Oh Noes! ‘Harry Potter’s’ Padfoot Needs a Home!
Berry, the dog who played Padfoot in the Harry Potter movies, is up for adoption. Will you help him find a home?
Meet Berry. Berry is a big, friendly German Shepherd. He also played Padfoot—Gary Oldman’s Sirius Black in his animagus form—in the Harry Potter movies A British stuntman by the name of Paul Thompson acquired Berry as a puppy, but after many years of happy companionship, Thompson came to the sad conclusion that he could no longer take care of Berry. Oh no! Padfoot is up for adoption, and he needs a home!
Berry as Padfoot
About the decision to put Berry up for adoption, Thompson told the Daily Mail, “I found myself spending a lot of time away from home. 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.”
Wait—dogs? That’s right: Berry has a buddy, a white dog named Porridge. Berry’s adorable “personal essay” on his adoption page tells us a little more about himself and Porridge: “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.”
Berry and Porridge
If you’re in the UK, Berry and Porridge are currently looking for a home through German Shepherd Dog Rescue, an organization dedicated to the rescue, short-term fostering and long-term re-homing of German Shepherds. You can get in touch with them here. Will you help them and their other German Shepherd friends find a home?
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor. If she still lived in the UK, she would totally adopt Berry.