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Bueller

APA-A-89554

Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
64 lbs

Estimated Age
5 Years
0 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
64 lbs
Estimated Age
5 Years
0 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$175

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Bueller is a playful, loving, smart, cuddly, curious, food motivated pup! He is the cuddliest dog we have EVER met and it is so sweet. He will create as much skin to skin contact as possible. He also loves returning kisses, which is so cute. He also sits like a human which is hilarious. His favorite toys are definitely those that squeak and he LOVES to chew (he has actually chewed through some seemingly indestructible chew toys, so it's good to have extra on hand). His funniest habits are just the way he sometimes sits (in addition to like a human, he will also sometimes have his feet on the ground, but rest his upper body on the couch for quite a bit of time). It's also so funny how he gets off the couch- he will use his front paws to drag himself off while his butt is still on the couch. He shows affection through cuddles, kisses, and following you around.

Bueller tends to bark at dogs as they pass by the house, but he has not interacted with any in his foster home, and he would love continued training on not reacting to other dogs on the leash. He does great when left alone. He will whine for a few minutes to let his humans know he misses them, but he settles down quickly both in the crate, or if you let him free roam. He's also a polite house-trained boy who knows to go outside, and will let you know when he needs a potty break.

Bueller is a big pup and will need continued training on walking etiquette. He is learning new skills and is very good with "sit and "stay. His fosters have been training him before every meal and before they go through any doorway and he is great at it. He also knows "down, "shake, and is very good with the word "no", unless it's something he's passionate about (namely when he sees other dogs through the window).

Bueller is a very good dog and sometimes needs redirection during play. He loves playing tug of war, but he isn't always paying attention to where your hands are, so it's ideal to have a home with people who understand it's important to pay attention. He likes sitting on couches and beds, and he's almost like a shadow who will follow you wherever you go and want to cuddle immediately once you sit down. He will sit on your lap if you let him, and give you as much love as he can. He will also nap with you in bed and sleep at your feet. He also loves giving kisses and if you give him a forehead kiss, he'll want to give you one right back!

Bueller has done well with strangers and was very respectful of them and their space. A perfect date for him would be a romp outside, and then some play time inside (usually tug of war, catch, or he will be very intent on going ham on a chew toy) twice a day, and then he gets all tuckered out and wants to cuddle. He also loooves looking out the windows and taking in the world around him. He also loves to follow you wherever you go and do whatever you are doing and sniff everything you touch.

Bueller would thrive in a home with no other pets, and ideally a large enclosed yard to play in and get some energy out (ideally with wooden rather than chain link fences), people that are around a fair bit to keep him company (though he is well behaved on his own), and kids over the age of 12 to play with. Parents with training experience would be a bonus, but are not necessary as his quirks are not too complex. He definitely needs parents with a bit of strength to keep him in line when he passes other dogs on walks and that are active enough to play with him after walks. Come meet Bueller and also follow his silly antics on Instagram @buellerthedawg.
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