Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tuesday Tales, Black Bart needs help.

This is Black Bart.  I'm taking this from a post by Big Fluffy Dog Rescue 
He sounds like a guy who could really use a break!

Here is what they say.

Fans, this is Black Bart. We had nothing to do with his name, but we approve of the pirate sound of it. We have this big, sweet black lab because his owner died and he ended up in a local shelter as his owner had no family. Obviously, we can't leave an older, black dog to die at the shelter, so since he is a 66% dog (big and dog, just not fluffy), he came to us.

Black Bart is frankly bewildered and I don't think he understands why he has no family now. One day, Mom was there and the next she wasn't and he hasn't quite reconciled himself to the loss. He has been sad but I think once he gets to a home, he will be fine. I can say a judicious application of treats may speed up the process. He is 7 years old, 86 pounds, and he is great with people and with other dogs and his cat testing is pending. He is housebroken, he rides well in a car and he is good on a leash. Seriously people, this is a nice dog.

Black Bart has elbow dysplasia which is not repairable, and he is kind of slow and plodding, but since I am slow and plodding, this does not disturb me. If your plans for this dog include trekking the pan-Pacific trail, it's best if you pass on this boy. If your idea of a serious trek is to walk to the end of the driveway for the mail, now we're talking. He is on your garden variety arthritis meds but that's the sum total of his medical needs at this time. What he needs is petting and love. And snacks. He wanted to be sure you all knew about the snacks.

Black Bart is adoptable or fosterable from TN to CT and places nearby and in between, including the KY/OH/PA/WV area. Interested would-be adopters or fosters should fill out an application atwww.bigfluffydogs.com (click on Online Application to adopt and Fostering FAQs to foster) and then email erinbfdr@gmail.com

Good luck!  Hope you find a good home sweet boy!

I'm joining the Tuesday Tails Blog Hop hosted by Dogs N Pawz and Talking Dogs.


  1. Aw hope he finds his forever home soon!!! #adoptdontshop

  2. I am sending good thoughts to Black Bart to find his forever family. Adoption is the absolute best. Thank you for brining these stories to us.

  3. Aw he is such a beauty! Sharing!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  4. poor guy. i have shared this post. hopefully he can find a new home.
    wags, bailey unleashed

    1. Thank you! Poor guy should have a great home.

  5. Poor Black Bart! What a say story. Shared and hope he finds new loving peeps soon.