Age: 7 months old
Breed: Rat Terrier
Weight: around 5 to 7 lbs top
Vaccination: I don’t believe he has received any shots yet. I’ve only had him 3 weeks today.
House-trained: yes – but not trained to tell you. I just take him out every two hours.
Good with Cats: don’t know
Good with Dogs: he barks at them and then they play. Neighbor has two pit bull mix and they have already fell in love with him
Good with Kids: yes
Activity level: medium
I took ownership of Buddy just three weeks ago. The previous owner was not truthful with me concerning how he takes being left alone. She kept this poor baby in a very small cat carrier during the day while she worked. I have a medium cloth / netted type kennel he loves sleeping in at night. During the day, I have a very large kennel for him to stay in. This allows him room to play with his toys and nap during the day.
Adjectives to describe your pet: Loving, sweet and attentive
Best qualities: loving and affectionate. He is very attentive and learns fast.
Eating, playing with his toys
When he is asked to sit in your lap, he will hug your neck instead. He stands on his back legs and tucks his head under your chin and two front paws on our shoulders.
Loves raw hide bones, stuff animals for dogs.
He only barks when he sees another dog outside that is a stranger to him and during the night if someone drives up and knocks on the door.
What do you think the ideal home for this pet would be?
A home where he is not alone all day. I can’t confirm that another doggie would be suffice for him because we do not have any other pets. He has anxiety attacks every time we leave home. It is so unfair that he has to go through this when it could possibly be prevented. It not only breaks my heart but my 8 year old son also.
Medical/behavioral needs: No medical needs other than vaccines since the previous owner couldn’t provide me a shot record. Behavioral is just him having those horrible anxiety attacks.
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