Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 4 years (6/13/2014)
Kids: Yes, dog savvy
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Buddy came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased at a commercial breeder dog auction. Thanks to the help of generous donors we were able to secure 16 dogs, now nicknamed the #SweetSixteen.
Buddy is a super sweet, happy and playful Boston Terrier. He still shows a little apprehension when meeting someone new, especially males. He can still be nervous in new situations. Buddy tends to follow his foster mom around and no one else seems to matter in Buddy’s world. Buddy loves to be held (if you happen to catch him) and napping (if you can get him to lay down)! He discovered the bed and now sleeps with the humans at night. Once you start rubbing his belly he will not let you stop and will grab your hand with his paw or snuggle closer so that in case you forgot he was there his little dog body in your armpit will serve as an active reminder! Buddy is constantly prancing throughout the house and loves to go outside, to prance around and roll around in the plants and grass. Buddy discovered toys shortly after being in his foster home and you have to stop him from playing (hide the toys!!) and allow him to catch his breath as he would just continue playing and possibly pass out! Buddy also does well around other dogs, cats are unknown, but is terrified of the resident house bunny, he thinks it might eat him even though he is bigger! Buddy does well around children if they are slow and respectful. He is not a fan of fast or loud movements. Buddy would probably do best around older children as he isn’t quite trusting of his foster home’s 8 year old kiddo, he's a little too fast moving for Buddy's liking.
Buddy is not quite 100% potty trained, but is almost there. He goes outside to do his business and knows what that's about. He is no longer marking and gives signals (pacing nervously in circles) that he needs to go potty so as long as he is being watched you can see when he needs outside. A regular and consistent schedule will help with his continued potty training in his new home. Buddy is very used to a schedule these days and goes outside first thing in the am, comes back to eat, goes outside at lunch, back out in the early evening and once before bed. If that schedule is stuck to Buddy does not have any accidents and has never once had an accident in his crate. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with him. He has also done great with crate training and sleeps quietly in his kennel during the night or when his foster family happens to leave the home. Since he does well in his crate, we recommend that he keep a similar crating schedule when his humans are away from the home so he is safe and secure while no one is home.
Medically, Buddy is in great health. He has a skin infection on one of his paws but that should be cleared up by the time he would transfer to his new home! He has been neutered and dewormed is up to date on shots and heartworm preventive and has been given the green light for adoption by our veterinarian!
Buddy would do well in almost any type of home. He is used to going out with a fenced yard for potty breaks and does not know how to potty on a leash so a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for him (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling), though this is not a requirement for adoption. He is completely happy sleeping the day away in his kennel with a blanket and toy or two to keep him busy as long as his family can arrange for a mid-day potty break.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Buddy please fill out an adoption application for him today!
NOTE: Please note that it may be at LEAST a 3-4 week *minimum* before you hear back from us after submitting an adoption application. We typically give a week for a "grace period" for new applications to come in on any newly available dog in order to give everyone a fair chance to submit an application. 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.