Shelter’s Longest Resident Is Posing For Selfies To Find Her Forever Home

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

November 18, 2015

Dogs of weaker spirit would crumble under the weight of shelter life after nearly a year, but Abby Rose is determined to make the best out of a terrible situation. Abby has been waiting for a family longer than any other dog at the Delaware County SPCA, and for this sweetheart of a Pittie, no one’s really sure why that is.

abby in the leaves

It seems that the shelter has caught the selfie bug, and they’ve started a creative new challenge to help get Abby Rose adopted. From their Facebook page:

Through Nov. 30, we invite you to take part in the Abby Rose Challenge: Find Abby Rose a Home. Here’s the deal: come in to the Adoption Center any time during our open hours (12-7 M-F, 11-6 Sat, 12-5 Sun) to meet our longest dog resident, Abby Rose, and take a selfie with her! Then post it on Facebook tagging us with the hashtag ‪#‎FindAbbyRoseAHome‬. We’ll add the pictures to this album. The best picture will be voted on by our staff of lifesavers and the winner will receive a prize!

Poor Abby was surrendered to the shelter when a member of her family was incarcerated. The remainder of her humans had to move to a safe, non-pet-friendly location, and there was nowhere left for her to go. The shelter calls Abby Rose a diva, a leading lady, and a soloist, and boy does she live up to the hype!

diva dog

They also say she is good with other dogs when they meet on walks and around the shelter, but she should be the only dog in the home. (No cats, either.) She would also love an active family with adults and older kids. Abby’s been waiting a real long time, with no one to cuddle up with at night or take her for long, strolling walks.

Got a place in your heart and home for this girl? Check out her adoption profile with more info here, and get a look at all the great selfies with Abby at the shelter so far!

Like this one…

abby selfie1

… and this one…

abby selfie 2

… and this one!

abby selfie 3

By the end of November (and hopefully before then!) we just know that this charismatic Pittie girl will find someone to love her and to give all the love she’s got. Good luck Abby Rose!

H/t Delaware County SPCA

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

November 18, 2015

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