Bernadette is a sweet girl who had a rough start to life. Despite that she still loves her people unconditionally. She loves to give kisses and will never turn down hugs, butt scratches, or cuddles. She knows basic tricks like sit and lay down. We have been working on some fancier ones that she is picking up on well. With her past she can have a little separation anxiety and does best if you kennel her while you are gone. She knows the command "go to bed" and is quiet and well behaved once kenneled. Because she gets so attached to her people, she can be a little protective around strangers when she first meets them. We have been working hard on this, but it will require some continued training once she is home. After meeting them a few times she recognizes them and makes friends. Bernadette would be do best in a home where she gets all of the love and attention. With a proper, slow introduction she could do well with another larger log in the house. She can be protective of her food and toys and would rather not have to share them. While she loves kids of all sizes she might knock down a younger child on accident so would do better with kids 5 and up. She does need an experienced owner who is ready to work on a few training points but other than that is ready to find someone who can give her all the love she deserves.
Carley T is her foster parent. The adoption fee for Bernadette is $225, please complete our online application formspeak to a volunteer if you are interested in adopting Bernadette. A volunteer will contact you.
All Kalamazoo Animal Rescue dogs & puppies are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. Dogs have been heartworm tested and if appropriate (age and time of year) all dogs and puppies are given heartworm preventative. All are given medication to rid them of roundworms and checked and treated for fleas & ear mites, if needed. Dogs and puppies are given distemper vaccines and depending on how long the pet has been in foster care, additional distemper vaccine(s) may be necessary and the expense will be incurred by the adopter. Any canine over 4 months of age is brought current on the Rabies vaccine. Additional vet care may have been provided depending on the particular animal's needs. Dogs are individually priced as above.
It is in the best interest of pooch and owner to enroll in an obedience class soon after adoption. After all, you have a lot to learn about your new friend. Both PetSmart and the Kalamazoo Dog Training Club offer a discount to owners with newly adopted dogs. Enroll before any behavior problems start - you won't regret it!