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He Was Tossed Aside For Being ‘Too Big And Ugly’ By Breed’s Standards

Written by: Julie Hunt
Julie Hunt is an avid dog lover and writer for, and has a background as a veterinary technician. She rescued a beautiful former bait dog named Rory.Read more
| Published on December 1, 2023

A Pomeranian named Bertram faced a challenging start, left behind at five months for being considered too sizable to sell by breeders. Fortunately, the artist, Kathy Grayson, stumbled upon Bertram’s images online and couldn’t resist the charming puppy.


Discovering him on, Kathy felt a genuine connection upon seeing his little face. He wore a blue bandana with giant paws and distinctive eyes– all of which melted Kathy’s heart. The artist called up the rescue group and asked if Bertram was still available. When they confirmed that he was, Kathy made her way to the Oklahoma shelter.


Kathy, now residing in New York, never looked back. The adorable Pomeranian, who is full of fluff and affection, is thriving in his new life. Knowing how adorable Bertram is, Kathy decided to open an Instagram account for the irresistible dog, sharing all their precious moments together.


Now with thousands of followers, Bertram has become an Instagram sensation, especially after a photo of him dressed as Paddington Bear garnered significant attention. Kathy believes people adore the fact that Bertram resembles a little bear cub.

Beyond being an Instagram star, Bertram is also an art enthusiast in Kathy’s gallery. Visitors love interacting with him, bringing gifts, and taking photos. Bertram enjoys spending his days at the gallery, relishing the company of his beloved owner and the attention of his fans.

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