My name is Bernie, a Boxer-Lab puppy!

Boxer/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Arlington, Washington - Bernie, a Boxer-Lab puppy
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Rompin Paws Rescue

Facts about Bernie, a Boxer-Lab puppy

  • Breed: Boxer/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10793784
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.


 Bernie is a 5-6 month old Boxer? and Lab mix boy rescued off a Euthanasia list at a High kill shelter. He is currently in foster care, being spoiled and having a blast with the fosters two labradors. Bernie thinks the sewing table is his personal play area so he looks adorable exploring in the pictures. Bernie will be a big boy. He already weighs around 40 lbs or so. He is gentle, sweet, loving and smart. Brnie learns quickly, and does have a stubborn streak which is expected in a 5-6 month old lab mix puppy.
  Bernie will need a large yard and at least one playmate in the home. He needs a youngish, larger dog in the family.  Also, Bernie requires people willing to take him to professional dog training courses and continue up and into advanced training. He is eating a re-hydrated Human Grade raw diet and we would like him to be maintained on that level of food for good growth and longevity,
His Foster mom Shawn  says: "He knows how to sit, stay a little and is working on house training, This boy loves to sleep in your bed and is a snuggler"

Bernie will also need to be enrolled in dog training as part of his adoption agreement so he can become a certified "Good Canine Citizen"

Adopting a Dog requires a lot of work and is a commitment!  Dena will be an awesome addition to a family that can give him the attention, exercise, training and affection he deserves.


1) These puppies are not livestock dogs. They must be family pets that are allowed inside the home.

2) PUPPIES WILL ONLY BE PLACED IN HOMES WITH YOUTHFUL, PLAYFUL, DOGS. This helps integrate the dog into your household easier by giving the pup a mentor.

3) In addition to the youthful playful dog, someone must also be home at least part of the day. Please do not apply for a puppy if you are gone 8-10 hours a day. It is not good situation for you or the puppy.

4) We give preference to applicants with prior Large breed or boxer-lab knowledge/ experiences.

5) Secure visible fencing required.

6) You must have plan in place to socialize your puppy properly.

7) Please do NOT write us and ask if this puppy is available. If it is posted, it is available. BUT, we may be working other applications that came in before yours. If so, by the time you are approved, the puppy may not be available. 

8) The FASTEST way to be considered for a puppy is to fill out an application. If you write, it will delay your application and put you to the back of the line. All the persons processing applications are volunteers that have their own dogs, families and job responsibilities. We do our best to get applications done quickly but applications for adult dogs come before puppy applications. There is always someone that will want to adopt a puppy.

Health:  Bernie  has been neutered,  he is microchipped, current on DHPP, Bordetella, and Rabies. He has been wormed and flea treated, tested negative for heartworm and Parvo

History:   Bernie was in an overcrowded shelter in California. Rompin Paws Rescue was asked to help and we are so glad we did. All dogs RPR pulls from California come with health certificates, as required by Washington state Law.

Adoption:     If you think you have room in your home and heart for Dena please go to our website:

There you will find more information and be able to fill out an adoption application. 

Adoption Fees

Adoption fee is 550.00 this covers transport and adoption and medical such as certain vaccines, worming and parasite, and flea/tick control, health certificate and wellness exam

We bring dogs from up from California. so there are transportation costs for each dog. Then the dogs need to be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, groomed, and sometimes boarded if we can't place them in a foster, or set up at the adoption facility in Arlington,  Also, we don't receive any grants so we rely solely on adoption fees and donations to fund all of our rescue efforts. Finally, we take on "Special Needs" dogs with high vet costs and pay for their procedures with 'leftover' funds from adoption fees for healthier dogs.

About Rompin Paws Rescue

Rompin Paws Rescue is a licensed, non-profit organization working towards our 501C3, specializing in rescuing moms to be, moms with puppies, puppies without moms and other Death Row dogs. We are located in Western Washington State.


Our passion is to bring people and pets together.     Countless dogs are without homes and in need of assistance. These are dogs who would make wonderful and faithful companions if only they could connect with the right person or family. We have made it our mission to help them do this. At the same time we hope to enrich the lives of those who adopt them.

We strive to match our dog's needs and personality to the preferences and requirements of each potential adopter. We believe this is a crucial component of the process and will help ensure a life-long relationship.

Our primary focus is on small mixed breeds, moms and puppies of small and large breeds, although we do occasionally take in larger dogs. We work collaboratively with shelters, other rescue groups, and individuals, both locally and in California..

Healthy dogs: As a rescue saving dogs from starvation, Neglect and Emaciation, RPR focus's on feeding each rescue animal the healthiest dog food made of Human Grade ingredients to help them recover from their stress and starvation. We share this with our adopters and encourage them to keep their new pet on the same foods for optimal health and a long life.

RPR was established in April, 2015. we placed 400 dogs in our first year of operation in a small facility on Acreage in Arlington Washington. 

We have a few local fosters and seek to increase our foster base in order to save more lives

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have a home based operation on Acreage in Arlington and     Our dogs are placed in foster homes around the greater Seattle/I-5 Corridor North to Arlington area where they receive socialization and training while they await adoption.

Our Adoption Process...

Since we have a small facility on gated acreage, we are unable to stay open to anyone who wishes to come visit. To facilitate successful adoptions we ask interested people and families to fill out an application for the dog or dogs they may be interested in. We screen the applications and then speak with the interested party by phone. If it looks like a good match can be made, we pre-approve the applicant and set an appointment for a meet and greet with the dogs at out facility or with the fosters who have the dogs in their care. we continue the interview in person and make sure the dog and family are a good fit.

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

About Rompin Paws Rescue

About Our Shelter...

I began pet rescue at the young age of 11 when I attended junior High school across the street from a high kill shelter that employed a decompression chamber to kill animals. I never stopped. I have worked with many other rescues and rescued on a small basis. Because of the awareness in Wa. state and the huge base of volunteers and animal lovers in this state, I have endeavored to do this full time in order to save many more lives

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Come Meet Our Pets...

Since many of our rescues reside with fosters. applicants will meet the potential new dog on an appointment basis either at the Arlington facility or with the adopter.

Our Adoption Process...

We have an application process. Once you let us know you have an interest in one of our pets, we send an application by email. The adopter fills it out and the application is reviewed. if the candidate qualifies a meet and greet is set up to meet one or more animals. once a pet is chosen a home visit will take place with the new pet. if all works well the pet will be adopted. fees range from 395.00 to 550.00 and include all shots, neuter/spay/flea treatment./deworming/general vet wellness exam and toenail clipping. Puppies will receive all 3 sets of puppy shots and their rabies at 4 months.