Are you looking for a dog who is home-ready but can also join you on your weekend adventures? Barley is your boy!
Although his name was Barky, he actually doesn't bark a lot. In fact, he's pretty well-mannered. So now we call him Barley since it's a better fit. He is currently in a foster home where he has proven himself to be a perfect house dog. He chills in the guest room while his person is away, and can be left alone for 8-10 hours without issue. At night he sleeps peacefully in his crate.
Barley is house-trained and he knows "sit," "down," and "shake." He has also successfully completed three weeks of training at a local training facility. He plays well with other dogs, as long as there are no toys or food around - he doesn't like to share his things. He would enjoy play dates or group hikes with some canine friends, though he'd be most comfortable being an only child in his home.
This handsome guy has enjoyed hiking trips to McKinney Falls and even completed this year's UT Longhorn Run with his foster mom. Barley is a regular out on the Ladybird Lake trail, too, where he shows off his excellent leash manners. Though he loves to get his exercise, we wouldn't call him high-energy. He loves cuddling on the couch and relaxing.
Barley would love an active home that also recognizes the importance of affection and belly rubs. If that sounds like yours, come meet Barley!
Barley's best volunteer friend wrote a wonderful post about him for APA!'s blog! Check it out here: http://www.austinpetsalive.org/2016/05/how-i-fell-in-love-with-barky-and-how-you-can-too/#more-36184
Watch an additional video of Barley, too!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT2NIy32-3U&feature=youtu.be
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