Hi, I’m a girl border collie mix named Abby. I’m 1 year old and weigh 45 pounds. Good with both dogs and cats. Border collies were developed to herd livestock, especially sheep, in the borderlands of Scotland. I got the smart border collie gene. Did you know that just a few weeks ago the border collie whose owner taught her about 1,000 words died? She was 15 and very intelligent. Anyway, back to the subject of you coming for a visit. Just so you know I’m shy at first. But within minutes I warm up and turn into a loyal, playful, happy dog. 

In the past week, two of my canine colleagues were joined with a new owner. The Rappahannock Animal Welfare League (RAWL), 160 Weaver Road, Amissville, is open 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. excluding Wednesday and Sunday, when it is closed. Call 540-937-3283 or visit www.rawldogs.org.