This little diamond is Bernie. Although tiny in size, she has a huge personality and absolutely loves long walks and cuddles.
Bernie has spent a short while living in a temporary foster home with 9 other dogs and 4 cats and has been coping amazingly well. She is certainly not cat-friendly and cannot be homed with any cats or small furries, however, she’s been absolutely brilliant with the dogs who are a mix of ages and sizes. She is most suited to male dogs if she was to share her home with another buddy.
Ideally, Bernie would be best suited to a female-only household because she is incredibly nervous around men and needs some work to build her confidence. She has snapped before and will need a home who understands this and is willing to work with her on this.
Bernie doesn’t know her basic commands yet but absolutely loves food and listens to her carer well, so she shouldn’t take too long to teach. Her recall is really good but will need more work before she was allowed off-lead, especially in busy areas.
She absolutely loves affection and her ideal home would have someone around most of the time. Bernie barks when she is left by her human, she sleeps well in a crate in her carers bedroom and we can offer advice on how to help her feel more relaxed if she is left home alone for short periods during the day.
Bernie does not appear to be house trained so we ask that her new owners are patient with her toilet training. On her foster placement, she hasn’t shown any food aggression or toy guarding behaviours which is really positive.
Bernie is an energetic and fit dog, she would love an active home and perhaps even a home with a dog of a similar size to play with.
To adopt Bernie, please complete the Homeless Hounds online adoption application form here http://www.homelesshounds.org.uk/ and they will be in touch. Homeless Hounds welcome applications from Lancashire but unfortunately are unable to consider applications from further afield. Please submit the application before requesting to meet their dogs – visits are by appointment only.
Please note the Homeless Hounds cannot rehome dogs to families with children under 5 years.