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Bernese Mountain Dog Regional Clubs, Rescue groups
Websites / Breed Rescue – Rehome

If you can no longer care for your Bernese Mountain Dog or you are considering adoption of a 'rescued' Berner, contact a Regional Bernese Mountain Dog Club. The Regional Clubs' Rescue-Rehome programs goal is to place 'rescued' Bernese Mountain Dogs with families that are a good match for the dog. Ongoing support for owners of adopted rescue dogs is available.

Keep in mind rescued Bernese Mountain Dogs come with a "past". Some dogs are turned over to rescue because their owner's have not providedBernese rescue dogs good training or management. Reasons people give up their pet might include such things as - the dog is too big, too boisterous, too hairy, has 'behavior' issues, is too active, needs more exercise or has health 'issues' like allergies or digestive problems. Sometimes owners turn over well trained, socialized family pets to Regional Club rescue because their personal circumstances have changed and they can't keep their dog anymore.

Regional Club Rescue Programs rescue dogs: See the Regional Club websites for more information on procedures for adoption and availability of rescue dogs from Bernese Mountain Dog club rescue programs. The Regional Club Breed Rescue contacts have up to date information on Bernese Mountain dogs that are available for adoption.
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Alaska
Geographic Area Served - Alaska
Web Site: http://www.bmdcofak.com
Breed Rescue Contact
Tracy Corneliussen email
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Central Virginia
Geographic Area Served - Central Virginia
Website: http://www.bmdccv.org
Breed Rescue Contact
Laura Gilliam email
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Finger Lakes
Geographic Area Served - New York
Web Site: http://www.bmdcfl.org
Breed Rescue Contact
Lynn Carlson email
Galen Zimmer 607-844-4168
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Greater Seattle
Geographic Area Served - Washington State, Oregon
Web Site: http://www.bmdcgs.org
Breed Rescue Contact
Kim Spooner email
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of the Greater Twin Cities
Geographic Area Served - Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa
Web Site: http://www.twincitiesbmd.org
Breed Rescue Contact
Coleen Carroll email
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Hampton Roads
Geographic Area Served - Southeastern and Coastal Virginia
Web Site: http://www.bmdchr.com/home
Breed Rescue Contact
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Nashoba Valley
Geographic Area Served - New England - Connecticut - Massachusetts - Maine - New Hampshire - Rhode Island - Vermont
Web Site: http://www.bmdcnv.org
Breed Rescue Contact
Linda DeCelles email
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Northeastern Illinois
Geographic Area Served - Northern Illinois
Web Site: http://www.bmdcni.org
Breed Rescue Contact
Laurie Boyle email
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Northern California
Geographic Area Served - Northern California
Web Site: http://www.norcalbernese.org
Breed Rescue Contact
Mike Whalen - 510-991-6376 email
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Oregon
Geographic Area Served - Oregon
Web Site: http://www.bmdco.org
Breed Rescue Contact
Barb Dekay email
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of the Rockies
Geographic Area Served - Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah
Web Site: http://www.bmdcr.org/
Breed Rescue Contact
Ann Rutherford email
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Southeastern Wisconsin
Geographic Area Served - Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Northern Indianna
Web Site: http://www.bmdcsew.org
Breed Rescue Contact
Wendy Kerr email
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Southern California
Geographic Area Served - Southern California
Web Site: http://www.bmdcsc.org
Breed Rescue Contact
Kathy Gray
Jennifer Zaayer email Kathy
email Jennifer
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Watchung
Geographic Area Served - New Jersey, Southern New York, Eastern Pennsylvania
Web Site: http://www.bmdcw.org
Breed Rescue Contact
Nicole Hadley - 215-932-5757
email
Blue Ridge Bernese Mountain Dog Club
Geographic Area Served - North Carolina, South Carolina and Southern Virgina
