Please welcome Barney to AZCR!
Barney is an approximately 13 year old guy who was found as a stray in the Phoenix area & brought to
Animal Control by a good human.
Barney has VERY BAD patellas (knees) and although the veterinarian says they do not cause him pain, nor does he need surgery. That could change in time,
He does have a strange forward mobility he is VERY bowlegged and his back feet actually
turn in when he moves. He walks at an extreme angle but he does get around OK, just slow, he is not too steady on those back legs, even the 4 pounders in the house can accidentally knock him over, so a home with a either no other dogs, or another senior to nap the day away with would be perfect. He weighs in at just under 6 pounds & should not be any heavier due to his
knees & their issues.
Barney LOVES to give kisses and rub against your face and hair, but ONLY at his level, so please get
down on all-fours if you can! If you try and hold him or pick him up, he completely stiffens up and freezes…..he will
also start to whimper so it’s best he stays on the floor. We have tried to mix him into our evening “sofa/TV time” but
he really wants no part of it. I really think he just likes his doggie bed, and being able to see all the
Barney does do well with the pack he lives
with now & does not start any fights nor defend himself if nipped at – he really is non-confrontational.
Barney is trained on a potty pad since we have multiple steps and he cannot maneuver those or a
doggy door. We have tried to take him outdoors for pottying but he really just seems lost & confused, sadly.
I suspect he may have been indoors with someone his whole life or maybe just used for breeding –
there is evidence of a collar rub on his neck where the hair has not grown back so at one point, maybe someone
cared for him??
Barney has NO teeth as his mouth was rotten & infected when he was found. He enjoys eating and does great on soft food AND kibble, too.
He is a happy boy.
I can certainly answer any other questions you may have on him so please let me know. Thank you!
P.S. Barney is neutered, microchipped & up to date on all his vaccines.
Anita for information on how to adopt Barney.
Posted August 2018