Buddy is a five-ish month old pup who came to Socalrescue from the shelter. He was turned in by his family who believed he had Parvo and couldn’t afford to treat him. It turned out that Buddy had the usual puppy parasites that hadn’t been treated and he didn’t have Parvo. Regular vet care for puppies is important, that was proven again in Buddy’s case.
We believe but we’re not sure that Buddy is a Husky/Shepherd mix. You should have experience with those breeds to make a successful adoption. He’s totally adorable, housebroken, doesn’t chew much for a puppy. Buddy is crate trained but he definitely expects no more than a few hours at a time and will let you know when that time is, even at 5 a.m. on weekends! Buddy can sit and down for treats, he walks nicely on a leash. We’re working on riding in a car – he is not too kean on that and needs some short trips and good experiences to get used to that.
Buddy adores and is confident with other dogs and will be placed with a playful canine brother or sister. He will be good with older children who have been around dogs (no grabbing, screaming, sitting on the puppy, etc – common sense). We don’t know about cats but will be happy to introduce him to cats in applicants’ homes.
Buddy is available in San Diego County only. He will be neutered at 6 months and any adoptions will be done on a foster-to-adopt basis until neutered. Be prepared to spend hours a day on training and exercise and be prepared to have a lot of patience. The first year makes the dog! A puppy is a 12-15 year commitment and care can be very expensive. If you’re not in a stable living/job/relationship/education and might be moving, changing jobs, going to school, being deployed, it may not be the best time to adopt.