Bernie, a sweet bully breed mix, is hoping to celebrate his fourth birthday — July 15 — in a forever home.

This sweet pup, who has been waiting far too long for a permanent family, has blossomed since finding a foster home in early 2016. His foster parents, Kiersten and Matt, have discovered that Bernie is an expert snuggler.

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Bernie the snuggle master. Source: Twenty Paws Rescue

Not only that, but Bernie has spent the last couple of months perfecting his hide-and-seek game. Bet you can’t even find him in this video — stealth!


As part of Operation Foster Bound, Bernie has received some special treatment lately, including a photo shoot by Leslie Leda which shows him off as the star that he is.

He’s also received dedicated training sessions, so he’ll know even more about how to be a great family member when he finds his special people.

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A picture of Bernie from his recent photo shoot. Source: Leslie Leda for Foster Dogs, Inc.

If you have a crush on Bernie (hint: we do too!) and want to find out more about adopting him, visit his profile on Foster Dogs, Inc. And, if you can’t adopt but want to help Bernie celebrate his birthday, you can find some gift ideas on his wish list.

You can also follow Bernie’s antics on Instagram.

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