Added by Kate Gartley of 121 on 2012-12-11

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Dogs Name: Buddy
Home Town: Ajax, ON
Dogs Breed: Shepherd x.
Description of Talent:

Black Shepherd-x., Buddy is a rescue success story that showed off his tricks for the Talent Hounds Casting Call!

Buddy was one of the first rescues that Dog – Ma Pet Rescue (…and the first from a very scary home.

I took Buddy into my home over 6 years ago…And we couldn’t let him go 😉

Buddy is why I do the rescue work the way I do. An e-mail went around from a couple that had taken a dog from their neighbour when it’s companion died attched to the fence in a summer heat wave. Buddy had endured more then any person could in the first 1 1/2 of his life. When I saw the plea for help and saw the photo off the one floppy eared shepherd I knew I had to help. I went to see him…The couple were housing him in their garage since they had cats. I went in loaded with great treats and hotdog…Buddy was so so shy and untrusting that he wouldn’t eat a thing…No growling…Just could not get close. I was suckered. The couple let me know that they had been feeding him through the fence for the last year…His owner was not only verbally abussive, but hit the dogs as well…The worst they had witnessed was the owner calling the dogs over for food and then beating them with a stick. No wonder food was scary. What I found the saddest was that Buddy was 1 1/2 years and didn’t have a name…We took him home.

It took us 2 weeks to get him to eat anything…Even a treat…But once he did the progress came in leaps and bounds. Buddy was quick to bond with my yellow lab, Big Al…He was his shadow. He also was always at my side. Since our world had become SO important to him we kept him.

Buddy LOVES frisbee! Of course like his brother, Big Al, is great at obedience…did we mention frisbee 😉 He enjoys anything that allows him to run free…And to jump high…Did we mention along with Big Al, little Alex and their other siblings, Buddy performs across Canada and the US, entertaining great crowds!

What a rescue!


Dogs Age: 8
Dogs Gender: Male
Dogs Breed: Shepherd x.
Dogs Size: Large

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My Family

Owner: Kate Gartley
Trainer: My mom 🙂
Training Facility: Who's Walking Who Dog Training Centres
Vet: Bayview Village Veterinary Clinic

My Favourite Things

Favourite Food:
Favourite Treat: ANY treat Big Al eats.
Favourite Toy: FRISBEE
Favourite Dog Park:
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