Buddy is a 30lb, male Schnauzer mix. He is completely housebroken and crate trained. Buddy is a very special member of the Groovy Paws Family. If you were to ask him, he’d tell you that his story is a very unique and interesting one, and how he came into rescue. We won’t go into detail on the past, but anyone you ask will tell you that Buddy is the most loyal dog and best friend a human could ever ask for. He is extremely sweet and just longs to be loved. He will do just about anything to make sure you are happy and safe. Buddy, being the terrier that he is, is incredibly smart for a dog. He is very eager to please you, and can learn tricks in no time! Sitting and laying down are easy, but the most impressive tricks he does is “sitting pretty” and “shake”. Believe us when we say he is smart-it took him less than 10 minutes to learn each trick! With his big brain comes boredom, so Buddy does request that there be plenty of chews and toys for him to play with. Having a decent sized backyard is important to this little-ish terrier; he loves to be outside! You can often find him rolling around in the grass, chasing after squirrels, and guarding the premises. When we say “guard” we mean he patrols the yard for possible playmates (like chickens, cats, and birds). He is not mean to them, but rather the opposite. Buddy thinks that anything that moves wants to play with him! Unfortunately, the cats could care less about having him as a new friend, the birds are too quick for him, and well, chickens…I think you get where we are going with this one! Buddy gets along very well with his foster siblings. We think he would do well in a home where he had another canine companion to play with. Plus, for a dog his age, he still has quite a bit of energy! If you are a runner, Buddy would love to accompany you. Even if you aren’t a runner, he still loves going on walks and meeting new friends (he is quite the social butterfly!). With that being said, Buddy has to have a yard that is very secure! Remember that part where we said he was smart? He can undo a latch if he wants to, and go romping around the neighborhood to say hi to kids on bicycles and explore. Buddy promises that he’s not trying to run away-he just loves being social! The minute you catch up to him, he lays down and smiles at you. During the day when his foster parents are at work, he stays in his crate and has no problem. When it is time for bed, he really likes it if you let him stay out and sleep in the bedroom; just put a bed down for him, and he will go right to sleep. As far as children go, Buddy would do best with older children. He is rather strong, so younger ones run the risk of being knocked down. Buddy has many great qualities that would make him one of the best additions to your family. He really is one your best “buds”!. Unfortunately, Buddy does have some needs that require a family with big heart. Buddy battles complications of a disease called Cushing’s Disease or Hyperadrenalcorticism, which he got when he was a puppy. This just means that there is too much adrenal release of the hormone cortisol, which is the “fight or flight” hormone. Buddy’s adrenal glands produce too much cortisol, which is toxic to his body. To help manage the symptoms, Buddy is on a special type of medication. He will have to have this medication for the remainder of his life. Buddy is currently doing great, and does not show any alarming effects of the disease-he acts like any other dog! Don’t let the fact that he has this disease be of alarm; he is a fantastic dog and just needs a family to love him. Buddy has so much to give and really longs for your companionship. The entire Groovy Paws family, amazing veterinarian staff overseeing his treatment, and loyal fan-base around the state will vouch that Buddy is one incredible dog-if you don’t take the chance to at least meet him, you are really missing out on the dog who is truly “man’s best friend”.
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