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My name is Bear!

Maltese Mix Dog for adoption in San Antonio, Texas - Bear

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Bear's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Bear's Story...
Bear was picked up by animal control for the second time when he was wondering the street with wire fencing bound around his right rear leg but it hasn't stopped him from being a lovable guy. He came all matted so his injuries were not know. After being over looked by all we just wanted to give him the opportunity to live a happy life knowing what being loved and having a family who actually cared for him was all about.Our intake team instantly went to work for they all wanted to help, but we knew this would be a hard case and we would have to find just the right foster AND adopter for this guy. This is just one of so many sad stories, (so many Shih Tzu blends are picked up in such bad condition) and we are hoping we can find a forever home for him when the time comes. On 10 January 2014Bear was examined by our vet and we were informed he has to have Femoral Head Osteotomy (FHO) surgery with therapy to follow so he could learn to walk on his leg again. We looked at each other and said okay, we need to make this happen. We can't wait long for his injury will just get worse with the possibility of doing more damage so we decided we would get the surgery done now and figure the funds out later.

UPDATE: Bear is running and playing enjoying his freedom of being able to run and jump again. This boy of just 16 pounds is in search of his forever home!

Facts about Bear

  • Breed: Maltese Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Bear, a San Antonio Maltese dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Maltese for sale in San Antonio, or seeking a Maltese dog from a breeder in San Antonio.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in San Antonio already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a San Antonio breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Maltese breeders who help with Maltese rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in San Antonio paves the way for another one to be saved.