Web Site: http://blueridgebmdc.org
Breed Rescue Contact
Carolyn Paige - 919-451-5681
email
Buckeye Bernese Mountain Dog Club
Geographic Area Served - Ohio
Web Site: http://www.buckeyebmdc.org/
Breed Rescue Contact
Paula Pollock
email
Chattahoochee Valley Bernese Mountain Dog Club
Geographic Area Served - South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama
Web Site: http://www.cvbmdc.org
Breed Rescue Contact
Lisa Ellis
email
Grand Canyon State Bernese Mountain Dog Club
Geographic Area Served - Arizona
Web Site: http://www.gcsbmdc.org
Breed Rescue Contact
Sarah Lisinski email
Heartland Bernese Mountain Dog Club
Geographic Area Served - Nebraska, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas
Web Site: http://www.hbmdc.org
Breed Rescue Contact
Kathy Berge - 515-262-8535 email
Heart of Michigan Bernese Mountain Dog Club, Inc.
Geographic Area Served - Michigan
Web Site: http://www.hmbmdc.org
Breed Rescue Contact
April VanBuren email
Helderberg Bernese Mountain Dog Club of New York
Geographic Area Served - New York (Capital district, central-eastern New York)
Web Site: (AKC)http://www.apps.akc.org/akc_clubs/?5604
Breed Rescue Contact
Heather Fisher email
Inland Northwest Bernese Mountain Dog Club
Geographic Area Served - Idaho, Montana, eastern Washington, eastern Oregon
Web Site: http://www.inwbmdc.com
Breed Rescue Contact
Kathy Deyo - 208-476-3228
Judy Arneson-Johnson - 509-657-3311 email Kathy
email Judy
Kentuckiana Bernese Mountain Dog Club Inc.
Geographic Area Served - Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee
Web Site: http://www.kbmdc.org
Breed Rescue Contact
Patti Finley - 502-964-4015 email
Lone Star Bernese Mountain Dog Club
Geographic Area Served - Texas
Web Site: http://lonestarbmd.org
Breed Rescue Contact
(Lone Star BMD Rescue, Inc.) Dawn Letry - 817-430-2469 email
Mason Dixon Bernese Mountain Dog Club
Geographic Area Served - Maryland, Pennsylvania
Web Site: http://www.mdbmdc.org
Breed Rescue Contact
April Clark - 717-944-0011
email April
North Coast Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Ohio
Geographic Area Served - Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, Western New York
Web Site: http://www.northcoastbmdco.org
Breed Rescue Contact
Sherry Gedeon
Vilma Briggs email Sherry
email Vilma
Northern Arizona Bernese Mountain Dog Club
Geographic Area Served - Northern Arizona
Breed Rescue Contact
(President) Steve Dudley email
Potomac Valley Bernese Mountain Dog Club
Geographic Area Served - Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, southeastern&south central Pennsylvania, northeastern West Virginia
Web Site: http://www.pvbmdc.org
Breed Rescue Contact
Sharon Hasenauer email
Sierra West Bernese Mountain Dog Club
Geographic Area Served - Northern California
Web Site: http://www.sierrawest.org
Breed Rescue Contact
Terri Whalen email
Three Rivers Bernese Mountain Dog Club
Geographic Area Served - Western Pennslvania, West Virginia, New York, Ohio Web Site: http://www.trbmdc.org
Breed Rescue Contact
Julia Airgood - 412-741-4718
email
Additional Bernese Mountain Dog Rescue Groups
BARC (Bernese Auction Rescue Coalition, Inc.)

BARC, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating Bernese Mountain Dogs from dog brokers, dog auctions, puppy mills, and any other dangerous, exploitative or abusive situation.

Web Site: http://www.barcinc.net/barcinc.html
Thirdtyme Rescue
Geographic Area Served - Ohio
Web Site: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/OH437.html

Phone: 614-205-9429
email: BRNRMOM@aol.com
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Canada Web Site: http://bmdcc.ca/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1

Breed rescue contact:
Maureen Greaves
email
The following individuals may be able to provide rescue advice/networking/assistance.

For information on Bernese Mountain Dog Rescue in Hawaii contact Amy Nielsen - email
For information on Bernese Mountain Dog Rescue in Arkansas contact Gail Miller - email
Elder/Special needs Berner Referral List
(Application site) Web Site: http://www.berner.org/cgi-bin/rescue/db.cgi/db.cgi?db=default

Contact: Sylvia Katvala
email
For more extensive information on the national network of Regional Club Rescue programs click here.

For a Print version (PDF) of regional club websites/breed rescue contacts Bernese Rescue Contacts - 2015.

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