Brilliant Beautiful Bernard is a loving, friendly 9 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier seeking a forever home. Bernard came into the care of RSPCA Middlesex North West branch via the RSPCA Inspectors who found him abandoned in some woods. Who could do such a thing to this lovely boy? Bernard has Irritable Bowel Syndrome and is on a strict veterinary diet, steroids and other medication, as and when needed. He also has a head tilt, is a bit wobbly but investigations have proved inconclusive. He needs to be neutered when he is more stable. He will need regular check ups at the vets. Vet bills for his existing medical conditions will be paid for, (within reason, we can’t pay thousands and thousands of pounds on specialist care for example). We expect the new owner to take on the usual pet ownership responsibilities vaccinations/treatment for worms & fleas etc.
Bernard is a very happy go lucky lad, he’s always smiling and his tail never stops wagging. He loves getting out and about, he walks lovely on lead and harness and is very easy to manage. We are building up his exercise gradually, he currently has two short 30 min walks per day but does like to sit and watch the world go by on the park benches, or do some yoga on the grass, so he can be out of his kennel longer. Due to his medical conditions it’s unlikely he will be running marathons any time soon, so its best to keep his walks short. He has been very good around other dogs, males, females, large and small. However due to his very, very strict diet it is preferable that he is rehomed as an only pet but we would consider a calm, older, neutered female dog, if introductions were successful. No cats though please.
Bernard would be a wonderful companion for retired people, or those who are home most of the time. We have no background history, so with regards to families and children, we would say kind and caring teenagers upwards, or an adult only home. Bernard is a typical loving and sweet Staffordshire Bull Terrier, you couldn’t meet a more loving dog. He appreciates everything you do for him and if you are lucky, he will even give you a little kiss!
If Bernard could talk, this is what he would be saying:
I’m holding on, I’m being strong,
Trying to find a place where I belong,
I thought I’d surely not survive,
But here I am, I’m still alive,
I’ve been east, I’ve been west,
But a home where I’m loved will be best!