Ruff Ruff! My name is FLORIDA BUDDY
FLORIDA BUDDY's Info...
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Male||ID#:||5375356|
I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.
This beautiful, intelligent, sweet dog needs a home with a big yard or free area to roam and run in, with someone who has a lot of love, patience and time to commit to him. Buddy has never been socialized and has issues with nervousness and anxiety. When we got him from the Humane Society the vet had him on an anti-anxiety medication called Buspar, 15 mgs./twice daily. The meds had him in a zombie-like state, very lethargic. He had no sense of sight, sound, smell….nothing! He would shiver and hide his head when approached and urinate or even defecate out of pure fear and nervousness, even on the meds! The vet there said they had put him on that particular medication on October 29, 2012, and we got him on November 12, 2012. We decided to cut the dosage in half, but it still just didn’t seem to work for Buddy, so we weaned him off it altogether. We took him to our local vet and he started him on a different medication, Amitriptyline, 50 mgs/twice daily, and also an Adaptil collar to wear, and Adaptil spray for his bedding, which produces the pheromone of a mother dog, which therefore, relieves stress and anxiety. So far these seem to be working better for Buddy, helping him to be more relaxed and less nervous. We live in a community that does not allow fencing, and Buddy is a very large dog who needs to be able to be outside for exercise, to be free to roam and run. He is a beautiful, intelligent, sweet natured dog, but he requires more room, time and attention than we could have ever imagined, and so we would love to find him a new loving, caring home with someone who can provide him with the surroundings, care, and attention he requires to live the happy life he deserves.
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Rescue Group Info...
Anatolian related dogs, ASD mixed breads, house mates, litter mates and the like. While we love Anatolians and pride ourselves on helping this breed, we are truly dog lovers at We are The National Anatolia Shepherd Rescue Network (NASRN) and due to the current state of the US housing market, we are experiencing a large influx of dogs that are draining our funds. When Anatolian Shepherd (ASD’s) owners are forced out of their homes and into apartments or other living conditions, many times they can not take their ASD’s because the bread is so large.
So we find them abandoned, in high kill shelters and other animal rescues or agencies across the nation. We take allheart and we do not separate or deny other animals based on their breed. If an ASD has litter mates, or a partner from his current living conditions, we make it a priority to get the dogs adopted together or foster them as a pair.
Once we find them we then adopted them into our group as Fosters, or move them to a none-kill shelter while we look for adoptive homes.
We spay and neuter all our rescued dogs; we get them up to date on all needed medical treatments and any more serious needs. We also make sure they are all micro chipped before adoption to make sure if the dog ends up in a shelter the adoptive families can be located. We do all this while we look for permanent & proper housing for this wonderful large breed. It is not uncommon for our volunteers to help relocate dogs to their new fosters homes or permanent homes that are several states away from where we find them in need.
We are asking for your support to allow us to continue to save DOGS. Because we are a national group we can not set up contracted rates or kennels or set a program of discount medical treatment because we save dogs help all over the country. We place on average around 125 dogs a year but the number continues to climb and will keep climbing based on the current economic state of our country.
Fees are based on age, Livestock Guardian or not and length in fostercare, and any needed medical expenses. Normally are adoption fees range from $100-300
We serve North america, as a national group our volunteers rescue and save Anatolian Shepherds and their mixes for shelters, farms and homes.