Searching for a forever home
Not all working dogs enjoy the jobs they are assigned.
When I was in my late teens, I got a job as a grocery bagger at a local store. I gave it about 4 hours and then realized it wasn't for me. It wasn't my fault. It wasn't the grocery store's fault. It wasn't the customer's fault. It just wasn't a job I was cut out to do. Instead of wasting everyone's time, I let the manager know how I was feeling and, upon mutual agreement, I left.
This is the case with Buoy.
He is currently working as a scent detection dog in California. His nose is trained to detect invasive mussel species on boats. It can be a hectic job too. He works when most people want to be in or on the water. It's busy. It's hot. There is a lot of chaos. Like me, Buoy doesn't thrive in chaos and has recently let his human partner know that detecting mussels just isn't for him.
It's not his fault. It's not his human's fault. It's not boater's fault. This isn't the job he wants to be doing. (I totally get that!)
So, the search is on for an active home that understands the needs of a working dog. Buoy is nearly 3 years old now. He is highly trained, super smart and has incredible ball drive. His ideal family would take him on adventures, let him use his nose and throw the ball over and over and over.
My friends over at Dogs With Jobs are the people to talk to if you are interested in Buoy.
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