Our little Buddy is now available for adoption. This happy and very cheeky little chappy came into our care in February 2021 aged just 14 months old and just turned two years of age in December 2021. Sadly, due to the lack of socialisation, training and exercise that he experienced in his previous home Buddy had several major behavioural issues that came with him. From constant jumping, nipping and tearing of clothes, separation anxiety, total inability to walk on a lead to wanton destructiveness, inability to comprehend the outside world, fear of loud noises, and not being able to focus on any kind of training, Buddy was in desperate need of help. Both Buddy and his foster carers had a great deal to work on and there was never going to be a quick fix, hence the length of time he has been with us.
However, with thanks to his dedicated foster family, Buddy has made considerable improvements in all these areas, albeit some more than others. Buddy's current foster carers are spending a significant amount of time with his training and rehabilitation but due to their other commitments in life they are limited to a certain degree. Which is why we feel that Buddy will learn a lot quicker with a family that will have that additional time for him. So, Buddy is looking for a home with a family can continue working with him and speed up his rehabilitation.
It is very important for anyone who would like to be considered for adopting Buddy that there is a certainty that he will go several steps back before he goes forward again and therefore, they will need to have a great deal of understanding, patience and consideration for him during the initial few weeks/months. The great news is that Buddy has a good capacity to learn and is very eager to please. He has often surprised his foster carers with just how quickly he can pick things up.
All our rescue dogs to some degree need a little help with training, rehabilitation and obtaining life skills and we are sure that the sense of satisfaction that our previous and current adoptive families get when they see the improvements in their foster dog is enormous. That couldn't be truer for Buddy's current foster family and his new adoptive family once we have found them.
Buddy has learned to be left on his own for quite long periods without being destructive or anxious. His new family will need to build up the amount of time he is left alone until he has settled in properly.
Buddy is a high energy dog. He will need a minimum of 90 minutes good exercise a day. This makes Buddy the ideal pet for someone who loves to explore the great outdoors, hike and go to lots of places where he can burn off his energy. He is a very playful dog and loves his Chuck It balls and rope toys. Another source of enjoyment for Buddy is cuddles and attention on the sofa. Like most Staffies, he likes to be the centre of attention and is very lovable when he is relaxed and calm and is always on his best behaviour when he feels safe in his surroundings.
NISBTR will be 100% supportive of any new family that is willing to give him the best possible chance in life. We have our qualified behaviourist who will always be there for advice and assistance when needed. We will continue to provide Buddy with every useful tool that is available and be there to offer support along the way.
Buddy will need a family where there are NO children and NO other pets - one with someone who has lots of experience with dogs and Staffies in particular, and one that likes a challenge. A single person or couple that live a relatively quiet and private life would be ideal for Buddy especially as he can become very overexcited with visitors to the house. With the right family there is no doubt that Buddy will prove to be a very loyal and loving companion.
Buddy is fully housetrained but has been known to have an accident if it is raining outside. He travels well in the car once he is settled into a journey.
We would ask that anyone interested in giving Buddy a forever home meets him on a few occasions before he goes on a home trial. This will allow Buddy time to get to know and trust any prospective family.