My name is Bernie!

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Bernie's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Bernie's Story...
Lap dog!! That’s what Bernie wants to be. It is believed that Bernie’s person died and the family did not want him, so they dropped him off at the local animal control where he was intercepted in the parking lot by a caring rescue person. He was brought to the spay/neuter clinic to be cared for where he stayed for quite a while until a family fostered him for about 6 months. They were no longer able to care for him so he was sent to his current foster home where he has settled in very quickly. Bernie is estimated to be 3-4 years old and weighs 13 lbs. He is intelligent, bright, very sweet and an absolute cuddle bug and lap dog. He is such a good boy and very well behaved. He loves to play with toys, is affectionate and sweet and just wants to be where you are. When he came to his current foster family he adjusted right away to the other dogs and his people as well, but he would also do just fine as an only dog. He would actually prefer a quiet home where he can sit on the couch and sleep in the bed with you. Bernie is just such a love and is very happy as long as his people are there. He jumps right in the car and is always ready to go for a ride. Bernie has been in 2 different foster homes the past few months and is so ready for a forever home. Would you please let this special little boy be your newest family member? He is house trained, crate trained, obedient and well mannered, vaccinated and ready to come to you.

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Facts about Bernie

  • Breed: Chihuahua/Pomeranian Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: AE

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Bernie, a Washington Chihuahua/Pomeranian dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Chihuahua/Pomeranian for sale in Washington, or seeking a Chihuahua/Pomeranian dog from a breeder in Washington.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Washington already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Washington breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Chihuahua/Pomeranian breeders who help with Chihuahua/Pomeranian rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Washington paves the way for another one to be saved.