48250 – Bear

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6-12 months
Male – neutered!
40 pounds
Heartworm negative!
Available as of 11/21
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Update 12/6:  Thanks to donations to the Spay/Neuter Fund, Bear is now neutered and up-to-date on his basic vaccinations! He has also had his cherry eye repaired–once he recovers, we will post new photos of him.

Update 11/29: Bear is doing so well that he’s now available for adoption as well as rescue. He’s a real sweetheart! It just shows what love and proper care can do!

Update 11/24: Bear and Dream are both both starting to enjoy their time at the shelter, interacting with volunteers and staff and learning how to be puppies and play. Watch them here.

Bear and his buddy Dream are sweet but terrified pups. Previously living in an outside kennel, full of mud and with no place to escape from strangers, all they know to do is bark and ask anyone scary to stay away. Crouch down, though, and offer them a gentle hand, and they cautiously come forward, taking treats and exploring a bit. Bear, in particular, is very shut down right now, darting back from new people and resisting walking on a leash. But that’s ok–we’ve seen dogs in worse condition and they’ve always come around once they know they’re safe. Both pups would do great in a fairly quiet home with another stable and confident dog or two, to show them the world isn’t so scary. Bear’s cherry eye isn’t anything to worry about–it doesn’t bother him and it is easy enough to fix once he’s up for a vet appointment.