Hey there…I’m Buddy…yep, my name caught on after my fosters saw what a complete buddy boy I am to them. I’m 16 months old, about 42 lb. (a perfect mid-size dog), and am a mix of many breeds; perhaps German Shepherd and Terrier stand out the most, but it’s really unclear. My humans say I’m quite intelligent, (I think they are right), which with my quick learning and eager to please attitude, is lots of fun. When called, I come “on a dime” because my loyalty to “my people” is complete.
I am very attached to them and only want a home I can call my own forever. I love both the man and the woman who foster me, but you know…foster homes are just temporary stops along the way to adoption. The humans love how I look into their eyes with a soulful gaze and cock my head to listen to them with attention. Truthfully, I don’t know why this amazes them because isn’t that just what you do when you love someone?
Listen, I’m a good guy to make you laugh, (they say I’m very funny); I am always enthusiastic and when I hear my humans’ voices I start dancing around in complete joy. I also love the dogs in my foster home and when I see them my tail starts wagging and in my heart, I feel so happy and excited; and then…I give them all kisses. I find it’s lots of fun, (and my foster thinks it’s hilarious), to stand between my foster parents’ feet and mouth with my canine buddies from this protected spot. I don’t need to be with another dog and while my people seem to think that I would excel at agility training if that’s your thing, I don’t need that to feel complete. I do love water play and am so glad it’s almost summer so I get to enjoy it.
When not busy with these other activities, I am happy to bounce around carrying a big toy and sometimes, I even search through the toy box looking for the one I want, so I hope my new home has a bunch of toy choices for me. I like to take my toy and launch onto my bed, or the couch, (yes…they let me on the couch all the time)…to play with them. This makes people laugh, so I think I will make my adopter as happy as I make everyone else. Boy oh boy, do I love snuggling…it’s just delicious. Quite simply, I like being near my people and crashing for a nap at their feet, in their laps, or next to them on the couch. Sometimes, I just come for a quick cuddle before going back to my activities. My love for you and your family will be infinite.
Of course, being smart and wanting to please, I am housetrained and while I know basic commands, I would know even more if someone wanted to teach me other stuff. I walk well on a leash, and I always sleep through the night like a true angel.
There are two things that you should know about me that I worry will keep me from finally having a new life in a forever home. Just like lots of people, I’m a little shy with strangers and new things, so at first, I’m cautious. I acclimate slowly, so I would prefer a home with children over 8 years old as those young ones can be intense if you have to live with them..
The other thing is that I have what the humans call Megaesophagus, (where one part of my esophagus has a little difficulty carrying food to my stomach) but this is well managed with medication that doesn’t cost much, (about $20 per month); they say that this is something I will need for life. Rest assured, though, that I happily sit and wait when it’s medication time…ya see, I really am a good boy. Anyhow, this doesn’t stop me from living life to the fullest. After all, what’s it all about if it’s not for fun and love?
Well, I guess I’ve told you the pertinent things about me…sorry I had so much to say, but I don’t want to be in foster care forever, so I want you to fall in love with me. My mom wants to get on the computer now, so I’ve got to go. Just please open your heart for a special someone like me…make my day by applying to adopt me!