2012 — Gettysburg, PA

The Rescue Gallery began in 2006 at the Frankenmuth, MI specialty, as a replacement for the Rescue parade.

Click on “General Information” for more details.

One dog – Tapper Dowler-Roos – has been in every Rescue Gallery. We welcome him back again.

Rescue Gallery is a way for families to showcase their rescue Berners. It is not an attempt to list every rescue. Unfortunately there are many more.

These dogs were rescued from puppy mills, brokers, abandonment, and other bad situations. They were rescued by regional clubs and private groups, from on-line sites, and by individuals.

This year, 27 families tell the story of 46 dogs. Read the heart-warming and heart-breaking stories here.

Here are stories of fearful, shy, quirky dogs. Also there are many stories of recovery and achievements, both large and small.

As always, we are honoring several dogs that have died.

At the Gettysburg, PA specialty, the owners of rescued dogs can be identified by their pins - a Berner holding a star with their dog’s name. The dogs have yellow bandanas.

A printed booklet containing all these stories is available by contacting Nell Ward while supplies last.

Thanks to Manny Grijalva for sharing his poem, A Berner Day, at the beginning of the 2012 section.

Nell and John Ward
New Bern, NC
(cell) 252-671-6687