Trooper Update!

Trooper has been adopted into a wonderful home that is working with us on his continued plan of care!

We wanted to share a final update with all of you who have generously donated towards Trooper’s surgery, and inquired about him over these last couple of months.

Navigating Trooper’s treatment plan from planned surgery in August, to postponing the procedure in lieu of one more attempt at a less invasive procedure proved unsuccessful. During this time, Trooper found his wonderful forever home and has blossomed under the care and love of his new family.

On Wednesday November 4th, Trooper underwent the surgery he has waited so patiently for: bilateral TECABO procedures. The surgery was a difficult but successful one, and should provide Trooper with a pain-free life after all these years.

He is now back home with his family, and well on the road to recovery. Thank you to all who have asked about him, sent love and prayers along the way, and ultimately provided this gift for him.

We continue to be grateful for the support we’ve received.

Thank you again from all of us,
Heart of Michigan Bernese Mountain Dog Rescue




Kodi found his forever home!


*Update* Kodi has been adopted! 

If you are looking for a big Berner boy with lots of love to give, then Kodi is a perfect match! This boy has impressed all of our volunteers with his sweet and gentle temperament. Kodi LOVES people and gets along with kids, dogs and cats. He is a calm, easygoing boy who loves getting hugs and has never met a stranger. He walks well on a leash and knows several commands including sit and stay. Kodi is also housetrained and loves to just lay by your feet getting affection.

Kodi was rescued as a very sick boy from a local kill shelter. It has taken a lot of hard work, love and medical bills to get this wonderful boy back on his feet. Due to his amazing personality we just could not give up on this gentle giant. Kodi has hypothyroidism and a condition called Megaesophagus. You can read more about Megaesophagus here – Fortunately, there is a distinct possibility that after Kodi has been on thyroid medication for a few months the megaesophagus may resolve.

There are a few simple things that Kodi needs to stay healthy and happy. Kodi needs to be fed and watered in an elevated position and his food needs to be the consistency of puree (gruel). Kodi’s foster mom can provide more information but as long as he is fed his puree twice a day he is thriving. Kodi is also on a few inexpensive medications that he needs to take twice a day, every day. He easily takes his pills without any trouble. Kodi will need to be on his thyroid medication everyday for the rest of his life.

Kodi is housetrained, heartworm negative, microchipped and will be neutered. He is believed to be around five years old and should weigh around 105 lbs. If you think you have that special home for this wonderful boy, please fill out an application on our website!! He will need a physically fenced in yard.
* We DO adopt out of state!*

*Adopted* Sweet puppy seeks understanding new home


*Update* Bronco found his forever home with a loving family that met his needs! Thank you to all who inquired about this sweet boy.

This adorable, super sweet little guy is Bronco!  He is estimated to be about 18 months old. Bronco is great with other dogs, house trained, and loves to give kisses. This is an amazingly loving and affectionate pup! He is a small little guy currently at a thin 70 lbs. Bronco is very eager to please and food motivated. He would probably LOVE agility or Rally. Unfortunately Bronco was very mistreated by the children in his previous home and he can NOT be around kids. A good, experienced positive trainer could probably change this as he is very eager to please. Right now though, Bronco needs to be put in a separate room if children come to house. Due to his extreme fear of children, Bronco MUST got to a home with a fenced in yard. Adult visitors, Bronco adores and is happy to give snuggles and kisses.

Bronco is looking for a home with a fenced yard, no children and someone who would share his joy for life.  He is still very young will be required to take some positive training classes.
If you are interested in adopting a loving, devoted puppy please fill out an application on our website  Bronco is being fostered by Kalamazoo, MI but we do adopt out of state.  He is neutered, heartworm neg, and up to date on his shots.