Needs ‰'Û¢ Children 8+ If you are applying for Buddy, please indicate on your application that you have read and understand his specific needs. Buddy, a 1 year old, 42 lb. German Shepherd/Terrier mix, is a real gem. He is intelligent, eager to please, and a quick learner. With his most striking eyes, he looks into yours with a soulful gaze and cocks his head to listen. Full of personality, he is enthusiastic and funny as he dances around excitedly when hearing the voices of his humans. Buddy 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! He does not need a canine companion in his forever home though. This agile boy would excel at agility training, but he doesn't need to do that. Buddy enjoys water play and bouncing around carrying big toys. Sometimes he even climbs into his toy box to find the one he wants and then joyfully launches onto his bed or the couch with them. Buddy is just hilarious to watch and 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. He 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 for a quick cuddle before resuming his play. Buddy is housetrained, knows basic commands, walks well on a leash, and sleeps through the night like an angel. With strangers and new things, he is much more cautious and needs slow acclimation, so he would prefer a home with children over 8 years old. Buddy has Megaesophagus, (where one part of his esophagus has a little difficulty carrying food to the stomach) which has been well managed for several months on medication that is approximately $20 per month. He happily sits and waits when it's medication time which he will likely need for life. However, one should not mistake this 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.