Bernard is an extra-large Labrador mix, about 9 years old, who dreams of being a slow-moving BFF to that special someone. At 94 pounds, he is no shrinking violet and he takes up most of the couch – but he has a gentle, loving soul.  Bernard was left outdoors in the elements most of his life and his skin and coat are still recovering.  He also has a bad knee, arthritis and some muscle atrophy in the hind end so stairs are not his strong point (and sometimes his enthusiasm gets the better of him).  He will need medication for his arthritis plus thyroid supplement long-term, and regular gentle exercise will help him a lot.

Bernard loves all people and does great with cats.    He gets along very well with other mellow dogs, meets new ones well, and enjoys having a dog buddy.   He’s shown that he will tolerate a hyper dog in his face only so long, however.    He can be left indoors all day with a dog door and is really easy to live with.  Bernard needs a relaxed loving home  with continued TLC to finish up his transformation into a handsome dog with healthy skin.  Tennis balls and dog cookies are encouraged.

Bernard is in foster care in Mt. Vernon WA.