Barney

Feb 9, 2018


Breed: Staffy Size: Medium Age: 8 or 9 years  
Contact: Brendon, brendossubs@gmail.com
Activity: Low

Thank you for considering an ARF dog. Most dogs receive several enquiries, and we aim to match the right dog to the right home so that they can enjoy a happy life together. If your enquiry is unsuccessful, rest assured that the foster carer has carefully based their decision on a thorough knowledge and understanding of the dog’s needs.

Barney is assessed as being in the Gold category in our Perfect Match system and is desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and available for $150 (incl GST).

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Barney is a boofy brindle staffy who sports a distinguished grey muzzle, befitting of a gent his age. Since arriving in care and having a few health issues sorted out, he has shown himself to be a loving, quiet, gentle soul.

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Barney very quickly earned the nickname of Odd Dog, as unlike other staffies he is not a fan of balls, ropes, sticks or other toys. He is a gentle eater and takes food and treats very politely. Barney has a low energy level and is not suited to an energetic or active household. He is calm and gentle with children, but he views them as a source of tummy rubs, not as a companion for a game of ball or a run!

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Despite his gentle nature, it is obvious that Barney has not had much training, but he is learning all the time, proving that old dogs can indeed learn new tricks! He is good on the lead and loves his walks even though he is not able to walk for long; he does not haul on the lead and is easily corrected when required.

He is ok in the car, but is not a fan of the back of the Ute. He much prefers the dignified comfort of a seat in the cabin with his people!

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Barney has met other dogs and his greeting and interaction was always very polite and friendly, but his focus remained on his people. In meeting a very enthusiastic puppy he was polite and friendly and simply walked away once he’d had enough of the young pupper’s bubbling, bouncy enthusiasm. If cafe life is your thing, Barney is a calm and relaxed companion, either snoozing in the shade or enjoying pats from his peeps. Barney has spent a couple of days with two calm, older, small dogs and despite the size difference everyone got on just fine. He even taught himself to use the small doggy door, making loo stops so much easier!

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Barney is house trained and can be trusted inside unsupervised, but he does sometimes leak while he sleeps, so he’s not one for curling up on the bed with. He does not leave puddles around the house and knows to signal to be let out if a doggy door is not available. He is happy to pee while out on a walk as an alternate, but as old age is slowing the plumbing somewhat, he needs a bit of patience while he cocks a leg and sorts it out.

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Barney would be ok as an only dog in a quiet home with a comfy bed for him to watch the world go by from and his people around much of the time. He would be fine living with another quiet dog, but does not show interest in play or other interactions beyond polite greetings and maybe curling up on the mat together. His quiet nature and low activity means Barney may be suitable for apartment living, provided he had opportunity to head outside for a walk and toilet time at least twice a day.

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To find out more about this gentleman just drop his carer an email with some info about the lifestyle you are offering Barney and what you are looking for in your next companion.

Autumn

Feb 3, 2018

Thank you for considering an ARF dog. Most dogs receive several enquiries, and we aim to match the right dog to the right home so that they can enjoy a happy life together. If your enquiry is unsuccessful, rest assured that the foster carer has carefully based their decision on a thorough knowledge and understanding of the dog’s needs.

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Autumn is assessed as being in the Gold category in our Perfect Match system and will be desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and available for $150 (incl GST).

UPDATE: 18 Feb Autumn seems to have found her life companion and will be moving on next week

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If you’re looking for a chilled out friend to while away Sunday mornings at the local café, Autumn might be the dog for you. This dignified older lady, loves to lie around, and watch the world go by, and is looking for a comfy bed in which to spend her twilight years.

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This affectionate girl loves her creature comforts, and is happiest when she’s close to her people. She gets worried about being excluded, and will need a home where she can be inside as part of the family, and included in daily life.

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She currently has unrestricted 24-hour inside access, and is completely trustworthy, and never destructive, even when I’m away for a long work day.

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Autumn loves to say hello to other dogs while out and about, to catch up on doggy business. She is living with three other dogs at the moment, and enjoys their company, but she has shown no interest in playing. She would love to live with another calm dog, to keep her company while her humans are away, but would be ok as a single dog, provided she can be inside when her people aren’t home.

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Autumn travels well in the car, is toilet trained and knows how to use the dog door. She is a very easy and sweet dog who, to be happy, only needs a daily 30-minute walk, lots of cuddles, and to be close to her family.

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If you think you can provide the required cuddles for Autumn’s cushy retirement, drop her carer a line!Autumnheadgal

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goldGold dogs in this category are generally more easy-going but may require some basic training. They do not have high activity requirements and Gold dogs will usually adjust quickly to a new home making great pets for people with families or busy lives.

A Gold dog may suit you/your family if you:

* have children of any age in your home

* are seeking a medium or large dog but you have a small yard

* have another dog in your home

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* are looking for a dog that can adapt quickly and easily with minimal training at home or at a local dog club if required

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