Hi, I'm Buddy
Lhasa Apso Shih Tzu | Adult | Male | Small
Buddy knows just what he does and doesn’t like and he’s very good at letting you know it. Serve Buddy his kibble dry and he’ll nudge it away. Mix in a spoonful of wet dog food, and he’ll happily clean his bowl.
Buddy is currently living with an assortment of dogs and gets on fine with them; supervised introduction to new dogs is best. Unfortunately, Buddy hasn’t reacted well to cats.
Buddy was very matted so his coat has been shaved down. (check out his ‘before’ photo!) You can keep him that way or let his coat grow to its normal length of a few inches, but either way he’ll need regular grooming.
Buddy enjoys being near you, but once he’s settled in and knows the routine, he’s not clingy and you can get your work done. If he needs to go out, he’ll vocalize to let you know. His house training has been faultless.
Buddy’s activity level is average. He shows no interest in toys but enjoys walks very much.
Buddy loves to mosey around the yard. However, he is passionate about digging, so if you’re not willing to have both a lawn that looks like you have gophers on steroids, and a dog that often has a dirty face and paws, you’ll need to keep Buddy on leash until you train him not to dig.
Buddy loves to spend your couch time snuggled beside you as you pet him. If there’s no room beside you, he will leap into your lap when you’re seated, although he has learned to contain himself until invited.
Buddy’s a smart little guy and wants to please. He will bark and bounce with joy when you return home. Buddy would be such a loving, loyal companion to someone who will be as loyal to him, whatever may come!
- Age and weight: I'm 7 years old and weigh about 19 pounds
- Good with kids: Yes, with kids over 8.
- Good with dogs: Yes, after a proper introduction.
- Good with cats: No
- Fenced yard: Not required.
- Suitable for townhouse and/or apartment: OK for townhouse or apartment
- House trained: Yes.
- Crate trained: Yes.
- Barks when left alone: I'll bark for about 5 minutes, and then I'll settle down
- Chews inappropriate items: No
- Training: I know the basic commands: Sit. Stay. Come.
- Activity level: Moderate
NOTE: We are an all volunteer group and do not operate a shelter. All of our animals are in foster homes. We are unable to place our animals outside of the Baltimore/DC area.
Buddy is NOT expecting to attend the next adoption show, September 22nd at the Bowie PetSmart, although there is always the chance that plans may need to change at the last minute.