Rescue

Occasionally we find a Berner that truly needs to be rescued or one that is in need of a new, special home due to a change in the domestic situation. Please contact our Rescue Committee for further information if you are interested in providing a rescue home. 

We are so thankful to our Rescuers for the loving homes they provide.  To show them appreciation, we give one complimentary year of membership to our club, the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Watchung, as a thank you!  

NY, PA, NJ: Lilian Ostermiller, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ph: 845.726.0914

Click here for Adoption Application (word)

Click here for Adoption Application (pdf)

Current Berners in need of Rescue Homes:

Gracie:     

Happy  2 ½ yr old, loving and VERY energetic young Berner girl. She can get over 4ft fencing, has a prey drive (chickens), is a bit opinionated with other Dogs and might be too much energy for small children. The ideal home would be somebody who is home most of the time, likes to hike and maybe do some obedience/ahility/rally.  Gracie needs “a job”, fun and lots of exercise.

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Max:      

Not quite 5 year old male, loving but protective, weighs approximately 90 lbs.  He is good walking on leash, has no issues with a car, but has a hard time with toddlers and small children.  He will be best suited for a quiet home and a fenced yard is a must.  He is up to date with vaccines but needs to be neutered. Home evaluation pending.

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Harley:   

7 yr old male. Large  150 lbs. He was a rescue 1 & 1/2 yrs ago due to death of his owner, at that time. He is now settled in with his present couple who love him to pieces but due to changes in their family situation they must give him up.  Harley cannot  handle 3 small children and a Bulldog moving into his home. We suggest a home with no small children and  preferably no young or active dog. Fenced yard is needed. Harley will need patience to make another hard transition as he once again he will be losing his loving caretakers.    

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For more details contact Lilian Ostermiller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please also fill out a “rescue application” and email this to me as this is required to start the adoption process.

Below are some of our Berners who have been placed in terrific rescue homes already:

OTIS, now renamed Scooby-Do, has adjusted nicely and from the pictures you can see that ‘life is good’!

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This is the happy  feedback from another of our recent placements. “Gully” absolutely adores his new family and the Gabriele’s cannot imagine life without their new companion. Does the picture tell the story? 

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Reeses - a grand old gentleman, 8 1/2 years.

Danny- 1 1/2 year old boy.

Everest- 6 yr old boy.

Guinness who will be 9 in April and now lives with one of Lilian's ‘puppies’ in MD and Dylan will be 10 in June. The two boys are getting along just fine and obviously feel very comfortable resting together.  

 

Links to surrounding Bernese Mountain Dog Clubs for rescue information:

-National Rescue Information:   www.bmdca.org and follow the optiioin to the “Rescue tab”

- Mason Dixon Bernese Mountain Dog Club – Kristen Greenwood  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- Potomac Valley Bernese Mountain Dog Club – Mary McKnight  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

- Bernese Mountain Dog Club of the Finger Lakes – Lara Riley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Nashoba Valley – Linda Decelles  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

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