Likes: Going for LONG Walks! Playing with the horses, and messing with the goats!
Pet-Peeves: Uh... cats! Being put in the dog run when we leave!
Favorite Toy: Anything he can chew... he loves rawhide bones! Oh yeah and Maggie...BOL they love each other!
Favorite Food: Believe it or not he like his Dog Chow! He doesn't really care for people food! Just his bones and dry dog food!
Favorite Walk: Anywhere! He loves to go visit his 3 best friends the horses!
Best Tricks: Uh he can sit, heal, and he is such a lover! Oh Oh... and he can RUN like the wind blows!
Arrival Story: I actually rescued Buddy from the Stockton Ca animal shelter! I had just lost my Pug/JRT Mix Rocky! He had gotten into squirrel poison! I didn't realize in time and he passed away Christmas eve 2005! So I got Buddy because my Maggie had never lived a day without Rocky and was very depressed! I went to the shelter website and looked through the adoptable dogs! He caught my eye but I continued to look! The next day I went to look at all the dogs in person! He was already 6-8 months old at the time! And he had a half cropped tail?? He was so sweet; he jut came up to the front of the cage and licked my hand! And he was the only one not barking his head off! I asked the people about him and they said he was scheduled to be euthanized the next day because no one wanted a full grown German Shepard! And he reported people didn't like his half cropped tail! I personally think it's adorable! I guess people are afraid of German ShepardÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s! I still asked if I could view how he interacted with my Maggie! He was great with her, just wanting to play but she wanted nothing to do with him! I decided that I had to have him, and I would work with Maggie! So he came home with me the next day (after he had all his vaccines and was neutered!) It is a decision I will NEVER regret! He does not have a mean bone in his body (unless it comes to protecting his family) He is gentle with my 2 year old and my 2 small dogs! Even though they are not as nice to him! I love him more than words can express, I love you Buddy boy!
**UPDATE** Sadly due to the fact that we have to move into an apartment that will not accept him we adopted Buddy out to a fantastic family in San Fransisco! We did find a couple that were on the more pricy side that accepted large dogs but not him because of his breeds! If only they could meet him and see him interact with people and other dogs they'd know he is NO threat whatsoever! Anyway his new family are total dog nuts and I know Buddy will love life and have everything he ever wants or needs! They take him to the parks, dog parks and the beach! I know he is happy there! I don't think I will ever be able to forgive myself for letting him go! But I know it was the right thing to do for him, and at least I know he is somewhere where he is happy healthy spoiled and loved! I love you and miss you sooo much already Buddy! I wish you all the best of everything you could ever need or want!
Bio: Buddy is a year and a half old and he weighs 54 lbs! He is a German Shepard/Pit Bull mix! He is the sweetest baby I have ever had! He is gentle with my 2 year old, and sweet with my 2 other dogs! 13 and 8 lbs! He loves everyone and everything! Except cats! The only time you ever see him act up is when he is in HIS backyard! If he is in the house, the pet store, the flea market, the park, the dog park he is gentle and loving with every person and animal! But in his backyard if a stranger passes by watch out he turns into Mr. Territorial! But I wouldn't have it any other way! He will always protect his family and his home! I love him just the way he is!
My heart is breaking a little more every day I have to think about or even come on dogster and see my Buddy's sweet face! And I know he is not here with me! I know it was the right thing to do for me and Buddy to let him go! I know he's getting a great life! But I truly feel like a piece of my heart is missing! My two little ones are so much happier without him around, as he liked to play ruff like a big dog does! And they did not like it! It has improved their behavior 10 fold! But I don't feel right walking out there without him everyday! Life is just not as exciting! I miss the way he loved to play he would run for hours on end! He was the only one of my babies I could take to the dog park! He was (and still is) a truly spactacular dog, that loved every person and dog! But I had to let him go as I had to move into my grandfather's house due to some landlord (see maggies arrival story) and also some financial troubles! My grandfather allowed me to bring my dogs but made me keep them 100% in a very small dog pen! He would allow me to let them in the half acre backyard as long as I watched him every minute! Which was very hard to do with a toddler! A few times I allowed him back there and did not watch him as I needed to do something else (change a diaper, clean up my daughter's mess) and he chewed through some wires and dug quite a few holes! It came to if I let him back there for 1 minute unsupervised and he destroyed something he would not allow him in the yard at all! I couldn't let him waste his life away in a pen! I walked every night and tried to take him to somewhere fun every weekend! We are also moving into an apartment with a few months and I looked and looked but even the few that did accept large dogs would not accept a german shepard! I knew adopting him out was the right thing to do, I just could not give him the life he deserved at this time! But now I am financially stable and have found a very dog friendly 3 bedroom rental Apt! And I would give my right arm to get him back, but his new family loves him and couldn't take him away from that! I could get another dog but I don't think I could ever have another dog fill that empty space in my heart! With time I know the pain will fade and I will learn to move on! But for now I will just pray that he is happy and healthy! And if the time ever comes that his new family cannot keep him they have promised to bring him back! I love you Buddy!