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Sex: Male - neutered
Age: 18 months
Type: Mixed breed
Size: Small to medium
Location: Foster home - Chertsey, Surrey
Live with children: Yes - 8 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Yes
Special Requirements: A happy well behaved social boy who needs his family.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £550
Meet Barney, poor boy has was dumped on the street with his mum and 3 other siblings.
Taken to a shelter and left there without any hope of freedom unless we helped them.
Such a nice little family. His mum Mavis and sibling Mildred got their lucky tickets a few months ago, now it's the time for the 2 remaining siblings Vega and Barney.
Mavis is a wonderful mum and character and her children are the same lovely nature.
Barney is clean indoors, walks lovely on the lead, sociable and very loving.
Barney has spent a little time in foster, but is still in need of continued training. So his new family will need to be prepared for the consistent work of introducing a pup to domestic life in the UK - basic training, toileting, walking on and off lead, getting used to noises and living in a home.
The decision to adopt a rescue dog should not be taken lightly - we have had dogs returned as people have not been fully prepared for the consistent work that maybe needed. If you invest time and energy into the advice we give you, Barney will adapt well to his new UK life.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dog's Name: Barney
Where does Barney sleep at night?
Downstairs with my other dogs. No issues, settles well. A good boy.
How is Barney with current dogs/animals?
Dogs - He is polite and joins in when treats are being dished out. He likes to run with the pack but will also happily walk along on his own. He will sleep near them with no problem. No issues around sharing toys or trying to steal their food.
Cat - he is shy around my big cat and will keep well away. He’s wise to as well!
Chickens - really not interested
Rabbits - hasn’t shown any interest as yet.
Is Barney clean indoors?
Yes, such agood boy. We have had the door open mostly during the day and evening. He is also clean throughout the night.
Can Barney be left alone?
We haven’t tested this more than 15 mins as yet. He was happy to lay down and settle around my dogs. We will build on this over the next few days.
Is Barney out on walks?
He walks like a pro on a lead. No pulling, loves to sniff. He needs to build muscle and stamina and I don’t think it will take long.
How does Barney walk on the lead?
Very happily trots along beside you. No lunging or pulling. Has had a long line and played with our dogs with some freedom and was so well behaved.
Has Barney met with other dogs?
Yes and he’s interested in being friends with other dogs but reads the signs well. He’s polite and doesn’t rush at them. Once he’s said hello he will happily continue on his way. He wants to run and play with my dogs but tires quickly at the moment.
How is Barney with humans?
Great and very friendly. A little hand shy when reaching over his head but he wants to be everyone’s friend.
Have you noticed that Barney is afraid of any particular things?
No nothing at the moment. He’s met the hoover (regularly) and all household appliances and he’s really not bothered. We have an airfield nearby and he isn’t worried by low flying helicopters and small planes.
Any other useful information.
We have only had Barney a few days but he has settled in very well. There is a playful boy waiting to blossom. He will take soft toys and wander off with them. He is very attentive and will respond well to training. He loves to cuddle when he’s tired but he’s not a dog who enjoys being picked up. He will cuddle up on the sofa with you and enjoys having his belly tickled. I think on a continuing good diet he will soon build up and have much more energy.
What kind of home do you think would be suitable?
A family who will take him on adventures. He’s fine with children and as long as his space is respected when he’s tired, I think he would enjoy children.
He really is a smashing boy and will need to meet friends if an only dog but equally would settle in with a well adjusted dog too!
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