My name is Bear!

Golden Retriever/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Forked River, New Jersey - Bear
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AHS/Popcorn Park

Facts about Bear

  • Breed: Golden Retriever/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 26351
Bear is a 10 year old shepherd mix that wonders if he'll ever get a great home of his own. He came to us in June, 2016 when his family had to give him up after adopting him as a puppy. He was a bit depressed when he arrived and who could blame him, but Bear has put all of that behind him and is focused on the future. Bear is such a great guy with excellent manners. He has had a lot of training in his life, so all of the work is done for you. He is housebroken of course, and is always a perfect gentleman. He can be a little shy when he meets new people, but just let him check you out for a few minutes and you'll be the best of friends. He may be a little older and has some arthritis, but Bear still has plenty of spunk, is active and even playful from time to time, and he gets around just fine. Unfortunately, Bear would do best as an only pet due to experiences in his past that have left him a bit apprehensive of other pets and small children. Bear has so much love to give though that you won't need much else in your life. Please come in and meet our sweet boy Bear, and give him the great home he's so deserving of. File#26351 6/13/16

About AHS/Popcorn Park

About Our Shelter...

The Associated Humane Societies, founded in 1906, is the largest animal sheltering system in New Jersey. We comprise three shelters located in Newark, Forked River, and Tinton Falls . Our Forked River facility also includes Popcorn Park Zoo. Established in 1977, Popcorn Park Zoo is a sanctuary for abandoned, injured, ill, exploited, abused or elderly wildlife, exotic and farm animals, and birds.

The Society is a not for profit, 501 (c) 3 organization, and Popcorn Park is also a federally licensed zoo. The Society prides itself on our devotion to the thousands of animals that we care for annually and the chance for a better life we offer them. Please learn more about the Society and Popcorn Park Zoo throughout our web site, watch A Century of Caring, visit the zoo, public service, giving back, and the various programs we have for them. Come back often ... good things are always happening because AHS cares!

To understand how funds are utilized to help the many animals in our care, read our federal form 990 for charitable organizations and our audited financials.

The Society's current Board of Directors, effective August 27, 2014 is as follows:
* Roseann Trezza (1973)
* Barbara Lathrop (1976) (Independent)
* John Bergmann (1997)
* Adriana Hordynsky, DVM (7/29/2013)
* Sue Mann (7/29/2013) (Independent)
* Lynette Bono (8/27/2014) (Independent)
* Brian Royle (8/27/2014) (Independent)
* Justin Rand (8/27/2014) (Independent)

The Society's Executive Staff, effective September 2013, is as follows:
* Roseann Trezza, Executive Director
* Scott Crawford, Assistant Executive Director
* Laney Baris, DVM
* Rhonda Sessons, DVM
* John Bergmann, Popcorn Park Director

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our animal shelter is open to the public:
12 noon - 5:30 pm Monday through Friday
12 noon - 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday

Our Adoption Process...

We require a completed adoption application which can be obtained at our facility, or from our website: We also require proof of home ownership if you own, or a copy of a lease stating that pets are allowed with no restrictions if you rent. We require vet records for any pets owned in the last five years as well. Our adoption fees vary based on age, breed, etc. Please call our facility for exact fee 609-693-1900.