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Sex: Male - not neutered
Age: 4 months
Type: Mixed breed
Live with children: Yes - 5+ years
Location: Hants, RG22
Live with children: Yes - 5+ years
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested
Special Requirements: Would benefit from another dog in the house
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £550
Barney is one of a litter of 6 abandoned in a children's playground when only 5 weeks old. He is a sociable, friendly pup who loves to play. Despite always having a rather soulful expression.
Barney is a happy pup who responds well to his name and is always eager to please. Estimated to be a medium sized adult dog.
Barney is loving UK life and enjoying his walks, his home life and adapting well. But Barney will need an active home as he loves to be busy, he would like children who want to play with him and ideally another rod in the home.
Barney is fully vaccinated & microchipped and is ready to travel. He is still too young to be neutered so adopters will be asked to commit to doing this as soon as he is old enough.
The decision to adopt a puppy should not be taken lightly - Barney will need help to adjust to his new environment but if you invest time and energy into the advice we give you, he will adapt and become a well rounded dog. But please do not underestimate this can mean a few weeks of work.
IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ADOPT ON ARRIVAL PLEASE DO NOT APPLY AS WE ARE A SMALL TEAM AND ARE ONLY ABLE TO PROCESS APPLICATIONS IF ADOPTERS ARE READY TO ADOPT.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dog's name: Barney
Where does Barney sleep at night?
Mostly in a bed next to mine, but will be up on the bed given the opportunity. When he sleeps night or day he really sleeps!
How is Barney with current pets?
Barney is happy to be with our dog. Out on walks and in the garden Barney will look to see what he’s doing and follow if he can. He’s not keen on loud barks and very excited play (there is a big size difference) but he will stand his own.
Is Barney clean indoors?
Yes with the exception of one overnight wee Barney has been clean indoors. He holds it for an incredibly long time, he will sometimes ask to go out but not always so needs to be given plenty of opportunity.
Is Barney out on walks and how does he walk on lead?
Barney is great on the lead. He doesn’t pull and is quite confident out and about. He doesn’t like to be left behind so given the chances he would be off exploring with our dog. He is showing good response to coming back when called on the long line.
Has Barney met other dogs?
Barney has met lots of dogs while out and is happy to greet them all and is very happy walking in a group. He is curious about the play around him but hasn’t quite joined in yet.
How is Barney with humans?
Barney loves everyone and wants to say hello everyone he meets! He loves human attention and is good with children. At home he is happy to be around you but doesn’t follow and will take himself off to play with toys or lay in a bed. If you are sitting he will happily join you for a cuddle and loves a fuss.
Has Barney been left alone?
Barney has been left alone for 40 minutes. He was whining when we left and happy to see us home but very calm and no mess.
Have you noticed Barney is afraid of any particular things?
Nothing particular that he is afraid of. He is cautiously curious about most new things and once he’s sussed it out he’s happy. He inspected the whole house and garden as soon as he walked through the door.
Any other useful information?
He eats quickly but doesn’t guard food. He will try another dogs bowl if he can but backs off quickly when told. Barney is a clever dog and has shown the potential to be a bit cheeky so needs some consistent guidance. He likes to be surrounded by ALL the toys and does have a tendency to ‘find’ things to add to his collection. He does respond well to his name and a firm ‘no’.
The perfect family for Barney
Barney is a happy and affectionate dog who would suit an active family. He does look up to other dogs so would benefit from another dog in the house and he would like some children to play with too. He is a busy chap with a good brain so would love a family who will give him lots to do as well as plenty of attention and cuddles.