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My name is Barney!

German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Louisville, Kentucky - Barney
Photo 1 - German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Louisville, Kentucky - Barney
Photo 2 - German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Louisville, Kentucky - Barney
Photo 3 - German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Louisville, Kentucky - Barney
Photo 4 - German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Louisville, Kentucky - Barney

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Barney's Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Barney's Story...
Barney is a sweet and rambunctious young Shepherd mix estimated at just over a year of age. Barney was originally a stray in the Daviess County area therefore we do not know much about his back story. Barney has been with us since July 2016 though so we have come to know him very well and just don't know why this sweet boy keeps getting overlooked. Barney did have one adoption where he was returned because he decided to play tug-o-war with the hoodie of a young child. The family said Barney was amazing otherwise but they didn't have the time to train him nor did they want to supervise he and the kids in the yard.

Barney is an outgoing and friendly dog. He enjoys getting attention and is very playful but can also be a laid back cuddle bug. He is fostered in a home with a 5 year old child who has grown up around dogs and is very savvy with rambunctious guys like Barney. They get along great and have had no problems as long as proper boundaries and supervision are in place. While Barney can be energetic he is also level enough to calm down and enjoy a day lazing around the house. He is more of a medium to high energy dog verses a constantly on the go high energy dog.

Barney does great with other dogs and being smaller than all his foster siblings can cause quite the riot running circles around them. Barney is a generally friendly and social guy. He did test cat friendly initially however he is not fostered with a cat and we would be happy to have him tested again before placing him in a home with cats.

Barney is a true gem of a dog who despite not having much guidance has turned out amazingly well. Barney is going to need a home willing to dedicate time to training and providing energy outlets. His open, eager, and willing personality would make him a great candidate for agility or other dog sports.

If you would like an application to adopt Barney please email Tierhavenrescue@gmail.com or visit Tierhaven.petfinder.com for FAQs.

Facts about Barney

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Barney, a Louisville German Shepherd Dog dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a German Shepherd Dog for sale in Louisville, or seeking a German Shepherd Dog dog from a breeder in Louisville.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Louisville already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Louisville breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even German Shepherd Dog breeders who help with German Shepherd Dog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Louisville paves the way for another one to be saved.