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Code: BFT2022

Bruno Bern - A Special Epileptic Boy   

In shelter Dog

Pacolet, SC, 29372
Pet name:
Bruno Bern - A Special Epileptic Boy
Bernese Mountain Dog
Extra Large
Thank you for your interest in dog who needs a new home. Adoption can be one of the most fulfilling experiences in your life and especially in the life of your new canine companion.

A note to those looking at CPR. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. Our job is to find those someones. Our most successful adopters come to CPR not because they want a dog. They come to us because they want to give a dog a home. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. While we like to know what you like in looks, a dog is more than a pretty face. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.

Our descriptions contain all that we know about this dog today. Well update as more information is known.

Are you looking to adopt within the next 30 days? If so please visit our webpage at and complete the application. Youll find it in the menu on the left hand side. Youll also find a total listing of all our dogs available.

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the CPR Adoption team

Date into Rescue: 6/19/2021
Reason for being in rescue: Lovingly surrendered by owners who could no longer care for him
Foster location: In foster in New York
Special Needs? Bruno is neutered, up to date on vaccines, and heartworm negative. On 6/30/21, Bruno had a dental polishing and had his rear dew claws removed (one single, one double). Bruno has weakness in his rear. This started due to unknown causes at a board and train facility. Some days he is very slow to get up. Radiographs have been conducted and on 6/30/21 he was given a Rimadyl injection and responded well to that. He is no longer on Rimadyl. He does not seem to stand/stack correctly but does not seem to be overly bothered by this. Our best suggestion is he will never be a running or hiking partner but he could be a walking companion. Bruno is epileptic and takes daily medications to keep his seizures under control. As of May 2022 he has not had a seizure in several months.
Weight: 73 lbs
Height: 24 in
Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Adoption Fee: $399

Fence needed? Yes

What kind of home would be best for me? Bruno has lived a lot of life in his 2.5 short years. Hes had a lot of change and really just needs stability. First, Bruno needs an experienced owner that will offer him routine, patience, and love. He needs lots and lots of physical exercise. Hed love another large dog in the home for play, but it isnt required. Bruno can be reactive about a crate. Hes better suited for a home where someone is home during the day. He requires daily medication for his seizures. Bruno has never lived with cats.

What is my personality like? Bruno is what you would call a "crockpot dog". He is slow to warm up - he takes his sweet time to adjust to an environment and the new people around him. Once he is comfortable, you will see a young rambunctious puppy! Bruno loves to romp and jump around in the field, he is uncoordinated with his long legs!

Bruno loves to play with the water hose, but hasnt yet engaged in the kiddie pool! He grew up in a home with another dog and attended doggie daycare in his previous home. Hes done well with the other dogs hes met at the rescue and plays appropriately.

Bruno is a big love able oaf who is looking for a home where his people are home more often than not. Bruno will need a low stress, low traffic home. He will need a fenced in yard and will take time adjusting to life in a new home. He will need a home that is very understanding that once he has learned to trust them he will give them his whole heart. He takes his sweet time when adjusting to new things and requires another large calm dog as a companion.

Bruno does like to play but he is very uncoordinated with his long legs. Bruno is a gentle giant and it is best he does not live with small dogs he is simply just to clumsy. It is highly recommend he have a xxl crate in the home to help him adjust and to have a safe place to retreat to when he is feeling overwhelmed.

Bruno is very food motivated and this will be the key to earning his trust.

How do I act when I first meet new people? Timid, but is highly food motivated so bring treats and hell warm up quickly

Other tips and tidbits: Brunos birthday is 12/1/2018

House trained? Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesnt keep them from being trained. A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.

Please note - we do not ship dogs. If you are interested in adopting, please take a look at the distance between the foster home location and your location and make sure you are willing to make that trip. Most of our dogs are at our farm in Pacolet, South Carolina.

To apply, please visit our webpage at and visit the tab on the left that directions you to the online application.

Please note that when screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, color, age, etc. Others here may be a better fit for you. It is very difficult to get to know a living animal from a picture and a short description. Since we are constantly getting in new dogs, this may be a dog not in our listings yet. We want you to be very happy with your new companion and will make suggestions based on what you tell us about you.

Thank you for considering CPR.


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