Meet BUDDY! STATS: 10 year old Toy Poodle LOCATION: Pensacola FL NEEDS: Quiet, loving home, fenced yard. HIGHLIGHTS: Very sweet and gentle boy. Buddy is a beautiful chocolate brown 9 year old, 6.8 pound toy poodle who was adopted from us about a year ago. We got a call about him recently from his adopter's neighbor letting us know that the adopter had gone into a facility, and the daughter had left Buddy with the neighbor with all of his paperwork. The daughter had assured us that she would be the backup if something happened, and we always take a dog back at any time regardless, so this was not the proper procedure for this little dog. We are grateful to the neighbor for contacting us! While he loves being around his new foster mom, Buddy is shy and hesitant about approaching someone or asking for affection. He needs adopters who will let him set the pace and will be patient with him. He would love an owner to give him lots of attention, especially if he does not have a doggy companion. During the day he wants to rest on the couch with his foster mom and his furry foster sibling instead of hanging out in a dog bed. During a recent storm early in the morning, he wanted to get up on the big bed for the first time. He is easily scared but does take comfort in his person. If you are calm and patient and approach him gently, Buddy will hold still to be petted or lifted up. He loves to have his back massaged, his eyes close with absolute delight, and he makes soft contented sounds. He really is super sweet, and soft as cotton. Once he is being held and cuddled, he thoroughly enjoys it! When he first came to his foster home, he picked out a quiet spot to lie and check out his new surroundings. As he got more comfortable he started looking around the house and checking out what his foster mom and foster sister were doing. Buddy gets along with other small dogs and has been fine with a cat in his foster home, but would probably also be ok as an only dog as long as he did not spend too much time on his own. He does not like to be alone but is ok with another dog home with him. Even though he likes the company of other dogs, Buddy is unsure about how to play with other dogs, and sniffs at toys, but doesn't play with them either. He would not be good in home with kids, they would scare him. He will do best in a quiet home without a lot of noise and activity. Buddy loves the outdoors, romping around the yard and sniffing and exploring with the dog in his foster home. He is an early bird! Morning is his favorite time of the day to be out in the yard. He does walk well on a leash, when he wants to walk, but we prefer a fenced yard for him. He sometimes will run the other way when his foster mom goes to bring him in because he wants to stay outside. His potty training is a work in progress. He will need someone to be very patient with him and give him lots of positive reinforcement. Like most poodles Buddy is smart! He knows his name and will pick up certain words and phrases like 'outside' and 'time to eat'! He is quiet and has only barked a couple of times at the door to let his foster mom know he wants out. Overall Buddy is a content and happy little dog, just a little shy. He has been to the vet for a wellness check, is up to date on shots, neutered, fecal tested, heartworm negative, has had a ProHeart 12 heartworm prevention shot, and is microchipped with a lifetime registration. We made sure he had a dental in 2021. If you would like to give Buddy a home, please submit an adoption application for review by visiting our website aplaceofhoperescue.com or by using the link below. https://form.jotform.com/212598760861062 *We are located in Pensacola Florida. Applicants should live within a 1-2 hour drive to Pensacola. Puppies, dogs with pending vet appointments, and dogs with behavioral issues are only adoptable within a 1 hour drive to Pensacola. *We are a foster-based rescue and do not have a facility. Our dogs live in private homes in and around the Pensacola area until they are adopted. *To meet a dog or be considered for adoption you must first submit an adoption application for review. This does not obligate you to adopt a dog. *Unfortunately we are unable to personally respond to every application. You are welcome to message us on our Facebook page to follow up on the status of your app.