My name is Barney!

Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Acworth, Georgia - Barney
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Forgotten Paws Pet Rescue

Facts about Barney

  • Breed: Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
4 years old, 50 pounds. Barney is a goofball but so sweet and loving. He literally spends his summer days with his nose to the ground chasing bugs real or sometimes it seems imaginary. It is his favorite pastime. LOL You can tell he has been hit b/c if you move too fast towards him, he hits the ground and cowards. Otherwise he is awesome. He loves to play with the other dogs, is submissive to them all. He is great with all sizes of dogs and kids. He may be a little too happy for toddlers right now though b/c he might knock them down. He goes outside to potty and I do not crate him any longer b/c he breaks out. He needs to learn to walk on leash. Barney sleeps on a dog bed near right outside my bedroom door at night. He would do best with a dog door so he an go in and out and play. Barney is a sneaky food theif and will steal food off the kitchen countertop if he has the chance. We are still working on this. :)

History: I saw Barney standing on a hillside looking desperately at the Shell Station at the corner of I-75 and Highway 92. I don't know if that is where he was lost or if someone was feeding him there. Employee's inside said he had been there a couple of weeks. I set a humane trap for him and got him the first night. No one claimed him.

All dogs are fully vaccinated, microchipped, spayed/neutered and Heartworm negative unless otherwise noted. We require an adoption application, home visit and adoption fee of $200 ($150 for senior). You also get a two week trial period with all of our dogs. To apply, simply go to

Many of our dogs are in foster homes all over Atlanta, thus an application is required before an appointment can be set to meet a dog.

About Forgotten Paws Pet Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Forgotten Paws Pet Rescue is made up of a very small group of volunteers. We all work full time jobs while running this rescue group. We all dip into our own pockets on a daily basis to get these pets the medical care and supplies that they need to survive until we can find them their forever homes. Unfortunately, some of them have to wait in line for care because we do not have the monetary means to help them immediately. That is where your donations come in.

Our rescued pets live in our homes, under our supervision. We do our best to train, housebreak and perfect these pets to the best of our abilities so that when we do find them their forever homes, they work out.

We at Forgotten Paws revere our rescued pets like our own. We treat them like members of our families until they can be adopted. We are a NO KILL group and we also ask that if a pet does not work out for any reason, 2 days or 10 years down the road, please return them to us. We love them that much.

Our motto: When we rescue a pet, we are in it for life. We are not just looking for a home, we are looking for the right home.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Meet & Greet

Every Sunday

11 am - 2pm

*outdoor event so weather permitting

Location: "Petco at Edgewood", 1267 Caroline Street, Atlanta, Ga 30307

Off Moreland Ave, just south of Little Five Points, next to Target

Our website,, offers additional photos of the dogs we have for adoption and we will happily set up meetings once an application is submitted.and approved.

To donate to help the dogs we rescue, please go to to see where your donations will be applied. Thank you.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Process:
October only, adoption fee is $100, that's half the price!
1. All applicants must be 23 years of age and must complete an adoption application.
2. You application will be reviewed and all veterinary and personal references will be contacted
3. Home Visit / Play Date - All household members, including current pets, are required to attend the home visit. All needed repairs to fencing must be completed prior to this visit. Gates to the yard need to be securing locked.
4. Two Week Trial Adoption Period - We require the two week trial on all adoptions so that the new pet has time to get settled and their true personalities can surface. It gives the new home a chance to make sure this pet is the right fit for everyone involved. Please understand that like a child, a new pet needs time to adjust and settle in. There is an adjustment period.
5. Adoption Agreement and Adopton Fee of $200 ($150 for seniors).
6. One policy to note: If you have children and you are applying for a dog, we will require you to have a physically fenced yard. Electric fencing is not acceptable in most cases but exceptions are sometimes made dependent upon the dog.

You can find the adoption application at