Buddy is a sweet Yellow Lab mix who lost much of his sight after he contracted distemper. Distemper is a viral disease which infects puppies much more frequently than it affects adult dogs, so it’s likely that Buddy caught distemper when he was a little pup.
Buddy still has a small amount of vision, so he’s is able to get about without too much trouble. He rarely barks, possibly because he has to listen so hard to make up for his loss of sight. It’s thought that Buddy would do best in a home without children, not because of safety issues, but simply because he tends to jumps when he is petted, probably because he doesn’t see it coming. The sudden and unexpected touch can startle Buddy. Nonetheless, Buddy quickly relaxes, and enjoys the attention.
Buddy was taken to The Ozark Humane Society by his original owners, but after a year in the shelter with no interest from visitors, poor Buddy was facing a grim fate. People would come and go, never noticing the quiet and peaceful yellow lab in the back of the kennel who was listening hard to every word, hoping he would soon find a home.
Eventually kind Samaritans heard of his fate and came to his rescue, and just in the nick of time. Called Forest Gump by his rescuers, Buddy turned out to be an easy going and peaceful companion.
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.
An adoption fee applies to Buddy’s adoption which covers the cost of his medical needs. 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 like peace and quiet, and taking it easy, Buddy might make the perfect addition to your family.
If you would like to learn more about Buddy 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 Shopan.
Due to time restraints, we are not able to accept phone calls outside of our showing times at (Sat & Sun 1-4), but we always try and answer all emails within 24 hours. 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 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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