Big Buddy (Yellow Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat))

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All-American Mutt Rescue, Inc

Huddleston, 24104

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About Big Buddy

Distance: 2,219 Miles
  Hi … my name is Buddy and here are some things you need to know about me!  After you read through my bio, if you think I might be the perfect pup for you, please go to and complete your adoption application online. I AM A SUPER SENIOR! Buddy was rescued from a public pound where he stayed for five months after being brought in as a stray. He was extremely emaciated and full of parasites at the time. The people working at the shelter were all in love with his personality and tried everything to get him a home.   After several years in various foster homes, Buddy is still a very loving, big goofy dog. He loves people and he does NOT like to be left alone.  Until he is comfortable in a new home and bonded with his people, if left outside alone in a fenced area, he may still  go over a 4’ fence OR he may dig under taller fences and he will go looking for company.  He is strong and headstrong!  He will still get excited and try to jump up on people to give kisses.  He’s very social with everyone – including other dogs and children. His size and energy might be a bit overwhelming for younger children that he might knock over.  Buddy will make a great companion for an experienced dog owner who will provide leadership for him.   Buddy does, however, have an issue with cats and should not be allowed access to them.  So far he has not bothered small dogs, but as with any case, large dogs should not be left unsupervised with smaller pets.  Approximate age/birthdate: DOB ~ 2011 Weight/size: 65-70 pounds Housebroken: YES … as long as you do your part and take him out often Crate trained:  YES Personality: Very loving, happy-go-lucky, playful, goofy Energy level:  MEDIUM     Fenced yard required?:   YES … he will kill cats so the fence is primarily to keep him out of trouble Does he/she jump fences?  YES if he gets anxious missing his people ... he can jump a 4' fence and will dig under others if left alone for too long Leash walk:  YES … he is a strong boy Obedience training:  Knows ‘sit’ and will ‘shake’ paw Riding in vehicles:  RIDES OK      Spayed/neutered:   YES Up-to-date on routine vaccinations:   YES Microchipped:   YES Social with other dogs:  YES Social with cats: He does have a high prey drive … specifically for cats.  He is a danger to them. Good with children:  YES, older children Adoption donation:  $75 We are an all-volunteer group, so please be patient and understand that it takes an average of 7-14 days to process the applications including reference checks, follow-up questions and home visits.  You can expedite the process by providing accurate email addresses for all your references.  Time to make phone calls is limited and we often have multiple applications in process.  We make every effort to move through them as quickly as possible. When your reference checks are completed and your application is tentatively approved, we will schedule a home visit and a meet-and-greet to see if Buddy picks you too. If it seems that the adoption will be a good match for all, there is an adoption contract to be signed and a requested adoption donation. Please feel free to email if you have additional questions.

More about Big Buddy

Age: Adult
Size: Large
Gender: Male
Location: Huddleston, VA
OK w/ Cats: No

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