Here's Your Chance to Adopt a Harry Potter Star

HarryPotterBerry300.jpgHave you been on the lookout for a living, breathing Harry Potter cast member to call your own? If so, you're in luck because an adorable actor who appeared onscreen in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is looking for a new home. Hint: It's not Daniel Radcliffe.

It's Berry, the 10-year-old German Shepherd who played Padfoot, the animal incarnation of Gary Oldman's character Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Berry's owner, a stuntman named Paul Thompson, is asking that whoever adopts Berry also adopt Berry's "best mate" Porridge, a German Shepherd Labrador who has had a few roles in television. Thompson claims that he travels too much to give Berry and Porridge the attention they deserve.

Both animals are listed on the German Shepherd Dog Rescue website along with first-canine narratives:

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.

To read the rest of Berry's heartbreaking testimonial and to inquire about adoption, click here.



  • chuck says:

    I was worried it was Dobby.

  • Robin says:

    Hubby and I have three dogs we've rescued. We are both seniors, disabled, and live on one very small disability check. It's sad when dog owners don't take care of their pets until their natural death. When you adopt or buy a dog, it should be for the entire time the dog is alive. "I'm too busy" is NOT an excuse to get rid of a pet.

  • Aiko says:

    He's precious.
    But This makes me feel slightly uncomfortable
    how could you just give away your best friends like that. Really.

  • Robin says:

    I agree, it's creepy. What did the owner do with all the money this gorgeous dog earned? So he gets a few thousand and then dumps the dog...very sad. If no one adopts him, I'll find some money to feed him and take him to the vet, I always find the money somehow. And I don't make my dogs perform for their food.

  • Andrey Min'kov says:

    The dog is the best friend of the person.

  • bib fortuna says:

    Damn... I hoped it was Ron. 🙁

  • w. easton says:

    if it's true, then Paul Thompson is ridiculous. he could have sold those dogs together for thousands to some happy harry potter fans who would have paid a good price and given them a great home!