Buddy in Fair Oaks, CA

Meet Buddy in Fair Oaks, CA! This sweet, little 2 year old boy came into rescue with a host of needs. At only 10 lbs when he arrived, he was the tiniest adult Cavalier that his Foster Mom had ever seen. He was so shy, anxious and scared of almost everything and everyone. 

He had no vet records, and was still intact. He had blood in his stool, most likely from stress. His fecal results came back normal two times. We tested twice because we wanted to make sure we didn’t miss anything. We quickly realized that he was not house broken at all. This poor little guy. With great vet care and a seasoned, loving Foster Mom, we got him back to normal , lowered his stress and Buddy began to settle in. After having him neutered he is quickly learning to go outside “good boy Buddy “. 

Buddy will be happiest as the only dog in the home and so we will only adopt him to a family that does not have another dog. He’s quite playful and snuggly with his Foster sister, but not as much with his Foster brother at times because he has some major issues with guarding food. He is perfect with human interaction, you can pick up his food and give it to him easily. You can even pick him up while he’s eating, but if he can see another dog when the food is down, he is so possessive that he won’t eat and he will have a tantrum. Because of this, we feel that Buddy would absolutely thrive in an “only dog home” where he can relax knowing he will no longer have to guard his food.

Buddy loves and trusts his foster mom but still takes time to warm up and trust others. He is very loving and sweet, you just need to be gentle, patient and kind to him and he will learn to trust. The NorCal Coordinator took care of him for almost 2 weeks and he warmed up to her quickly, by the 3rd day he was in her lap wanting pets. She fell in love with him and had so much fun watching him play. He bonded with her quickly, so we know he will attach to his new humans quickly too.

Buddy is sweet, playful and loves to cuddle on the couch. He plays with toys with his foster mom.  He does great in his crate for car rides and sleeps in his crate peacefully at night. Buddy is scared of children and cats, which is a bummer because we know how cute and desirable he is. He will do best in an adult home where you are home most of the time, so he can be his silly little self, and do zoomies like no other! If you work out of the house, he is not the guy for you. He needs and deserves lots of attention.

Since coming into rescue Buddy has been fully vaccinated, microchipped, neutered and is heart healthy. 

Buddy is really opening up and showing his sweet, fun personality and learning to trust more people. 

The recommendations for this precious little guy are to be in a calm, forever home with one or two adults that are willing to spend the time that he deserves to earn his trust. That someone is home most of the time to train him, walk him and love on him. (Note: Buddy will do best with a dog savvy, confident, gentle person that has experience with dogs with trust issues).

This sweet, sweet boy is ready to be smothered with love and kindness. If you are interested in adopting this precious, petite Buddy Boy and live within a reasonable driving distance to Fair Oaks, CA, please fill out an adoption application, if you haven’t already, and then email Jessica Ford at smalldogbath@gmail.com to let her know of your interest.

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  • Color: Tricolor
  • Age: 2 Years
  • Weight: 11 lbs
  • Sex: Male
  • House Training: Work in progress but doing well. Might mark at first.
  • Health: Good
  • Temperament: Sweet, happy, couch potato. Shy, anxious, scared of new people and situations.
  • Recommendations: A calm forever home with one or two adults who are retired or work from home and where he is the only pet in the home.
  • Location: Fair Oaks, CA
  • Region: Western
  • Special Needs: No
  • Status: SPOTLIGHT