11 year old • Male • 60 lbs
Lieutenant Buddy is quite a handsome dog with a wide face and fluffy coat. He is mostly tan with white markings on his face, ears and feet.
Lt. Buddy is the sweetest, most laid-back dog you can imagine. He doesn't whine, jump on people, or try to get on furniture. He only barks in the house if someone comes to the door. Lt. Buddy loves to be petted and will walk over to you and patiently wait until you notice him. He likes to be brushed everywhere, even his tail.<p>Buddy is very smart and learns commands quickly. He knows hand signals for Sit, Stay, Good Job, Come, and No. He goes along with household routines without complaint, walks very nicely on a leash, and doesn't pull. Buddy doesn't like to be crated, but it's not an issue as he's completely housebroken and is not destructive in any way. Buddy quickly learned how to use a doggy door and lets himself out for potty breaks. Our neighbors tell us that they have never noticed him barking while we're away. He is happy to sleep in any room, and although he would prefer to sleep in your bedroom, will accept your decision if he can’t! Buddy is great with children and other dogs—and even tolerates pesky puppies.
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Lt. Buddy is up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and neutered. He tested positive for heartworm, and is receiving a gentle heartworm protocol that gradually clears the heartworm infection without the need for excessive confinement; most dogs will test negative for heartworms within a year. Buddy is partially deaf; he doesn’t hear voices, but we have found that he does respond to loud noises like the doorbell, passing garbage trucks, and the automatic ice maker.
Lieutenant Buddy was a stray who came to us from a rural shelter.
IAR subsidizes post-adoption professional training with Jane Marshall (www.cheerydogs.com) to encourage a life-long and successful bond between the dog and the adopter. Group classes for puppies and adult dogs are provided at a substantial discount to IAR adopters.