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A four-legged piece of the Harry Potter legacy is up for adoption! If you've got a loving home and kibble to spare, Padfoot, the dog who once saved Harry Potter's life, can be yours.

Harry Potter dog -- Padfoot

A Harry Potter dog is up for adoption! Once hailed as a hero for his role in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the acting pooch known as Padfoot is now homeless.

The German Shepherd that played Sirius Black's animal form (off-screen name is Shadowberry) can no longer be cared for by his owner, Paul Thompson. Citing a lack of time at home to be with Padfoot, the stuntman has put the dog up for adoption in Britain.

"I found myself spending a lot of time away from home," Thompson told The Sunday Express. "The dogs needed more attention then I could give. It was a difficult decision to make but one I had to accept was best for the dogs."

Along with a photo of the four-legged star (seen here), an essay 'written' by the Harry Potter dog on a German Shepherd Rescue web site reads:

My real name is Berry, Shadowberry, and I am now 10 human years old. Many dog years ago I played the part of Padfoot in a big film that was watched by many people all around the world (or so my Dad told me). I haven't seen it personally but apparently I looked pretty mean in it sometimes.

I am a German Shepherd and my Dad got me as a puppy. He did lots of exciting things like being a stunt man and animal training for films. That's probably how I got my part. I love people and my best friend is Porridge who is 13 human years and who I live with. Porridge has also been in some films. Both of us are a bit wobbly in our older years but we still love life.

Think Berry the Harry Potter dog will have any trouble finding a home full of fans?


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Comments on "Harry Potter dog in search of new home"

Dan B September 27, 2011 | 1:55 PM

@ S.Fort - Do us a favor and get off your soapbox. It was more along the lines of saving a beautiful dog that is older and most likely to be considered unadoptable along with the fact that I already have a mellow Black Lab who turned 10 this year and would be a great match for this dog. I never thought of publicity and I'm pretty sure that wasn't the aim of the other people interested so far either. And apparently, it looks like there are all of 3 people "rushing to save him" after the story was up all day today, so keep the negativity to yourself and let the people who are interested in saving this dog try to find out if it's possible. Thanks!! @ Sara - Thanks for pointing out the link. Much appreciated.

mavis September 27, 2011 | 1:54 PM

Sad that this owner would abandoned a 10 year and 13 year old dog. I hope they both find a good home together.

S.Fort September 27, 2011 | 9:29 AM

If everyone is so interested in adopting why don't you just head down to your local shelter or animal control and adopt. Just because the dog was in a movie everyone wants him so they can say " Yeah I own the dog from the Harry Potter movie. If this dog wasn't in a movie I doubt anyone would be rushing to save him. Go save a life because you want to not because you crave publicity. Believe me there are plenty of Sheperd rescue groups too looking to place dogs.

Sara McGinnis September 27, 2011 | 8:41 AM

You'll need to click the link to the German Shepherd Rescue web site contained in the article. They are the group able to provide adoption information for Padfoot.

Dan B September 27, 2011 | 8:13 AM

Yeah...why no details on HOW to save this guy and his buddy from the fate we all know is in store for them?? I live in Damascus Maryland and would also adopt Berry if possible. Please give more details. Thank you. -DB

Jill Harrison September 27, 2011 | 2:11 AM

What is the point of writing about this, if you are not going to supply details of how you can help this beautiful animal? Instead of just reporting news why not help to make a difference and give us details of how we can apply to adopt him.

Malcolm Hubbard September 26, 2011 | 7:36 PM

I would like to adopt.I live in Brooklyn, New York.What do I have to do?

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