My name is Bernie!

St. Bernard/Mastiff Mix Dog for adoption in Encino, California - Bernie
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Pooch Heaven

Facts about Bernie

  • Breed: St. Bernard/Mastiff Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 3503500-1981
Please contact Dusti ( for more information about this pet.

Meet Bernie! He is a six year old Saint Bernard/Mastiff mix and weighs 84lbs. Bernie was found as a stray and brought to us by another rescue group, whom loves Bernie very much. Bernie has successfully had his surgeries (entropion surgery to correct his eyelids and he has also been neutered). His fur is growing back steadily from a severe case of demodex (mange). It€™s clear that someone ruff housed with Bernie a lot when he was younger. Which some people see him as being aggressive, but I think that, that€™s just how he plays. Since, working with him more he has became a lot more trusting and loving and not so combative. I think with some more work we can break that, but you have to make sure you don€™t ruff house with him. He€™s great on a leash and loves car rides. He likes dogs, and loves to run and chase, but if you don€™t have a dog that has an upper hand; he tends to take advantage, or pick on them. He has separation anxiety. Basically, Bernie is a large baby that wasn€™t taught to play well with others. Poor guy has been through a lot but everyone is rallying around him and I know the end result will be worth it

About Pooch Heaven

About Our Rescue Group...

The Animal Advocacy and Relief Foundation (DBA: Pooch Heaven) is a registered non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the rescue and placement of stray dogs. The foundation was formed by a dedicated group of individuals, who, at their own expense, have been searching the streets of Los Angeles for stray dogs and unwanted pets for several years.

Their loose network of dog rescuers have come together under the umbrella of the Animal Advocacy and Relief Foundation, which was made possible by the generous donations of several benefactors who have committed to continued support of our mission, both in time and money. The foundation asks that you also show your support for their heroic efforts and contribute to the cause.

Come Meet Our Pets...

If you would like to meet a particular dog please call us at 866-725-4543. You will need to schedule an appointment. Our main facility is located in Lake Hughes, Ca. and a lot of our doggies are ALSO in foster homes.

Petco Weekend Adoptions!!!!
12800 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
Every Saturday & Sunday From 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Petsmart Saturday Adoptions!!
24965 Pico Canyon Rd
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
Time: Every Saturday From 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Come meet and hang out with the best dogs. One of them, if you are lucky, may let you bring them home. If you would like to meet a specific dog posted on our site at any of our events, please call 866-PAL-4-LIFE during the week to schedule. See you there!

Our Adoption Process...

Adopting a friend!
Potential Owners Must
1) Visit our adoption location
2) Complete an application.
3) Have their application approved.
4) Complete a home check prior to placement.
5) Sign an adoption contract.
6) Pay an adoption fee of $250.00 for adult dogs and (Includes vaccinations and cost of getting the doggie altered.)