Dog of the Week: Bernadette

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Dog of the Week: Bernadette
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By Spark Rescue

Bernadette was found wandering the streets, scared, malnourished and very pregnant. We don’t know what kind of trauma she endured, but we do know that although new situations scare her and it takes some time to acclimate, once she does she seeks out love. Bernie with her soulful amber eyes, needs to find a human that will be patient with her while she learns to adapt. Once she feels comfortable she is very affectionate, and very smart. Because of past trauma she does suffer from separation anxiety and would do well in home where she spends minimal time alone. This 1-2 year old little Chihuahua just wants to be loved and protected and needs someone to take a chance on her. She gave birth and her two babies are safe, healthy and thriving, it’s her turn to get her second chance. 

To see all of our adoptable pets, please visit our website at https://www.sparkrescue.org/adopt-a-dogCome meet Bernadette at our Meet the Pups Event, Sunday November 27, 2022 from 1:30 - 3:00 at Montecito Pet Shop, 2020 Cliff Drive. 

 

 

 

 

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Luvaduck Nov 28, 2022 07:35 AM
Dog of the Week: Bernadette

I'm not attracted to chihuahuas, but why do so many end up at the shelter? They'd be one of the cheapest to feed and adapt for in small spaces. They're natural barkers, but are they hard to train?

a-1669660223 Nov 28, 2022 10:30 AM
Dog of the Week: Bernadette

Small dogs are wicked cool companion pets. You can train any dog not to bark excessively. The key to happy dogs is spending loads of time with them. Dogs left at home and alone become sad, lonely and are the neighborhood barking nuisances. If you have a small dog, they're more portable and more accepted in stores and elsewhere. It's not just Chihuahuas ending up in shelters. The shelters are loaded right now with Chihuahuas, Pit bulls and Pit mixes, Huskies, German shepherds, Cattle dogs and, for some reason, a ton of Doberman pinschers in Fillmore shelters. adoptapet.com is a great resource, if you're looking to rescue a dog and provide a happy home. Just know that getting a dog is a commitment, can be a bit costly and that you really need to be with your dog as much as possible. Dogs are pack animals and nothing makes them happier than having their owners spend time with them. Two other things that dogs love: lots of exercise (consider it their "job") and they love a schedule.

mm1970 Nov 28, 2022 10:33 AM
Dog of the Week: Bernadette

Pitbulls and Chihuahuas. I'm not sure why so many end up at the shelters. We adopted our Chi mix from a shelter, and she's a fierce protector, not good with other dogs. This article hits all the notes. https://dogsandclogs.com/why-are-there-so-many-chihuahuas-in-shelters/

Luvaduck Nov 28, 2022 11:38 AM
Dog of the Week: Bernadette

Big dogs are a big expense and require a lot of room, so I can sort of understand that given the housing difficulties in our area. if someone had to move or downsize. I'd take a German-Lab-Cowdog-Pit (a best-guess-dog!) in a minute if I were able to give it what it takes for them to be well-trained, healthy and happy. The big ones just about <need> a big property or young owners who love to be outdoors & hike, and wrestle with them. You are so right about about loneliness & exercise. It's cruel to deprive them--same as us!

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