Papa Bear is a five year old terrier mix that loves to give great bear hugs! He has the softest coat and loves to be a lap dog... A 55 pound lap dog!
Papa has been at Heartland for approximately a year and is still searching for his forever home. He was transported to our shelter from Miami, FL where he had a sad life with an owner who didn't treat him well and did not show him the love he deserves! Thankfully, Papa made his way to safety and is a great example of how resilient his breed is. Despite Papa's past, he LOVES all people and dogs! He shows his love by giving big kisses and hugs. What a chic magnet!
This boy should go to a home with an experienced dog owner and no young children due to his strength and guarding of items from people he doesn't know. Once Papa knows and trusts someone, he has no issue letting you take a toy out of his mouth or a food bowl away.
Recently Papa Bear was Heartland's guest at our annual Walk of Love. He enjoyed meeting so many new friends - both two and four legged. He truly was a perfect participant!
Please give Papa a chance to steal your heart. He doesn't feel comfortable when visitors stand in front of his kennel, so ask a staff member to bring Papa outside to meet you. This boy deserves a great home and second chance at life. Come meet Papa Bear and get your share of hugs and smooches today!
Heartland Animal Shelter is a no-kill humane 501 c 3 organization dedicated to finding homeless pets forever homes while educating the public on the importance of spaying and neutering their pets in order to help with the pet overpopulation problem.
Dr. Herbert Preiser, DVM and founder of Heartland Animal Shelter wanted to make a difference by saving the lives of pets who might otherwise be euthanized because of the over-population of unwanted pets. Dr. Preiser opened Heartland Animal Shelter in October of 2002.
Heartland's vision is to eliminate euthanasia to any adoptable animal. Heartland asks for your support by spreading the word about the importance of why pets should be spayed or neutered in order to prevent overpopulation of cats and dogs. Together we can make a difference!
Please visit our website to view the fees and details of our adoption process, and to learn more about Heartland Animal Shelter. When emailing or phoning to request information about this pet, please provide a daytime phone number so the shelter staff can contact you.
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