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.

Patrick

Patrick

Patrick got lost. Patrick was found. But Patrick's family decided they didn't want to own a dog anymore. Now he's unfound and he's stuck at the pound. It's not his fault. He's a gentle giant. A sweet dog who has all but given up on getting any love or attention. It shows as a slump of his posture, a droop of his head when you walk away from his cage. He's only a year and a half old. Just a youngster and already he's had to deal with such rejection. Patrick deserves to feel the love of a consistently caring and accepting family. In the meantime, please be his friend.

Henry

henry

Meet Henry! He is an adorable little boxer mix pup, full of vim, vigor, exuberance and energy! He's got some funny little bowed legs - there was some concern that they might need surgery. But great news - his x-rays show he won't need it. Whew. That must be a load off for little Henry!

Davey

Davey

Hi, my name is Davey. My friends Caroline and Val saved me from a terrible fate! I somehow got into a very tall dumpster near the pound and couldn't get out! I cried and cried until someone heard me and it was just in the nick of time as there was going to be a load of stuff dumped on top of me! I can't remember if I jumped in myself or someone threw me away when they found out I was FIV positive. But FIV is no death sentence, I plan to have a healthy, happy, long life. Anyhow my friends rescued me and gave me a dinner fit for a king! I'm so grateful. I've had a rough time in the past - I have the scars to prove it -but I'm super-affectionate to anyone who gives me attention. Won't you give me a chance, I really need a home where I don't have to worry about catching a cold or sharing my humans!! I love to hug and oh, I talk too! Please be my Buddy.

Margo

Margo

Margo is one hundred and ten percent feline. She is a regal queen of the shelter jungle, and sometimes you almost expect to hear her roar. Like other royals, her majesty feels obligated to carry herself proudly and keep up her guard. But the truth is that Margo craves a behind-the-ear rub now and then, although it has to be on her terms. She's been waiting a long time for that special adopter to offer her a throne, or at least put her on a pedestal. In the meantime, she is graciously accepting felicitations from her minions.. er that is.. she would really love to have a Buddy. And haven't you always wished for friends in high places?

Buddy

Buddy

Buddy is a little worried. It's right there on his face for the world to see. He doesn't know why he's in the pound. A puggle like Buddy should be a happy doggie - he likes to be with people. He likes being a puggle! But for now he's just pacing and worrying. If only we could tell him that it's going to be ok, that a cutiepie like him is sure to find a home soon. If only we could tell him, it's ok, he has a friend. Oh wait. We can.

Buddy

Buddy

Hi there. My name is Buddy. I got my name in a very special way. A little girl gave it to me for her birthday. In fact, she donated her whole birthday to the animals of BARKS. So even though I'm still kind of scared about being here at the shelter, I know now that humans can be pretty darn nice, and I hope I'll have a family to call my own someday soon. Thank you Kelsey, for being my Buddy!

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.

Rajah

Rajah

Greetings! I am Rajah. Yes, you are correct! In fact I am a prince. Of course, I used to be a dumpster prince. Not exactly my first choice for a palace, you know. And the food there made me sick as a dog. Luckily I was found by BARKS. They restored me to health and I lead a much more dignified existence now. BARKS would love for me to find a forever home - but you see, I'm a timid prince. I need someone who would be patient and understanding with me... and not mind if I'm a little on the shy side. I know my family is out there somewhere and I hope to find them someday, even if they don't have a princely red velvet pillow with gold tassles for me to lie upon. Their love will be my pillow. Would you like to be my red velvet Buddy in the meantime?