View Full Version : Older Dog's Adoption Poem/Abby the Lab

02-06-2002, 10:18 PM
I thought this poem was great. It's written for Abby, a 10 yr old
black Lab girl, looking to be adopted from the SanFrancisco
SPCA Shelter (got to be one of the best dog & cat shelters in the world!)
With just a variation here & there it would fit any older dog.

Abby's Valentine poem:

Abby dear is old and gray,
But she still loves to walk and play.
Pucker up, she'll kiss you plenty
Ask for ten and she'll give you twenty.
She's seen the world and knows her chops,
In her brown eyes, you'll be the tops.
She's looking for a gal or fellow
Who needs a dog who's calm and mellow
To take short jaunts and cuddle up
In a home where she's the only pup.
As dogs grow old their love expands,
They long for strokes from gentle hands.
We never know how long they'll live
But every day her love she'll give
To the special one, her Valentine,
She's asking now: "Will you be mine?"


02-06-2002, 10:25 PM
aw, that poem is really special. I hope Abby gets a really special home to match.

02-06-2002, 11:43 PM
Oh my..........another heartbreaker. :(

Wish I could do something to help.

02-11-2002, 03:47 PM
Oh gosh. That was heartbreaking. How I wish I could home every senior Labbie in need of a family. Why would this beauty be deserted in heer golden years???:confused: I pray that Abby finds her very special Valentine....Bless you dear Abby girl.

Dixieland Dancer
02-11-2002, 04:30 PM
What a beautiful poem. I'm sure it will touch someone's heart to provide a comfortable and loving home to a much needed beautiful girl! Thank you for sharing it.

02-11-2002, 07:12 PM
Wishing her the best of luck at finding a forever home!

02-15-2002, 09:22 PM

I love the poem about Abby !!!

I'm sure you know of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
in Utah, USA. There is a article titled "The Zen of Old Dogs"
in this link that I think reflects the same spirit about the
adoption of an older dog...


I'm seriously thinking of adopting a Senior dog if I
ever get another.

P.S. Also liked the story "Things I can never know
about Roxie", written by Francis Battista .

02-23-2002, 08:41 AM
lizbud, thank you for sharing the link to the Utah Best Friends Sanctuary. I've never seen that website before....it's wonderful. I found myself reading EVERYTHING on it.
I agree with you about adopting an older dog. We'll definitely be getting a senior dog next time there's a new pet at our place.

02-26-2002, 04:10 PM
Aww :( tell us if she is adopted, I like big loyal Lab dogs.

02-26-2002, 07:18 PM
Abby's pic is still on the SFSPCA site (see the link below). But it also says that even tho' a dog's pic is still on the site, it may have been adopted.
I guess the only way to really know about Abby would be for someone in that area to phone the Shelter & ask.