Barnes reminds us to be brave in the face of uncertainty and that the past isn’t the future. The Brandywine Valley SPCA pulled Barnes from the Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia and a past that didn’t seem to offer him much joy.

Despite that past, this smart boy has embraced his new opportunities to learn so much. He quickly mastered all of the basic commands through clicker training.

He arrived fearful of dogs, and now he enjoys trips to the local park and Saturday morning pack walks. Most recently, Barnes joined his first dog playgroups.

Life is pretty good for Barnes at the shelter, but it’s time for someone to give him what he can’t get here — the love of a forever family. He just asks for a home without cats and with older kids. Stop by to meet this awesome tiger dog for yourself!

Contact Brandywine Valley SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, at (484) 302-0865 or

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