Diamonds in the Ruff
Finding loving homes for our overlooked dogs and cats
Bounced around a lot in his short life, Snoop still remains optimistic! Snoops first family had him from 2 months to 14 months. There he learned housebreaking, crate training, leash walking, and some basic commands. He's an enthusiastic boy, and still lacks some basic manners; he thinks jumping up to give hugs and kisses is an appropriate greeting! He was fine being alone, but would always prefer to be with his humans. He enjoyed playgroups with other dogs, but he did have an elderly doggy roommate he didn't agree with. He became jealous of the other dog easily and would guard his toys and food from her, and even from his humans sometimes. He is sometimes nervous of new visitors, especially loud or rowdy ones. His family loved his dearly, but ultimately it was not safe to keep him and their other dog together, so they brought Snoop to Buddy Dog in July of 2019 to find a more appropriate forever home.
Staff, volunteers, and visitors all quickly fell in love with this handsome mush of a dog! In less than a month, Snoop won the heart of a family willing and able to take him home. There, he fell mutually in love with the teen daughter, they were near inseparable! Sadly, the family had some hardship and had to join households with another family. The only problem here is they had existing dogs in the home. They tried their best to make it work, but Snoop could not tolerate sharing his favorite people or space with other animals, and he had to return to Buddy Dog. Even with this heartbreak, Snoop perseveres with a smiling face.
Many of us here at Buddy Dog have gotten to know and love Snoop during his time here. He loves to play, and loves his toys! He loves fabric toys so much that he has eaten them! We learned quickly he can only have durable toys. He loves his walks, and loves his cuddle time! He eats heartily, but he is easily upset by other dogs so close to him while he's trying to enjoy his meals. He is also upset if he believes the humans are trying to take it away. Hand feeding is a great way to work with food guarding, as it associates his meals with your scent and helps make it clear that food comes from you. Snoop isn't free of baggage, but he carries with him so much love to give. He just needs a confident, dog savvy family looking for their one-and-only man's best friend to complete their home.
Snoop is a 2 year old mixed breed and weights 70lbs.
How to Adopt
We ask all prospective adopters to speak with a staff member and meet Snoop in person at our facility prior to filling out an application. Visitors are welcome to our shelter any time during business hours, no appointment needed. You can find our location and hours here. Applications are available to be filled out in person at our front desk. Our general adoption policies can be found on our page here.
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 Snoop to succeed and be happy in an adoptive home.
Snoop cannot live with kids under 15 years old. Visiting children are okay with close supervision. He will need to have an area separate from visitors if he is upset by them.
Snoop cannot live with other animals.
Snoop's family must be comfortable and educated on resource guarding behavior, as he will sometimes guard his food and toys from humans as well as other animals.
Snoop's home must allow for "bully breed" type mixes, as we are unsure of his breed mix. Landlords, condo associations, and home owners insurance may not allow these breed mixes.
Snoop is not always his outgoing self and can be nervous around some people, so he should have a quiet area in his home to be away from visitors he is uncomfortable with.
Snoop has eaten soft fuzzy toys whole before, so he should only be given sturdy toys.
Snoop is very strong, and while he normally walks nicely on leash whoever is walking him should be confident they are strong enough to hold onto him if he pulls.
Snoop might need to be muzzled during vet visits.
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If you are interested in learning more about Snoop; contact a staff member by emailing or leaving a voicemail at 978-443-6990. Visitors are welcome at our facility any time during business hours, no appointment needed.