Buddy was surrendered by his owners when they unable to find enough time to look after him. Being a young puppy he needed plenty of exercise, help with his obedience, and some socialization skills, not to mention much more on top of all that.
Buddy was brought to the BC SPCA Abbotsford Branch to help him find an appropriate home who would be able to dedicate plenty of time to helping him become a fantastic companion. He went to a local veterinarian to be neutered and tattooed before being made available for adoption.
With his bubbly personality and love for all humans and dogs everyone was sure it would not take Buddy long to find his new family. Just days after being neutered Buddy found just that, his new forever family adopted him and have let us know what they have been up to.
We adopted Barney (originally “Buddy”) from the Abbotsford Branch on April 28, 2011. One year later, and we barely remember life without Barney.
In July of 2010 we lost our lovely English Setter, Spice, to cancer and swore we would never open ourselves to that kind of sorrow again. That vow lasted all of 8 months, and while torturing myself by scrolling through all the adoptable dogs on the SPCA site, I saw Barney’s lovely little face.
I forwarded the write-up to my husband’s office, telling him I was “in love” and indeed, the next day when we brought Barney home, we both were. This golden-doodle has personality, energy and shedding hair to spare!
He keeps his old mom and dad busy with visits to the dog parks, including a very nice dog beach we have in our town. Fetching a ball or stick can keep him entertained for hours, but combine this with a swim, and our boy is in heaven!
We have such gratitude to the former owners of Barney for realizing that they could no longer care for him, and loving him enough to give him up for adoption. I think he was meant to be ours!
Terry and Elaine
We’re happy that Barney has been getting the exercise that he needs and loves his new life. Thank you Terry and Elaine for not only your compassionate words, but for making adoption your first option.
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