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Diamonds in the Ruff

Finding loving homes for our overlooked dogs and cats 


Meet Bogie


Get to know the Diamond

Brought to us as a pup, we've watched our baby Bogie grow up. He was originally found as a local stray, likely abandoned as he struggled with mobility. Despite this, his bubbly and lovable personality have won over many admirers during his time in our care. Now that he has grown and so has our understanding of his needs (a special thanks to his foster family here!) Bogie is finally ready to begin his search for his forever home.

Bogie struggles with balance and coordination. This can make things, like eating or stairs, quite difficult. Diagnostic testing has only shown that he is an otherwise very healthy dog and has, unfortunately, not shown a clear cause for his wobbles and bobbles. He is currently taking medication to help manage his mobility challenges and does well on it! While his symptoms may still manifest when particularly excited or exhausted, his episodes are few and far between. This gives him the freedom to learn to be a normal dog.

With the guidance of his foster parents, along with their other dogs (and cats), Bogie has adjusted quickly to home life. He loves the comfort of his crate, and has done wonderfully learning housebreaking. Due to his medication, he needs frequent potty breaks so a home where someone will be home most of the day is required. He would especially love to live with another playful dog, and has done great playing with dogs of all sizes! He loves kitties too, although the feeling isn't always mutual. He does try to playfully chase, so any feline friends should either be willing to play or confident enough to set their own boundaries.

If it wasn't for his neurological complications, Bogie would have been TOO perfect. He loves everyone he meets, is very eager to please, is otherwise healthy, and, of course, is absolutely adorable! For whoever is lucky enough to call Bogie theirs, daily care for him will likely be frequent potty breaks, lots of play and cuddle time, and maybe some walks ending in being carried if he wasn't feeling too great that day. He may require more vet visits than the average dog, particularly to help find the ideal dosage of his medication throughout his life, and would benefit from having a regular dog neurologist.


There are many homes Bogie would fit into wonderfully; he does ask that he have easy access to outdoors for potty time, not too busy of a neighborhood for easy relaxing, and dog-savvy kids, if any, who are old enough to understand and maybe even help with his needs when he's having a rough day.


  • Age: 12 months old

  • D.O.B.: Approximately June 2023

  • Sex: Male (neutered)

  • Breed: Poodle mix

  • Weight: 45lbs


  • Experience with dogs required.

  • Will likely need daily medication

  • Regular follow-ups with a veterinarian regarding his neurological health.

  • Sturdy humans preferred - he can be a trip hazard.

  • Good with gentle kids.

  • Regular grooming required - especially trimming the hair on his paws so he can have traction.

  • Minimal stairs preferred - will likely need to be carried up and down.

  • Carpets preferred for traction, but not necessary.

  • Good with other playful dogs of all sizes.

  • Good with dog-savvy, confident cats.

  • No more than 4 hours alone a day.

The ideal home described above is based on the knowledge of Buddy Dog’s staff. This list reflects what Buddy Dog staff believe will be necessary for the animals to succeed and be happy in an adoptive home.


We ask all prospective adopters to fill out an online application, which can be found here. If the animal becomes available and your application has been approved to move onto the next step, a staff member will schedule a remote interview prior to scheduling a meet-and-greet with the eligible animals.

Please by patient as we receive many applications daily. If you have any questions, feel free to email or leave a voicemail at 978-443-6990.

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