(when grown) X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
Needs special attention,
Spayed or Neutered,
Meet Buddy, the lovable deaf Dane mix with the goofiest personality you'll ever encounter. Despite his hearing impairment, Buddy's playful and joyful spirit shines through. Whenever he meets a new friend, human or furry, he can't help but dance and play. With his mesmerizing blue eyes, Buddy's charm is irresistible. With some basic training, Buddy will be a dream come true.
Dog Name: Buddy
Good with dogs? Yes - gets very excited by dogs smaller than him. He wants to play with them but easily redirects.
Good with kids? Yes - he loves children and babies and can co-exist gently. But due to his size, he may step on or knock into a smaller child, so older children may be best.
Good with cats? No - he gets very excited by cats.
Has experience on a leash? Yes - he is an excellent leash walker and knows how to heel. He likes to walk on your left side and will always take you in a straight line!
Potty trained? Yes
Crate trained? Yes, but does not enjoy it. He would rather be free to watch you from his favorite spot in the house.
Where does the dog stay when it is home alone? Buddy has free range of the house. He loves to cuddle in the corner of the couch, on his bed in the living room, or watch the neighborhood out of the window of the front door. Recently, he has felt confident enough to jump up on his foster’s bed, but is content to sleep in his own space.
Where does the dog sleep? He sleeps on his bed in the living room or on the couch.
When does the dog eat? Buddy eats at 8am and 5pm daily. He takes 40mg of Fluoxetine before bed, which takes the edge off of seeing smaller dogs pass his window.
What does the dog eat? Buddy has a sensitive stomach and does well on the Turkey and Sweet Potato kibble formula from Costco. He also enjoys his kibble as a treat.
Temperament/Personality: Buddy is a sweet boy who is looking for a comfy couch and a grassy yard to roll around in. He loves to observe his people and his neighborhood. He does have a loud bark (which he cannot hear) so apartment living and shared walls is not for him. He sighs deeply and sinks into your hand when you pet his snout and soft ears. He falls into a deep, content sleep when being brushed. He likes to play with a bouncy kong ball or a stick shaped toy for about 5 minutes a day, before losing interest and resuming his nap or his post as neighborhood watch.
What does the dog's ideal home look like? Buddy would thrive in a home with another dog his size or similar or with older children who can play with him when the inspiration hits (about 5 minutes a day indoors or 30 min outside). Buddy loves walking and hiking and does a cute bunny hop when he spots a cat or smaller dog on his route. Due to this excitement, he will need a confident adopter who can patiently ask him to heel while he is bouncing around. He easily redirects and keeps on walking (in a straight line) making him an ideal walking companion. He does get chilly in the PNW weather, so enjoys a rain jacket or sweater in the cooler months.
If your foster were a celebrity, who would they be? Ol’ Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra of course!
If your foster dog were on a dating site, what would their profile say? If you like Andy from Parks & Rec and Andre the Giant, swipe right.
Beach or Mountains? Mountains!
Squeaky/Bouncy/Chewy, what do they look for in a toy? Chewy and bouncy!
Complete this sentence “My foster wishes they had a friend with whom they could share…..” walks and wrestles!
What’s your foster’s favorite dessert? Long grass!
FYI Buddy has an instagram account at: @blue_eyebuddyboy which has pictures and videos!
Apply through our website www.northwestwagrescue.orgAdoption Fee $350