Pet of the Week: Barney

by Sean Meehan January 26, 2016 at 2:35 pm 1 Comment

Barney is the Hill Pet of the Week! He’s a laid back 7 or 8-year-old Beagle mix who can be adopted. Here’s his bio shared by Rural Dog Rescue at 733 8th St. SE and his current foster parents:

Barney is a true delight! He is quite possibly one of the easiest dogs to take care of and have in our home. He is calm, loving, and friendly. We have loved fostering him – he is a great companion and loves short walks around the neighborhood and is very easy/well trained on the leash.

He is quiet (we have not heard him bark yet!) and obedient in the house and is completely house trained. He does not need to be crated as he likes to sleep in his doggie bed every night. He is a very happy dog and loves to get lots of cuddles and belly scratches. He loves attention and not just from us but loves getting pets from everyone and so far seems to be great around small kids.

Barney is a very low maintenance dog- two long walks will pretty much tire him out for the day and he is quite content cuddling on the couch with us afterwards or hanging out in the kitchen or dining room with us as we cook dinner or do work. He would do great with an owner/family who is looking for a quiet and sweet companion but may not have enough time to take extensive walks/runs and play with a higher-energy dog.

To adopt Jenny or other pets from Rural Dog Rescue, see the Petfinder adoption siteor visit Rural Dog Rescue’s website.

Want your pet to be considered for Hill Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least three horizontal photos of your pet. Each week’s winner receives a gift bag of dog or cat treats from Metro Mutts, along with 100 Metro Mutts Reward Points.

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