ADOPTED Buck (Protege #0228), a 3-4 year old neutered Blue Merle Aussie, will make someone very happy for the rest of his life. He has expressive blue eyes, wriggles his entire hind end when he’s happy and rarely barks. Even at 54 lbs, he’s a lovable snuggle bunny who raises the bar pretty high for the term “velcro dog” and loves to have his belly rubbed. Buck is housebroken and we are working on better behavior on the leash and not jumping when we come home — he is just so excited to have his people back! But he is learning control as he’s become accustomed to his foster home.
Buck loves to play with other dogs without barking or growling at them. He plays with all the neighbor dogs through the fences of their back yards, bounding up to them, play bowing (see video), and sticking his nose through the fence in a silent but friendly greeting. Buck would be wonderfully suited for a home without small children due to his size and jumping issues. He does know a number of basic commands, including sit, down, and stay.
With his very gentle nature and lovable, cuddly personality, Buck can become your perfect companion. Here is a video of Buck interacting with the neighbor’s Boxer:
Buck is currently being fostered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. If you might be interested in learning more about this dog, please email email@example.com. While we welcome your questions about Buck, all adopters are required to complete a Protege Adoption Application before being considered to adopt a Protege dog; our adoption fee is $200.