Buddy’s story started so long ago – it must have been January. He was friendly and cute, but needed training as most puppies do. We called in Lee Wells who has ongoing obedience classes regarding aggression. Buddy was not easy because he was frightened of other dogs and showed it by aggression, a huge barrier to adoption.
Wag’n Tails posted Buddy’s picture in their front showcase by the door, where it was noticed by his soon-to-be foster mom. She loved him instantly and arranged for Lee to work with him one-on-one several times. From sponsoring private lessons, she advanced to taking Buddy home overnight several times. Sleepovers developed into weekenders, which developed into long weekenders. The next move was Buddy being fostered for the month of July and then August, which brings us to adoption on August 31st.
Buddy has no idea what a privileged dog he is. He and dad get up early and head for the beach where he meets other dog friends to play with in the surf. Next, he and dad are regular Starbucks patrons.
He has naps during the day and sometimes he gets massages from mom. The only responsibility that Buddy has chosen for his personal duty is monitoring a neighbor’s cat that taunts him from a safe, high perch. He does have a good home with folks who love him and understand his little dog brain. We are truly grateful to them.
The ACF staff took wonderful care of Buddy for more than a long time. Dog walkers braved losing an arm out of the socket. But he turned out to be Mr. Personality. Thanks to all who made him into a respectable pet (and thank you to Louise for this wonderful adoption story).