Bernard is a one-year-old Labrador Retriever mix with a face that might remind someone of the coloring of a Saint Bernard. He does have a large frame, so he definitely has a mixed heritage. He arrived as a stray to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on December 12th. X-rays revealed that Bernard had sustained some type of damage to his back leg in the past (you can still see part of a pin in his leg) which was surgically repaired. This indicated that at one time he had a family who had deeply cared for him and took measures to keep him at his best. However, Bernard had not received a regular dose of heartworm preventive, as he was heartworm positive.

Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, asked for our help on January 9th. Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania wanted to commit to Bernard, but his heartworms would need to be treated first. RADAR agreed to fund Bernard’s heartworm treatment costs, and he finished his heartworm treatment on January 21st.

Susan says Bernard would make a great family dog. “All the paws and hands were reaching out to greet Bernard at the shelter. He is a friend to all and everyone knows it! Bernard is loving and doting, and never in any real rush. When left to his own devices, Bernard can be seen nicely trotting around exploring our front enclosed pen but once you add a human, it’s a game changer as he will zoom on over to give that new person some gentle loving! Equally as good with dogs, he did a wonderful job in meeting a shy, new mom dog and did his best to reassure her to be strong as help was on the way. Bernard would be fulfilling his maximum pet potential if he was able to care for kids as his disposition and personality is really ideal for the young ones.” Be sure to view more photos in Bernard’s gallery.

RADAR paid all $313 of the heartworm treatment costs for Bernard.

UPDATE! All funds for Bernard have been raised! Thank you!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Bernard:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; AmazonSmile; Anonymous; Wendi LeConey; Tamara Talbot; Mary Haak

If you are interested in adopting Bernard, please contact Home At Last Dog Rescue.

Added on February 9, 2020.

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