July 24, 2012
Buddy asks: “Can you bring me home for love and Pet Pilates?”
Just as so often happens in grade school, when the chubbier kids often are overlooked when it comes to picking players for teams, the dogs that are a little overweight at the shelter tend to linger. Even if they have great personalities, just like the chubby kids, they are passed by day after day for the more “buff” canines.
This is exactly the case with “Buddy”, a very nice young middle-aged Rottweiler/Rhodesian Ridgeback (?) combo dog that has really positive attributes but that could stand to lose a few pounds.
Buddy is very good on a leash, and loves to go for walks. He is paws down the favorite of our loyal dog-walkers, because he is so well-behaved. And, in spite of his having a few extra pounds, he is “good to go” for even longer walks. If the right person comes along who likes to walk, Buddy could easily shed his few extra pounds-chubby he is, couch potato he is not!
He is good with the other dogs, and would likely enjoy the companionship of another compatible canine buddy. Buddy would be great with older kids- especially kids who would like to take him for a walk- his most-favorite activity in all the world.
If you are an active person, maybe someone who remembers the sadness of not getting picked first for the team, please think about Buddy- he shouldn’t have to linger in a cage because of a few extra pounds. You could give him a chance to be the first on your team, which is all he wants in life…