Buddy (formerly known as Tucker) is simply the sweetest foster dog ever to visit our home! He was picked up by a kind gentleman who noticed he was limping a little and thought he’d been injured. Buddy spent a week in the shelter before becoming a CBCR dog and he completely won the hearts of all the staff. It appears he had lived outdoors all his life because for his first few days in foster he was very leery of shiny floors, doorways, and other indoor novelties. He settled in quickly and now fully enjoys all the comforts, has excellent manners, and appreciates every kindness.
He is believed to be about 9 years old. He is low positive for heartworm, has begun treatment and should have no lingering effects. His limp, which is mild and intermittent, is actually due to hip dysplasia and some resulting arthritis. He is now on a joint supplement and pain meds. He will need moderate daily activity to stay fit and healthy. Currently he enjoys a one mile walk twice a day. He’s neutered, up to date on shots and is microchipped.
He is delighted to join his humans for daily walks, gardening, errands, and car trips. When the more active part of the day is done, he will happily assist with computer work, tv watching, conversation and naps. He’s a great listener, support system and personal cheerleader. Buddy gets along well with other dogs and with people. Cats are an unknown as there are none in the foster home. A house with a fenced backyard – combined with 2X daily leash walks – would be ideal but he could also be happy in a condo or apartment. Moderate daily exercise is important for him, so he’d be a great fit for a retiree or other individual with similar needs.
This dog will make a wonderful companion for someone who needs a calm, loving friend.