Dominy - Buck - Plano, IL

Berner-Garde #77692

Michele Dominy
Plano, IL

Buck was entered in the Rescue Galley last year, but I thought I would give an update.

(For those of you that did not get to see the gallery last year Buck was rescued off of a farm in Springfield, IL along with a male litter mate and a female that he was bred to when he was just a little over one year old. They were all in horrible condition, kept outside with little to no shelter. Eating mostly what they could catch. They were given some food but little to no human interactions. All had muddy, feces packed coats, ringworm and patches of hair missing.)

He is continuing to do much better, especially with his fear issues. He continues to bark when people come to the house, but settles down quicker and then wants lots of attention.

He has a new buddy, Tosh, who appears in his own rescue story. They run through the house creating all kinds of havoc. Tosh has also taught Buck how to be a more loving affectionate boy. In the beginning of his lessons he would slowly walk up to me at the couch and slowly put one foot on the couch then the other until he was standing on the couch. He wasn’t quite sure what to do from there. He would stand, shaking and look at me for help until I could get him to lie down and relax. Now he comes at a running jump and lands on me, unless I can get him to slow down before he gets there.

His coat is great now and all other health issues have been resolved.

He is a wonderful boy and has learned his sits, downs and general good behavior. Unless, of course he is too crazy at the moment.

It is so good to see a dog come from such bad issues and be so resilient. These dogs have so much love to give if we only treat them right.