Here are some answers to common questions people have regarding the adoption
of one of these wonderful animals.  Please read the link at question 6.
It has important characteristics about Bernese Mountain Dogs.
The Arizona Bernese Mountain Dog Rescue is in need
of foster families to care for homeless Berners until a permament
home can be found.  Please contact Lesley Baran if you can help.
1.   Do I have to fill out an application when inquiring about available dogs?

      Yes, the Rescue needs to know about potential adoption families to best fit the
      needs of the rescued animal.  Each rescue dog is unique.  Some have special
      concerns that need to be addressed.  Some are fearful, some are agressive,
      some have physical ailments, some have dog conflict issues.  The Rescue
      will evaluate each home to see if it can meet the needs of the dog.  If the home
      and the dog seem like a good fit, you will be contacted by the Rescue.

2.   How often do dogs become available?

      We may not have a dog for months, then get 2 or 3 in a week.
      It's best to check the website regularly.  The Rescue has to take a dog into foster care,
      have it medically checked, evaluated by the foster family, and then put up for adoption.  This
      process may take time.  We are working in the best interest of the dog so it will have a forever

3.   Are the rescue dogs spayed or neutered?

      Yes, each dog will be unable to reproduce when they are adopted.

4.   Where can I find out specifics about a dog available for adoption?

      We will only list a dog as available for adoption when we have all the important information.
      Medical, special traits, special needs, the dog's age and any important background information
      need to be obtained before the dog is listed.  Then a description will be put on the website with
      the dog's picture under Available for Adoption.

5.  Are Rescue Dogs different from other dogs? Also see #1 above.

     That's a tough question.  Dogs are turned over to the Rescue for numerous reasons.  Behavior
     problems, physical problems, changes in the owners living conditions, death or inability of the
     owner to care for the dog, conflicts with other animals.  Sometimes it is just a rehome for the

    This is why the Rescue has a process in place to care for these animals before they are placed
    in a new home.  Please be patient, this is for the dog's best interest in finding the perfect forever
    home for each animal.

6. Is this the right breed for you?

    Please click here for a more details

Available for
Contact Us

If you have a dog in need of immediate assistance,
either rescue or rehome, please contact the Rescue at or 480-415-5008.
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