Beautiful Bear ❣️
Large Male German Shepherd Dog 🐶
Bear is a 9 year old Long Stock Coat German Shepherd and an absolute sweetheart.
He is a typical shepherd, he will guard and bark when visitors arrive and once he knows they are cleared for entry, he will be friendly and seek play and pats. To his family, he develops the most incredible loving bond 💕
He is great with kids, other dogs, loves his toys, is happy at home if you go out, and loves being a part of the family while you are home. He sleeps inside.
Bear has arthritis in his back legs, so walks with a limp and is on supplements, arthritis injections and pain relief to deal with this.
He needs a lowset home where he doesn’t have to worry about stairs. His exercise is restricted to 15 min daily walks, swims and hydrotherapy.
Bear does have a case of FOMO…Fear Of Missing Out.
If he can see kids or dogs playing with balls or swimming and he can’t join in, he will be very vocal about it. He wants to do all the things and play all the games, so he is not the kind of dog to sit on the sidelines for the kids weekend sports
He hasn’t always been treated well by humans, so he is cautious of things being done to his body, like some aspects of grooming. This improves once you build trust with him over time and he gets to know that you are safe.
Being a Long Coat, he does shed a lot, all year round, and requires regular grooming to keep his skin and coat healthy and prevent matting.
Bear would love to find a family to share his senior years with. If you love a good game of tug, the constant presence of a dog by your side and long loving stares into the depths of your eyes, Bear would like to hear from you!
🩺 Medical notes
He is on daily supplements & pain relief when needed
He is starting hydrotherapy
Not available for interstate adoption
We talk with people who contact about an animal to see what their needs and situation are.
Our emphasis is on getting the right animal for the people and the right people for the animal. If everyone’s needs are met things usually work out well.
If the situation sounds good we arrange a meeting. If all goes well we let people try the animal out for a couple of weeks to ensure that everyone is happy.
We keep records of all adopters, follow up to ensure all is well and undertake to take back any animal if circumstances change.