Buddy, 2-3 years old, Black Male, 56 lbs.

Howdy Labbie Lovers! Are you looking for that special buddy to love forever? Well look no further! My name is Buddy, and I am looking for that one and only forever family to give all my love to (p.s. I have A LOT of love to give!). I am a very lucky boy – I was a stray dog living on the streets and then I was picked up by a local shelter. Not only did I make it out of the shelter safely, but I made it to the dream life with those incredible Defenders of Dogs – the LRRF family! My time on the streets did a number on my fur and my weight, but now that I am safe and loved in my foster home, eating delicious regular meals, and seeing a vet to get my coat back to its typical shiny soft state, I have put those dark days behind me, and I am ready to find my forever family. Could it be with you?

I am a humble dog for the most part, but I must admit, I am quite a catch. Though I had a terrible skin infection when I first came to LRRF, those angel Rescuers treated it and now I have thick and luscious fur that is perfect for petting and snuggling close. My favorite thing in the world is to be close by my people – it makes me so happy, I can’t help but wiggle my tail with joy as fast as I can! In fact, I think I am a lap dog!  I love people and I love to play with other doggie friends. I am crate-trained, house trained, and have excellent house-manners with the exception of a little counter surfing now and then…hey, you can’t blame a boy…I had to scavenger for my food for so long – it is a tough habit to break! I am also very smart, sometimes too smart for my own good (see counter surfing skills above lol)! I would love for my forever family to go to doggie school with me so I can learn how to apply my energy & intelligence towards new tricks to make my people happy. I am very eager to please and always strive to put a smile on my family’s faces and warm their hearts with my love and loyalty. I love to go out and about on adventures and I walk nicely on a leash by your side. I am very excited about joining my forever family – we can play fetch, go to the park, check out the beach or the mountains, cuddle on the couch and watch a good movie, boy oh boy the possibilities for fun times are endless!

Buddy is a high-energy gorgeous Labbie, with a happy bouncy spirit sure to warm your heart. He is a friendly boy who is affectionate towards everyone he meets – perfect to be a travel-buddy, hiking companion, or all-around family dog! Buddy loves people more than anything and can’t wait to find a best buddy of his own. He is playful and fun-loving and enjoys the company of other dogs, but he has not met a cat yet, so his cat-friendliness is unknown. Buddy still has that signature Labrador puppy energy and we highly recommend his new family attend training classes with him, so he can learn his commands and some fun tricks. Buddy picks up new skills very quickly and always aims to please – he has the potential to be valedictorian of his doggie school class! If you think Buddy may be the perfect match to join your family, please apply at www.labrescuefresno.org today!