My name is Bear Newman!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Pike Road, Alabama - Bear Newman
Photo 1 - German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Pike Road, Alabama - Bear Newman
Photo 2 - German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Pike Road, Alabama - Bear Newman
Add me to your favorites

I'm being cared for by:
German Shepherd Rescue of Central Alabama

Facts about Bear Newman

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Adopted Dec 1, 2013 - Returned to rescue (no fault of his own) February 2015

Bear is a handsome, long-coated young adult, ~ 7 years old. He likes attention and wants to tell you so.... he even likes being brushed. He plays with a ball and will play fetch with just a little coaxing. He also plays with other dogs, though he really enjoys being inside.

Bear does have one dislike... men. Apparently he was mistreated by one early on and still doesn't trust them, so he would be best in a home where male visitors are infrequent.

Bear was rescued from an Alabama shelter after his owner moved away, abandoning him without regard for his care. He was uncertain of people's intentions at first but has developed a level of trust while in foster care. Bear had to be treated for heart-worms, as so many rescues do but is now completely healthy and available to the right home.


This dog is crate trained, spayed or neutered, up to date on shots and HW negative. Adoption application, home visit, and $300 adoption fee are required.
Please read our adoption requirements on our home page. Many of your questions can be answered here. We welcome your phone call, but for a faster response, it is best to email us your specific questions.

After reviewing GSRCA’s adoption process, please fill out the application completely. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS CANNOT BE PROCESSED! This is the first step in our adoption process. No adoption will be considered or discussed until the application has been received.

Go to and click the Adoption Application tab at the top of the page

About German Shepherd Rescue of Central Alabama

About Our Rescue Group...

German Shepherd Rescue of Central Alabama is a private 501(c) (3) non-profit rescue organization. We rescue German Shepherds out of shelters and from abusive situations. We take in abandoned and stray dogs, and we take owner surrenders as space allows. All dogs are neutered or spayed, heartworm free, and up-to-date on shots before they are placed in their forever home. These dogs are kept in private homes and will be shown by appointment only. We do our best to help out any German Shepherd dog in need (primarily in the state of Alabama); unfortunately, we have limited space, and it takes time and money to get some of these babies up to good health and full adoption status. We also help people who are having problems with their German Shepherds. We would like to help owners work through the problems rather than have to give their dog up.

The specific purpose of our organization is the prevention of cruelty to animals by:

Rescuing German Shepherd Dogs from life threatening situations at animal shelters and elsewhere;
Finding German Shepherd Dogs permanent loving homes with qualified owners;
Working cooperatively with animal shelters and other rescue groups in the community toward our common goals of saving dogs lives and reducing pet overpopulation;
Educating the public about the advantages of adopting dogs from shelters and rescue organizations, and about the need for spaying and neutering dogs; and
Educating owners and prospective owners of German Shepherds Dogs about their proper care and training, and about other aspects of the breed

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Paypal address is

Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our dogs reside in private homes. We will only show dogs by appointment and to approved applicants.

Our Adoption Process...

The first step in adopting a dog from GSRCA is to submit an adoption application. We can mail one to you via the US postal service or an online form may be found on our website. The link to the applications is
We ask that the form be filled out completely. We check references and perform a pre- adoption home visit for each applicant. If all criteria are met for adoption, an appointment will be set up to view the dog you are interested in. Please note: It is our goal to place a dog ONCE, therefore we will advise applicants on the best dog match for your personality and lifestyle. The dogs well being is our main priority in the adoption process. We request a $350 adoption fee. A binding adoption contract is signed. Adoption a dog from GSRCA means that we serve to support you for the life of the adoption.