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My name is Barry!

Border Collie/Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Norristown, Pennsylvania - Barry
Photo 1 - Border Collie/Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Norristown, Pennsylvania - Barry
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Barry's Info...

I am good with kids and good with dogs.

Barry's Story...
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I'm Barry and one of five puppies looking for a family of my very own. My entire litter of 11 puppies was born on a farm and when we got to be too big with no one to take us off of the farmer's hands, we were surrendered to a shelter. Since we were all very bonded and scared at the shelter, we were overlooked until Finding Shelter accepted five of us and the other six brothers and sisters went to another rescue. Phew! It was a close call. The shelter was really, really crowded. I am a very smart boy and learned how to sit in a day. I love treats and MUST have toys. Toys are the best discovery ever. Squeaky ones, soft ones, ones in the shape of bones...they are all spectacular. I love to play and snuggle and the best is when I am told that I am a very good boy (which is a lot). My wish is to find a family who will commit to me forever and ever. That would be even than toys!

Major personality traits: Friendly, sweet, intelligent, attentive, happy

Health status: No known health issues

Interaction with dogs: Very playful

Interaction with cats: Unknown

Child requirements: Playful

Fence requirements: Physical fence required

General activity level: High, playful puppy energy

Work schedule best suited for: Very flexible due to training and housebreaking

Leash manners: Working on it

Crate Training: Almost there

House Breaking: Just a puppy. Needs training.

Degree of training needed: Barry is a very intelligent puppy and is so attentive to his people. He is eager to learn and very food and toy motivated. He learned how to sit in just one day. A positive reinforcement training class would be very very best for Barry!

The following guidelines are provided to you, the potential adopter, so you know what to expect throughout the application process. Finding Shelter reserves the right to decline applications and all adoptions are at the discretion of Finding Shelter.


Applicant must be within a 30 mile radius of King of Prussia, PA.
You must be at least 21 years of age to adopt from Finding Shelter.
Submit an application online or at an adoption event. Please include complete veterinary and personal references. Applications may be mailed to you, but submissions via our website are the fastest method to apply. (Please give us a minimum of 48 hours to begin to process your application.)
A Finding Shelter volunteer will review your application and call you with any questions. If all adoption requirements are met a volunteer will call you to set up an appointment.
Initial meeting with Finding Shelter dogs or cats. ALL members of family household are required to meet the Finding Shelter animal(s) before an adoption decision is determined.
At this point, if applicant(s) and Finding Shelter are comfortable proceeding and applicant already has a pet in the household, an introduction will take place for existing family pet(s) to Finding Shelter dog/cat (occasionally, more than one meeting is necessary).
Home visit completed by Finding Shelter volunteer.
Application is approved or denied based on the successful previous steps. Decisions for adoption typically take between one and weeks.
If the application is approved, a Finding Shelter volunteer will complete the adoption process by assisting with a smooth transition of the Finding Shelter animal(s) into their new, permanent home. Adopter will be provided with information about the specific animal's diet, containment/management/crating, baby gating in house when dog is to be left alone, housetraining, safe outdoor exercise, preventative veterinary care, manners and behavior training, etc.
Continued support will be provided for the adopter to ensure a smooth transition and permanent placement of the pet in the adopter's home.

Multiple applications are accepted for all Finding Shelter animals with the intent to make the best match possible. Our concern is for not only the animals, but for the families in the community who lovingly welcome our dogs and cats into their homes. Therefore, Finding Shelter reserves the right to make adoption decisions based on the animal's permanent placement in a loving home.

Facts about Barry

  • Breed: Border Collie/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Barry, a Norristown Border Collie/Labrador Retriever puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Border Collie/Labrador Retriever for sale in Norristown, or seeking a Border Collie/Labrador Retriever puppy from a breeder in Norristown.

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