05 February 2011

everybody needs some buddy, sometimes... (can you help a fella out?)

ok, we've said it before- this is NOT a pet adoption website- petfinder.com does its job far too well for us to compete, but it seems that m21's friends are just a bunch of wonderful, caring, people, so when they do good deeds like rescuing a dog from the mean streets of los angeles, it seems a small thing to make the occasional lil announcement on this (rather limited) public forum in an effort to help...
today's orphan is "buddy", a handsome and sweet 2-3 year old shepherd (?)/pit mix found in elysian park, los angeles, on january 17th- no tags, no chip and a looking a bit thin. buddy followed a facebook friend of ours and his 3 small dogs to their home, desperately looking for somewhere to belong. our friend, being a good samaritan (and father to 3 rescues already) took him in, got him to a vet where he was neutered, given shots, and a good bill of health. buddy is housetrained, so he was undoubtedly someone's pet at one time, and other then being a bit shy of people, buddy seems pretty well adjusted for somebody who was dumped in a park and left to fend for himself (just typing that breaks my heart). buddy needs some training, as you can imagine, but his foster describes him as "very sweet, quite the kisser, and not much of a barker"). because buddy's current foster's dogs are smaller and older, buddy is being kept separate, so he really needs to find a loving, forever home ASAP (though he seems to get along with the other dogs just fine, btw). buddy weighs weighs about 46 pounds and is 18 inches tall at the shoulder and 34 inches from nose to butt, so will be a great companion for someone who wants a dog as a hiking and active sport companion (that rules us out ;-).


if you live in southern california, and think you could could give buddy the love, exercise, and training he deserves, please contact me, and i'll put you in touch with his current foster; and PLEASE forward this post to anyone you think might be able to help find this handsome, sweet boy a home, as well as please post to your FB pages, blogs, twitter etc.- the more people exposed to this lover, the better the odds in our search to find him a forever home!

10 comments:

David said...

He's so handsome! If we were closer I'd be asking to meet him immediately.

Divine Theatre said...

I am in LOVE with that FACE! I have posted his info on my animal welfare sites.
Pittie mixes are such smart and loyal dogs! I wish I could take them all, Christian.
Some day, when I open my sanctuary, I will do just that.
Please let me know if I can do anything. I am also affiliated with animal transports that take pets all over the country to their forever homes, so if someone in NY State wants to love him I can help!

maison21 said...

david, see the comment after yours... ;-)

divine- thank you! that's an awesome resource to have. i've never transported a rescue further than san diego!

Divine Theatre said...

One state at a time, Maison!

houseitemsandroomsilike said...

He's handsome. I love how your friend took him in when he needed help so desperately. I hope he finds the home he deserves.

La Maison Fou said...

Oh M21.....

You melt my heart! I am still reeling from the beauty Nina!

L.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

WE rescued a pit and he is the best dog we have ever loved and lived with. I can't encourage people enough to consider this breed. They are like people in their loving ways~ truly great dogs!

Vickie H. said...

Once again, you are an angel of mercy! I am so proud to know you! Have my fingers crossed for this adorable pup!!! His lucky day when he was found in the park.

Ms Smart said...

may your and your friend's kindness be returned ten-fold. he is a handsome guy.

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

There are numerous reasons why living in southern california would be very tempting and this would be one of them. He looks gorgeous and I do like his look full of attitude in the second picture ;-) Shame I can't help from London, I hope he'll find a loving home soon. xo