Being dedicated to the breed means having a responsibility to its welfare!

The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Canada (BMDCC) is actively involved in the rescue of Bernese Mountain Dogs in distress or ones that require re-homing. We have a large network of people across Canada who are dedicated to helping any Berner in need.

Under normal circumstances, most Berners that are “rescued” by the BMDCC are sent to a foster home for a three to four week period. During this time the dog is assessed for possible re-homing. We review basic obedience, temperament evaluations, reaction to children and adults, housebreaking, etc. The dog is bathed, groomed and taken to a veterinarian for a health check, vaccinations, and neutering. It is a requirement that all dogs in the Rescue are neutered prior to leaving our care.

If the dog appears to be a successful candidate for re-homing, we then select a suitable family for the adoption of the dog. If you are interested in adopting a rescue dog please review the Rescue Questionnaire – Adoption Form and contact Maureen Greaves.

For more information please contact Maureen Greaves, BMDCC Rescue Coordinator.

All of Canada
Maureen Greaves[email protected]
BMDCO OntarioMaureen Greaves[email protected]
BMDCC QuebecVeronique Matte-Paquet[email protected]

To donate to the BMDCC Rescue Program, you can use one of the following options:

  • By cheque (payable to The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Canada or BMDCC)
  • INTERAC e-transfer to: [email protected] (funds are auto-deposited; please indicate “FOR BMDCC RESCUE” in the COMMENTS box)
  • Money order (payable to The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Canada or BMDCC)