her name is Abby and she’s about a year and seven months old. She came as a stray and we’re guessing she’s a Labrador Retriever, Pitbull mix.

While at the shelter, Abby has been super friendly with her animal tenders. She does have some anxieties so she likes to jump up on people and do a lot of barking when we leave her. And when taking her outside, she can pull kind of hard on the leash. But she’s just really excited and really friendly.

It may take a little while for her to settle into her new home because of her anxiety, but I think with some time she’ll do just fine and be a great house pet. Abby may benefit from some anxiety medication if that becomes a little overwhelming for her, being in a new place. But she will get to know you and your family and become very comfortable soon.

Abby is a young teenage dog, she’s very food motivated and I think she would be trainable with lots of treats. But she might benefit from some obedience training as well as she’s very active and playful.

Abby also has some dog, cat, and snake friends that are looking for homes as well, so come meet some of those pets today!”

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