Diamonds in the Ruff

Finding loving homes for our overlooked dogs and cats 


Meet Colin

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Why a Diamond?

Showers of kisses, wiggly bums, and plenty of fun and adventure is what Colin promises to his furever family. He is actually quite the ladies man and makes fast friends with women and loves all female dogs (and most males). His fear of strangers and need for canine companionship is why is he is a Diamond in the Ruff.


His Beginning

Colin was a loved family pet down in Texas, but his family did not have the time this young boy needed to be happy. His family made the decision to surrender him so he could find a more appropriate home. Thanks to our rescue partner, Colin has made the big trip to Massachusetts and is ready to find a home as fun-loving as he is, but also patient while he warms up.

Get to Know the Diamond

With a love of adventure and snuggles, Colin will make the perfect addition to an active family who takes the time needed for him to warm up. He is fearful of strangers, men in particular, and needs a patient and experienced family to help him warm up. He makes fast friends with other dogs, especially if they are similar size, or larger, and happy with his intense, but not too rough, playstyle. He even warms up to humans quicker if another dog is around, and would love to live with another dog.

When you're in his inner circle, you're all-in! He is excited and lovable, jumping up to kiss his people's face! While his enthusiasm leads him to forget his manners, he is so eager to learn! He is food, toy, and, most of all, attention motivated. He wants to make his family happy and is a fast learner. With some routine and structure, his happy jumps could quickly turn into wiggly sits! He is most likely housebroken and could use some brushing up on his leash manners, but does well with a no-pull harness in the meantime. He would thrive in advanced training; behavioral training to help with his fear of strangers and dog sport (like agility) training for fun!

Basic Information

Age: Approximately 1.5 years old

Sex: Male (neutered)

Breed: Unknown mix

Weight: 54lbs
















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Adoption Requirements

  • Experience with dogs required.

  • Needs an home with teens no younger than 15 who can both respect his space as he warms up and are sturdy enough for his rowdy playstyle.

  • No apartment-style or multi-family homes.

  • Needs a quiet neighborhood without close neighbors.

  • Would prefer to live with another energetic and playful dog.

  • Cannot live with cats.

  • No more than 6 hours alone a day; longer would require a potty and exercise break in the middle.


How to Adopt

We are unfortunately unable to accept walk-in visitors at the shelter during this time.

If interested in adopting an animal, please visit our home page for our new Covid-19 adoption process.

For any questions, please email info@buddydoghs.org

We ask all prospective adopters to fill out an online application, which can be found hereIf the animal becomes available and your application has been approved to move onto the next step, a staff member will schedule a remote interview prior to scheduling a meet-and-greet with the eligible animals.

Please by patient as we receive many applications daily. If you have any questions, feel free to email info@buddydoghs.org or leave a voicemail at 978-443-6990.


The ideal home described above is based on the knowledge of Buddy Dog’s staff. This list reflects what Buddy Dog staff believe will be necessary for the animals to succeed and be happy in an adoptive home.


Spoil Colin

Can't adopt but still want to spoil Colin?

Below is his personal wishlist!

  • Tough squeaky & chew toys

  • Tough fabric toys

  • Long-lasting chew/dental treats

Our general wishlist can be found hereAll donations can be brought to the shelter during our business hours or mailed to us at 151 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776.


Photos & Videos


Colin & Sinatra Playdate!

Colin & Sinatra Playdate!

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Colin & Dolly Playdate!

Colin & Dolly Playdate!

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Colin, Cammi, & Ami Playdate!

Colin, Cammi, & Ami Playdate!

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Colin &Ami Playdate!

Colin &Ami Playdate!

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Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about Colin contact a staff member by emailing info@buddydoghs.org or leaving a voicemail at 978-443-6990. Appointments to meet the animals will be scheduled by staff once an animal is available and your application is approved. Please be patient as we receive many applications daily. Online applications can be found here.