My name is Barkley!

Basset Hound Mix Dog for adoption in Albany, Georgia - Barkley
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Sally Wetherbee Adoption Center

Facts about Barkley

  • Breed: Basset Hound Mix
  • Color: Gray/Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: ps_61127008

One stromy night 3 years ago, a very special puppy was born on the streets of Albany, Georgia. Times were tough but this puppy enjoyed growing up with his brothers and sisters. The puppy learned to play well with others, listen to mom, and came to enjoy suggle time! After several weeks the young pup decided to strike out on his own to find a family of his own.

He wandered from street to street looking in windows to see families having dinner and playing games. The puppy wanted nothing more than to join them. Unfortunately, no one wanted the special puppy. He lived his life on the streets scrounging for food and often going without.

After several years, his luck was turning! He was picked up by a nice lady. She took one look at him and knew he was special. She took the puppy to the Albany Humane Society to try and locate his owners since he was surely missed by someone, right? Wrong. No one was looking for the puppy. He was very sad. The shelter staffed named him Barkley.

Barkley was bathed, tested, and vaccinated. Unfortunately, all that time on the streets unprotected meant Barkley was heartworm positive. But that's ok! It's treatable! Barkley was taken to SWAC to recieve treatment for his heartworms that was provided by a very generous donor! He is still here and looking for a foster home until his treatment is complete!

To foster Barkley, visit to complete an application or email for more information.


About Sally Wetherbee Adoption Center

About Our Shelter...

SWAC is a no-kill shelter that runs off of generous donations and volunteers. We pull dogs and cats from the Albany Humane Society. Once they arrive at SWAC they will stay here until they are adopted. Our state of the art facility includes all indoor, air conditioned kennels, a grassy play yard, two cat colony rooms, and a meet- and- greet patio! Every dogs gets ample time to play with his or her four-legged friends and volunteers every day! Our cats and kittens live in colonies instead of cages which allows them to be socialized as well.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are located at 2223 Dawson Road in Albany, Georgia. Our building is directly across from Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church. We are open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 11-6 and Thursday and Friday from 11-7. Stop by to see our amazing residents!

Our Adoption Process...

All applicants must complete our rigorous screening process including a vet reference check and home inspection (depending on animal). We require that all of our animals remain on preventatives and receive yearly vaccines after adoption. Once the application has been approved, the adopter must sign a contract agreeing to maintain the health and well-being of the animal at their expense for the remainder of the animals natural life. Our adoption fee is $120 for every animal in the shelter. We ask that you bring a leash and harness or a crate to transport dogs and all cats must be in a carrier.