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My name is Bernice!

Rat Terrier/Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Goodlettsville, Tennessee - Bernice
Photo 1 - Rat Terrier/Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Goodlettsville, Tennessee - Bernice
Photo 2 - Rat Terrier/Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Goodlettsville, Tennessee - Bernice
Photo 3 - Rat Terrier/Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Goodlettsville, Tennessee - Bernice
Photo 4 - Rat Terrier/Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Goodlettsville, Tennessee - Bernice
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I'm being cared for by:
Keely's Friends Dog Rescue

Facts about Bernice

  • Breed: Rat Terrier/Australian Cattle Dog Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
Bernice was one of 30 dogs from Louisiana I brought to Nashville to make room for the flood dogs. Bernice was found with Barney where someone had thrown them out at a dumpster. Bernice is only 10 pounds and shy but so very sweet. She is full grown and will remain tiny She likes nothing more than to have her belly rubbed. She has the color of a blue heeler and the body of a mini rat terrier. Bernice is going to make an amazing family dog. She's great with other dogs and kids. Come this awesome little girl!

About Keely's Friends Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Keely was my 14-year-old pitbull that crossed Rainbow Ridge a few years ago. She was the most mishievous, rambunctious girl you can imagine and she was my girl. She was the kind of dog that many would have given up on. She was an escape artist and I spent many days and nights searching for her once even finding out that she had snuck in through a neighbor's cat door and walked upstairs to his bedroom, jumped on his bed and woke him up with a lick in the face at 3am in the morning. On one of our daily runs I had to swim into a cow pond to save a cow that she had decided to grab by the ear while the cow was taking a dip. She decided my neighbor's pet llama was a little too close to me one day and decided to grab her around the throat....llama was fine. So many fun stories...smile emoticon I often wondered if Keely had not found me and ended up in animal control....would she have made it out? Most pits don't....over 750,000 euthanized yearly...90% of bully-type dogs that end up in animal control are PTS immediately. This led me to start a rescue group named after Keely. I mainly rescue medium to large breed dogs from animal control as we know those are the first ones to be euthanized. I also focus on catahoulas as those are often misunderstood and end up in animal control but I've worked with all breeds. Keely's Friends Dog Rescue has rescued and rehomed over 70 dogs at this point and I look forward to helping so many more. I dream of a world where we no longer have to euthanize any dog for overpopulation and every dog has a wonderful, loving home.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

Most of our adoptable dogs are at our farm in the Joelton/Goodlettsville area...northwest of Nashville, TN.

Our Adoption Process...

We work to get as many dogs out of local animal controls and into loving homes. We also accept dogs that need to be rehomed from their current living environment due to changing family situations. Fees vary ($75 to $600...most are in the $175 to $275 range) depending on dog and fees associated with the rescue of each dog.