Needs Ľ└%BDĽ└%BD%BDĽ└%BDĽ└%BD%BD%BDĽ└%BDĽ└%BD%BDĽ└%BDĽ└%BD%BD%BD%BD'Ľ└%BDĽ└%BD%BDĽ└%BDĽ└%BD%BD%BD Children 8+ (b)If you are applying for McCallen, please indicate on your application that you have read and understand his specific needs.(/b) McCallen, (called 'Little Buddy' or 'Buddy Boy' by his foster family) is a 34 lb. German Shepherd/Lab mix gem born on 01/06/20. With the most striking eyes, this guy is full of personality. He is enthusiastic and funny as he dances around excitedly at hearing the voices of his humans. He looks into your eyes with his soulful gaze and cocks his head to listen. McCallen's dopey, airplane ears have not yet decided whether to be up or down and are positioned slightly differently everyday; this only adds to his charm! He loves playing with his siblings, and when he sees the other dogs in his foster home, his tail starts wagging and he gets so excited and happy. He always greets them with the sweetest kisses and will cuddle up with them for a nap as well! This agile boy would love to find a home with a canine buddy. McCallen bounces around carrying big toys and launches joyfully into his bed and onto the couch with them. He will even climb into his toy box to find the one he wants! This silly guy is hilarious to watch as he jumps in and out of the baby pool and barks and play bows at the spray coming from the hose. He likes to sit on the steps of his foster family's pool while he excitedly waits for his canine buddies to swim over. McCallen loves standing between his foster parents' feet and mouthing with his canine buddies from his protected spot. A very loyal boy, he likes being near his people and crashing for a nap at their feet, in their laps, or next to them on the couch. McCallen is the most delicious snuggler and has infinite amounts of love for his family of humans. Sometimes he will just come to his people and ask to be picked up for a quick cuddle before resuming his play. With strangers and new things, McCallen is much more cautious and needs slow acclimation, so he would prefer a home with children over 8 years old. This guy will easily become the center of your world! McCallen is housetrained, knows basic commands, and sleeps through the night like an angel. He is intelligent, eager to please, and a quick learner. McCallen has Megaesophagus, (where his esophagus does not properly carry food to the stomach) that is currently being well managed on medication, which he happily sits and waits for when it's medication time; he will likely need this for life. However, one should not mistake this malfunction for lack of normal behavior, for this guy truly lives life to the fullest. Thank you so much for your interest in adopting a dog from A New Chance Animal Rescue (https://anewchancear.org). We are a 501c3, tax deductible organization. ANCAR is a foster-based rescue, and we adopt within a 90 mile radius of Bedford Hills, NY. You will find the adoption application here: (https://anewchancear.org/adopt/adoption-application/). All fields on the application must be completed. Please read about the adoption process (https://anewchancear.org/adopt/adoption-process/) so you'll know what to expect when you submit. Our dogs are in foster care and we do NOT have a shelter or boarding facility. AN APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL AND APPROVED BEFORE A DOG CAN BE MET. This is a firm policy. Our busy volunteers are not able to respond to questions about the dog or dog meeting requests in the absence of an application. We know these dogs very well because they are in foster care. Please read the profiles of the dog(s) you are interested in prior to submitting an application. If there are specific requirements stated (ie: Fenced Yard or Canine Friend Required) these are included because they are vital to the happiness, health, safety and adoption success of that dog. We are only able to save as many dogs as we have foster homes (https://anewchancear.org/foster/faqs/) and resources for. We provide medical care including vaccinations, testing, deworming, spaying/neutering and microchipping before transporting our dogs. We provide all supplies, preventatives and any follow up vet care necessary while they are in foster care. These costs are high and the number of lives we can save is entirely dependent upon donations from people like you. We do not receive funding from private foundations or government sources. If you can find room in your heart to help us, with any amount, we are truly grateful (https://anewchancear.org/help/donate/). We are a 501c3 organization, so all donations are tax-deductible. It is only through the kindness of supporters like you that we are 'changing lives...one tail at a time' by providing our dogs with 'A New Chance.' (https://anewchancear.org) Thanks so much.