Jun. 10.

Buddy – ADOPTED!!!!

Buddy came to us from the Roswell Humane Society where he was a resident for about 7 months.  He was an owner surrender… his prior owner stating that Buddy didn’t get along with his wife. On occasion, Buddy has some behavior issues with his foster mother… he may growl or snap at his mother if he assumes he is being scolded (he has never been aggressive).  He appears to be suffering from “puppy PTSD” resulting from assumed abuse prior to being rescued from the shelter.  He may cower or hide under a table to avoid going outside, or being checked for inappropriate things in his mouth.  Minutes after an incident, he wants to cuddle with his mother or curl up with his foster dad to take a nap.    He loves attention from everyone he meets.  Buddy is a cute Dachshund mix, about 18 months old, and weighs almost 13 pounds.  He has black and tan dachshund markings on his face.  Buddy has completed his first vet visits and appraised as healthy.  He is current on his shots, is heart worm negative, and has been microchipped.  He has received medication for a wart-like lesion on his forehead.  The vet said that he would recommend no further treatment unless it bothered Buddy… removal would be simple but most likely unnecessary.  Buddy was neutered in early December.

Since joining our extended family, Buddy has been a sweetheart… wanting to kiss everyone he meets.  He shows great joy playing with his foster sister and our older dachshund.  Buddy runs and jumps with his foster sister in the back yard, and would play tennis ball fetch for hours with his new playmates.  Buddy has never seen a squeak toy he doesn’t like, although they get played to pieces quickly, so a supply of replacement squeakers are necessary.  He loves sitting with his foster parents as we watch TV.  He is learning to walk on a leash as he has multiple trips around our mini-farm to check on the horse, the chickens and his big foster sisters (2 female pit bulls).  Buddy is being house broken, but since we don’t have a dog door, success is dependent on observant parents.  Buddy is learning his basic commands, like sit, shake, stay, etc.  He has been successfully crate trained… finding comfort in the crate with the door closed and a blanket drape.   About 5 AM he is ready to go outside and relieve himself.  When he comes back in, he checks to see who might still be in bed, where he jumps on the bed to snuggle and bury you in puppy kisses.  Buddy loves meeting other dogs, and gets along well with the free-range cats belonging to our vet.  Our rescue kitty still isn’t sure she wants to play with Bud.  Buddy loves meeting new people, but we have not yet had an opportunity to meet children.   Based on evidence so far, I would expect him to get along well with well-behaved young people.  Buddy is a charmer, he loves to play fetch and tug with squeak toys, and he loves to snuggle with and kiss his foster parents.  However, due to his prior abuse, we are planning to continue working with him, until Buddy finds a special home with parents who can give him the patience he needs to grow and thrive.  Buddy is being fostered in Chaparral.  His adoption fee is $275.

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA