Davis - Bailey - North Pole, AK
Santa’s Baileys and Cream
Hi! My name is Bailey! Thank you for stopping by to read my story!
I was born September, 2003, at Lanes End Kennel, in Ohio. I would love to be able to tell you who my Mom & Dad were, but my breeder will not give my new family that information (or any other, for that matter). My new owners were able to figure out who my breeder was by researching my micro-chip, which was implanted by my breeder but never activated by my original owners.
I was sent to live with a family in Anchorage, Alaska, soon after being weaned from my mother. I lived with them for over five years in what I thought was my forever home. One day, I found myself taking a car ride with the couple’s nanny (along with my yellow lab brother) to a strange, scary place where I was put in a cage in a large building where many other dogs and cats were. I later found out that this place was the Anchorage Animal Shelter. I don’t know what I did to make them abandon me like that. Thankfully, I only had to stay there for three days! A friend of the nanny found out where I was and came and got me. I don’t know what happened to my brother, the yellow lab. I sure hope he was as fortunate as I was. The nanny’s friend gave me a nice bath and some wonderful food and welcomed me into her home. Unfortunately, she had a child who became very ill the first week I was there, and they were going to have to go to Seattle for a lengthy stay. So, she placed an ad on Craigslist, hoping to find me a new home quickly. Luckily for me, the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Alaska regularly scans Craigslist and other online advertising forums looking for Berners in need of rescue. My rescue was set in motion, and messages sent out to all of the Club members for assistance. My temporary family had to leave for Seattle on Sunday, which left only three days for someone to help me; otherwise I was going to be returned to the Animal Shelter. Lucky for me, Ron & Kristi Davis, of North Pole, Alaska, were able to come and get me!
As with many Rescue Dogs, I have my issues. I tend to limp a little bit on my right side when I play a lot. I also did not walk on a leash very well because I was never trained to do anything. Lastly, I REALLY like little dogs. Everyone thought that I didn’t like them because I like to run and pull over to them—everyone thought I wanted to attack them, but I really just wanted to see if they wanted to play.
In my new home, I live with Ron & Kristi, and five other Berners (Denali, McKinley, Buster, Holly, & Emma) and a Chihuahua/Maltese rescue, Dinah. I really like living there. I have learned how to walk on a leash and be out in public. I get to come in and out of the house whenever I want, and I get to sleep in bed with them! I used to be able to jump up there by myself, but now they help me up into bed. It is nice to know that I am loved!
Ron & Kristi Davis