Buster came to his foster family from a bit of a rough situation. He was timid when he first arrived but quickly came out of his shell. He is still a little shy meeting strangers but gaining confidence with this every day.
Buster adores his humans, both adults and children (he would do best in a family with children ages 10+ because of his size and constant "happy tail"). He is a happy dog and is always wagging his tail, to the point where he will injure it if confined to a crate too long while excited. He loves to be wherever his foster family is.
Buster currently lives with two adult cats, six kittens, and four other large dogs. He does well with all of them, even ignoring a dominant male and VERY vocal female. At first he coexisted and was just pleasant with them. It took less than 4 days for him to play with all.
Buster loves to play with toys. He has formed a routine of going to the toy basket, taking out a toy and and chewing it, going back to the basket for another one to chew, and then another one...until, toys are eventually scattered all over the room! He is happy to chase balls if you throw them or he’ll be just as content to play with the toys by himself. He does not appear to be toy or food aggressive.
Buster is house trained and knows some basic commands. He is getting more familiar with his crate and will go into it when told to "go to bed." He is currently fed in his crate to create good associations with being in the crate. He is currently left out with other animals in the house during a full work day and has not been destructive or had an accident.
If you are looking for a dog who will love you to pieces and love spending time with you, Buster may be your dog! To meet Buster, put in an application!
Hailey K is his foster parent. The adoption fee for Buster is $275, please complete our online application formspeak to a volunteer if you are interested in adopting Buster. A volunteer will contact you.
All Kalamazoo Animal Rescue dogs & puppies are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. Dogs have been heartworm tested and if appropriate (age and time of year) all dogs and puppies are given heartworm preventative. All are given medication to rid them of roundworms and checked and treated for fleas & ear mites, if needed. Dogs and puppies are given distemper vaccines and depending on how long the pet has been in foster care, additional distemper vaccine(s) may be necessary and the expense will be incurred by the adopter. Any canine over 4 months of age is brought current on the Rabies vaccine. Additional vet care may have been provided depending on the particular animal's needs. Dogs are individually priced as above.
It is in the best interest of pooch and owner to enroll in an obedience class soon after adoption. After all, you have a lot to learn about your new friend. Both PetSmart and the Kalamazoo Dog Training Club offer a discount to owners with newly adopted dogs. Enroll before any behavior problems start - you won't regret it!