♫ Abby and her siblings were rescued from a shelter
in Tennessee. The litter is nine.
There’s eight boys, She’s the only girl,
so she had to hold her own. The rescue was able
to bring them to New York, so we can find them forever homes. [laughing]
– Hi! Oh, hi, my friend! Hi. Our kids foster puppies
after school. Twenty-six puppies have
gotten adopted. After Abby and her siblings arrived, they got parvo. It’s very hard for
puppies to survive. Abby was very, very sick, but she’s a fighter.
She was a little warrior. Now, Abby is
100 percent healthy, and she is one happy dog. There’s two folds of
the foster care. The first fold was the school. After that, Abby went
to the foster home. Wherever she ends up is gonna be the best home
for her for the rest of her life. We are hoping that Abby will be adopted today. – Abby and some of her
brothers popped up on the web site, and my wife fell in love. The more I look at
the picture, the more I want her to
be part of a family. I was just like, everything
that we’ve been through in our lives, this is a fighter. This is the right dog for us. Abby is coming to
visit the house, to see if her and our dog
can get along, and hope that she’ll
be able to stay here, and become part of our family. You excited? You getting
a little sister now? You’re no longer the youngest
member of the family? We’re here, Momma. If she can win Slade’s heart,
she’ll win the kids’ heart. – Oh my God! Easy. Good boy. Abby was a little
intimidated at first. We got into the backyard,
where they could be more free. Easy, girl. Abby? Sit.
Yes! Slade? That’s a good
sit, Slade. We just wanted them to settle, and now the tails are up. Now her tail is
finally untucked. Come on. Come on. Come on, Slade.
– Come on. Come on. – Let’s go.
– Come, Abby. Yeah, Abby. Come on. We let Slade kind of
lead her into the house. Oh, you figured out
where the food is? Okay. You hungry? They finally, like,
hit it off, and they started playing. Good girl. – Aw, thank you,
thank you, thank you. See, she’s warming up now.
See the difference? Are you good to go?
– I am set. Today’s a happy day. She found her forever home. She loves her new family. She’s playing, she’s giving
everybody kisses. She’s loving the kids. She had me from the moment
I saw those cute little eyes. Once we signed those
final papers, I knew that Abby was ours, and she’s not going anywhere, and she’s gonna be — forever
be with us. It’s hard to describe the
amount of happiness and joy that we feel. It’s — it’s our hearts
are just full of love. and she is definitely
the piece that was missing. Just the joy of having
another puppy in the house. You get to watch them
play with the kids, and growing up together. Animal adoption is important because a dog belongs with a family. Abby and Slade are definitely cemented into our family, and they’ll be cemented
into our family for a very long time.