If you have a dog in need of immediate assistance, either rescue or rehome, please contact Rescue at email@example.com or 330-673-8230
I just wanted to let you know that Toby passed away this evening. He had an abscess removed in April which started swelling again over the past ten days and was undoubtedly some type of sarcoma. We were giving him palliative care and as you can see from the attached pictures from the past several days his quality of life remained very good. This evening something broke loose in his body that catastrophically impacted his breathing and he was gone by the time I got to the emergency vet. Toby remained a loyal, wonderful companion to the end and left all three of our kids with kisses and wags this evening. While our hearts are broken, we thank you again for bringing this amazing creature into our lives. Because of Toby, our kids are total Berner people and are at a loss as to how to wake up tomorrow without a Berner. He was simply the best pet we could have ever hoped for and gave so much love every moment of his life.
Our one year old golden has some big paws to fill. I am sure we will be looking to add a Berner again in the near future and we would certainly go the rescue route if a dog with a similar temperament came in. Let us know and thank you again for the privilege of having Toby for the past ten years. He was the best puppy. Jenn
It takes a lot of people for a rescue to work. Our dedicated people at times travel great distances, we foster and care for every darling that becomes our charge, arrange for grooming, vet visits, teach them, socialize them, do home checks of prospective new forever homes, conduct interviews, and - in general - work very hard to find a perfect forever home.
We appreciate the foster families who find it in their hearts to take these wonderful animals into their homes to become part of their families and get them ready for their forever homes! It is the love for our Berners that guides us in the most satisfying adventure together. It truly takes a village ------ Thank you !
We want to express our deepest appreciation to 'Doc' Rick Broz whose determination was so instrumental to the rescue of Piper. Without him, she would never have been caught.
He took the time to join us at the September 20 meeting, and it was a sheer pleasure to have met this incredible man.
Thank you, Doc !
These are some of our placed rescues.
Sherry Gedeon (Chair)
Just wanted to let you know Toby is doing awesome. At 10.5 he started experiencing more stiffness and weakness in his back legs so we started him on 1/2 Tablet Rimadyl twice a day plus Duralactin. Otherwise he has lumps and bumps but blood work and organ function screens are all excellent so we are hopeful this boy will see his 11th Birthday and have many more adventures to come. It has been almost a decade since you brought this special pup into our lives and he has brought us so much joy. We simply adore our Toby dog! Best, Jenn
This is Draco/Ernie - the little guy who had the heart defect from last year. All grown up at nearly 1 year and doing just fine.