Diamonds in the Ruff

Finding loving homes for our overlooked dogs and cats 


Meet Nacho & Candy


About Nacho & Candy

There are many flavors to Nacho and Candy. Before they warm up, you'll see the spicy side of Nacho and the sour side of Candy. This cute little duo is from Alabama! They lost their home when their elderly owner passed away. No one in the family was able to take these two in so they were given to a high-kill shelter in the area. Luckily, one of our rescue partners scooped these two up to get them into a safer situation while they wait for their furever homes!


These two have an "old married couple" relationship; sweet and loving to each other one minute and arguing about the silliest thing the next. Luckily they've lived their whole lives together and can "talk" through most conflicts with little to no mediation. After this big move they can definitely get on each other's nerves. Throughout the busy day in the kennel they enjoy their separate kennels across from each other, which is especially important during meals as Nacho doesn't think twice about eating Candy's food! Every night is a sleepover for them as Candy's joins Nacho is his kennel will ample beds and blankets. They also enjoy their outdoor time together; sniffing around their play pen or even running laps together at times!

It takes time to get into their "inner circle" but once you are they are incredibly loyal and loving. They will need a family who has experience with dogs, ideally dogs who are similarly reactive, aggressive, or nervous towards people. Their home will need to be adult only with no other animals, although with training they could welcome another furry family member. Ideally, it would just be them and theirperson, but a couple of adults equally committed to training and winning them over would be just as good. Nacho would benefit greatly from behavioral training for reactive and aggressive dogs and Candy for nervous dogs. It would give their new family a solid foundation to start on and set them up for success.

Nacho and Candy have a lot of layers to work through, both behaviorally and weight wise, and have already made great progress here at Buddy Dog. With an experienced, determined, and patient family this little duo will transform in so many ways. We're all eager to see their shell finally open for the right person.

Nacho is a 6-year-old chihuahua mix and weighs 24lbs and is slightly overweight.

Candy is a 6-year-old chihuahua mix and weighs 16lbs and is slightly overweight.

Why a Diamond?

Nacho and Candy are a loyal little duo, to each other and their family,

 who carry a lot of baggage and need an experienced family to help them carry it.

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 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 info@buddydoghs.org 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.


Adopter Requirements

  • Experience with dogs needed.

  • Adopter must own their home. No apartments, multi-family homes, or cities.

  • Needs an adult-only (18+) home.

  • Needs to be only pets; may be able to live with other animals after successful behavioral training.

  • Territorial of their space; needs little to no visitors and a separate and secure space for when there are visitors.

  • No more than 8 hours alone a day.


  • Experience with reactive, aggressive, and/or nervous dogs recommended.

  • Low-medium energy; loves walks and the occasional run, but happy to laze around.

  • Ideally just 1-2 adults for him to bond with.

  • Very housebroken and good on leash.

  • Behavioral training recommended.

  • Overweight; needs help losing weight with diet and exercise. He's already successfully lost 12 pounds!

  • Nacho is typically his most well behaved on walks and for treats. These will both help bond with him and help him lose weight.

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Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about Nacho; 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 by patient as we receive many applications daily. Online applications can be found here.