Rainey

Rainey

If you met me when I first came to BARKS I would have run away in fear. Now, I know that everyone loves me! I may be little in stature, but I have a big heart and I’m darn cute too! Though I would love to find a home, I am ready to be your Buddy and show off my colorful little self!

Rudy

Rudy

Rudy deserves some respect. We estimate his age to be approaching 20 years! But has he had a cushy life in his golden years? No, not at all. He was recently rescued near the county college and is thought to have lived entirely outside for the last 3 years. Brrrr. Sure he might appear a little rough around the edges... but in temperament he is a real sweetheart.

Tanya

Tanya

Tanya used to be here with her brother Vinnie. He was the more outgoing of the pair and would give his sister the attention she didn't seek from humans. She's been kind of lonely ever since he got adopted. She's a smart shy girl though, and she's learned to come out of her shell enough to garner some nice strokes on the cheek now and then. When you say 'Hi Tanya', she says hello back by meowing almost inaudibly and rubbing against the crate. She tilts her head and smiles somewhat sadly, like a character in a Tim Burton cartoon. Tanya is a girl who can get by on just a little, she is tidy and low maintenance. Oh these gems that are overlooked. While she waits for an adopter who can recognize the beauty in her subtlety, please consider making gentle Tanya your friend.

Pete

Pete

Pete has an extraordinary story. He was that clichéd cat of books and movies... stuck in the upper branches of a slender tree (probably chased there by a coyote or fox). He was there for 3 days and nights, meowling away, scared out of his wits. BARKS was called in by kind neighbors and the rest is a happy ending, thanks to his namesake, Pete the tree guy. Well, not quite a happy ending. Poor Pete is still at the pound, despite the fact that he has gone from semi-feral to warm and cuddly. He's pining for a buddy, hoping he won't be left high and dry.

Sparky

sparky

Hmmph. I wish I felt more like my name. Frankly I'm starting to feel a little depressed. It goes away for a while every time someone stops in to see me - I can't help myself - I get so happy and hopeful. But they leave me here every time. And every time, I let out a big sigh and trudge back to my bed. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Why do they leave? I'm happy to be with people, I wag my tail, I pay attention, I'm polite, I'm petite, I love getting a treat... I don't step on feet. Do you have any ideas? I'm all ears. There was a time, not so long ago, when I had someone special to coo at me, rub my belly and cradle my head in their hands. I was somebody's best friend. There must be a way to get back to that place. Please. Tell me how.

Jewel

Jewel

Jewel was rescued as a kitten near a major highway. She was alone and hungry. She's grown into a beautiful torby (mix of tabby and tortoiseshell) and the distinctive mark on top of her head is what inspired her name. No one can understand why this beautiful kitty has not yet found a home. Won't you be her pal until she does?

Speckles

Speckles

Speckles is a gorgeous Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix with amazing Catahoula Leopard Dog coloring. Of course, those are all guesses - but for sure, she's a lovely blue merle-colored fluffy dog. She was picked up as a stray and she is very scared and anxious. She keeps a wary eye on anyone that comes close. Relaxes just a bit for a treat though - so hopefully she will adjust and find herself a nice home eventually. In the meantime, this spotty girl needs a steady friend.

Summer

Summer

It's all like some weird, horrible dream. There I was with my family, in our house, and the days went in and out and I was fed and exercised and loved and happy. I guess I didn't know how good I had it. The next thing I knew, everyone was gone and the house was empty. I was still there but my family was all gone. Gosh I was so lonely. A kind person found me and brought me to the shelter and now people walk me, pet me, feed me, give me treats. But I've known a real home and boy would I love to have one again.... with people in it... ones that stick around. Please be my buddy and keep me company while I wait.

Abby

Abby

Abby is a beautiful long and limber hound-doggy. Her face lights up in anticipation as you walk towards her and that tail starts going fwap fwap fwap. She should be someone's best pal right now, playing fetch and walking alongside them on scenic hikes, but instead she's at the pound. It makes a person feel like things aren't right with the world. No doubt Abby would agree. Please help make things right with Abby's world and be her friend.