Diamonds in the Ruff

Finding loving homes for our overlooked dogs and cats 


Meet Scrapy

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Why a Diamond?

Despite Scrappy's impeccable manners in the home, on leash, and with other dogs this handsome boy has been struggling to find his furvever home. He dreams of an adventurous and gentle family, a home with space to run and a friend to play with, and a quiet neighborhood to settle into. His shyness with strangers has made it difficult to win over new humans which is why he is a Diamond in the Ruff.





















His Beginning

Scrappy was a beloved family pet since he was only 10 weeks old. His family trained him very well on leash walking, some commands, and basic manners (although he could never settle inside a crate). He was an active dog who struggled living with a small, senior chihuahua. He would often try to play but he was always too rough for his little friend. When his favorite human had a medical issue come up and could no longer exercise him, the hard decision was made to find Scrappy a more fitting home.

Get to Know the Diamond

Scrappy's shyness, and even quirkiness, with strangers didn't stop him from quickly becoming a staff and volunteer favorite! He was by far the most well mannered dog on leash in the kennel, although he did seem almost too well mannered. He hadn't fully come out of his shell yet and was not comfortable exploring and actually enjoying his walks yet. He was easily spooked as well, attempting to bolt if a loud and unexpected noise had startled him. It was so rewarding to watch as he began to truly relax with us.

As he settled in his manners began to slip up ever so slightly, but we were happy to see that. He would jump to see his favorite people before remembering that was rude. He would give a quick tug on the leash when he was excited to smell something or saw one of his doggy friends. Speaking of doggy friends, he has made many! He is always excited to greet new pups and down to play right away, but also understands some dogs prefer to "shake hands" and mingle first. He has loved his time running zoomies and wrestling and has done great in multi-dog groups. His manners and reliability have even landed him a spot as our "dog tester" to assess other dogs sociability among their own.

While we could go on and on about how amazing Scrappy is, he has his quirks and needs the right home to accommodate them. He is very skittish around strangers and will need a patient family, ideally with dog experience, to win him over. Multiple meet-and-greets would be helpful as well. Once he warms up he is an active boy! A fenced-in yard to play fetch and run zoomies would be great, especially if he has a doggy friend to run and wrestle with. He would also love to go out hiking and even jogging once he has fallen in love with his new family, which shouldn't take long at all. 

Basic Information

Age: Approximately 2 years old

Sex: Male (neutered)

Breed: Unknown breed mix

Weight: 63lbs

Adoption Requirements

  • Experience with dogs preferred.

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

  • No apartment-style or multi-family homes.

  • No busy cities.

  • Needs space to run (ideally a fenced-in yard)

  • No small dogs or active or timid cats.

  • No more than 8 hours alone a day; would need a long potty and exercise break in the middle for longer.

  • Will not crate him (he had a bad prior experience).


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 Scrappy

Can't adopt but still want to spoil Scrappy?

Below is his personal wishlist!

  • Tough chewer squeaky toys

  • Tasty jerky treats

  • Comfy blankets to lounge on

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


Photos & Videos



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Oswald Playdate!

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Scrappy & Jasper Playdate!

Scrappy & Jasper Playdate!

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Scrappy, Ginger, Morgan, & Shiner Playdate!

Scrappy, Ginger, Morgan, & Shiner Playdate!

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Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about Scrappy 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.