Bernie the diminutive Chihuahua had a big problem. His owner decided she could no longer keep him and turned him into local animal control. He was scheduled for euthanasia, having no hope of his owner reclaiming him. Unless he was adopted quickly, he would be put down to create room for strays picked up by county officers. Even though he was a sweet, lovable and highly adoptable dog, local animal control simply did not have the facilities to keep him for an extended period of time.