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A true detective: This smart and smiling APA! dog is all Barkley and no bite

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What a jokester. Photo by Angela Lozano for Austin Pets Alive!
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Barkley is a trained drug detection dog. Photo by Angela Lozano for Austin Pets Alive!
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Agile and smart, Barkley is the teacher's pet (ha!) in training class. Photo by Angela Lozano for Austin Pets Alive!
Barkley Austin Pets Alive
Barkley Austin Pets Alive
Barkley Austin Pets Alive

That face! Those ears! That smile for miles! Barkley — ahem — Detective Barkley (he's a trained drug detection dog) is a 2-year-old, highly intelligent Plott Hound Mix looking for an active person to give him his forever home.

Barkley thrives on challenge and variety, so he's looking for someone who will take a special interest in helping this smarty pants fulfill his destiny as an amazing dog.

Name: Barkley

Sex: Male

Breed: Plott Hound Mix

Adult size: Medium

Age: 2 years

Sign: Aries

Spayed/neutered: Yes

Adoption donation: $75

Location: On site

How APA! describes Barkley: Smart, skilled and "an accomplished comedian."

What APA! says about Barkley:

Barkley is a beautiful, super smart bundle of energy who is ready to leave the boring ol' shelter and get on with his new life as someone's best pal.

This funny, playful boy is actually a former detective. Trained as a drug detection dog, he was one of the smartest in his class, although not always focused on his work. He loves behavior class at APA!, but is sometimes bored with the easy stuff. Barkley walks well on his leash, seems house-trained and knows sit, down and other basic commands.

An excitable boy, Barkley loves playing with all toys, chasing balls (but not always giving them up). He gets along well with other dogs, and he's eager to be with his human friends — especially those who rub his tummy. He remembers everyone who's ever given him attention and is always grateful and happy to see them again.

Why APA! says Barkley deserves your love:

Barkley is an accomplished comedian, sharing jokes and clowning around with his human companions. He's happy to sit and watch the world for a while — until its time to start a new adventure.

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For more information, including where to find Barkley, visit APA!

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