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.
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 !
Kineo in Maine
It is with great sadness to let you all know that Piper has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge ...... Here is her mom's latest report:
March 6, 2018:
LAST PIPER UPDATE – Piper has spent these last four months fighting a battle she wasn’t going to win. However, she handled it just as she had everything else. She was a fighter to the end. The lymphoma had just taken over her whole body and left large swollen places. It also was taking all her food and she had lost so very much weight. She never complained and kept up her usual daily routines. Other than eating, most of all she enjoyed laying out in the snow sniffing the breezes and doing her walkabouts in the yard or requesting butt rubs in her quiet way. She was also having a lot of trouble breathing with all the swelling in her chest and neck. I debated for a week or more about what was best for her. After all she was still eating. But she was also having more trouble getting up and down and sleeping nearly all the time. At 12 years of age she was an elderly Bernese for sure. Though I still second guess myself, I did make the decision for her on 2/21/18. She was such a sweet dog with really only one bad habit. She graced our lives for nearly three years and we enjoyed every minute she was here. I learned a lot from her about leadership as she became the matron of my pack once she was healthy and remained so. She didn’t expend a lot of energy doing so but used her brains and bark occasionally. She had a way about her that I can’t put into words. Sweet and unassuming but strong and determined in a soft way. My dogs have not wanted to go into the living room where she usually slept unless I’m in there now. I think they are missing their leader. I know that I am and always will. Sweet Piper see you at the bridge one day.
These are some of our placed rescues.
Tucker is a 16 month old recently neutered Bernese Mountain Dog who is looking for his forever home. His ideal setting will be with adult people who are experienced with dogs and who will be able to love a dog who has a few issues which will require some additional positive only training. He is a loving dog with a lot of energy and who is big and strong. Ideally his new people will not be away at work all day as he does like company and to be busy. He would prefer a home with some dog company also as he would benefit from an older dog who is well behaved and can model appropriate behavior. If you fit this description and are interested in learning more about Tucker please contact the North Coast Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Ohio by using the "Contact" button above and fill out the adoption application, the link is also found above.
Here's Sweetie off to her new home on Saturday. She's living in Pennsylvania now and has a cat or two for four legged company.
If you have a dog in need of immediate assistance, either rescue or rehome, please contact Rescue at
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