Buddy has had a difficult life. We don’t know why, but he does not like children, per the owner (which is too bad because most Dalmatians love kids). It is apparent that Buddy has had little training and when his owner became tired of Buddy’s antics, he or she dumped him at a kill shelter rather that working with him. He is housebroken, has good house manners and knows basic commands. In the house, this handsome boy is mellow and affectionate once he gets to know you. Buddy is a big softie, at about 60 lbs, with a smooth, soft coat. He likes to play with toys, get back rubs and snuggling with his “momma”. He would prefer a quiet household. The shaved area on his leg is from his dental done at the shelter. Buddy came to us with some arthritis but he is definitely better now that he is getting regular walks. Inactive joints will get worse so a-walking he goes. He loves long walks but he can be dog aggressive when he meets others, so a Gentle Leader is being used to curb that activity. Buddy definitely needs a dog savvy owner, one who will love him for what he is and help him get past his sometimes not-so-good behavior. One who will teach him the rules and help him learn what he can and can’t do. Sometimes he does not like people he meets on the street (especially those wearing hats and sunglasses or who approach too quickly) but we suspect that he met few strangers in his prior home. He also can become pretty excited when people pass his car but he is learning to accept that too. A whole life without training or management produces a spoiled boy. In his foster home, Buddy is learning to be a much better citizen. For more information on Buddy contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Adoption $150. If interested in this dog, please go to www.dalmatianrescue.org and submit an application for adoption. Under Adoptions, please read our adoption policy. We must have an application before we can begin the adoption process and each dog does have foster contact listed.
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