Diamonds in the Ruff

Finding loving homes for our overlooked dogs and cats 


Meet Jade

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Why a Diamond?

Jade has been patiently waiting for her furever family to find her for quite some time. Her shyness with strangers, high standards of a new home, and breed mix have led to her garnering little attention from potential adopters. While she has made herself at home here at the shelter, mastering routines and being a fun and lovable best friends to many staff and volunteers, it does not compare to the home of her own she wants so badly.

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  • Having a variety of toys to play with.

  • Splashing in water.

  • Playtime games with her human friends, like tag!

  • Snuggles with her human friends.

  • Long, private walks with plenty to sniff.

  • Doing zoomies in a fenced-in yard.

  • Lots of treats!

  • Showing off how fast she learns.

  • Busy environments and tight neighborhoods.

  • Other animals.

  • Feeling icky after accidentally eating chicken.

  • Strangers not respecting her boundaries.

Adoption Requirements

  • Experience with dogs required.

  • Needs dog-savvy teens 15 and up who understand to go slow as she warms up.

  • No apartment style or multi-family homes

  • No busy cities.

  • Needs to be an only pet.

  • No more than 6 hours alone a day; can go 8 hours once she has settled in and learned housebreaking.

  • Able to accommodate her mild allergies to chicken which cause irritated skin and bowels. (she is currently eating "pescatarian", so fish as her only protein, and doing well).


Her Beginning

Gorgeous Jade was found wandering around, confused and abandoned. She ran away scared from animal control; it took days for them to catch her! She spent about a month with animal control, even getting to hang out in one of their homes, where she did great! Eventually, they asked if she could come to Buddy Dog, and we were happy to help this poor girl start fresh.

Get to Know the Diamond

While shy, Jade warmed up quick and her affectionate and playful nature began to show. She loves to have an array of toys to play with and will happily play tug with her people. When playtime is done, cuddle time ensues! She is a lovable and affectionate snuggler, and will surely love to join her new family on the couch to watch TV. She wants to be queen of the castle as an only pet. She is stressed around other dogs and would prefer to live in a neighborhood where she won't have to see them often. She hasn't been around kids, but does well with older teens who can be patient and gentle while she warms up and are happy to play when she's ready!

Her past is unknown, but she does seem to have experience living in a home. She knows "sit" and is very food motivated and eager to please; she's love to learn more tricks to impress you! Likely due to the stress of being around other dogs 24/7, she struggles to hold her potty. Her new family should expect to help her master her housebreaking, but she probably won't need to much help. Along with basic training, behavioral training for dogs reactive to other dogs is recommended to help her coexist with them. With a careful introduction with a calm and sweet male dog, she has been able to mingle together on leash and even shared in the cuddle time with a person. She's got the potential to settle down and make friends with other pups, but even after training she may still prefer to soak up all the love as an only pet.

A patient and loving family with a home with space to play in a quiet neighborhood is just what Jade needs. Experience with dogs helps, but so long as her new family educates themselves and seeks out training she will fit in wonderfully.

Basic Information

Age: Approximately 3 years old

Sex: Female (spayed)

Breed: Most likely Staffordshire terrier mix

Weight: 62lbs


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 Jade

Can't adopt but still want to spoil Jade?

Below is her personal wishlist!

Our general wishlist can be found here. All 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

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Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about Jade 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.