Last Updated on March 16, 2023 by Pets Feed
During the adoption act, Barney was full of anticipation that it would be his day. This adorable shelter dog had spent several months at the Darlington County Humane Society in South Carolina, USA, and hadn’t received much attention from adopters, but he still had hope.
As he watched other dogs find their families, Barney smiled and wagged his tail, hoping to find a home too. But unfortunately, although he was friendly to passers-by for the duration of the event, no one chose him when it was time for everyone to leave.
The shelter team was saddened when the friendly dog was not chosen to be part of a family. In an attempt to cheer him up, they showered him with hugs and affection.
A friendly dog smiles at people at an adoption event, but no one notices
Although Barney was hurt by how the entire day of the event turned out, he still possesses tremendous affection for those around him and a burning desire to be appreciated in return.
Wendy Ransome, the shelter’s foster care coordinator, told The Dodo:
“He likes to play with other dogs, sure, but Barney likes spending time with one person more. Barney is a happy, friendly, loving boy.”
Wendy realizes that Barney’s size may turn off many potential adopters, but she also knows that the ideal owner won’t let his size deter him from giving him a loving home.
The rescuer adds:
“Barney is a big, friendly jester. When I get to the shelter and look at his kennel, I know he’ll be out front, waiting. Barney is a big, strong guy, and not the one most are going to choose. We understand and we know there is someone who will see what we see.”
In a recent Facebook post, the shelter praised Barney’s endless adoration. His love has no limits!
“He needs attention. When you visit his kennel, he will moan and beg you to take him out. He will hug the door as hard as he can so you can reach out and love every part of him possible. If you you sit with him, he will be delighted. If you take him to play, he is in heaven.”
Barney adores children and longs for a loving home without cats. Right now, he is at the shelter, where the friendly staff members still show him love and affection.
Barney patiently waits for someone special to welcome him: it’s only a matter of time before his story has a happy ending.
If you are interested in providing a family for this affectionate dog, you can visit his adoption page for more information.
Images: Facebook / Darlington County Humane Society
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