Breed: Shar Pei/Mastiff Mix
Abel is a big sweetie pie who can melt any heart! He’s a squishy ball of joy that enjoys going on walks, playing with toys, car rides, staring at the ocean, and being with people. And he’s housetrained!
If Abel could talk, he would have quite the story to tell. First off, he would tell you that his wobbly head and legs don’t bother him at all and he sees himself as a perfectly normal dog. It’s called Hypoplasia, where his cerebellum didn’t completely develop. That just means that his adopter would have to be able to help hold him up by his harness when he walks and should pick him up to get in the car or go on stairs. He has been a total gentleman with the other polite dogs that he’s met and he is friendly with all new human friends! He does get extra wobbly when he is very excited or around a lot of noise and movement (so maybe no younger kids or overly hyper dogs in the home).
Abel was originally impounded into the shelter after ingesting meth and his owner was arrested. He had to stay there for almost a year while the investigation went on. The folks at The Little Red Dog finally got him out in December and now he’s ready for his new life to begin! You’d have no idea he’s had a tough past with his lovebug demeanor. He just needs a forever friend to share all his love with.
We are helping our friends at The Little Red Dog in finding Abel a home, so let us know if you’d like to set up an introduction!