Thompson - Gina - Elkhorn, NE

Gina – Karen and Steve Thompson – Elkhorn, Nebraska

Gina Cseploov Dvor
AKC #WP98944501
Berner-Garde #35432
Born 02/06/1999, Adopted 03/18/2006

Gina was rescued by BARC when she was almost seven years old and pregnant with what would now be her last litter of puppies.  We estimate that Gina whelped about twelve litters during her time in the mills.  Unfortunately, we know through Berner-Garde that some of Gina’s offspring and their offspring are still in puppy mills, continuing the vicious cycle that these dogs endure.

Gina’s picture and story on the BARC website were so compelling that we couldn’t resist adopting her.  She’s got a spirit that shines through and is such a loving dog; pawing and bumping us for pets when she feels we’re neglecting her.  Gina is the top dog at our house.  She keeps this position in a very low key way, but does make sure that she keeps her position.

Gina celebrated her 10th birthday in February.  She’s turning a little gray here and there and the rust is more of a tan now.  She had been staying active and healthy, but in January, while jumping onto our bed, she ruptured her cranial cruciate ligament.  We opted to not put her through surgery and to treat her with homeopathic methods and with physical therapy.  She has come a long way and we’re hopeful that she’ll enjoy the trip to Oregon for the Specialty.

Gina’s favorite things in life are going for car rides, chasing rabbits in the backyard, snuggling with her people and relaxing and enjoying the “good life”.

Watch for Gina in the Veteran’s Parade.

Karen and Steve Thompson
Elkhorn, NE