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Barksdale has now been adopted.


Name: Barksdale (also responds to Barks and Barker)

Age: 4 

Breed: Staffy/Collie cross

Hobbies: Playing fetch or hunting for hidden treats

Likes: Being warm

Dislikes: Nothing really, I’m a happy guy!


Hi my name is Barksdale and I’m looking for a new home.


Through no fault of my own, I’ve came back into the Charity after my current owner can no longer give me the attention I deserve.


I was one of the fifteen  puppies dumped by Erewash canal in Sandiacre and rescued by Animal Accident Rescue Unit  in 2013. Now I really need someone who can give me a calm environment and consistent leadership.


I’m friendly, very energetic and am looking for someone who is willing to continue my training and understands my breed.  I take instruction well and love to learn. I don’t guard my toys or food and know a lot of good basic commands.


My recall isn’t bad but could be improved, so until then it is probably best I am lead walked. I regularly go to dog parks and interact with other dogs, but due to my training needs, will be best as a single dog. 


I have lived happily with cats before, but if I see them outside I  will chase them.  When I’ve caught up with them I have left them alone but it is a consideration for anyone with a cat.


Currently I live with a toddler but ideally should go to a home with older, sensible children, because I do jump up a bit.  


At the end of the day I like to happily curl up on my bed which is preferably near a radiator!


I’m sure you are already smitten but in case you need a little bit more information, here’s why I’m your perfect match:


My Good Bits:

•    I am fully vaccinated, microchipped and neutered.

•    I’m not  hairy, I don’t smell, I don’t chew things and don’t bark much.

•    Great in the car  and in the house on my own.

•    I don’t beg for food or slobber.

•    A good companion dog and have never shown aggression.

•    Very well house trained (I have never had an  accident)

•    Often complimented on my nice fur!


Bits we could work on:

•    I do get excited quickly and sometimes struggle to calm down.

•     I enjoy jumping up to greet people and sometimes a bit too friendly.

•    Sometimes on walks I  get a bit overwhelmed and run about.


If you are interested in Barksdale, please contact our Dog Adoption Officer by email at: You will receive a response as soon as possible.


The Charity is run entirely by volunteers and is always in urgent need of additional fosterers to foster the dogs that Animal Accident Rescue Unit rescues (particularly for male and large dogs). The Charity has no central base, office. Animals are fostered in individual volunteers’ homes as pets, in and around the Nottingham area.


All potential adoptions will require a successful homecheck