Love is Barney’s first language!

It’s hard for us to imagine what was going through Barney’s mind when he was left in one of our pens after dark the night of May 4th. The first staff to arrive the next morning was surprised to see a “new” arrival in someone else’s day pen. He was so frightened he was shaking uncontrollably. Within a couple of minutes, however, Barney began to relax once he realized the staff was here to be his friend and would not hurt him.

Since that fateful May night, Barney has accepted his new life circumstances and has begun to show us his true colors little by little.

Barney is incredibly smart and always ready to learn if there are treats and affection to be received. Already grasping the concept of “sit” in a short amount of time, with the right person and some training there is nothing that this intelligent guy won’t be able to accomplish.

He loves to stretch his legs in our large play arena and well, did we mention he is a lap dog wannabe? Love is Barney’s first language, and he is not shy about sharing a hug with you and showering you with kisses should that be your thing. Initially, he may appear shy or uncertain, but once he understands you are there to be friends, he warms up right away. You may even notice the adorable smile that the bully breeds share.

As most bully breeds do, Barney loves to test out his toy’s durability. He enjoys playing with his toys until he discovers that his toys are not as durable as he believed them to be.

Barney is wonderful when walking on a leash. After the initial excitement of going on a walk, he will set himself into a comfortable pace for both you and him.