Barney’s was founded by Danielle and Mathiu Baud in 2007. The name “Barney’s” came from a favourite dog of theirs. After a short while of rescuing dogs, Danielle and Mathiu left Spain and asked me to take over running Barney’s which I agreed to do and in due course we were able to get Barney’s registered as a charity in the Alicante area.
All money raised by Barney’s goes to directly helping abandoned dogs, the only expenses deducted from money raised, other than vets bills and food, are those needed to care for and home our dogs, i.e. petrol, cleaning, stationery and telephone.
It is important to us to do the very best we can to find secure and loving homes for all dogs and puppies who come into our care.
The vast majority of dogs are kept at our house and bearing in mind that Barney’s re-homes in average almost 200 dogs annually it is easy to see just what a commitment it is.
The aim of Barney’s Dog Rescue is to ensure the well being of all dogs lost or abandoned within a reasonable area of Cañada Del Trigo. We intend to work with all members of the community, including the Guardia and the Ayuntamiento to achieve this goal.
Barney’s will ensure all dogs brought into our care will receive the appropriate veterinary attention. We intend to re-home all dogs in loving and secure homes and where this is not immediately possible, to give loving foster care until a home can be found.
We will endeavour to give all rescued dogs a new start in life ensuring they are placed in homes that are suitable for their needs.
All new owners will be expected to complete our adoption form and to adhere to the dog care guidelines.
The help of some dedicated fosterers has been invaluable and new fosterers are constantly being sought. Barney’s pays all vet bills and food bills for dogs that are fostered out. The fosterer supplies the love and care and while it is an emotionally difficult job, it is so satisfying as well giving abandoned dogs and puppies the chance of a new loving family.
Raising money is difficult, but we have collection tins out, do a sponsored walk every year and our own calendar together with numerous fund raising events. Look out for information in our event calendar.
We can always need volunteers to help with walking the dogs, help in the shop or with other little tasks. We are also always looking for people to do car boots, auctions and table tops for us as we are so tied up with caring for and homing, we don’t often have the time to do these.
If you feel you could help, then please contact us now. We appreciate all the help we can get whether it is adopting a dog, donations, fostering, or help with fundraising. Our donate & contribute page will provide further details.
Thank you so much for your support!