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Barnabas D181975

Terrier / Mixed (medium coat) / Male / Adult

Details about Barnabas D181975

  • ID D181975
  • Adopted for Adoption
  • Dog
  • Black
  • Coatlength: Medium
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

More about Barnabas D181975

  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Yard Required: Yes
  • Fence: Any Type
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only

Name: Barnabas
Age: 3 years
Gender: Male
Breed: Terrier mix
Weight: 29 lbs
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: Unknown
Kid friendly: Unknown
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: TBD
Energy level: Moderate
History: Owner surrender
Adoption Fee: $400


From the Foster:

Barnabas is a sweet little guy who is responding well to love and affection – and a clean, warm, dry home, with regular treats and tasty meals! After a quiet, low-energy week at my house, he has begun to let his personality shine. He has gotten more comfortable being in the house and hanging out with me and my resident dog.
Barnabas is potty-trained and has not had any accidents in my house. On the other hand, I now have one less leather shoe and one less pair of fuzzy socks… His future adopter will need to keep shoes and laundry out of his sight and reach.

Barnabas likes to chew on bones and play with toys, and can keep himself occupied pretty well. He especially likes squeaky toys, and right now a squeaky toy is the only way I can get him back into the house after he’s gone outside into my fenced yard. Barnabas is still tentative about coming through the door of my house, but he gets better each day.  He will do best with a fenced in yard.

Barnabas is a good cuddler and loves to be petted and scratched. He did not like his first bath one little bit, but he loved getting dried off and later brushed, so I think bath time will get easier over time. (Which is important, because he is in heaven when he is rolling around in the dirt or grass – whatever is available.)  While he does have longer fur he is not considered hypo-allergenic and he does shed.

He is respectful of my dog, an older female who is twice Barnabas’ size. When she gives Barnabas signs that she wants to be left alone, he picks up on her cues and gives her some space. I think Barnabas could be happy as an only dog, or as a dog with another buddy. He’s been observing my dog and mimicking her behavior on some very basic things – like staying on the rug when he comes inside and waiting to get his paws wiped off, waiting for a treat, or sitting in the kitchen while I prepare his bowl at meal time.

Barnabas is timid of new people, strange noises and quick movements. He has not shown aggression, just fear. However, as he’s gotten more energetic and playful, he has nipped me a couple of times. This is like immature/puppy behavior, where he'll quickly and lightly mouth my chin or hand. He will need a little training in this area. I have not seen Barnabas with cats or children yet, but given his energy and the fact that he can nip, I think he’ll be a better fit in a family without very small children.

Barnabas freezes when put on a leash, so his new owner will need to work with him on this, so he can eventually go for walks or travel in the car – anything involving a trip away from the house. Barnabas is a flight risk – he’s still looking for holes in my fence, so he’ll be safer in a fenced yard, or always on leash. I keep his collar and ID tag on him whenever he’s outside, just in case.

Barnabas is very ready for a new home where he can fully settle in and become a part of a loving family – with lots of affection, attention and play time.