My name is Bernie!

Italian Greyhound Dog for adoption in Costa Mesa, California - Bernie
Photo 1 - Italian Greyhound Dog for adoption in Costa Mesa, California - Bernie
Photo 2 - Italian Greyhound Dog for adoption in Costa Mesa, California - Bernie
Photo 3 - Italian Greyhound Dog for adoption in Costa Mesa, California - Bernie

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Bernie's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Bernie's Story...
Bernie is a true example of his name, Bernardo, which means “strong as a bear”; he is a big boned, gentle, cuddly, eight year old Biggy Iggy. We don’t have a “back-story” on Bernie because he came into Rescue from a Shelter but we do know that his dental care was neglected for several years; a recent thorough dental resulted in the loss of all of his teeth. Being toothless does not affect his ability to eat which is why he is currently on a diet and exercise plan to help him lose a bit of extra weight. He is a “couch potato” by nature so a daily walk should be part of his routine. He walks well on leash, is comfortable around other dogs but he is also content to be an only dog if you can provide enough one-on-one companionship for him. Bernie is house-trained to take himself outside to potty so his new home will need to have secure, fenced outdoor space and a doggy door. If you are looking for a calm, best buddy and you have room in your bed and your heart for this loving bear please contact IGCA Rescue for an application package.

This dog is being fostered in Las Vegas. If you want to adopt this IGCA Rescue dog, please write or go to and to learn about the IGCA adoption process and receive an application. We are always willing to consider placing a dog out of the area, but applicants are asked to apply to and work with us through their local IGCA Rep. Visit

Facts about Bernie

  • Breed: Italian Greyhound
  • Color: Black - With Gray Or Silver
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Italian Greyhound Rescue Southern California

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Bernie, a Costa Mesa Italian Greyhound dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Italian Greyhound for sale in Costa Mesa, or seeking a Italian Greyhound dog from a breeder in Costa Mesa.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Costa Mesa already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Costa Mesa breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Italian Greyhound breeders who help with Italian Greyhound rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Costa Mesa paves the way for another one to be saved.