Age: 4 years old
Color: Black and tan long coat
Activity level: Medium to high
Good with other dogs: Yes, with proper introductions
Good with cats: Yes
Foster parents: Danny
Yard Fencing: Required
Photos by: Donna J
Meet Buster! This four-year-old boy has a long, plush coat and can be described as happy and active. He has one soft ear, which gives him a jaunty look, and he has a shiny dark coat with tan accents on his legs.
Adopted as a young dog, he was left at a kennel when his owner decided to move out of state and the kennel called GSRNE for help. When we first met him, Buster was aloof and not comfortable around other dogs. During his two months in foster care, he has learned that other dogs are fun to play with; a whole new world has opened up to him.
Buster now likes going for car rides and can even visit the local dog park, with close supervision. He plays with tennis balls and is learning how to play fetch. He likes to play in the water and get his feet wet, but is nervous about the prospect of swimming. His foster dad has tried to encourage him to go deeper into the water, but Buster reacts with panic. It’s possible over time he may try swimming on his own or just continue to splash around in shallow water with someone..
He can still be reactive on leash towards other dogs, or if he gets overly stimulated, so a new owner will want to continue to work on this behavior. His foster home has been working with him and he continues to show improvement. Buster will bark when someone new arrives at the house and is reserved when first meeting strangers; but he is not aggressive or unfriendly.
With proper introductions, Buster gets along with most dogs and would do okay with dog-savvy cats. He’s currently living in a foster home with two cats and will chase them if given the opportunity; but when the cat stops running, he stops, and the game is over. He has the tendency to get jealous if the other dog in the home is getting too much attention so his adopter will want to manage that tendency if there is another dog in the family. If you’re looking for an active canine and are willing to continue his training, Buster might be the right dog for you!