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Bernardo - I'm an easy dog!

  • Dog
  • Chihuahua & Jack Russell Terrier Mix
  • Chihuahua & Jack Russell Terrier Mix
  • Pasadena, CA
  • Adult
  • Male
  • Small
  • White / Cream , Yellow / Tan / Blond / Fawn
Pasadena, CA


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats, children.

Meet Bernardo - I'm an easy dog!

This is a courtesy listing for another rescue group. PLEASE READ ENTIRE BIO BEFORE CONTACTING RESCUE. To inquire about this dog, you do not need to press any special buttons on this website. Send a regular e-mail to Janet Cook at: Please provide some information about your home, family, other pets, and your dog experience. Angel’s Heart Dog Rescue is a private, foster home based rescue. There is an application process that precedes meeting a dog. I answer emails quickly. Please also check your spam folder for an email reply from the rescue, or provide a phone number whereby you may be reached. Thank you!

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Bernardo is a wonderful dog, super sweet, very friendly, quiet, and easy going. My best guess is that Bernardo is more accurately a Jack Russell/Chihuahua or Rat Terrier mix, mixed with some Pug, rather than a “Cheagle” as stated in the video. He is a super cute dog that is mostly white with some tan spotting around his ears and face, and his “pouty” mouth (that makes me think “Pug”) just adds to his adorable, yet unique look. He is a great size, about 13-15 lbs.

Bernardo gets along with all other dogs here at the rescue and is completely non-aggressive towards humans. He is crate-trained and potty-trained, and sleeps quietly in his little wire crate by my bed, enjoying his rawhide stick as a bedtime treat. He gives me zero problems whatsoever, and I would consider him a very easy-to-manage dog. He loves to quietly follow me everywhere; other times, he just chills on a pet bed somewhere even if I am elsewhere in the house. Typically though, Bernardo loves to be near and if I am working in the office, he is in there, on a pet bed, with the pack, or, if I am laying down on the human bed during the day watching T.V. or just chilling, he is a great cuddle bug and/or companion, never bothersome, lying very still just loving being near. I equally enjoy him being near because he is so quiet and mellow about it and not in my face or constantly seeking attention. In short, Bernardo has a very laid-back personality and I find him to be a joy to have around, and very relaxing to my spirit.

Bernardo’s back story is a sad one. He was rescued from the Devore Shelter 4 ½ years ago, at the age of two, by myself, this rescuer, only to be adopted out to a family who I presumed would represent his forever home. The family also had another dog, a middle aged Dachshund, and the design was for the two dogs keep each other company while husband and wife were at work. In the meet and greet, the wife felt that Bernardo “chose her” and it was love at first sight, and during this “nesting period” Bernardo was loved and included within the family, until the wife had a (human) child. Additionally, the husband began to have an increase in his adult allergies, becoming more and more disinclined to touch Bernardo or have contact with him. So two and a half years ago, the wife wanted to return Bernardo to the rescue, but ultimately, she could not go through with it. Fast forward to the present, she is now expecting another child, and the entire anticipation of having another baby is causing her to stress excessively once again. Meanwhile, hubby’s allergies have continued to rise. In short, Bernardo had to leave his home of four and a half years, and come back to the rescue. But the main thing that bothers me is that he really did not seem to have the love or contact that he deserved in this home. The family was disinclined to let him cuddle or be near, which is what Bernardo longs for and loves! So he was separated from human connection.

It is now my hope to find Bernardo a "forever home” where he CAN cuddle and be near. I now want a home that is not opposed to having a small dog up on the bed or furniture. No, you do not have to let him sleep with you at night. He can sleep in his little crate. But during the day, when the humans are just hanging out, I do not want a home where he is kicked off the bed or couch because that is the home he came from. I ENJOY Bernardo on my bed with me during the day (I suffer from a health condition so need to lie down a lot) or on the couch if I am sitting there. Even if an adopter has to put a separate blanket down for Bernardo, that would be a way to accommodate him. He is a VERY EASY dog to have around, and a GREAT COMPANION DOG to any human or for another dog! An easy dog like him that causes no problems and brings no stress to the household is always a great find! Bernardo has no behavioral issues whatsoever, no aggression, or anxiety, no separation issues (he is great in the crate when I leave); he is just an all-around great dog that would love to go on errands with you and little walks around the neighborhood and be your best pal! Bernardo is now the age of 6 ½. This is NOT old for a small dog that can easily live to be the age of 15 or even older. His teeth are in great shape and he does not need a dental at present.

The best home for Bernardo is one that will allow him to be near, allows cuddling, does not prohibit small dogs from getting up on beds or furniture, and one with another dog to keep him company, if folks are gone from home a bit (as that is what he is used to in his former home), or as an only dog, not being left all alone for long, extended periods on a daily basis (and no, you do not need to be retired).

NOTE: We only adopt dogs as primarily INDOOR dogs. Dogs can go outside to play, potty, to sun themselves at will, but should never be excluded to an outside area. You do not need to give a dog the run of the entire house, and a crate is good for a transitional phase.

Bernardo is neutered, fully vaccinated (including rabies), Front-lined, dewormed, micro-chipped, and has also had a recent health check. If you are interested in discussing Bernardo, please contact Angel’s Heart Dog Rescue at: The phone number to the rescue is: 626-340-9316. There is no need to phone the rescue unless you do not receive a response from your email. Please also visit my website at: and go to the Adoption Tab to read about the adoption process and fees; thank you!

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Bernardo - I'm an easy dog!

Bernardo - I'm an easy dog!

  • Chihuahua
  • Adult
  • Male