My name is Abby!

Golden Retriever/Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Cole Camp, Missouri - Abby

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Abby's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Abby's Story...
03-10-09 Abby is approximately 1 -2 years of age, spayed, fully vaccinated, good on the leash, rides beautifully in the vehicle once she gets in it. She will need someone with time & patience to work on her house manners. She is crate trained so a short trip to being the PAWfect house pet.

Initially a stray she was taken in by a Good Samaritan who took responsibility for her vet work.
Abby & Copper came together as strays.

The following is from the Good Sam:
"Copper & Abby showed up on New Year’s Day. Ribs showing, filthy and full of tapeworms; they were in definite need of some TLC.
Both have small oval marks/scars under their eyes from surgery (per the vet to which they were taken for altering and vaccinations). Copper is now neutered. Abby had a spay scar and has not shown any signs of being in season, so we’re thinking she’s also unable to reproduce. Both have been de-wormed.

Someone obviously had these two on a leash, as they are awesome on walks! If you are a runner or enjoy hiking the trails these two will keep up with you!

We are working on manners and basic commands. So far they are doing well with the sit, wait and kennel commands. We’ll continue work with the come, lay-down, and stay commands. Right now they are not housetrained. They ‘live’ in the heated garage with their kennels and in the double lot, fenced yard; but spend evenings inside with the family.

I don’t think they had ever had a tub bath in their life as they were terrified. It took a long time and lots and lots of treats to get them clean. A bit easier the next few times, but never using the hose or sprayer – Copper freaks out and will pull on his choke chain until he hurts himself. (Have now replaced the choke chains with regular collars because of this) Still have to lift them into the tub. They do much better with the ear cleaning- no problems there. I have yet to trim their nails so don’t know about that. Are also good about taking the syringes of medicine, they don’t like it, but will swallow it when given. Will let you look at their teeth and handle their legs, feet, etc with no issues.

The perfect home for Copper and Abby would be a wooded acreage/farm with tons of space to run and track game. These two love to go-go-go. And, yes, when their daily mile or so walk isn’t enough they’ve run away to the neighboring woods for the day, always bringing back their finds in the afternoon when they are ready for rubbin’s and lovin’s. When they don’t get exercised they start chewing and digging out of sheer boredom. I’ve learned to keep lots of chew toys, and bones handy.

Both Copper* and Abby are good with other dogs (we have a 14 yr old cocker that doesn’t do well with other dogs and they do okay with him. Basically sniff and then get bored with him and go on to other things. Also have introduced them to a neighbors miniature dachshund and a friends lab mix-both female) Abby can be a bit territorial the first time she meets a new dog if they are on the outside of “her” fence. But when introduced with everyone inside the fence she does fine. After the initial “sniff-fest” she’s ready to play ‘til she drops.

Copper is a calm, dominate dog and keeps Abby – who seems to be a bit younger- in line. Both adore belly rubs and cuddles and are very submissive to people. I’ve not had them around children, toddlers or babies – so have no idea how they are with them.

They were both very scared when put in the car to go to the vet and Copper was ill on the way home. Have since worked with treats to get them to jump up into the back seat, and taken them out a couple of times. Had Copper in the car with no illness, just howled the entire time I was in Wal-Mart and tried to get out of the 4 inch window opening. It was also one of the few times he was by himself – no people, no Abby."

The updates on his/her likes & dislikes will help you know if this fur-kid is suitable for your home.

We will be evaluating, loving, letting go to make room for another fur-kid at risk.


The adoption fee ranges from $175 to $325.
The fee is based upon veterinary care, age & size of dog.
The higher adoption fee on the younger small dogs helps care for the older dogs that take longer to find fur-ever homes.
Senior citizens and disabled receive a discount.
We also offer a discount to those in uniform keeping us safe.
Land of the free because of the brave.

Our adoption process begins with the e-mail or phone call to us. Please be prepared to furnish your complete name, address, telephone number, your veterinarian contact information & at least two personal references. We will then call you to ask a series of questions.

contact: 7 Bells Sanctuary: 660-668-3567

Facts about Abby

  • Breed: Golden Retriever/Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: GS-Donna

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Abby, a Cole Camp Golden Retriever/Retriever (Unknown Type) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Golden Retriever/Retriever (Unknown Type) for sale in Cole Camp, or seeking a Golden Retriever/Retriever (Unknown Type) dog from a breeder in Cole Camp.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Cole Camp already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Cole Camp breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Golden Retriever/Retriever (Unknown Type) breeders who help with Golden Retriever/Retriever (Unknown Type) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Cole Camp paves the way for another one to be saved.