Bobby – Melbourne, FL


Owner’s Information

Owner’s Name:

Ashley Barnum

Contact Info:

[email protected]


Melbourne, FL

Posted on:

September 1, 2022

Pet’s Information

Pet’s Name: Bobby


Bobby is a love bug -- he loves to be with his people. When at home he LOVES to snuggle. He also loves car rides and going on outside adventures. He's good on a leash, with kids and people, and has done well with our other dogs. He's 8 years old, perfectly potty trained and is a lovely gentleman most of the time. He has been a doll to our young daughter -- patient and gentle -- and has never been aggressive toward any of the many guests we've had in our home.

We adopted him from a rescue 5 years ago. The rescue told us that was found living on the streets, and it's obvious he has experienced some trauma. He has severe separation anxiety and does NOT like to be alone. He wants to be with his people at ALL times. When he feels afraid he will chew or dig through just about anything to get to somebody. It's endearing in a way, but also very NOT. He has chewed through walls, doors, and fences. When we have tried crating him, he has harmed himself trying to get out of the crate.

He gets to have a new home with someone who can be very present with him, be active with him on walks or runs, and who can support him with his anxiety. My husband and I haven't been able to effectively support him, and it has gotten to the point where his anxiety is triggering mine and it's getting emotionally unhealthy for him and I to live together. I want him to have a good home and to be loved and cared for, and I'm resigning to the fact that I'm just not the best person to do it.

Breed: Shepherd Mix

Gender: Male

Date of Birth: September 1, 2014

Color/Markings: Brown

Weight: 20lbs.

Size: Medium

Re-Home Fee: $75

Reason for re-homing:

Bobby has severe separation anxiety and is afraid of loud noises (thunder, fireworks, backfires, etc.). He has been destructive to our home and yard and gets to have a home with somebody who can manage his anxiety.

Spayed or Neutered: Yes

Microchipped: Yes

Current on Vaccines: Yes

House-trained: Yes

Crate-trained: No

Litterbox-trained: No

Pet Friendly: Yes

Child Friendly: Yes

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