My name is Barkley!

Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Rockaway, New Jersey - Barkley
Photo 1 - Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Rockaway, New Jersey - Barkley
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Barkley's Info...

I am already neutered and not good with kids.

Barkley's Story...
8/1/11 UPDATE: Barkley is continuing to make progress every day. He still seems to do best with one person at a time. We no longer feel he is partial to a male owner - he just seems to place his trust with one person at a time. He is doing better each day, playing with our 4 other does. He likes romping in the yard, likes the garden hose (he jumps up and down to get a drink like a kangaroo) and oddly enough, likes the vaccuum. He is probably the only dog in the world that with the upholestry attachment (which is a very gentle small rolling brush) you can vaccum his sheeding fur!

Barkley seems to express himself by grumbling. He is a vocal guy, and does still get unnerved by loud noises, and commotion. He does still pace and circle a bit, but he is able to calm down and relax on a dog bed or chair. This is huge progress for Barkley. He is learning how to relax day by day.

He is non destructive, and totally house broken. He is not food aggressive, good with dogs, and very very good with cats. He just does not share his affection with more than one person at a time. He needs a calm household, without small children. He loves going for walks, and did we mention the hose?!!

Barkley is a 3 year old smooth coated Collie mix. He is good with other dogs and cats! After living with his foster family for a few months, and working on his training, Barkley is starting to be more accepting, and less fearful. Barkley seems to bond with one person first, that he looks to for reassurance and to be his alpha. Over time, he can warm up to new people once he feels secure, and calm. The trick with Barkley is to let him come to you when he is ready. He needs time to understand his surroundings, and feel secure in them.

Barkley really seem to like cats alot - he is always "checking up" on them in his foster house. He is good with other dogs, but really is unsure how to play. He is working on it. (He has four foster brothers and sister's helping him with that) He is housebroken, and not destructive. He sits, gives both paws on command for treats. He likes to sit at your feet and watch tv with you.

Barkley would do best in a home with an experienced dog owner, who can provide him with constancy, and continue to work with him on his training. We are not sure what happened in Barkley's past, but it was definately something that has shaken him, and he needs with someone with patience and a calm enviornment to help him be the dog he is destined to be.

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Facts about Barkley

  • Breed: Collie Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11250619

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Barkley, a Rockaway Collie dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Collie for sale in Rockaway, or seeking a Collie dog from a breeder in Rockaway.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Rockaway 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 Rockaway 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 Collie breeders who help with Collie rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Rockaway paves the way for another one to be saved.