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Barney is a 55 pound, 7-year-old Labrador/Shepherd/Chow mix with thick, long fur. He is a joyful, excited dog who just loves getting attention from people. He wants everyone he meets to pet him. He is always smiling and wants to please you. He is learning not to pull on the leash, but he hasn't yet mastered that skill.
Barney shares his foster home with a mellow large older dog. They get along well they don't really play but they hang out together. Barney likes to run and play with other dogs his size. However, he gets overly excited with small dogs and cats.
Barney is overjoyed to ride in the car. When he goes outside he immediately runs to the car hoping to go for a ride. He loves to stick his nose out the window and smell the air. At home, he has access to the fenced yard and deck but he generally prefers to stay in the house. He hasn't shown interest in toys, but he does very much like bones. He has been a quiet boy at his foster home; they have not yet heard him bark.
Barney came to us from Sammie's Friends Rescue in Grass Valley. He had been there for nine months. He was well cared for and loved there, but the volunteers felt bad that he was living out his life in a kennel environment and wanted a better quality of life for him. He was passed up for adoption over and over because of his age.