Shelter Puppy Urges People Passing By To Play Games Through Kennel Bars

She needed someone to notice her

Stuck in a kennel at the Animal Care Center (ACC) in Brooklyn, New York, a dog named Barbie hoped someone might notice her.

The friendly pup was desperate for attention and quickly figured out how to get people to stop at her door. If she stretched her paws through the kennel bars, passersby would often pause and begin playing games with her.

dog looking through kennel bars

ACC volunteer Manisha Shah was immediately struck by Barbie’s outstretched paws and pleading face. She couldn’t help but give her some love.

“She is literally the most charming little pup,” Shah told The Dodo. “When we passed her kennel, we said hi and gave her treats, and she would flop around in her kennel looking for attention and hoping to be taken out. Finally, it was her turn, and she stuck her little paws out through the food slot. She is irresistible!”

Barbie’s new parents are obsessed with their new family member and have made an Instagram account dedicated to documenting their adventures together. It’s clear that, from now on, Barbie will be getting all the attention she deserves.

To help other dogs like Barbie, make a donation to Animal Care Centers of NYC.






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