Buddy loves nothing more than to snuggle and get hugs and kisses. When he settles down in the evening, in a lap is his preferred spot (also where he is as I type this). He’s a little shadow, not in a co-dependent way, but because he’s very curious about everything. Buddy sleeps straight through the whole night, but 5am is his party time, and he wants his people to join him. He perks right up when he sees children playing and wants to join in, but his clumsy puppy energy gets the best of him, so a family with kids about 7 and up would probably be best. Also, he will definitely require toys to keep him busy chewing. He is fine with the feline friends. After being a bit overzealous, our tiny 5 pound cat gave him one bat to the face and he knew right away who was boss. That doesn’t stop him from trying to coax her into play though. While Buddy has been in our care, I’ve only heard him bark 3 times, all while trying to get the cat to play. The mailman and anyone else at the front door get nothing more than perked ears. This is a very go-with-the-flow kind of guy. I’m not sure he has a very strong prey drive. Just the other day he watched a squirrel walk our 4 foot high fence and barely made an effort to check it out. Hunting and eating fireflies are more his speed. He is doing well with housebreaking, although I’m sure to let him out at least every 3 hrs. We have not given him free reign of the house when we are not home. I’m not sure he would keep himself out of trouble. He does very well in the crate. No messing or whimpering while he’s in there. We’ve come leaps and bounds with walking on a lead. He was a maniac! Now walks calmly alongside with a few corrections needed when his nose tells him to stray. He knows sit, stay and come. He is not a fan of stairs. Anything more than 2 steps make him nervous. No sight unseen adoptions for this boy. We feel it is important that all family members (human and canine) meet to assure that we have a good fit. Buddy is still a work in progress and will need a soft hand. He needs someone with the time, patience and consistency to give him guidance and perfect his doggie manners. Dog obedience would be a big plus for Buddy. If you would like to meet this wonderful guy you must complete the adoption application Foster Mom noticed Buddy was having some issues with stairs, so she made an appointment to get his hip x-ray this evening. Unfortunately, Buddy has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia. The recommendation was to move him from puppy food to adult dog food, and start him on a glucosamine chondroitin regimen. So far, his only limitation seems to be steps that number more than 3. He also looks a bit funny when he runs really fast, but hasn’t expressed any discomfort. Is there surgery down the road for our Buddy? Only time will tell, but at this time none is recommended. Buddy is an owner surrender from PA when his owner passed away. He has been neutered and micro chipped. He is current on all vaccinations, is Heart Worm negative and is on Heart Worm Preventative.