Buddy is a 3 year old male Pug cross Jack Russell Terrier. Buddy was originally found as a stray and came to us via a local pound in September 2017. He was rehomed in January 2018 but was sadly returned as he was starting to snap at people in the home. Prior to this Buddy had never shown any aggressive behaviour and often went home with a member of staff for breaks away from the kennel environment. He was always perfectly well behaved and we were very saddened to hear how his behaviour had changed. Since coming back to us Buddy has now moved into one of our office areas as he was quite anxious in the kennel environment.
Buddy has a fantastic, playful character and makes for an entertaining office pal. He particularly loves enrichment activities such as ‘Snuffle Mats’ and ‘Kong Wobbler’ toys where he has to figure out a way to find his treats! He happily welcomes plenty of different visitors into the office and is happy to have a cuddle and make new friends. Buddy is also a big hit with our dog walkers and has several doggy friends that he often shares walks with. When introduced to dogs properly Buddy quite enjoys their company and we feel that he could live with a compatible dog in his new home. He does not like cats.
At times Buddy can be quite an anxious dog and will bark and spin when you go to leave the room. He has never shown any aggression towards the kennel staff and we feel that the problems in his previous home were due to the household being too busy for him. We were told that when Buddy did snap in this home it was usually when he was disturbed whilst in his bed. With several people in the home coming and going it can prove difficult for a dog to feel secure and settled. We desperately feel that with some consistency in a calm, quiet and experienced household Buddy will soon settle. He really is a fantastic little dog and desperately deserves a chance. He is very friendly, affectionate and loves to play.
It is vital that Buddy’s new owner is prepared to make several trips to and from the rescue in order to spend some quality time with him and build a bond before adoption. This will then progress into a slow introduction into his new home.
Buddy will need a strict adult only home free from visiting children and with no children planned for the future. He would benefit from a home with someone around for most of the day but is also okay to be left alone for a couple of hours.
Buddy is still a young boy with bags of potential and we hope that the right home can see past his issues and help him to become a well-balanced, happy dog.