We managed to get a few quick pics of Bud just as the wardens were bringing him into kennels this week. We didn't have long with him, so we haven't put him through his paces - that just doesn't seem fair when a guy has only just arrived. He was understandably a little anxious and pacey.....
He did give us a lovely smile though when he saw the pate!
Despite being obviously stressed, and we think a little hungry, Bud was incredibly patient and gentle as we dished out the good stuff! It must have tasted good - Bud couldn't stop drooling!
More of that please!
Oooooh, that's good!
Bud has been signed over to the Home, and will be hitting the walkers list on Sunday 21st - so we're looking forward to seeing him out and about this weekend!
If you would like more information, or would like to meet him, please phone the Dogs' Home: 029 2071 1243 or visit Cardiff Dogs' Home, Westpoint Industrial Estate, Penarth Road, open 7 days a week, 10.30 - 4pm.
For more information about the rehoming process at Cardiff Dogs Home, please click here
As we usually walk at Newport City Dogs Home and most of the Cardiff residents had already been out by the time we arrived we asked the staff to pick us a winner for a walk today and we got Bud!
This super boy was obviously keen to get going as he only hit the walkers list today so we set off down the lane like we were on a route march! 😃
Whilst Bud appreciated the odd bit of attention he was super focused on getting out to walk and so we didn't stop too much until we got in to Grangemoor Park but which time he was blowing like a train and ready to crash out on the cool grass with a drink! To be fair, it wasn't that warm but we could've done with taking 2 bottles for this boy as he likes a drink.
We had a mooch up to the top of the park and Bud was happy to stretch put on the cool grass again at the top of the look out point, moving to find a cool spot when the ground under his belly got too warm.
He was very gentle with my 2 girls, rolling over for belly scratches and tail wagging when playing peekaboo under a bench.
We met a number of on & off lead dogs on our walk and whilst Bud would probably have said Hello! if given the chance, he waited patiently when I asked him until the other dog had moved on.
We walked for about an hour and Bud was flagging by the time we got back but I don't doubt that half an hours rest and this boy would have been raring to go again!
Thanks for a great walk this morning Bud! We hope you find your forever home soon!
I asked at the home who needed a nice long walk as I had a few hours to spare. I didn't recognise the name bud but was told he wouldnt mind a long walk! Wasn't sure who to expect an out bounced Bud. Looking at him I thought I was going to have one arm longer than the other! Bud did pull down the lane but once we were out he calmed down and slowed down. Turns out he looooves a belly rub!!!
Bud was great during the walk, just plods along without a care in the world. Despite his size Bud is a real gentle soul. When we got back to the home it was pretty busy so we were waiting out in the yard and Bud was really happy just sat lent against me, eventually rolling over for yet another belly rub. Bud really is a great dog and I hope he gets rehomed very soon
Look at this handsome man! Not being able to resist a gorgeous Mastiff, and hoping he wouldn't mind a bit of rain (okay, a lot of rain), we asked for Bud and out he marched! Bud is a pretty determined walker and strong to boot, but with some regular exercise I've no doubt he'd be happy enough to ease back and smell the flowers during his walks. He's a sweet boy and just wants to make the most of the outside time he's been given, so it's no wonder he can be quite keen to just keep going when he's out for walkies. He's not difficult though and will listen to you and where you want to go. The rain wasn't enough to make Bud pause and when we eventually turned around to head back he cast us a few pleading glances to keep going, so coach potatoes definitely need not apply. If you love walking and exploring whatever the weather, this is your man! I'm definitely looking forward to taking him out again in slightly better weather so I can have some proper cwtches and see him enjoy some sunshine. And maybe give a belly rub or two! We passed a few dogs, some more vocal than others, and while Bud did show a little interest in going over to say hello, he was all waggy tails and zero aggression/vocalisation.
Bud took his treats very gently and sat and gave paw when asked, but he's not the sort to wait while you clean the rain off your camera lens, so be quick If I took too long he either decided to fog the lens up even more by sticking his nose on it or just tried to keep on walking, but I don't really blame him because who wants to stand around in that sort of weather doing nothing while your silly walker faffs about? I did manage to get some quick cwtches from Bud when we popped him up on the benches and boulders for more photos (sorry Bud, it's for you, promise!), and I don't think any day or mood could stay miserable after you've had a good old cuddle with this sweetheart! He certainly brightened up our day, even though we were thoroughly drenched by the time we got home. If this handsome lad hasn't been snapped up before we're next back at CDH, I'll definitely be looking forward to a slightly drier morning out with him!
Excuse the very blurry photos. The weather wasn't on my camera's side