From: Texas
Name: Buster
Weights: 39 lbs
Age: 1 year
Gender: male
Spayed/Neutered: yes/yes
Breed: shepherd mix
Color: Golden/white

Neck size: 15”
Crate Size: 30 inch with limited space or 36” with added room

Good with women & men: Yes, needs time to warm up, but once comfortable then he really seeks human interaction
Good with kids: unknown
Good with dogs: may need slow intros
Good with cats: Unknown
House trained: Yes, does not soil the kennel
Crate trained: yes, will go in if you give him a treat and will stay in nicely. It is a safe place for him
Energy Level medium when inside and higher energy outside
Can be handled /touched: adopter will need to be patient at first, treats will help and once he warms up he can be handled & touched
Barkers: only to alert
Flight risks: may be if scared
Food aggressive : no
Current food: Purine One
Walks on leash: yes walks well on leash but is fearful and will hide behind foster when a person or car passes
Leash reactive to people or dogs: No
Ride well in a car: rode in a crate from shelter to boarding with no issue
Destructive: no
Needs a home with a yard: yes
Needs a home with another dog: no, but if another dog is in the home, it should be a calm respectful dog
Can live in an apartment: no, a yard is best

Backstory: This pup was brought in with another family member to the high kill shelter. That other family member was adopted leaving Buster to hope for adoption. Unfortunately that did not happen and he was released to be euthanized for needed space in the shelter. NDR was able to step in quickly and save his life.

Foster Comments: Great pup that needs a patient adopter to allow him to warm up to his new home environment. He would benefit from basic training to help him adjust to home life. He is young and capable of learning and want love. He is hoping to leave Texas soon in search of his forever home.

Canadian foster update: Buster needs a patient owner who can commit to working through his fears and teaching him some basic manners.