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German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (medium coat)  : :  Male  : :  Senior  : :  Large

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About Barnes 2153

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: 250.00
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: 2153
  • General Color: Black with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
  • Ear Type: Erect
  • Tail Type: Long
  • Current Size: 74 Pounds
  • Current Age: 11 Years 3 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: Winston-Salem NC 27107
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Fence Required: Yes
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Low

Barnes is a sweet, older guy who LOVES 'his' human and just craves attention after being passed by week over week from the shelter we rescued him from. He was on death row and looked over simply because of his grey hairs and overcrowded shelters. We were able to give him a freedom ride back in August and he's still looking for a forever home to call his own! He has the most soulful eyes and he loves you back. He is crate trained and loves car rides. 

Like many shepherds, he'll need reinforcement of his training. Barnes tolerates most big dogs but he does like his space and subsequently doesn't like them in his face. He has a very high prey drive so a home WITHOUT small dogs or cats is a must. He does not get along with other female dogs. Barnes is possessive of his human and should be adopted by a family who is familiar with resource guarding. Ideally, he would be the only dog in the home. He's mouthy and he'll let you know if there's someone outside or he needs something, including overnight, so a patient family willing to work on his talking is needed.

He would be best with kids older than 10 years old due to his size and that he thinks he's a hockey player and likes to push you with his body. We are working on putting more weight on him as he arrived too skinny for his frame and our liking.

Barnes's ideal family will be patient and loving; he's been through so much already and deserves to know love and security. He would best the only dog in his home, and his ideal day would be spending time outside with the sun on his face, alongside his forever family. Could this be you?


Barnes was rescued from a kill shelter in Texas.  He arrived to his North Carolina foster on August 21st.

More about Barnes 2153

Not Good with Cats, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Good with Adults, Very vocal, Does Good in the Car, Requires a yard, Cratetrained, Affectionate, Not good with small dogs


If you are an approved adopter and are interested in this dog, please let your case worker know. If you are not yet an approved adopter but are interested, please complete an adoption application!

If you are viewing this animal on Petfinder, please see our organization’s Petfinder home page, linked below (on mobile) or to the right (on desktop), to read about our adoption process and to start your journey!

Donations can be made at shenandoahrescue.org/donate or on PayPal to info@shenandoahrescue.org

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Currently we do not know if Barnes 2153 will be able to attend the event, Santa Pics & Adoption Event - Frederick, MD on Saturday, December 17th, 2022.
Currently we do not know if Barnes 2153 will be able to attend the event, Super Pet Expo - Chantilly, VA on Friday, March 17th, 2023.
Currently we do not know if Barnes 2153 will be able to attend the event, Bingo to Benefit SSR on Monday, June 19th, 2023.