Buster


German Shepherd/Rhodesian Ridgeback
Picture of Buster, a male German Shepherd/Rhodesian Ridgeback

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Home:Wind Gap, PA  
Age: 5 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Nicknames:
Buster-butt, hoppy-hopster

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

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Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

Birthday:
March 1st 2009

Likes:
running, training, being with his people

Pet-Peeves:
being alone or not getting his exercise

Favorite Toy:
his rawhide bones

Favorite Food:
anything that isnt a vegetable

Favorite Walk:
anywhere

Best Tricks:
hopping on his back legs

Arrival Story:
September 2009, I received a call from my former local police dept. The local SPCA had closed and the police officers were using their own money and time to care for stray dogs. Buster was found wandering the streets, dragging his leash. His picture was put in the paper, but no one claimed him. The officers played with him every chance they got, fed him, and brought him toys and blankets. They felt bad he was in a small kennel though; they wanted him to be in a home. They called me to see if I would foster him and help search for a forever home.

Bio:
Buster has been great with my dogs. My Max is not fond of him, but Buster cries to be with my dogs when I have them separated. I give him time with the three boys and with me, and alone time and then exercise them as groups and then as individuals. I still keep Max and Buster apart for Buster's safety. He has come across a cat and was gentle and curious. He loves to run and can run for miles without tiring. Rhodesian ridgebacks are terrific running partners and are often used to keep runners company as they train for marathons. He loves being outside and shows great promise in being allowed off leash. I have done it several times and he stayed close and came back when called. He has come a long way and deserves a forever home that will spend time with him and have him be active on a daily basis. He would do great at agility. It took me minutes to teach him to hurdle. He is quite the athlete!!! He is smart and food driven in training. I am unwilling to drop him off at a shelter. So many people have donated their time, money, and love to help him through a tough time and he needs to be placed in an active home. A shelter would scare him and I fear it would make him think he was bad and abandoned. I have four other dogs, so I cannot keep him and with my health problems, I cannot provide him the active lifestyle he deserves. We would be willing to drive a reasonable distance to get him to a home. We live in NE PA. dakbeav@yahoo.com. Pass the word along. Someone would find him as a perfect pup!!

Forums Motto:
life is short, enjoy every day

a long journey:
So many people contributed to his rescue. the SARPD in E Stroudsburg gave their time, energy, and love to house him until they found him a foster home. SARPD stepped up to help their community when the SPCA closed in Stroudsburg. Creature Comforts gave their time and resources to make him a safe and healthy pup to bring into my home. The Barking Lot agreed to house and feed him when we went on vacation last October. My husband has been patient having a fifth dog. Dogs seem to find me and my husband is a patient and generous man to allow me to put our time and money into helping each one. We need you to be Buster's happy ending.

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February 14th 2010 More than 4 years!

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Dakota (in
loving memory)
HouserCooperStewie
Max

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