Barley is a tricolour male, born on 29th November 2016. Barley is looking for a new home as his family cannot give him the attention he needs. He is vaccinated, neutered and microchipped.
Barley has a history of epilepsy, and is currently taking daily medication to stop the seizures which can be associated with this. If Barley requires medical assistance in the future, Beagle Welfare may be able to help with the cost of this.
Due to Barleys medication, he is more food obsessed than a normal beagle, so his new owner need to be patient and willing to put the time and effort and measures in place in the home, to prevent him being a nuisance at meal times and when preparing food.
Barley is happy to go for a walk, and wears a Halti. While this doesn’t stop him pulling on the lead, it has been the best way to keep pulling levels under control. Barley can be let off lead, as long as you have tasty treats to lure him back with. He is happy to travel in the car. Barley has never shown aggression to people or dogs, and is calm and collected around the dogs he meets on his walks.
At home, Barley is house trained and crate trained, but has not used a crate since he was a youngster. In the past, he has been used to being on his own for a few hours; however, any new owner should have knowledge of how to help Barley overcome his separation anxiety. Currently, he can only be left for a maximum of 20 minutes. He is not destructive, and has never tried to escape from his secure garden. If Barley steals an item, he will give it back.
Barley has never lived with cats, so his new home should be one without cats. He has lived with children, so children with dog owning experience could be considered as part of his new home. Ideally, everyone in Barley’s home should be knowledgeable about epilepsy in dogs, and how to manage a seizure, as witnessing a dog having an epileptic fit can be a scary experience for people who aren’t prepared for it. Barley is a very happy boy, who is happy to vocalise how excited he is to be part of the gang, so a home with tolerant neighbours would probably also be advantageous!