Breed: French Bulldog
Adopted by: Steven Stell
Breed: French Bulldog
Adopted by: Steven Stell
It’s a beautiful day for a perfect adoption. Those of you who have been following Barkus and his surrender story, this is the update you have been waiting for. As some of you may know, Barkus is a very special dog with many quirks, being surrendered for not being able to cope with the toddlers in his home- leaving him pretty anxiety ridden.
Barkus is a pretty particular dog and has his people that he likes. One of our concerns was if and when he got an application, would he even like the person? Well here is when Steven Stell from Aubrey, TX, a current client at the ranch, comes in. Steve has another pretty quirky Frenchie named Calvin, who was a rescue from another organization. The past few times Calvin has boarded at the ranch, his dad had mentioned looking for a companion for Calvin to hopefully help with his separation anxiety and to build a relationship with.
Calvin came to board shortly after Barkus arrived at the ranch. Remembering that Steve was looking for 2nd frenchie, we decided to try the two out together in a more one on one way. We saw that they shared affection perfectly, were perfect gentleman when begging for a peanut butter sandwich, and even tried to play together. When dad came to pick up Calvin we informed him of the two and how they seemed to be a pretty good pair for each other.
A meet and greet was scheduled, holding our breaths that Barkus would like his prospective new dad. The meeting was magic. Barkus took to Steve like he had known him his whole life; excited to see him and giving kisses. Moments later wrestlemania broke out between Barkus and his new brother Calvin, something that’s not typical for both of them. It was like the stars had aligned, this was truly a match made in heaven.
Steve lives alone and has a dog walker who comes while he’s at work, and has no kids or very many visitors aside from the dog walker. He prefers to adopt the oddballs, the “headcases” and has plenty of experience with dogs with weird and many quirks.
After a lengthy home trial, we have officially gotten word that “he is home. He’s exactly what our house needed.” And thus Barkus has been officially adopted. He has been renamed Bart, after Bart Simpson, another character with quirks and a big personality, just like him. Steve has been informed of the Happy Tails page, and we hope to see Bart’s adventures with Calvin and Steve.
Have a fantastic and fulfilling life Bart, and we can’t wait to see you and your new brother for your next boarding stay!
We have been taking care of Barkus at the ranch since he was 2 years old. He is now 6 years old. His family are lovely people who love him dearly.
Now comes the but….
His family have two children now, they tried to work through his dislike of children with the first child and managed it carefully, then came a second child and now we are dealign with two toddlers, they have called in a behaviorist, they have tried various types of mediations, they approached us in December inquiring about surrendering him and we told them we would of course help, they changed their mind and kept on trying…
It isn’t going to work and they reached out again and said he truly hates the kids, he will growl, lunge and snap at their little unpredictable fingers and they knew they were just putting off the inevitable and they needed to make a decision before a baby gets hurt.
His mama sends this information about Barkus:
To understand Barkus is to know the goofiest, snuggliest, weirdest dog on earth. He loves Nylabones, squeaky toys, baths, snuggling and going out for walks. He will be your constant shadow, and best friend.
I ask all of you to be kind, don’t judge people for trying to do the right thing and these people have given it their all and I will protect them at every path in this topic..
This is Barkus this morning in the office, he loves Makala and Jennah, he does have some people he doesnt like, Wes is one of them, no reason he just doesn’t and that is what we call quirky, sometimes dogs like some people, and sometimes they don’t. It’s best not to judge the dog or the human but instead recognize the reality of the situation, I share this video so you can see the happy, goofy lovable Barkus and know that we are looking for a new home for him, but he can also have issues with some people and we have to find the right fit for him.
Obviously we will not choose a home with children, anything under the age of 16 we will say no to.
All other homes we will entertain, he is housebroken and would do just fine in a home with his mommy or daddy or both that work, he is typically a very quiet dog and tends to stay to himself at the ranch. If he loves you, then he loves you, it’s just that simple and any applicant that is an approved adopter we would ask for you to come and meet him and lets see if we think you are a match.
As I said, this is a very painful difficult time for his family so please if you don’t have anything kind and supportive to say, I ask that you don’t comment on the post.
Welcome to dog Ranch Rescue Barkus, we’ve got you, we will make this work for all you and your heartbroken family…
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