Barney is a 10 year old male Cross-Breed. He came into our care due to a change in his owners circumstances and through no fault of his own. When he arrived with us he was completely bewildered to find himself in kennels and although he is a sweet boy he has been very nervous and withdrawn around the people he meets. Over the last few weeks he has started to come out of his shell and allow the kennel staff to bond with him.
Barney is a very anxious boy and shows this through his body language when he feels overwhelmed. He is wary of the outside world and startles easily, therefore kennel staff have slowly been building him up to walks around quiet areas. During his time with us he has seen the vet and although frightened hasn’t shown any aggression.
Due to Barney’s nature we will be looking for an experienced home with people who have handled nervous behaviour before. He cannot live with other animals and would benefit from a quiet home with minimal visitors allowing him to settle and feel comfortable. It is likely that Barney will take a few months to adjust in a new home before he begins to relax, therefore we will need his future adopters to be patient with him throughout this process.
Barney takes a long time to trust people so it is important that potential adopters are prepared to visit him at the rescue for several weeks to build up a relationship before taking him home.
Unfortunately Barney is struggling in kennels and is finding it difficult adapting to the busy environment. Due to this, we are considering a foster home for him. If you are interested in fostering him please get in touch with us and we will go through the process with you.
If you are interested in adopting Barney please download and complete our Dog Adoption Application Form by clicking HERE