Diamonds in the Ruff
Finding loving homes for our overlooked dogs and cats
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 their home, 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.
While shy, she 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.
Jade is a 2-year-old pit bull terrier mix and weighs 65 pounds.
Why a Diamond?
Jade is a shy pittie mix who does not like other animals so she is often overlooked by potential adopters.
She will thrive with a patient and dedicated family in a quiet neighborhood where she can finally relax.
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
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 zoom meeting prior to scheduling a meet-and-greet with the animal. Please by patient as we receive many applications daily. If you have any questions, feel free to email or leave a voicemail at 978-443-6990.
The ideal home described below is based on the knowledge of Buddy Dog’s staff. This list reflects what Buddy Dog staff and believe will be necessary for the pups to succeed and be happy in an adoptive home.
Cannot live in apartments, multi-family homes, or busy cities.
Needs a quiet neighborhood without many dogs around.
Good with dog-savvy kids 15 and up.
Needs to be an only pet.
No more than 6 hours alone a day; up to 8 hours once she is potty trained and settled in.
Experience with dogs recommended.
Medium energy; enjoys playing with toys, walks, and running.
Prefers a fully fenced yard to run and play in; should not be let into an unfenced yard without restraint (tether runner, long leash, etc.).
Almost housebroken; will need some extra help.
Can pull strongly on a leash; does well on a no-pull harness. Typically walks well if there are no animals around.
Shy at first; warms up quickly and is very cuddly and playful.
Behavioral training for dogs reactive to other dogs recommended.
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If you are interested in learning more about Jade; contact a staff member by emailing 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.