By Leslie Yager
Buddy was a bit shy, but he liked everyone he met at Pet Pantry in Greenwich on Saturday morning. I would have snapped him up in a heartbeat if not for my two big black labs at home who are a handful.
Accompanied by Adopt-A-Dog volunteers to Pet Pantry, this sweet 5-year-old boy made the trip downtown from the sanctuary and apparently loved the car ride. At Pet Pantry, Buddy sat calmly even as a dozen Eastern Middle School 8th graders, including Fjolla Gashi, Harley Guerrieri and Julia Abbazia, swooned over him.
Buddy is a nice size, weighing in at 25 lbs. He arrived as an owner surrender in January. He has been waiting patiently for six months. He is neutered and is good with most other dogs. Adopt-A-Dog suggests he’d do best in a home with older children, but he seemed to be a charmer to all he met at Pet Pantry.
At Greenwich Free Press, nothing makes us happier than to help connect dogs with homes. This was the case with Blue, a jumbo Cane Corso that Greenwich rescue volunteer Tina Aronson pulled from the Bronx. We featured the dog in “Little Boy Blue Needs a Home” back in April.
Greenwich Free Press was brand new then, but dog-lovers are great at sharing on social media and Blue’s story went viral.
After living most of his life tied to a roof in a projects building, one family read Blue’s story on Greenwich Free Press, and, lo and behold, he got adopted. Now our boy Blue resides on five acres with a family in Bedford. He lives with three children, two cats and a sister pit-mix who loves his company.
If you’re not in a position to adopt Buddy, please share his story. It really makes a difference.
On Thursday, June 26, from 6:00pm-9:00pm, animal lovers are invited to a casual-attire “Barks & Blooms” fundraiser at McArdle’s Florist & Garden Center in Greenwich. The event features fine spirit tastings by Horseneck Wines & Liquors of Greenwich, hors d’oeuvres by Fairway Market and portraits by Geoffrey Tischman, who is well known for fantastic pet photography.
The “Barks & Blooms” fundraiser goes toward Adop-A-Dog’s sanctuary, which is expensive to run, with medical bills and some long-term care for animals who may not find homes in the short run.
Pet Pantry is located at 290 Railroad Ave in Greenwich. Tel. (203) 869-6444
McArdle’s Florist & Garden Center is located at 48 Arch St in Greenwich. Tel. (203) 661-5600
Adopt-A-Dog‘s sanctuary is located just over the state line in Armonk at 23 Cox Rd., which is a straight run up Riversville Rd, past Audubon Greenwich. Tel. (914) 273-1674