Meet Big Barney, the hopeful homeless hound in Hardinsville, KY:)

March 28th, 2012 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Homeless Hound Lovers….All signs are pointing towards Big Barney being just fine.

Yesterday I was contacted by my friend and fellow basset hound rescuer, Helena.  LOVE HER!

She told me about Barney and wanted me to check him out.


Check him out I did.  I called the shelter as soon as it opened and talked to Tommy the Animal Control Officer.  What a wonderful man.  We had such a nice chat.  He said that he would not let anything bad happen to Big Barney and was in fact networking him, himself!

Tommy picks dogs to showcase to the little local paper and had Big Barney on the list to be featured.  The newspaper lady was coming today.

Tommy also told me that if Big Barney does not find his owner he has a woman who was interested in pulling him.  If that woman does not pull him, he has a rescue interested in himz.

Tommy also told me that normally he has no problem placing bassets….because, he said…..”Just look at their faces”.  That was so sweet.  I even welled up a bit.  What a nice man.

More loving Tommy and Big Barney later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

P.S. I asked Tommy if it was OK to check back on Tuesday and he said, “Barney would like that”.


  1. Audra, Colby Chaps & Abby
    March 28th, 2012 | 10:39 pm

    I’m lovin’ me some Barney!!! Keep us posted.

  2. Cat
    March 28th, 2012 | 11:07 pm

    Audra – Look at those paws! So big and his wrinkled ankles are very becoming! He is all boy howl ever and needs tending to in that regard/area! The group that helps dogs in this area also has a pawsome clinic that does stuff very reasonable. Gotta love backwoods KY! Big Barney Boy will make someone very proud!

  3. March 29th, 2012 | 8:16 am

    Awww sweet Barney boy. Thank you for checking in on him Cat. How precious 🙂

  4. Cindy, Jethro, Rugs, Oz and Harriet
    March 29th, 2012 | 8:28 am

    Love the droopy socks! What a beautiful boy. I always ask the same question, how in the world could you let such a sweet and gorgeous hound go? Sounds like he has lots of options and will be finding a home soon.

    By the way, the very pretty and sweet girl I picked up from the shelter last week already has an application! We knew she wouldn’t last long in rescue. I hope it all works out and she goes to her furever home real soon.

    As Cat would say, “More loving sweet rescued hounds later”.

  5. MaureenandSlinky
    March 29th, 2012 | 10:04 am

    Big Barney he quite a handsome fellow, but I don’t think his name suits him. He looks like a Rudolph to me.

    Glad to hear he is being taken care of.

  6. Judy, Bumper & Abby
    March 31st, 2012 | 9:36 am

    So glad to hear this. All hounds deserve a soft couch and lots of treats with a family that loves him.

  7. Brenda
    July 7th, 2012 | 10:43 pm

    Do you have an update on Barney?

  8. Cat
    July 7th, 2012 | 10:47 pm

    From what I heard, he got adopted.

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