NEW YORK – Nov. 4, 2015: BUDDY came to us about two weeks ago, after spending more than a year locked in a basement, let out 3-4 times each week for a few moments of fresh air, by his “family.” When we explained to Buddy’s former mom that what they were doing was cruel and neglectful, she simply said ‘I know.” We asked to take Buddy, as it was clear they cared little about him, and she immediately handed him over.
Buddy was neutered a few days later, and at 18-months-old, he received his first vaccinations. He is currently thriving in a board to train program at Dogward Bound, where lead trainer, Vinny, is teaching this affectionate, silly, big ‘ole puppy manners and all the basics he never received at the start of his life. The silver lining here is that Buddy exemplifies the phrase, “You can’t keep a good dog down!” He is very social with other dogs, has zero aggression issues and is great with all people and kids. At about 70lbs., he’s a big guy, but most of his weight comes from the size of his heart.
Buddy’s previous family was fully aware of how cruel his life in a dark, damp, foul smelling, lonely basement was, but this American Bull Dog/Boxer mix never stopped loving life and searching for affection from people and other dogs. If you would like to meet Buddy, one of the most grateful dogs we have ever had in our One Lucky Pup program, and show him what a real family is like, please fill out our adoption application or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.