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Breed: Rat Terrier
Color: Tricolor, White/Black/Tan
Age: 3 years
Gender: Male, Neutered
Size: 10 pounds

Housetrained: Yes, with doggy door
Crate trained: No
Good with Kids: No
Good with Dogs: Small dogs only
Good with Cats: No
Concerns: High anxiety, will nip when anxious


Hi friends! My name is Buddy, which doesn’t quite seem like the best name because I do NOT want to be buddies with just anyone… I found myself in rescue after my elderly owner passed away, so a lot of my history is unknown to the humans and I am reluctant to share anything about myself. I like to keep my humans on their tippy toes. My foster parents have lovingly described me as a sour patch kid.. you know that little slogan… “First they’re sour, then they’re sweet”? Well, I can be quite sour, but I do mean well. When I am on my anxiety meds, I can be just the bestest little boy. There is NOTHING, and I mean N O T H I N G that I love more than snuggling with my foster mama. If you try to wake me up or pick me up when I am with my foster mama, I may bite you. You have been warned. Do not disturb me while I am sleeping.  Honestly, sometimes I don’t even wanna be disturbed when I am awake. If you try to crate me, I will bite you for your little attempts to contain me and then when you succeed on getting me in my crate, I will scream… LOUDLY. So, you probably just shouldn’t try. Getting my harness on is super fun for my humans, too… but it’s doable. Anyways, I know I sound awful, but I do have some redeeming qualities. Plus, when I am comfortable with you, I won’t nip you anymore. Ok well maybe just here and there… but not ALL the time. When I am on your lap, I am in heaven.  Cover me up with a blanket and we can watch any movie you want together. I will even wake
up to give you kisses every once and a while. I am good with other small dogs. No cats or kids, please! I would do best in a home with a fenced-in-yard since getting my leash on can be a bit time consuming. So I will ONLY BE CONSIDERED for families with a fenced-in yard. Oh, and my foster mom wants to meet you.. so I will also ONLY BE CONSIDERED for adoption within 3 hours
of Paris, OH. 


If you have a warm lap and are willing to work with Buddy on his trust issues, he is available for an adoption fee of $375.00 and is currently fostered in Paris, OH. Buddy is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm negative, and ready to spend forever on your lap. Applications may be submitted via the following:

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