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This little love bug is Buttons, a 4-year-old Yorkie/Poodle X weighing in at 16lbs. Buttons’ previous owner sadly passed away so this adorable little boy is now on the hunt for a new forever family. Buttons settled very quickly into his foster home and it was evident from the start that he was very well cared for in his previous home. Although it is clear that he is confused and sad at the loss he has recently faced, he shows us every day just how willing he is to move forward and to open up to new people and surroundings.
Buttons is currently walked once a day and enjoys running around neighbourhood parks and in the backyard. Don’t be fooled by his size and calm nature: Buttons has no problem keeping up with his larger foster brothers on long walks and hikes in the woods. He walks extremely well on leash and responds very well to corrections when he gets too excited and starts to pull. He loves going for car rides and will curl up in the passenger seat for the whole trip without making a peep. He is very content staying at home for a quiet night in but also loves visiting new places and meeting new people. Although Buttons is a cuddle bug, he is not the type of dog that needs to be carried around or coddled: he needs to be treated like a dog and experience the same things that medium and large sized dogs do.
Buttons is adjusting well to being crated when his foster family is away and is learning that a crate can be a safe and relaxing place. He is not destructive with the bed/blankets/and toys that are left with him in his crate and will often go in it on his own accord to have naps or to chew on a bone. Buttons has also been left out of his crate for shorter periods of time and has been perfectly behaved. When his family is home, Buttons is extremely quiet both in and outside of the home and (to everyone’s surprise) rarely barks! He does not react to the doorbell/knocks at the door and is learning not to jump up when people enter the home. He is fully house trained and has never had an accident in the house. Buttons does bark and whine when his foster family leaves so an apartment or otherwise adjoined housing will not be a suitable forever home for him.
Buttons currently lives in a home with dogs and cats but doesn’t quite know how to interact with them. Although he hasn’t had an issue with them, he does not really acknowledge or play with them too often. Buttons has shown mixed responses with other dogs that he has met outside of his foster home so it is our hope that he will be the only dog in his forever home. Continued socialization will be necessary for Buttons so that he learns how to interact with other dogs and learn that they can become extremely fun playmates. Buttons isn’t currently being fostered with children but has been fine with the children he has met outside of his foster home. Buttons does have a tendency to play bite when excited so if he will be going to a home with children they need to be older than 10 years old. He will not enjoy an active or noisy home so rambunctious children will not be a good fit for him. He previously lived a quiet life with an elderly woman so he is not used to a hectic or busy lifestyle.
Buttons loves playing fetch in the house or in the backyard and is learning the “drop it command” quite quickly. He is very “springy” and can jump extremely high and absolutely loves bouncing around the backyard and diving in the snow. He loves getting dressed up in different sweaters and coats and enjoys being wrapped up in a blanket in the evenings or before bed. He is very affectionate and will give kisses galore if you get on the ground with him and he wants nothing more than to please. He will follow you from room to room and snuggle next to you on the couch to watch a movie.
Buttons is a very well behaved boy but does have some requirements for his forever home. As was previously mentioned, Buttons will require further socialization with dogs so that he learns how to appropriately interact with them. A level one obedience class will help with his comfort levels around dogs and will help build the confidence he needs in order to interact with them. Buttons is a bit shy and does spook with loud noises or sudden movements. He will require a loving home that will reassure him when he is scared and will be patient with him as he transitions and settles into his new home. His breed does require regular grooming so this will also need to be taken into consideration when applying to be his forever family.
Overall, Buttons is a kind hearted, sweet soul that will be a loving and loyal companion. He is a very easy dog to live with will be a wonderful addition to a home. He loves to be close and cuddle and also loves ripping around the yard and experiencing new smells and sounds. If you are looking for a dog to be equal parts cuddle buddy and adventure partner, Buttons is definitely the guy for you!