Breed: Collie Cross

Age: 3 years

Gender: Male

Can live with dogs? Yes

Can live with cats?  Not Tested

Can live with kids?  Older

Barney is 3 years old and originally came from Romania through another rescue which has since closed. When he first came to us he had a huge fear of his neck being touched and had indeed bitten his adopter for dragging him by his collar, but for the past few weeks his amazing foster-mum has been working on trying to to desensitise his anxieties (which probably stem from his abuse at the hands of dog-catchers) and he can be guided quite happily by his collar if needed. His new home should, however, be aware of these previous issues and understand that trust works both ways). He is very obedient and is great on and off his lead.

He’s fully house trained and can be left for a reasonable amount of time.

Ideally he’s looking for a home with at least one other neutered doggie companion. He’s brilliant with the other dogs he’s currently living with and good with dogs he meets on his walks.

He’s looking for a home with no young children but would be suitable with dog savvy older children. They would need to understand you cannot tug at his collar/neck. He’s not been tested with cats.