Shelter Dog Sunday - Buddy
Every Sunday we run a special feature on a rescue dog looking for a loving home. This week the spotlight is on the very handsome Buddy - a Collie x Greyhound look for a new home.
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is the well-known backdrop of ITV's Paul O'Grady - For The Love Of Dogs but what you see on the show is only a fraction of the work that the shelter do. Battersea takes on over 9000 cats and dogs a year, including Buddy - a gorgeous and entertaining crossbreed waiting for a home at Battersea's Old Windsor Centre.
What a lovely dog we have for you today! As well as his chizzled good looks, Buddy has a super personalilty; this clever boy already knows 'sit', both 'paws', 'down' and 'stay'. His love of food will certainly aid any further training, as well as offer a way to keep him occupied. As he is part greyhound, he will try to chase wildlife and can show this towards other dogs if he becomes over-excited. For this reason, he will need to be kept on a lead and muzzled when he is out and about.
Buddy is best suited to being the only dog in his new home, and needs a garden so he can play with his beloved tennis balls. His new owners will need to have experience of Sighthounds and live in a quieter location away from main roads. Again, due to his breed, Buddy would not be able to live with cats but he may be able to live with teenages who are responsible around dogs.
This boy has huge potential; he is incredibly affectionate and loving and has a real comical side. Fans of sighthound breeds will love him and he will make his new owners smile everyday with his funny ways!
If you could offer Buddy a home, please contact Battersea Dogs & Cats home on 08435 094444 or contact them by email on at [email protected]. Buddy's reference number is 036254.
If you want to adopt a rescue dog like Buddy, please check out our shelter directory for rescues near you!