Project Description

Sweet Buddy lives up to his name 100%!  A smaller mellow and gentle ten-year-old Lab, he comes to us from a family whose health circumstances changed and were no longer able to care for him. He tips the scale at about a lovable 50 pounds.

Buddy is house trained, crate trained, fine with free roam of the house, knows some commands and takes treats gently.  A friendly and polite greeter, he’s a kind friend to all. “He’s a dream on the leash!” relates his foster mom.  Buddy gets along well with other dogs and cats too, but it’s people he loves the most.

A note from Buddy:

“My family asked Safe Harbor for help when they learned I had a special health need. Even though I was a very loved companion who brought my Peeps comfort, they knew they could not manage their own needs as well as mine. I was diagnosed with untreated diabetes and not feeling so great until Safe Harbor’s vets and my wonderful foster mom got me taken care of.  Now I have a new “leash” on life and feel great!  They treated me to a dental too. . . . be prepared for me to dazzle you with my pearly white smile!

“So, I’m excited to be on the lookout for a special forever family who I can adore and will continue to manage my diabetes. I need an insulin shot twice daily (a big ho-hum for me) right on schedule, occasional glucose testing and prescription food*.  Oh, and one who’s looking for an easy pup to hang out with and be the envy of the neighborhood with an A+ walking companion!”

Buddy is pretty doggone excited to have a well-deserved chance for a happily ever after story with a loving forever family! How he hopes it’s yours!

Note:  An adopter with experience with a diabetic pet is preferred.

*Prescription food (Glycobalance from plus insulin (cost depends on your vet’s recommendation) is about $90-$125/month.

If you are interested in adopting Buddy, click here.