Meet Barry! He is an affectionate six-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever with a beautiful cream-colored coat and dark brown eyes. Barry came to WCLRR when his owner moved and couldn’t take Barry with him. Barry had horrible infections in both ears when he came to WCLRR. He is on medication to clear up the condition.

Barry is a medium-energy pup with a beautiful personality that emerges once he feels comfortable with you. Barry enjoys early morning walks and is always very excited to go out and explore the neighborhood! He also loves to relax and enjoys sitting on the floor with his foster to get petted. He will play with toys occasionally and likes to chew on bones.

Barry is a very affectionate dog. He is always very excited to see his people when they get up in the morning or return from being out. Barry will bounce on his two front paws to get out of the crate to be with everyone! Barry comes out of the crate like a rocket because he is so happy to be with his people! He will follow his people around to be near them.

Barry lives with a senior female Labrador Retriever, and they get along well. His foster also has chickens in the backyard. Barry sniffs around the coop but doesn’t try to get to the birds.

Barry knows “sit” and “shake.” His foster is teaching him to wait at the front door and to sit before getting fed. His foster is also working with him on leash training as he does tend to pull on the leash. He is always very interested in meeting new dogs that he sees on his walks.

Barry is crate trained and sleeps quietly through the night in a crate in a separate room. He wakes when his foster sister gets up and enthusiastically greets his foster mom. Barry is very comfortable in his crate. His foster crates him for an hour or two in the morning after breakfast, and Barry will often go in and lie in it on his own during the day.


Barry is a quick learner and takes correction very well. When he first came to his foster home, he tried to explore the counters and get on the furniture. Barry stopped both behaviors after his foster told him “no.” Barry’s new family should still be careful to keep counters clear of food and dangerous items if he tries to get something when no one is looking. Once he knows the rules, he seems to follow them!

Barry’s ideal home would be with an active individual, couple, or family that will take him on walks or hikes and continue working with him on his leash skills. He would enjoy a fenced yard where he can play or relax and have another dog around for companionship. Barry is very affectionate and loves to be with his people. He would be happiest in a home where someone is around most of the time. Barry would do well in a house with older kids; he might knock down young children and toddlers in his enthusiasm.

Barry is neutered, is current on his vaccines, and is microchipped.

ATTENTION! FOSTERS NEEDED! WCLRR is in dire need of foster families. If we cannot get more volunteers to foster for WCLRR, we will have no choice but to stop taking in dogs! Please contact Go to our Volunteer page to fill out an application.