Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Bear has been adopted! 10-18-2005

Female about 0 old.

Meet Bear, whose story will seem made up, but believe us, it is NOT! Folks think we dream up some of these sad stories - sadly, we are NOT that imaginative.

Bear was taken to his regular veterinarian right before the 4th of July with instructions to euthanize him. Why? Because his so called "family" hadn't made boarding arrangements for the holiday weekend when they were going out of town. So their alternative was to have him put to sleep. The vet techs called us in a panic - we weren't able to take him right away, so they kept moving him from run to run to "hide" him from the administrative folks until we could bring him in.

This guy is a peach - between 4-5 years old, Bear tips the scales at nearly 100 lbs. He adores kids (see photo - those speak louder than these words!!), gets along with cats and enjoys other dogs. We were lucky to place Bear in a foster home where all those beings exist and can test his mettle.

We've found out that Bear is extremely mellow and likes to hang out in the house most of the time - he does know several commands, is housebroken and doesn't cause one bit of problem on the interior. He gets along just fine with cats provided that he is introduced to them. He will ALWAYS back away first (good dog!!!). He could use a little refresher course on how to walk nicely on a leash. Bear likes to play ball, but he only likes to play with "his" ball, so keep that in mind!

Bear would thrive in a home where he is allowed to be part of everything that is going on - right now he is suffering from some separation anxiety that his foster family is working him through.

Bear has a history of seizures and is taking medication. So far, in his foster home, he has been seizure free so we will try to find out more about his condition.

The minimum adoption donation for adults is $375 and the adoption donation for puppies is $500. This amount only partially covers the cost of veterinary care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is tax deductible when permitted by law. The adoption donation provides that all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis ( i.e., puppies who will need to be altered by 6 mos old). Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.