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ADOPTION STORY: Buddy, The Love Bug

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We have another story from Christy of Kentucky about her other pooch, Buddy. Be sure to read it and share it with others!

On June 30, 2009, there were 37 dogs removed from a mobile home in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky. Every dog was severely emaciated and covered in fleas. There were dogs ranging from chihuahuas to great danes, young and old. They were living in filthy conditions where they were standing in up to 6″ of feces in some areas. They were rescued by the United Rescues of Kentucky group and those that were healthy enough went to foster homes until forever homes could be found.

A friend of ours does Great Pyrenees fostering and posted a message on Facebook asking if anyone could temporarily foster a male Great Pyrenees mix. It was Fourth of July weekend and we had no plans so we offered our home up to him until he could be transported to the Great Pyrenees Rescue in Indianapolis the following week. We had been thinking about adding a fourth dog to our family and thought it would be a good way to see how we would handle four dogs.

Needless to say, we fell in love with Buddy and decided to adopt him ourselves. He was 59 pounds when he came to us where he should be around the 100+ pound range. He was also unaltered and his coat was in pretty bad shape. He now weighs in at 110 pounds, has been neutered and is coat is gorgeous. Buddy is a big ol' love bug. He thinks he's a 15 pound lap dog, he's a leaner, a counter surfer, and loves to be brushed and get baths (thank goodness). He lives to bark at anything that moves and is only obedient at dinner time. I think Buddy is happy in his new forever home.