found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with kids.
Barney has truly been an invalid for two months now, and he is very excited to be able to go out and see spring. Barney has a head for birds, all birds. He isn't very discriminating. Since the people caring for Barney are not hunters, we cannot tell you whether he would be good at this, but we do know that he would have a good time. It is important that Barney's new family understand that Barney is looking to be part of a family now. He might like to go chase birds, but most of all he wants to sleep in the house and be central to the life of his family. Because Barney really likes birds, he has a tendency to want to go find them. Barney needs to be adopted by a family who can keep him safe.
Barney has been good around the very dog-smart cats in this foster home. And he is taking direction well from the alpha female dog. Barney does know basic commands and has been responding well to clicker training. His leash walking needs work, but since he's been on severely restricted activity, we have not had a lot of opportunity to make progress in this area.
Barney is neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations. He will continue to test positive for heartworms for some months as a consequence of the bad infection that he had. He is receiving regular monthly preventative to keep this from happening again.
Because Barney is an honest guy, he wants you to know the truth about him. (He hopes you will love him anyway.) The Brittany rescue in his part of Indiana said he was not a Brittany and would not rescue him. So ESRA rescued him. But Barney really is a Brittany. According to Barney, "My ears, my feet, and my bone structure may be all Britt, but my heart belongs to ESRA."
If you would enjoy the companionship of a special guy like Barney, and if you would like the opportunity to meet him, please contact his foster mom.
UPDATE, 5/21/11: Barney is now feeling as fit as a fiddle! He has been cleared for physical activity, and he is running a few miles with his foster dad a couple of times a week. He wants everyone to know how grateful he is for the life-saving care that he has received.