My name is Henry!

Borzoi/Irish Setter Mix Dog for adoption in Whitewright, Texas - Henry
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I'm being cared for by:
Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network

Facts about Henry

  • Breed: Borzoi/Irish Setter Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9644752
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

We're not sure how Henry first landed at the shelter, but the folks there listed him as a Border Collie mix. Thanks to that description and his photos, Henry was tagged for rescue by an Aussie rescue group. They were shocked to find he is almost twice as big as the average Aussie. They reached out to us, thinking that maybe Henry is a Great Pyrenees/Aussie mix. Pyrenees would certainly account for his size, but his personality and build are really not very much like a Pyrenees. Henry is very active and playful as most Aussies tend to be, and his beautiful coat looks like his family tree could have an Australian Shepherd somewhere down the line. But his high-strung nature, his sight-hound build, and his large size made us choose other breeds for Henry's listing here. Truly, it's almost impossible to know what kind of dog breeds might be in his DNA, unless we do a test, and that's just not in our budget. But if you are curious and would like to donate a DNA test, we'll be glad to submit the sample!

Henry is house-trained and crate-trained and has been through basic obedience training, but he gets so excited that he sometimes has a hard time remembering NOT to pull on the leash. But with a strong leader, he performs well, and can always be counted on to sit before meals and for treats.

Henry has an estimated birthday in September 2012, so we can't blame his excitability on being a puppy. In other words, his high-strung nature may be traits of the breeds that make up his DNA, so don't adopt him expecting him to change as he matures. He might, but he might not. Henry will do best with an active family who will commit to take him on daily walks to help use up some of his energy. And we think maybe a home with adults only, or children over 12 might be best, because in his excitement, we wouldn't be surprised to see Henry knock a child down without meaning any harm.

We would love to introduce you to this big lovable goofball of a dog. Henry is sweet and affectionate and playful and wants to have a family of his own who will give him the love, attention, and exercise he needs.

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

About Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network

About Our Rescue Group...

Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network (BARN) was founded in 2013 to help animals in North Texas, and especially in the Texoma area. We are a non-profit corporation, founded by people who had spent years rescuing an assortment of animals -- from a vulture with a broken wing to feral cats to dogs who were dumped in our rural area. We fostered for another organization for a few years before forming BARN. We are not breed-specific in our rescue efforts, but we have a fair amount of experience with Great Pyrenees and a few other livestock guardian breeds.

We are always looking for more volunteers, including foster homes. And of course, as a non-profit organization, we always appreciate donations of time, services, dollars, and supplies. We usually have a LOT of big dogs in foster, and grooming appointments are expensive, so we are especially glad to have volunteers help us with this task. We would also be glad to have your help spreading the word about Bluebonnet Animal Rescue -- through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media you use. Give us a call and let us know how you would like to help!

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are based at Windsong Ranch in Whitewright, TX. This is a private, working ranch, so visits are by appointment only. We host an annual "Ranch & Rescue Day" in the fall, with a petting zoo, hay ride, and other fun activities. We are working on plans for a monthly adoption event at a local retail store, and will update this when the schedule is confirmed.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process includes an application that helps us get to know you better so we can help you make the best match. If you have pets already, we will talk with your vet's office to be sure that you are being a good guardian for these animals. The next step is a home visit, during which we will pay special attention to your fencing and the shelter you will offer to one of our dogs. Finally, once everything is approved, we will introduce you to one or more dogs. If you fall in love and the feeling is mutual, we will complete a contract.

Our adoption fees vary according to the age and type of dog. We try to list the fee for each dog on his or her profile on our Adopt-a-Pet page, but in general, this is our fee structure:

$100 for Senior Dogs (8 and older)
$150 for "Regular" Dogs who are wonderful house pets
$200 for Farm-friendly Dogs who won't chase the chickens
$250 for Livestock-safe Adult Dogs who will guard goats, sheep, etc.
$300 for Puppies and Young Adults 2 years old and younger

We are an all-volunteer organization, and every one of our volunteers has a "real job" that takes up 8 or more hours a day. So please be patient when you contact us -- we'll respond to you as quickly as we can, but please don't be annoyed if it takes us 24 hours.