My name is Barkley!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Vista, California - Barkley
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Plenty of my friends are looking
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Barkley's Info...

I am already neutered and up to date with shots.

Barkley's Story...
NOTE: This is a courtesy posting for another rescuer. Please do not contact ARRF, as we do not know this pet personally. Be sure to contact the foster or organization directly from the information listed below.

Barkley is a handsome and energetic 6-year-old Labrador Retriever mix. He weighs 57.5 lbs., and is black with a white chest patch and white tips on his paws. Barkley is looking for a home where he will be part of the family and get lots of playtime and walks. He rides well in the car, jumping right in and settling down nicely. He knows the "sit" command, and he likes treats, taking them gently from an open hand. Squeaky toys are fun for Barkley, too.

Barkley takes his time to get to know other dogs--walking together out in front of the other dog a pace or two, is his preferred method of introduction. He is sensitive around loud noises. He walks fine with a sensation-type harness, and would benefit from more practice walking on leash. His energy level and need for practice on the leash makes him more likely to do well with adults who have some dog experience. Barkley is a fun-loving guy who wants to be your BFF for life.

Meet this pet at County of San Diego Department of Animal Services, 5480 Gaines Street, San Diego 92110. Open Tuesdays - Saturdays, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays. For more information, go to .

Bring these numbers with you for identification:
My ID number is A1505637,
my necktag number is C197, and
my kennel number is C035.

Facts about Barkley

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: A1505637

Other Pets at ARRF (Animal Rescue Resource Foundation)

Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

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