NOTE: Please note that it will likely be at *least* a 3-4 week minimum before you hear back from us after submitting an adoption application. We typically accept for new applications for a period of 7 days or until 20 applications have been received for any newly available dog. After that time period, the applications are sent on to the foster family for review and that usually takes from at *least* a few days to a week to sort through the applications, etc. :-) Most of our dogs receive several applications so this process does take some time, especially on dogs who are more popular for one reason or another. We do require phone interviews to be conducted between the foster family and potential adopters, vet reference checks and a home visit to be conducted for all potential adopters, if they are selected as the top choice applicant, which will also take time to complete. That being said, we do always let our applicants know if they are chosen or not. :-)
IF you happen to not be chosen, please don't feel discouraged as, again, we usually get several applications for each dog, and sometimes it can be very difficult to choose just one adopter. In those cases, we usually offer to keep the applications for adoption on file for any future dogs that come into our rescue. :-)
ALL adopters are required to come and pick up their adopted dogs in person from the dog's foster home (we do not ship any of our dogs). Please have road/driving transport plans in place to pick up an adopted dog before you apply! While we are not against adopters flying a foster dog in cabin on a commercial flight, please keep in mind that many are not good candidates for flying due to size and/or being a brachycephalic/short nosed breed.
If an adopter can not keep one of our grads, for any reason at all, at ANY point in time, they *must* be willing and able to return their adopted dog to his/her original foster home, despite distance and any costs that would be required to do so.
Foster Location: Lees Summit, MO
Age: 2 years (DOB: unknown)
Cats: No, unknown
Adoption fee: $600.00
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Buck was surrendered to rescue by a private owner.
Buck is a great dog who is happy, loving, friendly, very active and playful! Buck's foster home reports he is an almost perfect dog! Buck thrives on attention and play time and has not yet met a stranger that he doesn't love! He LOVES attention from anyone who will give it! When he sees a child or another dog he will try to go and play with them. He would likely do best with a more active family. While Buck is great with kids, he gets very excited to go outside and he will sometimes "push" past his foster dad to get out the door. If potential adoptive families have younger children, this could result in him accidentally knocking a small child down due to excitement, so this should be kept in mind before applying for him. He enjoys playing with other dogs but can get a little overzealous at times so his playtime with other dogs is always supervised to make sure they don't get too rough. As with all dogs, he should always supervised when he is around other pets and children to make sure both he and they are kept safe. He absolutely loves to run and play when he is outside but when playtime is over, he is also content to just sit and snuggle with his people while watching some TV. In typical Boston Terrier fashion, he does seem to have a high prey drive and one of his favorite pastimes is to look for and chase rabbits, but he hasn't been successful in catching one, yet! If his adoptive family wanted to work on anymore training or obedience with him, we think he'd be a great candidate for that! Buck responds very well to positive reinforcement and will do anything to please his people!
Buck has been making great progress with potty training. If he is kept on regular, consistent schedule he seems to do very well and has little to no issues with any accidents inside the home. He has marked inside once while with his foster family when when an unfamiliar dog was brought into the house but, otherwise, they report he hasn't had issues with marking inside his home. For public outings, a belly band would be a great solution to avoid any issues with unwanted marking when he is out and about. He does tend to mark in unfamiliar places (i.e. when visiting other peoples homes) or when he is outside. When he is outside in the yard, he is allowed free reign though! His adoptive family will need to be patient and willing and able to keep him on a regular and consistent schedule to help with continuing his potty training success in his new home. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able and willing to continue working on potty training with him. Buck is crate trained and will sleep quietly in his crate at night or when his foster family is away from the home. He does not LOVE his kennel and has to be coaxed into going in with a treat or two, but once he's in, he settles right in and does just fine.
Medically, Buck is in good health apart from being born with only one working eye. His right eye is underdeveloped (only approx 10% developed) so Buck is totally blind in that eye. He has some perception issues and he will occasionally run into things on his right side if he is not paying attention. He has seen a veterinary ophthalmologist and the vet reports his does not currently cause him any issues or discomfort. It produces enough tears and is normal other than just never fully developing. Buck has no other currently known health issues. He has been neutered, HW tested, has been updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Buck would do well in almost any type of home. Buck really enjoys having a large fenced in back yard so he can run and play, so a fenced yard will be preferred for him, but would not be a requirement for adoption as long as his adoptive family could ensure he received adequate exercise daily. Without a fenced yard to run in, he would likely require multiple, lengthy, walks daily. He does very well with stairs so a home with stairs would be no concern to him. Due to Buck's energy levels, he probably would not do the best in an office environment. He is very curious and loves to run and play so he may not sit still in that type of environment. If his people decided he would be best left at home during the day when they are gone, no problem at all - he's completely happy sleeping the day away at home in his kennel with a good chew toy or two, as long as he gets enough playtime and attention when his people are home, and as long as his people can arrange a mid-day potty break for him!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Buck please fill out an adoption application for him today!