Buddy continues to battle his cancer. He had it the day we took him into rescue. We are so grateful to his foster parents for taking him to oncologist appointments and giving Buddy a wonderful life for as long as he has. Buddy loves his new skunk toy from AABR’s wishlist donor. He lived outside in his previous home and did not have it easy. Although his tumor continues to grow, Buddy is enjoying all his adventures in his foster home.
1/09/20 – Forever Foster
Buddy’s foster family indicates that he is doing wonderful! They are previous adopters, but first time fosters and they feel that Buddy has set the bar high. He is a little snuggle bug who loves to give kisses and be close to “his people”. Buddy is a typical young boxer as he also like to wrestle and play tug-o-war with his foster sister (a female boxer). He also loves to play in the back-yard by chasing after toys thrown to him. He will even entertain himself by throwing toys to catch and chase himself. He has a mischievous side too! He has been found guilty of sneaking clean clothes out of the laundry basket when he was discovered lying on the couch with the evidence (a towel and some socks)! His foster family said he is super smart. Within the first few days, he had mastered the word “sit” and he waits patiently in the living room when his family is eating. He takes treats gently and comes when he is called. Buddy goes into the crate with the simple word “in”. For living most of his life outdoors, the foster family was surprised at how well he walks on a leash and they are super happy to report that he hasn’t had any accidents in the house.
Buddy did visit our rescue vet last week regarding a mast cell tumor that had been incompletely removed when he was a year old. We discovered that the tumor had metastasized throughout his spine and lymph nodes. Buddy will immediately begin medications for the cancer and will be remaining with his foster family. They are committed to giving him the best quality life possible during his treatment. Although his prognosis is not what we were hoping for, Buddy does not realize he is sick and we will do everything we can for this sweet boy. Please consider donating towards Buddy’s care.
Buddy is being surrendered to rescue to find a home that can provide more training and attention. He is not yet housebroken and is spending most of his time in an outdoor pen. The youngest child in the home is afraid of his energy. Buddy’s family recognizes that this is not fair to him and they are hoping he can be placed in a better situation through rescue. Buddy is good with children and other dogs, both large and small. He would do best in a home without cats. A volunteer was able to meet Buddy this weekend. He was an extremely friendly boy who greeted new people with excitement. Buddy walks well on leash, but will need some work on jumping. With some time and training, Buddy is going to be a wonderful addition to a home. He is currently in need of a foster home so we can get him into a home. Buddy would do best with a foster who is home enough to work on getting him acclimated to a home environment. He would do best with a fenced yard to run and play. Apply today if you are able to help Buddy!