My name is Bear *DEAF**LOCAL*!

Cattle Dog/Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Wakefield, Rhode Island - Bear *DEAF**LOCAL*
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Save One Soul Animal Rescue League

Facts about Bear *DEAF**LOCAL*

  • Breed: Cattle Dog/Boxer Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9538166-16-0014
Age: 3 Years
Weight: 48 lbs
Location: CT

This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped.
This handsome, handsome boy is also known as "Mr. Fabulous" by his foster mom, and rightly so, as he is just amazing in every way. This is Bear and Bear is deaf. He looks to be a Cattle Dog/Boxer mix and is approximately 3 years old. His tail takes a left turn due to being broken in the past. He has black spots on his skin that show through his fur and on his ears and belly - they are like polka dots! He also has some black hair on his back, like an Appaloosa horse. He is SUPER handsome and just a sweet, HAPPY dog. Bear is good-natured and friendly - there's not a mean bone in him. He is always happy and always ready to play. He has a sparkling personality that is sure to bring his new family many, many smiles. Though he started life being dealt a difficult lot - he is deaf and his owner moved away and left Bear and another dog (adopted locally) without food and water - he has found his way into a very special situation. A local trainer who is a friend of SOS was looking for a deaf dog to foster and fully train on and off leash...and Bear fit the bill. This opportunity truly saved his life and has given him the chance he has always deserved, to become the dog he is meant to be. Bear has now completed his training - he is leash trained, fully trained on basic commands, trained with solid recall - an essential skill for an active deaf dog - and also trained on a vibration collar. Our trainer has offered to support him with complimentary training for life in his new adoptive home.
Do not let Bear's deafness stop you from considering to adopt him, as deaf dogs make wonderful family members. Just like any dog, however, he does have specific needs in order for him to lead a full life. A large fenced-in yard is a must. Additionally, he is very social and playful with other dogs, so another medium/larger breed dog with a similar play style (rough and tumble) is essential. He also needs a family who is committed to learning his training language and being consistent (free RI-based training support for life will be provided). Last but not least, Bear has a lot of love to give and energy to share - he will need to be provided with plenty of daily mental and physical exercise.
Bear is not special because he is deaf, but because of who he is despite his deafness! Please remember, dogs do not love through their ears...they love through their hearts! If you have room in your heart and home for a dog like Bear and welcome him into your pack, we promise you that you will wonder how you ever existed without him.
Medical Note: Bear was treated for generalized demodectic mange while in the SOS program. Bear responded well to this treatment and fully recovered now. Please note that there can be a hereditary component to demodex, and it can flare up in any dog in times of stress (eg, transport, transition to a new home, etc). As such, the adopter is advised to discuss this condition and best next steps with their veterinarian. Please see here for more information on demodectic mange: . Please discuss any concerns with your veterinarian.

Medical Note: Bear tested positive for exposure to ehrlichia while in SOS foster care. This does not mean this dog had ehrlichia. Bear is/has been asymptomatic while in SOS care and was preventatively treated with a 28-day course of doxycycline. Please see here for more information on ehrlichia: Please discuss any concerns with your veterinarian.

Adoption Fee: $425
To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website:

**Additional info you should know -  For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix.  We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label.   Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption.  There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.

About Save One Soul Animal Rescue League

About Our Rescue Group...

SOSARL facilitates the rescue and placement of homeless dogs with loving forever homes. We advocate for homeless and at risk animals while providing comfort, rehabilitation and veterinary care to the animals in our program. SOSARL endeavors to promote and support life-saving initiatives that enable responsible pet guardianship while treating each animal and adopter as an individual.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Our adoptions donations are straight forward: Puppies - under 1 year $550 Adults - under 8 years $425 Seniors/Special Needs $200 An additional MA Quarantine Fee is required for all dogs adopted to Massachusetts residents, and other fees/requirements might apply depending upon the adopter's state of residence. All fees are non-refundable. **All SOS dogs go home with a martingale collar, SOS ID tag, and an appropriate harness as part of our Smart Start Program

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our animals reside in private foster homes and can be seen by appointment.

We also participate in monthly adoption events at various pet friendly locations throughout Rhode Island.

Our Adoption Process...

Step 1: Find Fido

Review our online dog bios, email us if you have any questions. At SOS, we want to make the RIGHT right match, and that means helping you and Fido start a relationship – sometimes from a long distance.

Take your time, explore your options, consider your home and what kind of companion will fit in your lifestyle.

Step 2: Complete Our Application

Once you think you have found the right dog for you, please complete our online application.

At SOS, we don’t just want to make a match, we want to make the right match. To do this, we need your help; we know our dogs, but we don’t know you yet – our application helps us get to know you!

Step 3: Have a Talk

We will review the application and if it appears to be a good match for the selected dog, we will arrange for a time to talk with you over the phone.

Step 4: Meet Your Match

If, after the phone interview, the match seems to be a good one, we will be happy to arrange a meet-n-greet with you and the dog, if the dog is local. Meet-n-greets will be scheduled in the order they are requested.

Step 5: Application Screening

Once everyone has met (if the dog is local), and the match seems to be a good one, a designated SOS volunteer will check your landlord, vet, and personal references, as relevant. We may also require a home visit or adopter meeting.

Step 6: Finalize The Adoption

If the match is a good one, you will be informed via email of the adoption decision, and provided with instructions for how to pay the adoption donation and complete our adoption contract/addendum(s).

Step 7: Pick Up Your New Best Friend!

Once the adoption is finalized, congratulations! We will contact you to make arrangements to pick up your new family member!
**Please note that additional vetting,quarantine and/or waiting periods may be required depending upon your state of residence.

All of our dogs are age appropriately vaccinated prior to adoption. All of our dogs have been spayed/neutered and tested/treated for common canine disease.