SPECIAL COVID NOTICE: We realize that many of you are home from work right now and adopting a dog seems like a great idea.

Which, it may be! Or may not. Please think about what your life will be like once things go back to “normal.” Will you have enough time each day to dedicate to a dog, based on the dog’s individual needs? If you are looking for a dog to socialize with kids, other dogs, etc., please do not submit an adoption application, as we do not recommend that for any dog. Nor do we recommend dog parks or dog daycare. Visit the resources section of our website for more info on those topics.

Please note that none of our foster homes have children, so we have no idea how any of our dogs would do living in a home with kids and/or if they would enjoy it.

As for Darby:

This big lug is Darby. We know that he’s adorable and everyone is going to fall in love with him – but we are looking for just the right home for Darby. He will need a quiet home and one in which he’ll be allowed to slowly acclimate and settle in. Darby can be scared of new situations and new things but has settled in nicely at his foster home.

He absolutely needs a fenced yard and is still terrified of going for walks. But Darby, loves, loves, LOVES to play fetch in the yard. Inside the house, he is perfectly content to lounge around. He is not a needy dog at all, which makes him quite easy to care for. He loves his crate and is also housebroken.

Darby is not one of those dogs who is demanding of your attention, nor does he require a ton of exercise or training. He simply needs an adopter who understands that he’s a sensitive, quiet guy – who just so happens to love a great game of fetch in the back yard 🙂 Check out his video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrQjeCMITa8

Darby has met the cats in his foster home and could care less about them. In fact, when deer are hanging out in the woods near the back yard, Darby doesn’t care about them either. He is happy to just be outside, soaking up the sun and pays them no mind.

Darby is estimated to be about 3 years old, but really, that’s just a guess. If you are one of those people who “needs” a dog under two years old, then so be it, he can be two. If you are one of those people who “needs” a dog over 5 years old, so be it, he can be 5.5.

First step in our process is the adoption application on our website www.midatlanticbullybuddies.org.