My name is Abby!

German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Rochester/Buffalo, New York - Abby

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Abby's Info...

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

Abby's Story...
Introducing Abby! She is a Shepherd mix who is about 5 years old. Abby is a sweet and gentle soul who is a casualty of divorce. Abandoned at a local humane society by her former family, she was stressed and confused, so BDBH stepped in to bring her into a loving home environment. We are so glad they did! Abby is the perfect house guest. She is a very obedient girl who knows how to sit, down, shake, stay, and take treats nicely. Being an adult dog, she does not have the exuberant puppy energy that can be tiresome (and destructive) at times. Abby is perfectly content to curl up on the couch next to you and lay her head in your lap. Don't be fooled though, she adores her walks and can outrun you on a jog any day! No matter what you're doing, as long as it involves her too, she is a happy girl.

Being the sensitive soul she is, we are looking for a calm forever home for Abby. We would love her adoptive family to be older – parents, kids, and/or other pets. Abby currently lives with our playful one-year old dog, and she really wants nothing to do with him! She is very tolerant, but her ideal home would be one without another dog, or with another adult dog she can peacefully co-exist with. Much in the same way, we feel Abby would be happiest in a home without very young (loud!) children. Abby is also a little overweight, so she will be the healthiest with someone who can make an honest commitment to exercise with her at least twice per day.

If Abby sounds like your girl, please contact her foster parents: Gene: or Nicole: and visit her blog at

Spayed: Yes
Up to Date on Vaccines: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Preventative: Yes
Flea/tick Prevention: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Housebroken: Yes
Crate Trained: No, but there is no need

I am located in the Rochester NY area and am typically at the Meet and Greets at Pet Supplies Plus in Fairport on Saturdays from 11-12:30pm.

Facts about Abby

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Abby, a Rochester/Buffalo German Shepherd Dog dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a German Shepherd Dog for sale in Rochester/Buffalo, or seeking a German Shepherd Dog dog from a breeder in Rochester/Buffalo.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Rochester/Buffalo 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 Rochester/Buffalo 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 German Shepherd Dog breeders who help with German Shepherd Dog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Rochester/Buffalo paves the way for another one to be saved.