My name is Charlie!

St. Bernard Dog for adoption in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Charlie
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Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation - NE & Beyond

Facts about Charlie

  • Breed: St. Bernard
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Unknown
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10586992

Hello: We can be contacted by email at .  We have a Facebook page ( St. Bernard Rescue Foundation INC - NE & beyond )as well as a web site ( www. First We are mostly a Saint Bernard rescue, but we try to help many dogs in need.  So we will have other breeds for adoption.  Also, we have connection with may dogs in need, so if you need help finding a dog please, email and would love to help with finding the right fit.  Because all dogs are Saints but only one breed is a Saint Bernard!  When looking for a forever home we look at the applicants that we already have applications from first so please follow this link for our application: click here

We look at applications as a dog comes in so the dog might be able to find a home without being posted the application is not binding and not long to fill out.   We see the application as very important but also talking and matching the right dog with the right person and the right person with the right dog as VERY important.

Charlie's family is retiring to Mexico. Charlie could not withstand the heat…as he wants to go hang in the basement when it is 80+ degrees outside because he is too hot (there are no basement in Mexico). He absolutely loves the snow and loves nothing better to be in the middle of a storm and roll in the snow. Charlie is a ten year old neutered male who loves people…he was bred from two long hair Saints so he has a beautiful thick and long coat. He is only 120 pounds but he looks like a little bear. We live on 10 acres of land with a pond…and Charlie is used to just hanging out with our Coons Hound dog going around on our property as he sees fit. We go for walks everyday and he is happy to join us…we never have to leash him as he is well trained and well behaved…he just follows us wherever we go. He will also go for a walk on a leash…but one might have to slow down their pace!J He would do best in a home where he has room to move around free (a farm for example)…and with people that are retired and love nature. We would consider letting our Coons Hound Copper (rescued from Hurricane Katrina – also a neutered 10+ year old male) go with Charlie not to separate the two of them. Copper is smart as a whip and loves to play. He owes his life to Charlie who one night two years ago saved him from an attack of Coyotes.

FYI: When a dog is listed as good with children we need to remember that these dogs possibly out weigh the child that they live with, and possibly the child will be eye to eye with the dog.  Therefore it needs to be remembers that these dogs are still animals and will react to pain or discomfort in anyway.  The dogs also have temptations like many of us and have trouble restraining themselves ie.. Children with food in their hands or waking on a leash and al of the sudden have a desire to go another way (could you child control that, well maybe they can't walk the dog for awhile until the dogs habits are known.)  Many times we see "accidents" that could have been prevented but the dog gets blamed.  So even though in our society we tend to personify a pet due to the bond that is formed with them.  We look for people and families that want that bond! We need to remember that these are large dogs and love them that we also protect them from anything happening.



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About Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation - NE & Beyond

About Our Rescue Group...

Our Mission Statement: To act as a shepherd for Saint Bernard dogs and puppies that are without suitable caretakers and are in need of help; to shelter the homeless; to care for and find homes for the unwanted, abandoned, neglected and abused; to feed the hungry; to provide medical services to the sick, injured and lame; to assist in the rescue of those subjected to conditions hazardous to their well-being or to confinement in government or private shelter, who without intervention would be needlessly Euthanize; to provide for the humane disposition of those not sound in mind, body or temperament; to educate the public as to the characteristics of, and proper care for, the breed so as to promote compatible, loving, lasting home/family placements; to educate the public as to responsible pet ownership so as to prevent accidental litters and to prevent inhumane trafficking in puppies and dogs, and so as to promote the most humane manner of disposition of pets at journey's end; to encourage, promote and support research respecting the breed that explores or improves relations between the breed and owners or sheds light on the causes of abandonment, neglect or abuse, or promotes the public's understanding of the special characteristics and attributes of the breed or that is designed to improve the welfare of the breed in any manner. Though the Foundation is established to provide services primarily to the Saint Bernard, the foundation will not refuse services to any dog in need of immediate and caring attention.

We assure that the amimal is the best match for the person/s as well as the best match for the dog or other animal. We are one of the few rescues that do not have a list of have to's it is about matching the needs and personality as well as the connections. We are not a rescue that is just a adoption and the end we like to be kept informed as well as willing to help with any issue as it arises. Please alway feel free to call and ask for help or advice this is not a BOTHER EVER!! IT is about the DOG for us!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our dogs are scattered all over the area's that we cover in foster homes so please pay close attention to the location of that animal.

Our Adoption Process...

The adoption process is designed to assure that the amimal is the best match for the person/s as well as the best match for the dog or other animal. We are one of the few rescues that do not have a list of have to's it is about matching the needs and personality as well as the connections. This involves the following steps:

1) Emailing supplying your email, phone number, & name
2) A Volunteer will send a application out you can also go to and fill out a application. If you do not hear for us within 72 hours of submitting application please use the phone number provided. (Please do not call unttil this takess place we recieve so many phone calls to help dogs in need as well as offering training suggestions and other help)
3) We will go over your application you will have 2 phone interviews and a homecheck to assure that the animal has waht he/she wants and needs.
4) We can talk about the dogs that as available and talk about a specific dog that you might be interested in.
5)Sadly we get different dogs in with different needs almost everyday within the areas that we serve.
6) The adoption will proceed and you can meet the dog and if it is a match then a adoption contract will be signed and adoption fee collected adoption fees range from $350 to $500. Most of the time the fee is around $400 to $450.
We will arrange payments for the right fit!

Before adoption all vetting of the animal will be completed.

The rescue does reserve the right before and after the adotion to revoke that contract if it is believed the animal is not the right fit.

All vetting will be supplied to the new owners.