Buddy, a miniature golden doodle, is a bird dog – a "Snowbird" dog. He spends the winters in Bradenton, and once had a close encounter with an alligator. Buddy has been doing therapy work since he was one-year-old. Places he visits include psychiatric wards, alcohol and drug rehab, airports, libraries and public events. He loves to jump high in the air for balls, pick up sticks, and be with his other therapy dog friends. Be sure to pet him and check out his soft fur.