San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter volunteer Ellen Perryess highlights a happy toy poodle, Barney, who is looking for a forever home:
Poodles come in three sizes — standard, toy and miniature. Being neither the biggest nor the smallest, Barney the toy poodle appears to be caught in the middle, and is being overlooked at the San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter.
Barney is a delightful little dog whose happy and affectionate disposition makes him a joy to be around.
He’s a social boy who’s always pleased to meet new people; he loves any opportunity where he can make new friends. The same is true with canines; Barney has yet to meet a dog he didn’t like.
Regardless of size, many people appreciate the fabulous curly coat of a poodle. They enjoy petting the sheeplike coat and appreciate the regular grooming poodles need to look and feel great. An added plus: Many people find poodle fur to be hypoallergenic (unlikely to cause an allergic reaction).
Barney’s neither too young nor too old. He’s reached toy poodle middleage and enjoys many of the same things middleaged humans do — spending time with friends, going for walks and enjoying the doggie equivalent of good food. His happy nature has resulted in good health and a positive attitude that he loves to share.
Being the guy in the middle, Barney’s waiting for someone to finally stop by his kennel and realize: He’s not too big, he’s not too small, Barney is just right.
For more information about Barney, ID No. 206867, call the volunteer line at the San Luis Obispo County animal shelter at 781-4413 or visit http://www.sloanimalservices.com.
The Animal Services shelter is at 885 Oklahoma Ave., off Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo.
To see more shelter animals available for adoption, visit http://www.sloanimalservices.com.
The adoption fee is $80 for cats and $105 for dogs, plus a $25 county license fee for dogs if the adopters are San Luis Obispo County residents. The adoption fee includes spay or neuter, basic vaccinations, microchip, eligibility for a free veterinarian check, new collar and ID tag, and carrier for cats.