Baron von Willie will soon have home, Potsdam Animal Shelter staff says
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 11:19 am

POTSDAM –Baron von Willie will be getting a new home soon.

Staff at the Potsdam Animal Shelter say they had lots of responses to a plea for people to adopt Baron von Willie, a nearly three-year-old dog who has been at the shelter for well over a year.

Shelter staff said they were narrowing down the choices from several offers they have received.

“We need to bring the public's attention to him because he is a great dog -- playful and wonderful with people of all ages,” said Bonnie Boyd of the Potsdam Humane Society.

Baron von Willie was brought to the shelter in a litter of pups, and has since then been adopted twice, but was returned both times after the adult humans in both cases divorced. No one is blaming him for the human separations.

The staff say he is doing fine, but he has been at the shelter for 628 days, and they think he is more than ready for a loving home.

So they will decide soon on who will be giving him a new home.

An article on our web site,, has generated a lot of interest in Baron’s case, for which animal shelter director Alysia Maynard says she is grateful.

“The response has been great. We’ll be making a decision soon,” Maynard said.

The adoption fee has already been paid, so he’s ready to go, Boyd says.

The staff think he would probably do better with a family that did not have cats. He responds to standard commands like “sit” and “stay” and “roll over.”

Baron and others ready for adoption can be visited on line at, or better yet, in person at 17 Madrid Ave. Phone 265-3199.