BERNARDO was saved with his 3 siblings from a high kill shelter in Texas, where dogs generally have just 3 days to be saved before they are killed for space. Bernardo is neutered, core vaccines, rabies, de-wormed and micro-chipped. He and his siblings did all test positive for heartworm disease, however, we had them all treated and they are now ready to start their new healthy lives with their new families. He has an estimated date of birth of 29 May 2015 and weighs around 35 pounds. Bernardo has been listed as an Miniature Pinscher mix, however, we are not able to say for sure what breed he is, it is up to you to look at his pictures and decide what you think he looks like.
Bernardo has been at the rescue in Sebec, Maine since August 2018, his sisters have found their forever families, but sweet Bernardo is left here hoping someone finds him soon.
He is great with other dogs, walks ok on a leash, rides great in the car, is wonderful with adults and children. We do not have cats at the rescue so cannot comment on how he would be around them.
He needs a fun active family who go on walks and adventures. As with all rescue's he needs guidance and training and we recommend families go through at least the basics of training with him themselves so that boundaries, personalities and body language can be learned from each other.
We do not recommend dog parks for several weeks, if not months, it is so very important for families and dogs to form a strong bond and get to know each other before exposing them to the potential dangers of dog parks. Although all GaDaH dogs are very well socialized with other dogs, lots of other dogs have not had the benefit of this socialization and do not always know how to play and act with other dogs. You also do not know the control the other families have over their dogs and you should always have a good recall for your adopted dog before going to dog parks.
Bernardo is available for adoption from Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue for an reduced adoption fee of $250
This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food and anything else that is needed.
If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious soul a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the APPLICATION tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 2-4 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements.
Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.
BERNARDO will be located at the rescue in Sebec, Maine after 5th August 2018. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. Sebec is located just outside the towns of Dover-Foxcroft and Milo (approx 8 miles) and approx 45 miles from Bangor. There are also lots of hotels, motels, pet friendly accommodations and wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend. If there are options to arrange transport, we will work with you to make it happen.