My name is Buddy!

Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Hartford, Connecticut - Buddy
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Buddy's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Buddy's Story...


This is a courtesy posting. Please direct all inquiries to Kori @


Below is an update from the boys’ mom. She is running short on time and cannot keep the dogs much longer. We are hoping that someone can relate to Kori’s plight of going through a divorce and having to give up beloved pets. We are hoping to help her place the dogs privately but in her despair, she has had to contact an animal shelter.

Tyson and Buddy have both met with the behaviorists at the Dakin Animal Shelter and though they feel Tyson would fair well in the shelter environment, they feel that Buddy is too shy and reserved and would not be a good candidate for adoption via their shelter. Buddy is a very good dog, not aggressive however he prefers to be properly introduced to new people in a comfortable environment and then you have a friend for life and and 80 lb lap dog. He is a dog that is not aware of his size when it comes to sitting on laps. I have been able to keep them at my house however this is only temporary as the house is on the market so time is of the essence. I predict for at least the next 2 months or so will be able to stay with me and do not need to be placed in a foster home. I have been told this is a helpful as fosters are not numerous. One last thing, this could be a nationwide search as I would be willing to pay for travel expenses if the right forever home is not local.

Our names are Buddy and Tyson and we are very pleased to meet you! Our mommy and daddy are getting a divorce and they are not going to be able to keep us much longer. Mommy says giving us up is harder than anything she has ever done before. She loves us very much and is so happy she found this wonderful rescue group who will help find us a new family who will love us as much as she does. We would like to go to our new home together because we are brothers and we love each other. Let us tell you a little about ourselves:

I’m Buddy and I am a handsome black Sheppard/Collie mix. I am about 5 years old and in excellent health – can’t you just see all my muscles! I weigh approximately 80 pounds and I am good with other dogs. Cat are OK, but well, you know, they are cats. I like kids as long as the kids are respectful of how they treat animals. It sometimes takes me a little while to get used to them. I am the bigger of us “brothers” but mommy says I am also the biggest baby. You see, I love to snuggle and be the center of attention. Sometimes I forget that I am not a lap dog!

Now it’s time for Tyson to tell you about himself….

Hey there! I am Tyson, I am the dog that has the perpetual summer tan – don’t I look like I’ve been at the beach? I weigh about 70 pounds and like my brother, Buddy, I am also 5 years old. I am what is called a "Carolina Dog" or "Dixie Dingo" ( Basically my ancestors originated as wild dogs in the Carolinas and then people started to taking us in as pets. Mommy says “Tyson is a dream, he is laid back to the max, loves kids and people and everything you can imagine!” She also calls me “extremely intelligent!” I listen well when I am walking and on a leash, but if given the opportunity to be off-leash, well, I kind of forget that I passed obedience training and I may take off like a flash.

We are each others’ best friends and we are wonderful together. We both need our daily walks or a good romp in a fenced yard. Even though we do not use them in our current home, our mommy is going to provide our new family with extra large crates,. She is also going to send us off with a nice supply of food and bones as a way of saying THANK YOU to our new family for giving us a chance at a new life. You see….she loves us very much and hopes someone else will love us too!

This is a courtesy posting. This is a courtesy posting. Please direct all inquiries to Kori @

For other dogs listed through HEAL Rescue:

Adoption fee: $275

Please know our adoption fees never cover our expenses. We rely on the generosity of our adopters and supporters to help us help the dogs.

ALL interested adopters MUST complete an application; agree to a vet reference check, phone interview and home visit. ALL family members MUST be in attendance for home visits - no exceptions. This helps us get to know everyone in the family so that we can help find the right dog for you.

Applications can be received by emailing or by clicking:
HEAL Application

Facts about Buddy

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Collie Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: HR1022

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Buddy, a Hartford Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Collie dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Collie for sale in Hartford, or seeking a Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Collie dog from a breeder in Hartford.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Hartford 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 Hartford 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 Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Collie breeders who help with Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Collie rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Hartford paves the way for another one to be saved.