Yorkie mix Barkley – adopted!

Little Barkley found love.

It’s an odd thing, how there really does seem to be a person out there, the right person, for every dog.

A small part of me always wonders if I should just keep the dog I’m fostering.

Will anyone love this dog more than I do? Is there anyone who could give him a better home?

The answer always seems to be yes. And that’s when I know I’ve found the right match.

Since Barkley is just a little guy and only 2 years old, he had quite the lineup of interested adopters. In all honesty, that’s the only reason I fostered him. I knew he would get adopted quickly, even though he comes with his fair share of issues.

Regardless, Barkley has found his person to love him. I knew right away they would hit it off. Barkley was drawn to her when they met at an adoption event, and he danced around my living room when she came to pick him up. He seemed to know.

I received an email last week from Barkley’s new owner and she said she “wouldn’t trade him for the world!”

She also said:

He enjoys our long walks, and is patrolling the neighborhood from the front window quite diligently. He has even learned to gauge how much slide room he needs to allow when chasing toys on hardwood floors!

Congratulations, Barkley! To you, and everyone, Happy Valentine’s Day!

Barkley the Lhasa Apso Maltese Yorkie mix
Barkley the Maltese Lhasa Apso Yorkie mix sleeping in a chair

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  1. Christina on February 14, 2012

    Wonderful! I love that first picture — that’s how Tarski sleeps on us sometimes… 🙂

    • Lindsay Stordahl Author on February 14, 2012

      Tarski kind of looks like Barkley, doesn’t he?

    • Christina on February 15, 2012

      They’ve both got that scruffy bearded face like a terrier, but Barkley’s fur has that shiny, glossy Yorkie hair that Tarski just doesn’t have (our best guess is that he’s a Schnauzer/Min Pin mix — we don’t think he’s all terrier). Barkley’s like the “high-class” version of my dog!! 🙂

  2. Jen S on February 14, 2012

    Happy happy boy! He’s found his Valentine. 🙂

  3. Mel on February 14, 2012

    Aww, congrats Barkley!

    “Will anyone love this dog more than I do? Is there anyone who could give him a better home?”

    So true. I asked that question over and over again when Bogey was going through the adoption process, but when his new person said she was already looking into classes for him to help with bonding and socialization, I knew he was better off there, as she would have more time to dedicate to helping Bogey become the best Bogey he could be.

    So do you have another foster? You always seem to have so many dogs on Instagram and I can’t keep up. :]

    • Lindsay Stordahl Author on February 14, 2012

      No foster for awhile. Although I would like to get a foster cat in a few weeks. We will see!

  4. Leah on February 14, 2012

    Well now, that IS a Happy Valentine’s Day! 🙂 Congrats to Barkely!