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Facts about Winky

  • Breed: English Setter/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

My name is Winky!

English Setter/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adption in Mississauga, Ontario - Winky
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Winky's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Winky's Story...
Winky is another dog that was pulled off the property with 150+ dogs on it. Initially when our volunteer went down to catalog the dogs, she noted that Winky was approx. 55lbs, but 'overweight'. We'll that was a bit of an understatement, as we discovered in the weeks after our visit that she was actually pregnant! This made it quite hard for us to try and line up care for her, as she already needs someone who could help her through her demodex treatment. With added pressure from animal control to lower the number of dogs on the property, her caretakers were considering just having her euthanized, as her case seemed 'hopeless'. With our concern about something happening to her and her full term litter, we jumped into action and pulled her into rescue at the beginning of December.

At that time she was wider than she was tall (no joke) and simple things like walking up stairs were impossible. We were sure she would whelp right away, but she surprised all of us by holding out for an additional 11 days, and ended up having a litter of 11 puppies (6 girls, 5 boys) on December 13th. So far she is being a great mom, and once her puppies are weaned and ready to go (Feb 2013), we will be looking for adoptive homes for her and her litter. She is a very sweet dog with a great disposition. She absolutely loves attention, and leans in when you rub her chest. I've only heard her bark twice, she is that quiet! She is a dog that will likely be able to live with other dogs, cats, kids, seniors, etc, though at this time she is being isolated from other animals for the sake of her puppies.

We will be starting treatment for her demodex soon, as we had to wait until after she gave birth. We also discovered she has very bad entropion (inward rolling of the eyelids causing them to rub against the eye), which will need to be surgically corrected once her skin has healed. This will come at great expense to the rescue, so we are seeking donations to cover her medical costs which will greatly exceed our $300 adoption donation.


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About Barlee's Angels Rescue Network

About Our Rescue Group...

Please see our website at for full information.

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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We are a small unfunded group of volunteers without a shelter facility or even an office. Most of our work is carried out with the assistance of the internet. Please visit our website at Also,

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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.