Buddy

Status: 
Adopted
Gender: 
Male
Positive for heartworms?: 
No
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 
No

GRR Number: 18-008

Type of Surrender: Owner Turn In

Status: Available

Age: 5-6

Weight: 51

Updated information on Buddy - April 15

Buddy’s foster family wants everyone to know what a sweet, easy going, calm sweetheart he is. He has a heart of pure “gold”. He’s a couch potato and sleeps through the night smack dab on his foster’s bed!

Buddy's manners are fine while the humans are eating. He doesn't beg or counter surf and he take his treats very gently. He is also completely housebroken. And Buddy loves kids! His foster family says that Buddy has completely won all their hearts and they are already offering to "baby sit" if his adoptive family needs someone to keep him when they go out of town. "He is welcome here!"

Buddy has come so far since he’s been with GRR, but the urge to try to jump the fence or dig under it may always remain with him. That being the case, he should be accompanied when he goes into the yard and distracted with plenty of attention and playtime.  

Buddy’s behavior is sweet and perfect except for the fence issue, but ime with a full time, loving family might be just the thing he needs to lose that wanderlust.

Ideal Home: Buddy likes kids, although the fosters aren’t sure about small kids, but kids around 12 he's fine with.  With slow intros, Buddy gets along with nice, calm dogs, so another dog in the family would be okay, but maybe no puppies, since we all know puppies aren’t generally very calm! It would probably be better for him to get most of the attention, however. His forever home should also be cat free. He does like it outside so he needs some room to roam. But his forever home should have a secure 6-foot fence with no nearby launch points like picnic tables or chairs. His family should be cautious when opening the front door with him nearby, so he doesn’t get a sudden urge to bolt out the door. Buddy would do best with a family in which someone is home all day to keep him company and give him attention.


Buddy

Buddy, who was kept outside chained up day and night with limited range of movement in his past life, is a real sweetheart. He was a very neglected pooch with skin infections and ear problems, but has not let that break his spirit. Despite this, he has already begun to adapt to a safe, indoor environment and a cushy, comfy dog bed.

Personality: Buddy has been in his foster home for a few weeks now and, boy, have things changed! He’s completely house trained. He’s not using a crate since he is very reliable in the house with no issues. He happily chews on Nyla bones and sleeps through the night. He does beg a little, but show me a Golden Retriever who hasn’t done that at some point in his life!

He loves the foster family’s 12-year-old and follows him everywhere. He is very happy and loving with children.

Buddy is a great car rider, but still pulls on the leash. It’s obvious he doesn’t have much experience in that regard, but he’s a smart boy and learning to be a great walking companion should not be a problem.

Foster families are asked to report what they consider “brags” about the dog they are fostering. This is What Buddy’s family has to say about that: “His overall adjustment and his health condition is a huge win. He looks so much better and acts like he feels so much better. He is now playing with the other dogs without issue. This dog is so resilient and amazing. His spirit was never lost despite what was done to him.  He is so sweet and so loving and such a pleaser. You cannot help but fall in love with him immediately.”

Buddy has come so far since he’s been with GRR, but the urge to try to jump the fence or dig under it may always remain with him. That being the case, he should be accompanied when he goes into the yard and distracted the plenty of attention and playtime.  

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