Diamonds in the Ruff
Finding loving homes for our overlooked dogs and cats
Why a Diamond?
When Colin warms up, he is an active, intelligent, and motivated pup. His two biggest priorities are making his family happy and playtime. It does take strangers some time to get in his inner circle though, especially men. All his sociability went to dogs, whom he loves! He warms up so much quicker with another dog around and would love to have a canine roommate.
Lots of energetic playtime, especially with another dog and/or toys.
Learning how to make his family happy.
Enthusiastic snuggles and kisses with his family
Strangers not respecting his space.
Not getting enough attention or playtime.
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.
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!
Age: Approximately 1.5 years old
Sex: Male (neutered)
Breed: Unknown mix
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We ask all prospective adopters to fill out an online application, which can be found here. If 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 email@example.com 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.
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
Photos & Videos
If you are interested in learning more about Colin contact a staff member by emailing firstname.lastname@example.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.