Weekend with Bernie
What do you get when you cross 9 volunteers with a needy Wheaten Terrier? You get a WURL (Wheaten Underground Railroad League)!
When Jocelyn and Mike Marzo heard about Bernie’s bad luck, they automatically volunteered to foster and find him the perfect home. Bernie, a 4 1/2 year old male Wheaten, was surrendered to Second Chance rescue in Georgia. Bernie was neglected of basic medical needs and TLC. He spent most of his days lying around the house waiting for someone to play with him. He began to break housetraining because no one would let him outside.
Second Chance rescue contacted Gwen at WIN and told her of the urgent need for a home for Bernie. Two weeks, and hundreds of calls and emails later, 9 volunteers drove Bernie through 7 states to his temporary home in New Jersey. The trip took a weekend to complete, with a sleepover at the Stork’s home in Maryland, but Bernie was a champ through the entire adventure. He greeted each volunteer with endless Wheaten kisses and hugs.
Bernie lived and played with the Marzos for 3 short weeks before a wonderful family in Plainsboro, New Jersey was located through the WIN application process. The Milione family applied for a Wheaten and waited patiently for the right “family member” to come along–and he came along on May 6, 1999!
Bernie Milione now spends his days watching his human brother, Chris, play hockey, and his sister, Cara, play with her friends. His new mom and dad are happy that they RESCUED a Wheaten!!! We are happy that Bernie received a second chance thanks to our new friends at Second Chance rescue (not-for-profit).