2016 ended on a sad note for Buckle and his doggy friends because their loving owner passed away. Luckily, though, they landed softly at Best Friends and are adjusting to life on a larger scale.

Buckle and five other dogs arrived together and were housed in pairs while they got used to a much rowdier life. Buckle was well-loved, but he and his family didn’t seem to have a lot of life experience outside of the home they all shared. New people, different dogs and leashes all were things to be barked at, and then slowly explored.

Buckle is learning to play outside.

Buckle is sweet and a little shy, but he’s opening up and really starting to show us his true colors. Best guess is that he is a Yorkie and poodle mix and is around 10 years old. If you’d like to help him out, please consider sponsoring him to help support his care until he finds his forever home.

Update: Fantastic news! Buckle was adopted and has gone to his new home!