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My name is Abbe!

Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Abbe
Photo 1 - Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Abbe
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Abbe's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, not good with kids, and good with dogs.

Abbe's Story...
Meet Abbe, a pittie girl with lots of love to give! Abbe was bred too young and dumped at Chicago Animal Care and Control with her litter; luckily another rescue snapped up the puppies, and we got the beautiful mama. Abbe is still a pup herself, and despite a rough start, she is a silly, fun-loving girl. She came to New Leash with a severe case of "happy tail" (damaging of the tail caused by too much wagging against a hard surface) and went through three surgeries to remove the damaged portion. She was left with a cute little stump, and now her whole rear end wags when she's happy! Unfortunately, during the long recovery period Abbe developed a spinning compulsion, chasing after her "phantom tail." She is nearly broken of the habit, but her new owner will need to learn to properly discourage the behavior (it's easy, we'll teach you, promise!). Abbe is a great example of the resilience of the pit bull breed. After all she's been through, she is still an incredibly happy, loving dog.


Like most pit bulls, Abbe is very affectionate, and bonds hard and fast to her humans. She thrives on love and wants nothing more than a warm person to play fetch with and snuggle up next to on the couch. Abbe has energy galore, and would make a great running partner! She also loves to wrestle with doggy friends, though she is selective about her pals. It's likely Abbe was not socialized well as a young puppy, and she is still mastering the art of play. Dog introductions should go slow, but with proper integration, she will do well in a home with a compatible male. (Check out some videos of Abbe and friends: In the Yard, Peanut Butter). Abbe is learning to respect the space of cats in her foster home, but would do best in a home sans felines.


As Abbe is very young and still learning how to be in the world, continued obedience training is a must. Thankfully, she is a rockstar in class! Abbe recently completed New Leash on Life's training program with Rendy Schwartz, and has mastered basic commands such as sit, down, and stay. She is fully housetrained, and even rings a bell when she needs to go outside. Ongoing training will keep Abbe happy and focused, and strengthen the bond between dog and owner. She does have a strong will, and will require a guardian dedicated to consistent handling and training - preference will be given to pit-experienced individuals.


Abbe is a special little gal, in search of an owner committed to helping her realize her potential as a model pit bull citizen. Unfortunately Abbe is not a good match for homes with young children; though most pit bulls are family-friendly dogs, Abbe is unsure around kids, and will do best with an experienced adult handler. She is a total heart-melter, and will surely thrive with her perfect match!


Please contact us today to meet or adopt sweet Abbe!!



Abbe was named after the adoptive mom of NLOL alum Mac. Thanks for taking such good care of the old man!

Facts about Abbe

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Abbe, a Chicago Pit Bull Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Pit Bull Terrier for sale in Chicago, or seeking a Pit Bull Terrier dog from a breeder in Chicago.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Chicago 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 Chicago 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 Pit Bull Terrier breeders who help with Pit Bull Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Chicago paves the way for another one to be saved.