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Bernese Mountain Dog
4 Years 0 Months
Spayed / Neutered



*4 years old - 85 Pounds
*Calm, Quiet Personality
*Older Children
*Dog Friendly - Co-Exist
*Mostly Potty Trained
*Crate Trained
*Training Required
*Recovering From Heartworm Treatment

Do you have a special place in your heart for a big dog with a heart of gold? My name is Moby, and I am a sweet, calm buddy who is looking for a comfy, cozy home where I can relax and enjoy the pampered life of luxury I deserve. I was found in the woods of one of West Virginia's poorest communities after my previous owner died. It was sad and hard for me to survive, but I am eager for my fresh start with a forever family to show me the good life. I will thrive with patient adopters who are willing to help me adjust to indoor home life; I am calm and laidback; my favorite activities include laying around and hanging out with my family. I would prefer any children to be older if you have kids - the younger, energetic ones startle me a bit! I also get along well with other dogs of all sizes and mainly co-exist with them, simply enjoying a nap near my furry friends. I am working hard on potty training, am crate trained, and am learning how to walk on a leash. My ideal forever home will include a fenced yard so I can nap in the sun, but it is not required as long as you promised to continue to work with me on my leash skills so we can enjoy the outdoors together. Because of my previous life living outside, I was heartworm positive and am now recovering from treatment. That means I need to stay calm and rest for a few weeks until my system is cleared of those icky parasites, but luckily I am an expert lounger so it should be an easy process for all of us! Once I am fully cleared by my vet, I will benefit from training so I can work on my socialization and see how much more I can learn, and my adopters will need to agree to sign me up for them. I hope to show you what a special, very good boy I am; if you give me a cushy bed and lots of love, I will be the dog of a lifetime for you!

If you'd like to adopt this dog, please get started by filling out a complete application (incomplete submissions cannot be sent.) Please note that while we take time to learn as much as we can about each dog in our care as possible, our bios are written from current observations. Though we do our best to share as much information as possible about each dog we care for, we are unable to make any guarantees on the future health or temperament of your adopted dog. Most dogs in our care come with unknown pre-rescue history, and information pertaining to breed and age are often educated guesses.



Adoption Fees

When you adopt a dog, you're not buying a pet. Your donation isn't a fee for your adoptee - it's a gift that helps us pursue our mission, save lives, and ensure we can provide care to all the dogs in our program.


  • Senior dog. 8 years and up / $125

  • Adult or Young Dog. 6 months to 7 years / $375

  • Puppies. Under 6 months / $450


Adoption Requirements

  • Lives in 50 mile radius of Itasca within the Illinois border

  • Be at least 21 years of age 

  • Have the knowledge and agreement of all adults living in the household

  • Have approval from owner of the residence  (written in lease)

  • Have a valid ID with current address

  • Be approved as a suitable adoptive home by Fetching Tails Foundation 

  • Be prepared to make a lifetime commitment 

How to Adopt

  Wag, Woof, Smile  


Get Started

Apply to Adopt

Ready to welcome a wagging tail into your family? Then fill out an application to join our adoption family!


Once we have your info we'll start the process (which includes a consultation and a doggy meeting) and get you on your way towards a life of puppy love. 

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