Meet An Adoptable Dog


About Me

Name: Barnie Nov 22
Sex: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Lhasa Apso / Poodle (Miniature) / Mixed (medium coat)
Weight: 16 lbs est
Height: 12 in at the shoulder
Estimated Birthdate: 11/18/2018
Fence Needed: No
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$200

My Story

Date into Rescue: 8/18/2022

Reason for being in rescue: Barnie was found as a stray and landed at a SC shelter.  Carolina Poodle Rescue pulled him from the shelter.

Special Needs: Barnie is a touch me not dog. He likes to be around humans but he doesn’t want you to put your hands on him. He wants to do life himself and on his own terms

What kind of home would be best for me: Barnie is looking for his Fortress of Barnitude. He loves being with his people. His ideal would be someone who works from home but he gets along great with other dogs and cats, so he would be happy sharing his home with other animals. Because Barnie has a “snapped at humans” history, Barnie bubble will only go to an adult only home. He would do great for tiny house/apartment living, but be aware he does like to “sing the blues” when he gets lonely.

What is my personality like: Barnie believes in personal space. If he can be by your side, that is where you will find him.  By you.  Not on top of you.  As many lapdogs as there are around here, it’s rather comforting to have one who doesn’t insist on being touched all the time.

He enjoys spending his days running through the grass or hanging on the porch.  Rainy days find him hanging on the couch.  

We do not think Barnie will shed much but are not saying he is hypoallergenic.  The shelter thought he was a terrier mix but I see a lot of lhasa apso in his quirky and fun personality but who knows - I would love to see a DNA test.  He was matted to the skin and had to be shaved when he first arrived. His hair now is growing.  He doesn’t grow exceptionally fast.

How do I act when I first meet new people: Barnie is always ready to suit up and meet new people.

Tips and Tidbits: Barnie was found as a stray in upstate SC so his real birthdate is a mystery.  We're being conservative in aging him at about 4 years old.  We've given him a birthdate of 11/18/18.

Barnie has been returned once after adoption. He was with very sweet people who were indulgent dog owners. We quickly found out that is not what he needs. He’s been back since December and we’ve watched and waited for problems but they have not come. Our director now has Barnie in her home and so far, he’s doing great but she respects his space.  for instance, she doesn’t go to Barnie and pick him up. He doesn’t like that.  But, if she sits down on the couch next to him and pats her lap, he’s happy to come get in it. He’s also happy to give kisses. She doesn’t push him.

Barnie need someone who isn't afraid to say no if he gets a little rambunctious and who will give him space.  That is hard to find but we’re hoping someone out there can do it.  Lhasa dogs are known to be independent.  Barnie fits the description.  Barnie would be great for someone who has a heart for Rescue, but has other dogs to love on, and will simply let Barnie be Barnie, his unique touch me not self.  We want to give him one more chance in the home lottery. And if he doesn’t find a home, he will shortly be joining our SOS Bad boys club.  Dogs like this beautiful boy are often deemed on adoptable and aggressive when in fact, they simply want their own lifestyle. 

House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained.  A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.

Potential Adopters

Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.

Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.

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