Buddy is a handsome young male adult pinto Anatolian Shepherd who was picked up as a stray and taken to the Stephens County Animal Shelter in Texas.
Feeling sorry for Buddy, and knowing that if someone didn’t do something Buddy faced a grim fate, an elderly lady adopted Buddy from the kill shelter with the intention of turning him over to a local rescue organization. Unknown to Buddy’s rescuer, the organization that she was considering is know to be more interested in breeding dogs than actually rescuing them for adoption, and is not considered to be a humane environment.
At the last minute Buddy’s rescuer contacted a local spay and neuter clinic to get a reference on the rescue organization, spoke to the clinic director, and learned the truth. Rather than release Buddy to the breeder, he was taken to the spay and neuter clinic in the hopes that they could hold him until he was adopted. Unfortunately Buddy was taken to the clinic during the time that is available for low-income guardians to surrender pets that they can’t afford to keep; most of these animals get euthanized.
As it happened the clinic director just happened to walk into the clinic before anybody had a chance to euthanize Buddy. She recognized him as an Anatolian Shepherd and also realized that he was probably the dog that she had been called about for the reference by Buddy’s rescuer.
Perhaps Buddy should be called Lucky because he got another last minute break when the clinic director stopped him from being euthanized, and decided to keep him at the clinic until she could figure out what to do.
After a few week stay at the clinic everyone had fallen in love with Buddy who made instant friends with everyone, and got along well with all the other dogs. Amazingly, despite being around as many as twenty other dogs, Buddy never marked even once. Buddy was completely passive around the other dogs and would just lie down when with them. Interestingly he "adores" cats, and adored the clinic director’s two young children who are around 6 and 8. Buddy could often be found laying around happily watching Hannah Montana with the children. Everyone he meets is his friend.
Although described as a pretty wonderful guy, the shelter was full and Buddy needed to move on. After a few weeks stay at the clinic, the National Anatolian Shepherd Rescue Network was called in the hope that they could help poor ol’ Buddy. The clinic was full to it’s limit and with limited room, Buddy was spending too many of his days in “the little dog room”. As you can see in the photographs, Buddy is no “little dog”.
Lucky for Buddy the National Anatolian Rescue Network (NASRN) agreed to help out. NASRN is a nation wide rescue effort, but they do not maintain shelters, and rely on regional volunteers and organizations like DogsOnly to help them.
DogsOnly is known to take large breed canine companions, so it wasn’t long before Buddy was on his way to Little Rock, all thanks to some kind volunteers who agreed to transport Buddy from Texas to Arkansas at their own expense. Buddy is now safe and sound while DogsOnly looks for a new home for him.
Buddy is a rare find of a companion and all he needs is a loving family who knows how to give a good hard ear and belly scratch and likes watching Hannah Montana.
You can meet Buddy at the west Little Rock on across from Target and Home Depot every Sat and Sun from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM except holiday weekends. Please be sure and call (501-219-9907) before you come to visit him to make sure that he is still available for adoption. Buddy has received a complete medical evaluation, all shots, rabies, fecal and worming medication, flea/tick preventative, heartworm preventative, micro-chipping, grooming, and has been altered.
If you can give a good ear scratch and belly rub, and like to lay around watching TV, Buddy might make the perfect addition to your family. You are invited to send an email to Contact@DogsOnly.org or complete an online adoption application by clicking the orange colored text links at the top or bottom of this page to learn more about adopting Buddy.
Please note that Buddy will not be adopted as a working dog.
All of our young and adult dogs require a 2 week home visit before finalizing the adoption process. This is to help ensure it is a good match for all involved without making a final commitment. Puppies are not available to go on home visits. All of our rescues are in private homes and not available to be visited outside of showing times.
All DogsOnly foster homes work with our rescues to ensure they are crate trained and most are also housetrained. None of our fosters have cats in their homes so we can only make our best guess as to how our rescues would do with cats. We rescue from high kill shelters and once accepted into our program, none of our rescues are euthanized. We provide for all their vet care, socialization and training until an appropriate home can be found.
DogsOnly relies solely on donations and is a 501(c)3 Humane Society. Our mission is to rescue dogs that most other groups are not interested in due to their size, breed, age, health or other various reasons, and to provide education resources for dog owners and those with an interest in the wellbeing of dogs. DogsOnly believes that no dog should be left behind.
Thank you for your interest in rescue and in saving the life of a dog. Every day in the United States, 11,000 dogs die.
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If you don't find that special companion you are looking for in the DogsOnly rescue, rehabilitation, and re-home program then please visit Little Rock Animal Services, North Little Rock Animal Services, Sherwood Humane Animal Services, or one of the many other central Arkansas rescue organizations to save a rescued canine companion.