What is Berger Picard of America Rescue?

The Berger Picard of America Rescue is an all volunteer service offered by the Berger Picard Club of America and is funded solely by donations. 

Our Mission

To rescue, help rehabilitate if needed, and then to find these remarkable dogs who find themselves in need, a new forever home. We are also here to educate and support owners, potential adopters, and admirers of the breed, and work hard to educate ourselves so that we can confidently place adoptable dogs in the best homes possible for a happy and harmonious outcome. 

Who are the Berger Picard Rescue Dogs?

Our rescue dogs come from a variety of places, for a variety of reasons. The foremost being those from relinquishing owners.

There are unfortunately, breeders who have sold puppies into homes who were not prepared or educated about the needs of the Berger Picard, and thus those homes have been unable to meet the needs of their dog(s). It is very important then, that anyone considering a Berger Picard to do their homework!

Sucessful Rescue

A happy, rehomed Picard

In most cases, we have found these same breeders also have usually chosen not to take any responsibility for the Berger Picard that they have bred when the owners need help or need to return the dog. A responsible breeder will always be willing to help, and if necessary, to take back a dog that he/she has bred, no matter the age or circumstance. When owners cannot get the help they need from their dog’s breeder and are in need of help in these circumstances, they contact the Berger Picard of America Rescue.

If it is possible, we first try to help these families and their Picards work through and/or solve the problem(s). If that does not work, our goal then becomes to find these beautiful and remarkable dogs a new forever home.

The second source of a Berger Picard in need of rescue is in a circumstance where there has been an unanticipated change in the Picard’s home and/or the owner’s life. Again, in most cases, the responsible breeder is able to be of help to these owners and their Picards, but not always. We are here to also help these Picards who find themselves in need.

The third source of a Berger Picard in need of rescue is unfortunately, from a Puppy Mill. Puppy Mills have occasionally produced litters of Berger Picards that were then sold to pet stores for resale at exorbitant prices.  Many of the people who have a dog from such a place, did not do any prior research or speak to anyone knowledgeable about the Berger Picard breed and bought that adorable puppy having no idea what they were getting themselves into! There is no recourse or resource to turn to for help then if needed from that place of purchase. We are here for these Picards as well. Please do not ever purchase any puppy of any breed at any pet store!

If you are interested in adopting a Berger Picard, please read our page, Adopting A Picard, before email.  Most of the questions, and our required application can be located there.