This little guy has sure proven to be quite the fighter in his quest for a better life. He and his pregnant partner were rescued from underneath an abandoned house trying to live off the streets. Once in our care, we immediately noted health issues while at the same time, mom gave birth to her puppies. Desparate, we found out the whole family had distemper which affects the nervous system and poor Bunkie watched as his children and then his partner passed away. Poor Bunkie would not leave his partner's side as he howled out his mourning. It was one of the saddest things ever witnessed. But Bunkie's spirit was strong for life and he eventually fully recovered with just minor body ticks remaining as the only evidence of his near death. Because of these minor ticks, which is just a slight shake of a muscle, Bunkie has repeatedly been passed by for adoption though they are in no way disabling or will affect his future health. This is one little tough guy who deserves the love of a forever home!
If you are interested in meeting Bunkie at our weekly adoption event on Saturdays at the Petsmart in the Yorba Linda Savi Ranch shopping center between 1and 5 pm, please fill out an application from our website, poochmatch.com, and return it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 11 AM on Fridays. Due to the high volume of dogs and puppies in our foster homes, it is impossible to bring them all every Saturday. The only way to ensure that the dog that you are interested in will be at the adoption event is to FILL OUT AN APPLICATION. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee that the dog you are interested in will be at our adoption event. If you cannot make the time frame of our events, appointments can be made at another time and location solely at the discretion of the foster mom.
All adoption fees cover the mandatory and non-negotiable spay/neuter, rabies, microchip, necessary vaccinations, fecal testing and deworming. Adoption fees vary solely based on age and size.
Bunkie is an amazing dog and a true survivor. He was found with a pregnant female dog, living under an abandoned house in San Bernardino. Within two weeks Bunkie's girlfriend gave birth and we found out that, tragically, the whole family was suffering from Distemper. Bunkie was the only one to survive, he was horribly depressed after the passing of his family. He has a permanent tick left from his battle with Distemper that affects him when he is sitting still - although it doesn't affect him in any other way.
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