Pet of the Week: Spend your weekends with Bernie


CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County Animal Shelter volunteer Donna Ruttkay shares The Cullman Tribune Pet of the Week:

Bernie is a 1-year-old basset hound/bully mix.  He’s a laid-back, low- to medium-energy pet who’s submissive to his human and great on the leash.  He likes following his folks around and is quiet when in his kennel.  Ruttkay advises, though, that he’s “not a big fan of chickens.”

Bernie has the makings of a good therapy, emotional support or companion dog. 

Animal shelter staff and volunteers work with their dogs to make sure they are accustomed to being around people, walking on a leash and practicing good behavior.  Several of the shelter’s dogs have even been “hired” to work as therapy and special needs service dogs.  

Bernie’s adoption fee is $90 which includes: DHLPP vaccine, Bordetella vaccines, rabies vaccine, wormer, general exam at the vet, neutering, microchip, free 30-day health insurance policy issued by 24PetWatch (with valid email only) and a free bag of food from Cullman Pet Depot (you must pay sales tax).

Please consider adopting to give a rescued pet a chance at a happy and healthy life.

Contact the Cullman County Animal Shelter at 256-734-5448 or visit them at 935 Convent Road NE. Reach them by email at

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W.C. Mann