Therapy Dog Abigail
May 29, 2020
On Friday, the Florida pup will be featured on Disney+’s newest episode of It’s a Dog’s Life, a show that highlights two amazing working dogs and one “Hometown Hero” pooch each episode. Abigail, a bait dog turned therapy pup is this week’s “Hometown Hero.”
“She is going to be the newest Disney Princess,” Megan Steinke, Abigail’s adopted dog-mom, told NBC affiliate WPTV.
Since being rescued, Abigail has become a therapy dog with her sister Tala, helping veterans, first responders, children, and the elderly. Together, they visit assisted living homes for residents with memory issues, cancer centers, schools, Red Cross shelters, police departments, fire departments, and more.
In September 2017, the adorable pit bull was crowed the American Humane Hero Dog of the Year, American Humane Hero Dog of the Year, according to her Facebook page.
Megan said Disney+ had reached out to her about including Abigail on the show in January.
“I’m like, ‘Disney? No, there’s no way Disney has found us in Fort Myers, Florida.’ They wanted to highlight Abigail and her story through this new Disney+ show, It’s a Dog’s Life,” Steinke said. “Abigail does have a wonderful Cinderella story. That’s what I like to call it. Former bait dog to Disney Princess. She’s raising awareness on bait dogs and dogfighting rings, and animal cruelty as a whole.”
“We’re just really happy that Disney chose our little princess to be their next princess,” she added.
Abigail’s episode of It’s a Dog’s Life drops Friday, May 29 on Disney+.