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My name is Honey Bear!

Anatolian Shepherd Dog for adoption in Whitewright, Texas - Honey Bear
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Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network

Facts about Honey Bear

  • Breed: Anatolian Shepherd
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9609640
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

This handsome Anatolian Shepherd was found in a live trap set for feral hogs who were roaming on a friend's farm. He was so hungry that the veggies put in the live trap seemed like a veritable buffet to him. When our friends found him, they contacted us. Honey Bear stayed with them for a couple of weeks and lived in very close proximity to goats and chickens. When we brought him to Windsong Ranch, we were hoping he would prove to be livestock guardian material. He might some day be a good working dog, but for now, he has proven too excitable around livestock. He can live right next to our goats and not try to charge the fence, and no digging under to get to them, so he apparently doesn't have a prey drive. But when we take him into the paddock with the goats, Honey Bear wants to chase them and play with them. That could just be youthful exuberance, but still, we're not willing to trust him in the pasture. We think Honey Bear is best suited for life as a "pet" -- a loving, loyal friend to keep you company on your adventures, whether that be hiking, camping, or just taking the kids to softball and soccer games.

Honey Bear has been neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped, so he is ready to find a new home. His heartworm test was negative and he receives monthly prevention. He is a young adult with an estimated birthday in October 2014. His adoption fee is $300. If you are interested in Honey Bear, please complete our online application.



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About Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network

About Our Rescue Group...

Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network (BARN) was founded in 2013 to help animals in North Texas, and especially in the Texoma area. We are a non-profit corporation, founded by people who had spent years rescuing an assortment of animals -- from a vulture with a broken wing to feral cats to dogs who were dumped in our rural area. We fostered for another organization for a few years before forming BARN. We are not breed-specific in our rescue efforts, but we have a fair amount of experience with Great Pyrenees and a few other livestock guardian breeds.

We are always looking for more volunteers, including foster homes. And of course, as a non-profit organization, we always appreciate donations of time, services, dollars, and supplies. We usually have a LOT of big dogs in foster, and grooming appointments are expensive, so we are especially glad to have volunteers help us with this task. We would also be glad to have your help spreading the word about Bluebonnet Animal Rescue -- through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media you use. Give us a call and let us know how you would like to help!

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are based at Windsong Ranch in Whitewright, TX. This is a private, working ranch, so visits are by appointment only. We host an annual "Ranch & Rescue Day" in the fall, with a petting zoo, hay ride, and other fun activities. We are working on plans for a monthly adoption event at a local retail store, and will update this when the schedule is confirmed.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process includes an application that helps us get to know you better so we can help you make the best match. If you have pets already, we will talk with your vet's office to be sure that you are being a good guardian for these animals. The next step is a home visit, during which we will pay special attention to your fencing and the shelter you will offer to one of our dogs. Finally, once everything is approved, we will introduce you to one or more dogs. If you fall in love and the feeling is mutual, we will complete a contract.

Our adoption fees vary according to the age and type of dog. We try to list the fee for each dog on his or her profile on our Adopt-a-Pet page, but in general, this is our fee structure:

$100 for Senior Dogs (8 and older)
$150 for "Regular" Dogs who are wonderful house pets
$200 for Farm-friendly Dogs who won't chase the chickens
$250 for Livestock-safe Adult Dogs who will guard goats, sheep, etc.
$300 for Puppies and Young Adults 2 years old and younger

We are an all-volunteer organization, and every one of our volunteers has a "real job" that takes up 8 or more hours a day. So please be patient when you contact us -- we'll respond to you as quickly as we can, but please don't be annoyed if it takes us 24 hours.