About Me

Name: Bruno Bern - A Special Epileptic Boy
Sex: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Bernese Mountain Dog / Poodle (Standard) / Mixed (medium coat)
Weight: 73 lbs
Height: 24 in
Estimated Birthdate: 12/1/2018
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: In foster in New York
Adoption Fee:$399

My Story

Date into Rescue: 6/19/2021

Reason for being in rescue: Lovingly surrendered by owners who could no longer care for him

Special Needs: Bruno is neutered, up to date on vaccines, and heartworm negative. On 6/30/21, Bruno had a dental polishing and had his rear dew claws removed (one single, one double). Bruno has weakness in his rear. This started due to unknown causes at a board and train facility. Some days he is very slow to get up. Radiographs have been conducted and on 6/30/21 he was given a Rimadyl injection and responded well to that.  He is no longer on Rimadyl.  He does not seem to stand/stack correctly but does not seem to be overly bothered by this. Our best suggestion is he will never be a running or hiking partner but he could be a walking companion. Bruno is epileptic and takes daily medications to keep his seizures under control. As of May 2022 he has not had a seizure in several months. 

What kind of home would be best for me: Bruno has lived a lot of life in his 2.5 short years. He's had a lot of change and really just needs stability. First, Bruno needs an experienced owner that will offer him routine, patience, and love. He needs lots and lots of physical exercise. He'd love another large dog in the home for play, but it isn't required. Bruno can be reactive about a crate. He's better suited for a home where someone is home during the day. He requires daily medication for his seizures. Bruno has never lived with cats.

What is my personality like: Bruno is what you would call a “crockpot dog”. He is slow to warm up - he takes his sweet time to adjust to an environment and the new people around him. Once he is comfortable, you will see a young rambunctious puppy! Bruno loves to romp and jump around in the field, he is uncoordinated with his long legs! 

Bruno loves to play with the water hose, but hasn’t yet engaged in the kiddie pool! He grew up in a home with another dog and attended doggie daycare in his previous home. He's done well with the other dogs he's met at the rescue and plays appropriately. 

Bruno is a big love able oaf who is looking for a home where his people are home more often than not. Bruno will need a low stress, low traffic home. He will need a fenced in yard and will take time adjusting to life in a new home. He will need a home that is very understanding that once he has learned to trust them he will give them his whole heart. He takes his sweet time when adjusting to new things and requires another large calm dog as a companion.

Bruno does like to play but he is very uncoordinated with his long legs. Bruno is a gentle giant and it is best he does not live with small dogs he is simply just to clumsy. It is highly recommend he have a xxl crate in the home to help him adjust and to have a safe place to retreat to when he is feeling overwhelmed.

Bruno is very food motivated and this will be the key to earning his trust. 

How do I act when I first meet new people: Timid, but is highly food motivated so bring treats and he'll warm up quickly

Tips and Tidbits: Bruno's birthday is 12/1/2018 

House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained.  A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.

Potential Adopters

Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.

Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.

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