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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Bear

Bear
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AUG 19:  Bear was adopted


Handsome fella' Bear arrived in our care on July 17th and as you can see, he is making himself right at home in foster care!  This gentle boy is sweet as pie and loves to hang out with his family and get lots of loving.

He came to us through no fault of his own.  He was adopted from a shelter a year ago and his owner has now had changes in her life situation and is no longer able to care for him.  She made the decision to turn him over to us so that he can find his perfect forever home.

Bear's coat was a bit of a mess so his owner had him clipped down before surrendering him.  His hair will grow back soon enough!


Bear is about 6 years old, although he sure acts a lot younger at times!   He is a friendly boy and he gets along with other well socialized dogs.

He likes to dive at kitties though! 


Bear has been neutered and is up to date on vaccines.  He weighs 141 lbs and could drop a few pounds, but overall is in good health. We are treating him for an ear infection and hope to have him all fixed up soon. 

He is negative for HW and lyme disease.  Bear's blood work shows that he has a slightly low thyroid function so we have started him on thyroid meds. This should help to bring about improvement in his ears, coat and weight.  He will be on meds for life.  Thyroid meds are very inexpensive and are effective at helping hypothyroid dogs maintain proper levels.

His front left shoulder is a little tender on exam, but our vet does not feel it is anything too bothersome.  His mobility is not impacted by this.  He is taking glucosamine and this will benefit him greatly.

He is being fostered in Bomanville, ON and his approved adopters will be required to pick him up in person.  We will consider homes within a one day drive of his foster location.  This includes homes in parts of ON, QC, NY, OH, NJ, PA, and more.
An adoption donation of $500 will apply.