Sex: Male - neutered
Age: 1 year
Type: Mixed breed - Labrador Mix
Size: Medium to Large
Location: Foster home - Guildford, Surrey
Live with children: Yes - 8 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested
Special Requirements: An active patient home to teach him the ropes. And meet other dogs daily.
OUR ADOPTION FEE HAS BEEN INCREASED TO £400 DURING SEPTEMBER DUE TO INCREASED TRAVEL COSTS.
Meet Barry, who has only know life in a Crete shelter, he has missed all his socilisation and important months, he arrived 12th September and has blossomed into a wonderful chap. But he can still be a little shy so needs a patient home who will continue his training and he will blossom into a wonderful boy.
We nicknamed Barry, Behind you Barry as in the shelter he always wanted to be near but not brave to have a cuddle. We knew he needed to leave and become a loved family pet.
Barry is fun, affectionate and loves a walk, he just needs a little time to adjust to a forever home. He will need to meet other dogs daily on walks and have play dates.
Please read below his write up from his foster mum.
With the right boundaries and guidance he will all easily adjust and make a great family pet. We ask our adopters to be 100% sure they are ready to commit to the training and hard work required.
IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ADOPT IMMEDIATELY PLEASE DO NOT APPLY AS YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A REPLY.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dogs name: Barry
Arrival date: 12th September
Where does he sleep at night?
Barry has slept in his bed just inside my bedroom (in a bungalow). He is a little restless until the light goes out then he will settle down. He is quiet and rests well through the night. He will let me know if he needs to go outside by wandering around and touching my arm with his nose.
How is Barry with current pets?
I do not have any other pets.
Is Barry clean indoors?
Barry has been with me for two days. On the first day he had a wee in the kitchen. But since then there have been no other accidents. He will either go in the garden or usually whilst on a walk.
Can Barry be left alone?
Barry has been left for 15 mins, twice a day. There was no barking, he tends to pace to begin with then settle and lay down. On return he is quite agitated, jumping up and sticks by me for a while.
Is Barry out on walks?
Two walks per day, 30-60 mins a time.
How does Barry walk on the lead?
Barry is very well behaved on the lead. If he is scared, such as by loud roads he will stick close and walk in front of me & switches sides a lot. As he gains more confidence he walks beside me and sniffs around exploring the world as opposed to hiding beside my legs.
Has Barry other dogs?
Barry has walked with friend’s dogs and met other dogs on our walks. He is hesitant to begin with but with a little encouragement he soon warms up and becomes a lot more inquisitive and playful. The only time he has barked was when he first met another dog, but this was his nervousness and he soon overcame this (20 mins).
How is Barry with humans?
He is shy when meeting other humans, but with a little encouragement soon warms up and becomes a lot more friendly, sniffing them and licking them.
Have you noticed if Barry is afraid of any particular things?
Barry can be very jumpy with any loud noises. We encountered a very loud and noisy road with multiple motorbikes passing and he tried to run away. He did eventually sit by the road and has since experienced some quieter roads with success. But the loud noises certainly make him quite agitated.
Any other useful information ?
Barry likes to tear paper up, so I suggest keeping him away from the toilet roll and not leaving any paperwork lying around.