Berdina is doing fine at the Washington Animal Rescue League, but she’s still in need of a new home.  Here is the article about Berdina that WARL posted on its website:  http://www.warl.org/news-events/news-from-the-league/special-dog-needs-a-special-home/  We hope that by continuing to spread the word about her, that we’ll be able to find her a permanent and loving home.

Berdina Needs a New Home

Berdina was lost from her foster home and was missing for a year (below are just a few of the many posts about the search).  She was found and was subsequently adopted by our friend who loved her dearly. Sadly, our friend and Berdina’s owner passed away suddenly last week.

So, we are working to find her a foster or forever home as soon as possible.  She’s a sweet, spayed pit bull mix about 3-4 years old, and about 40 pounds.  She would be happiest as an only dog in a household with no kids.  With a stable home and gentle guidance, you’ll really see her personality shine. We think you’ll love her as much as we do!

In her short life Berdina has been abandoned at a shelter, fostered, lost, recovered, adopted, and then had a happy year as part of a family. She’s had some ups and downs, but she has a lot of love to give!

Click on the flier below to learn more or click here to download a copy of the flier.

You can also watch videos of Berdina here and here.

Thanks to another volunteer for uploading new photos of Berdina here!

I am happy to report that Berdina has been adopted!!  She is now adjusting to life in a home again.  She will be well-cared for and loved as a member of the family. 

Thank you to everyone who has  spread the word about Berdina or kept her in your thoughts during this past year!  I am thrilled that we have such a happy ending!

We are so happy to have Berdina back safe and sound at WARL.  She’s happy to visit with her friends there too!  Keep checking back for updates and photos–and most importantly, information about adopting Berdina when she becomes available!

Here are some photos of her visiting with friends in the dog park at WARL (photos by Roberta Youmans):

Here’s Berdina celebrating her return to WARL in the dog park! 

Berdina reuniting with Sally Tom, one of the volunteer search coordinators.

Photos by Roberta Youmans

Yes, you read that correctly – the dog who has been missing since April 20, 2009 is now safe and back at the shelter!!!  Besides being in need of a bath, Berdina looked good and seemed happy to be back.  We don’t know exactly what she went through during this past year, but we’re glad she’s doing well.   She was already running around in the dog park and giving kisses.  This has been an exciting day for everyone involved, and we want to thank everyone who has helped with the search, those who have offered best wishes, and everyone who has kept an eye out for her.  This is proof that miracles do happen!!!

Berdina is featured in a front page news article in this month’s edition of the Hyattsville Life & Times!  You can read the article here:  http://issuu.com/hyattsvillelifeandtimes/docs/0210_pdf  The title is “Pet Tracker Helps Lost Animals Find Their Home.”  Hopefully the publicity will help to get some new sightings of Berdina and finally bring her home.

If you’re reading this blog after having read the article, we’d love to have you help so please let us know if you can volunteer.

While our last sighting may not have been accurate, we need to keep posting fliers so we can receive more sightings, hopefully this time an accurate one.  If you can help us post fliers or hand out business cards this weekend, even for a short period of time, we’d greatly appreciate your help.  Please leave a comment if you are able to help.   Many people have Monday off from work, so consider giving some time to the search.  Don’t worry if you don’t have a partner, as we can find one for you.

If you aren’t able to post fliers but still want to help, we can use your help researching businesses in Hyattsville to send Berdina’s flier to, particularly ones where employees are spending time driving around and making deliveries.  For example, we’d like to know the email address/phone number/fax number and point of contact if possible for the following types of businesses in the area where Berdina has been seen:  pizza shops that deliver, cab companies, UPS, meter readers, etc.  If you are able to help with this research project, please let us know.  It’d be great to get the flier posted in businesses, and especially those with employees who are out and about in the area.

Found a truck…

We have a truck to borrow.  Thanks!

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