A German Shepherd who starred alongside Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson in the Harry Potter movies has been put up for adoption.
Berry, who is jet black and 10 years old, starred as animagus Sirius Black’s four legged, fanged alter ego Padfoot in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Given his celebrated acting career, Berry should be enjoying his retirement, but his owner has given him to the German Sherpherd Rescue. Paul Thompson gave up Berry and his pal Porridge, another German shepherd, as he could no longer afford to keep them.
The unwanted pooches were placed in a foster home, but now staff at the German Shepherd Rescue are seeking a permanent home for the pair. Berry’s biography has been published on the organisation’s website, and reads:
“My Dad contacted German Shepherd Dog Rescue because he realized he didn’t have the time to look after us properly anymore.”
“His work takes him away from home an awful lot and whilst his friends and family tried to help look after us, we weren’t getting the walks or brushes we were used to.”
Jane O’Brien, who is dealing with the flood of offers that have come in for the pair, describes them as “classy”, impeccably behaved and not noisy in the slightest.
So far, it is estimated that at least a hundred offers have been made, with many of them coming from the United States. However, given the ages of the dogs and the fact that they both suffer from a condition called chronic degenerative radiculomyelopathy, which restricts their mobility, it’s unlikely that they will find themselves re-housed across the pond.
Anyone wishing to make an offer of a new home needs to bear in mind that the pair aren’t allowed to live with kids under 7 years of age, live in a flat or apartment and can’t be left on their own for more than four hours at a time.