My name is Oscar!

German Wirehaired Pointer/Bulldog Mix Dog for adoption in Guelph, Ontario - Oscar
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Barlee's Angels Rescue Network

Facts about Oscar

  • Breed: German Wirehaired Pointer/Bulldog Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
You're staring at my whiskers aren't you?! Oscar is a 2YO German Wirehaired Pointer/Victorian Bulldog mix. He is now available for adoption, although we'd like to get a headstart on his manners and let him decompress before sending him off somewhere. As described, his behaviour screams neglect, and with only one set of vaccines at age 5 weeks and no heartworm, neuter etc, it fits. Neglect in the sense that he appears to be the typical puppy that was super cute and someone got on a whim, but after a week or so when the novelty wore off, he was a nuisance and he was not worked with, socialized, trained, exercised...and was most likely always annoying people because he was an underexercised, boisterous adolescent, and I feel was probably at best handled with a heavy hand and blamed for not being well-trained.

He does have some interesting behaviours that I feel are very modifiable, but that work does need to be put in. For someone who's rehabbed or fostered much, it would be a piece of cake...for a beginner, he might be a bit too much.

As per the previous owners, he lived with cats and kids - but I'm not sure I'd put him with other beings that are too little, as he's very active and a bit of a bull in a china shop.

Finally - photos so you can see how interesting and handsome (in the most comical way) he is. I love how he has the appearance of an out there cartoon character, but he carries this straight face and seems to have no clue that he's funny looking.

Oscar would do great with an active lifestyle, and someone who has the patience for a 2-year-old guy needing a lot of remedial work. He could go with older kids, but he really needs to be handled in a way that gives him some confidence and allows him to mend his shaky self-esteem and insecurity about the people in his life. He is about 4 dogs in one red, wire-haired, big-headed body. He LOVES his toys, walks not too bad considering, is doing well with crate-training and is responding to his foster parents' positive teaching of manners and explanations of boundaries. He is quite a hoot, and definitely would be the conversation piece in a room full of dog people and their pets.


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About Barlee's Angels Rescue Network

About Our Rescue Group...

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Barlee's Angels Rescue Network (BARN) is a non-profit, all-breed animal rescue based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. We are a group of volunteers dedicated to helping animals in need. We do this by taking in homeless animals, fostering them in the homes of our foster volunteers, tending to their veterinary needs, and adopting them into carefully screened homes. We work on any behavioral problems while they are in foster care as well as basic house manners, crate- and housetraining.

Barlee's Angels are usually abandoned, unwanted, abused or stray animals. These animals come primarily from shelters. Barlee's strongly supports responsible pet ownership and therefore will try to help people to keep their pets rather than accept the pet as a first option. As with all rescues, space is limited and if we can help some pet owners through the problems that are causing them to feel they must give up their pet, we can use that space for other animals in trouble.

Only if we are able to, BARN will accept an owner surrender into the rescue and rehoming program, but the pet must be vaccinated, altered, accompanied by all of it's possessions (eg bed, toys, blanket) and a surrender fee may be required to offset some of the substantial costs of caring for and rehoming an animal.

BARN provides foster care for our companion animals, evaluates temperament and personality, provides veterinary attention as necessary, spays or neuters and then matches the animal with a home that is suitable for that individual animal. This can often take months and it can be very costly. An adoption fee is charged for the pet and followups are ongoing to monitor the success of the placement. Wildlife are rehabilitated and released when possible.

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Our Adoption Process...

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The adoption process for Barlee's Angels and for most rescues is a thorough process that involves an adoption application, reference checks, and discussion about the potential adoptive home, including a home visit. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time - and we'd like to stress that this is a necessary part of our job. We feel that when we rescue an animal we have a responsibility to ensure that we place it in a home that is equipped and committed to caring for the pet for the rest of its' natural life.

Please understand that filling out an adoption application or complying with any of our approval procedures in no way guarantees the acceptance of an adoption application. We reserve the right to refuse an applicant for any reason, at our discretion. We also reserve the right to investigate for the purpose of verification information given in adoption applications, and not to disclose any such information revealed in such investigations.