Bernie is a shy but very lovable 2-3 year-old English Shepherd mix male who was found as a stray and taken to the local shelter. No one came forward to claim him so he made the trip to Canine Lifeline so he could relax and take his time finding the perfect new home. We don’t know what Bernie’s life was like before he came into the shelter but he appears to been neglected as he had lots of matts and was in need of some grooming.  His photos were taken before his bath and brushing. Although Bernie is shy in new situations, there doesn’t seem to be mean bone in his body. It just takes him a little while to feel comfortable with change. Bernie walks quite well on a leash for a dog who likely hasn’t had much experience in that area. His crate manners have been impeccable so he ought to pick up the house rules quickly with some positive direction on the part of his new family. Bernie might enjoy having a canine buddy in his new home to help build his confidence and a yard with a secure aboveground fence so he can relax and have fun safely. This sweet gentleman is sure to shine under the TLC of his new family. Bernie weighs about 45 pounds and his adoption fee is $350. He’s neutered, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea and tick preventative, and microchipped. As part of the adoption process, all adopters must commit to a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email if you’re interested in Bernie. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. Please note that we don’t place our dogs in homes with children under 7 years of age. We correspond via email so please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.

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