|So Handsome & Confident Looking|
Our volunteers transported Marley/Barley, visited him frequently at the kennel, groomed him, took him to classes, worried about him, loved him and did everything they could to get him ready for a new home. They said they had never seen a dog in such poor condition. He was not only starved for physical nutrition, but also for human affection. Because he had kennel cough, he had to be kept at the vet's facility in isolation for two weeks. He was covered with ticks and looked like he had never been groomed. It took a couple of weeks to get him feeling well enough to be groomed. Once he recovered from the kennel cough, we moved him to a boarding kennel where our volunteers continued to visit and work with him several times a week, while we looked for the right forever home. By the time we found one, Barley was well on his way to recovering his health - he had already gained several pounds, and learned a few tricks. His new family came fully equipped with a couple of teenaged boys to help Barley utilize the young, enthusiastic Airedale energy he was starting to exhibit.
Here are some photos of Barley in his new home:
|Home at Last!|