My name is Buddy!

Rat Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in Kenly, North Carolina - Buddy

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Buddy's Info...

I am housetrained, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Buddy's Story...
Name: Buddy

Age: 7 months old

Breed: Rat Terrier

M/F: M

Weight: around 5 to 7 lbs top

Neutered: no

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.

Favorite activities:
Eating, playing with his toys

Cute/funny quirks?
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.

Special toys/treats:
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.

Facts about Buddy

  • Breed: Rat Terrier Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Buddy, a Kenly Rat Terrier puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Rat Terrier for sale in Kenly, or seeking a Rat Terrier puppy from a breeder in Kenly.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Kenly already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Kenly breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Rat Terrier breeders who help with Rat Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Kenly paves the way for another one to be saved.