My name is Winky!

English Setter/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Guelph, Ontario - Winky
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Barlee's Angels Rescue Network

Facts about Winky

  • Breed: English Setter/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Winky is a dog that was removed from a large scale hoarding situation in December 2012. She arrived with terrible eye and skin infections, suffering from entropion (inward rolling of the eyelids), demodex mange and very pregnant. She had a litter of 11 puppies shortly after arrival with us - all of which have been happily adopted. We've treated her mange, her infections, and had surgery done to spay her and fix her eyelids and she has taken it all in stride. We are continuing to treat her skin as her fur is taking its time to regrow, though have recently started her on a treatment which seems to be showing great promise.

Personality wise, she is reserved and shy when there are new people or situations, but when in an environment she is comfortable in, with her foster mom she is an exuberant, silly dog! She is great with her foster dog and cat siblings. She doesnt often play, but seems comforted by their presence. She is house and crate trained, and can handle being left for the average work day. She can sometimes use her voice, so she should ideally go into a house vs apartment setting. She is not a dog that is suited to off lead work, nor would she be comfortable in a heavily populated area. Her ideal home would have another dog in it. She has shown discomfort when in the presence of kids, so she would prefer to go to a home with older (teenage) kids, or a child free home.


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About Barlee's Angels Rescue Network

About Our Rescue Group...

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Barlee's Angels Rescue Network (BARN) is a non-profit, all-breed animal rescue based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. We are a group of volunteers dedicated to helping animals in need. We do this by taking in homeless animals, fostering them in the homes of our foster volunteers, tending to their veterinary needs, and adopting them into carefully screened homes. We work on any behavioral problems while they are in foster care as well as basic house manners, crate- and housetraining.

Barlee's Angels are usually abandoned, unwanted, abused or stray animals. These animals come primarily from shelters. Barlee's strongly supports responsible pet ownership and therefore will try to help people to keep their pets rather than accept the pet as a first option. As with all rescues, space is limited and if we can help some pet owners through the problems that are causing them to feel they must give up their pet, we can use that space for other animals in trouble.

Only if we are able to, BARN will accept an owner surrender into the rescue and rehoming program, but the pet must be vaccinated, altered, accompanied by all of it's possessions (eg bed, toys, blanket) and a surrender fee may be required to offset some of the substantial costs of caring for and rehoming an animal.

BARN provides foster care for our companion animals, evaluates temperament and personality, provides veterinary attention as necessary, spays or neuters and then matches the animal with a home that is suitable for that individual animal. This can often take months and it can be very costly. An adoption fee is charged for the pet and followups are ongoing to monitor the success of the placement. Wildlife are rehabilitated and released when possible.

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Our Adoption Process...

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The adoption process for Barlee's Angels and for most rescues is a thorough process that involves an adoption application, reference checks, and discussion about the potential adoptive home, including a home visit. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time - and we'd like to stress that this is a necessary part of our job. We feel that when we rescue an animal we have a responsibility to ensure that we place it in a home that is equipped and committed to caring for the pet for the rest of its' natural life.

Please understand that filling out an adoption application or complying with any of our approval procedures in no way guarantees the acceptance of an adoption application. We reserve the right to refuse an applicant for any reason, at our discretion. We also reserve the right to investigate for the purpose of verification information given in adoption applications, and not to disclose any such information revealed in such investigations.