Barney - Rover's Retreat Dog Rescue

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1 year old
Neutered Male
75 lbs
Akbash / English Setter Mix
Adopt Barney


*If you are interested in Barney, please complete our adoption application which can be found here: Adoption Application

Hello! I came to Rovers Retreat named Barney, but everyone who met me said it didn’t fit me, so now my name is Whiskey!  I came all the way from Turkey to the US and I am looking for my forever home.  I am approximately 1 ½-2 years old and am a very tall, large boy.  I think I am part Akbash and part English Setter which is why I have cute freckles on my nose!

As I lived on the streets in Turkey, I am still getting used to having a home.  I love to sleep on the cool tile in the house, and also on a comfy doggie bed with my family.  I am a good sleeper and overnight I am quiet until my foster family wakes up around 7am.  I am potty trained and haven’t had any accidents in the house.  My energy bursts come in the morning and evening, so that’s when I’ve been going on walks, which I love.  During the day I tend to rest near my people.

I LOVE toys!  I am really goofy with my stuffed animal toys and love playing tug of war with them.  I have never jumped on furniture or a bed.  I like other dogs, but don’t necessarily need a dog buddy in my forever home.

I love having my head scratched and will walk up to you and nudge you to remind you to pet me.  Otherwise I am content at your feet while you are at home.  I love to run so would love a home with a large backyard.  I get very excited when I smell or see critters.  I still go back to my Turkey ways sometimes, and will sleep in planters or dirt when it’s hot out.

I have learned how to walk nicely on a leash with the assistance of a gentle leader. I need someone strong to work with me as I still like trying to chase rabbits and squirrels that I see and because I am so big, can pull very hard.  I’m learning how to get in a car and I'm making nice progress.  I don’t know a lot of commands, but I learned to sit quickly as good things happen when I sit.

I definitely will need a family with patience and willingness to train me and love me, but I am smart, easy going, and surprisingly gentle most of the time.

If you are interested in making Barney a part of your family, please fill out our adoption application here: Adoption Application
Please note: Barney is being fostered in Newport Beach, CA and due to the high cost of internatinal travel and vet care, his adoption fee is $800
Adoption APPLICATION
BEFORE PROCEEDING, PLEASE READ:  • Home visits are required prior to being considered for adoption. • Completed application and approved home visit do NOT guarantee adoption • We receive many more applications than we do dogs, so some people will be disappointed.  We may receive over 100 inquiries for a single, highly desirable dog! • We do not ship our dogs









































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