Buddy was surrended to the MSPCA's Boston adoption center in October of 2008 because his owner was being deployed overseas to serve in the military. Fortunately for Buddy, he was adopted less than three weeks later:
Buddy is probably the cuddliest dog I have ever had. Pretty much from the moment I got him he decided to be a lap dog. It was surprising. When I first thought “Pit Bull”, I never really thought cute and cuddly. Now, of course, I am better educated on the breed and know they are just as lovable as any dog. It has been great training Buddy at the MSCPA. Aside from making it easier to take him for walks, play at the dog park, and be around big groups of people, training has been a great way for Buddy and me to bond. When you rescue dogs from a shelter it is really important to take them through the training process. You don’t always know what kind of life they had before they came into yours. It is a great way to learn about how your dog will behave in situations and a great way to condition your dog to be a model canine citizen. The more I work with Buddy, the easier it becomes to train him to do all sorts tricks and, of course, to get him to be the most polite Pit Bull he can be. Buddy, and Pit Bulls in general, are high energy dogs and require a lot of dedication and patience, but I would not trade Buddy for anything — and if I could, I would rescue one of his Pit Bull brothers or sisters in a heart beat.