My name is Bernie!

Shih Tzu Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Bernie
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Lucky Dog Animal Rescue

Facts about Bernie

  • Breed: Shih Tzu Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11395957-FLRN
Please contact Sue Caley ( for more information about this pet.Handsome little Shih Tzu would love to come home with you!


Name: Bernie    Best Guess for Breed: Shih Tzu Mix  

Best Guess for Age: 5 years as of 5/15/17     SEX: male

Approximate Weight: 18 lb

Has Lived With:  other dogs

Currently Living at: shelter in SC. Bernie will need a forever home to come to when he arrives in the DC area.

Handsome and super sweet little Bernie is excited about the idea of going home soon. Bernie is hoping to find a home where he has a soft bed, regular meals, someone to brush and groom him, toys to play with, long walks and unconditional love for the rest of his life. This little guy will make a wonderful addition to any size home. Bernie enjoys the company of other dogs. We don't know how he feels about kitties but we can find out if needed. If you would love to bring Bernie home, please contact the coordinator listed below with your application. (link also below)  Because Bernie is patiently waiting to come home, for forever..

PS: Bernie has a little hernia but it will be taken care of along with his Heartworm treatment before he arrives in the DC area.

His low shedding coat will require regular grooming. Bernie thinks an obedience class with his new owner by his side would be fun!

Like most shelter dogs, Bernie may need a refresher on housetraining. He is likely crate trained. 

Bernie has tested positive for Heartworm diseased will be treated before coming to the DC area.  Heartworm is not contagious to people or other pets, but results from a single mosquito bite.  Heartworm, if left untreated, is life threatening, but after treatment, dogs that were heartworm positive should suffer no significant long-term effects so long as they are kept on a monthly heartworm preventative, as all dogs should be.

The adoption fee for this dog is $450, which includes the cost of routine vetting, including vaccinations and spay/neuter and heartworm treatment. If you are interested in adopting, please download our Adoption Questionnaire and email it to Sue C at!

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue does our best to provide accurate information about the dogs we have for adoption.  That said, we cannot make any guarantees about age, breed or temperament

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About Lucky Dog Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is a group of highly motivated and highly dedicated volunteers. We spend countless hours making sure that wonderful dogs find loving forever homes. We don't do it for money -- we do it for the joy a dog can bring to its new family; we do it for our love of animals; and we do it to save lives!

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Our Adoption Process...

The adoption process begins when you submit an adoption application either online or at an adoption event. The individual responsible for the dog you are interested in adopting - a position we call the “adoption coordinator” - will then set up a time to discuss your application over the telephone. The adoption coordinator will check your vet reference to make sure all current and past pets were kept up-to-date with their shots and medical care. The adoption coordinator will also set up a home visit with one of our trained volunteers. That individual will come to your home to ensure that it is a safe environment, to confirm that everyone in the home is on board with adopting a dog, and to discuss any other questions you may have about dog adoption!