Bernie: around 6 years old male, 72 pounds
Hi, I am Bernie. I know this because when I was found running through an empty field, I had a collar on that said "Bernie." I spent 2 years in the shelter and then my current family rescued me. I have come a long way. When I first got to my new home I was scared of the kitchen floor, riding in the car and being left behind. I cried outside the bathroom door anytime someone went in because I didn't think they would come back out. I now lay quietly outside the bathroom door until they come out, I go in the kitchen regularly, and even though I still don't like the car I do ride in it without too much stress.
I am an indoor dog and do not like to be separated from my family. My girls are in college now and it is too much stress for me. I cry a lot and get very upset because they are not home. I would do best with a family that is home on a regular basis. One of my girls compares me to a clingy boyfriend because I always want to be touching you or laying at your feet. I am really sweet and love people of all ages. I am very gentle but due to my vision problems caused by "dwarfism" I can run into people and may knock down a small child or grandparent.
I do not do well with other dogs and should be the only dog in the family. I don't have a cat but i don't seem to mind them.
I am allergic to chicken and have environmental allergies as well. I take my medicine like a champ and enjoy having my ears cleaned because I know it keeps me from getting ear infections. I have dwarfism, and this mostly effects my vision. It also gives me character because I am a little slanted and my legs curve. My mom says this adds to my charm.
I need a lot of reassurance and patience but my sweetness cannot be matched. I am not a barker and everywhere I go people fall in love with me. I know you will too.
If you would like to know more about me, and bring me into your life, please contact Trudy at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 916-236-9518. I would love to meet you!