Meet Bernadette, a gentle 1 year old looking for her furever home. Bernie came to ARF with a terrible leg injury, which resulted in the decision to amputate her leg. Bernie, being the precious dog she is, didn’t let this get her down – she runs ‘donuts’ in the backyard which is pretty impressive considering her amputation surgery was only a month ago!
Bernie is a quick learner and has mastered commands including: come, sit and leave it. She is diligently working on ‘sit and stay’ and her foster mom is confident that it will be mastered in no time. The most impressive command that Bernie now has under her belt is not touching her food until she receives permission!
Bernie’s crate is her domain – she loves the comfort her crate provides and she can be found throughout the day taking a nap in her crate with the door open. When she’s not napping – Bernie is content hanging out with her human friends. She is very curious about cats and hasn’t quite figured out yet how they fit into her life. Bernie is very happy around other dogs but is learning that you have to share food and treats with them too.
One of Bernadette’s favourite things is when you sit on the floor and let her lay her head in your lap and if your hands happen to find their way to her ears – then you’re the best in her books! She has also been known to enjoy the challenge of tug-of-war with her rope toy and hunting crickets in the backyard!
With a heart as big as Bernie’s she would do very well in a home with children and other pets but maybe not cats until she figures out how they tick.
If you are interested in becoming Bernadette’s furever home, fill out our adoptionapplication today!