My name is Bear!

Boxer/Jack Russell Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Bedford, Virginia - Bear
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Bedford Humane Society

Facts about Bear

  • Breed: Boxer/Jack Russell Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
At first glance you may see pit bullish but once you are with him a while you will realize it is Boxer features. He has many Jack Russel features also. Bear only weighs 40 lbs. Bear is a great dog with a lot of energy that does not fit with his current home. He would best fit with an active family looking for a hiking buddy or a running partner or a family with older children that could play fetch with him. Anyone who is into agility training/competition would have a winner with Bear. Bear would prefer a fenced in yard where he can run freely to work off his energy. Bear gets excited and runs in the house running into furniture just like a Jack Russel. With Bear born in May 2015, he still is very much puppy. Bear needs to learn when off leash to come back and not take off running. He never is off a lead therefore when off lead he runs off. He needs basic house training manners, not to chew (eat) items not his and counter surfing. He lives with a 2-1/2 year old and does great with him. Bear has never growled or attempted to nip at the child. He lets the child roll all over him, lay on top of him and sit on him. Bear loves any attention he can get. Bear has had something in his past that will not allow him to be in a normal crate. He will struggle not to be put in a crate and then work until he gets out of the crate. His home now put a 10' x 6' out door kennel in the basement and Bear is fine staying in this all day while his owner is at work. BHS is posting Bear as a courtesy post in order to find Bear a safe, perfect and forever home. If you think Bear would be a good fit in your famaily please contact the Bedford Humane Society at 540-586-6100, or go to to fill out an adoption application. This is a courtesy post.

About Bedford Humane Society

About Our Rescue Group...

The Bedford Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1994 and dedicated to eliminating the overpopulation of cats and dogs in Bedford County through education, spay/neuter programs, and companion animal adoptions. We are NOT the tax-funded Bedford County shelter on Falling Creek Road, although we do try to help the animals there whenever possible. Our adoptable pets live in volunteer foster homes where they receive the care and attention they deserve while awaiting a permanent home.

Our various programs for Bedford County and City of Bedford residents include::

•A low cost spay/neuter program for area pets
•The construction of a no kill animal shelter, The Vernon D Lybolt Adoption Center, at 829 Ole Turnpike Road in Bedford.
•Find homes for abandoned and homeless animals through our adoption and transport programs.
•Help pet owners with unexpected expenses involving their pets, through our Emergency Fund program.
•Provide humane traps and spay/neuter subsidies for feral cats through our Forgotten Felines program.
•Humane Education program for area Scout troops and schools.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

Until we are able to build our No-Kill Shelter, our adoptable pets live in foster homes throughout Bedford County and surrounding areas. If you are interested in meeting a pet, please submit an adoption application or contact our main office.

We also hold monthly adoption events at our Headquarters and the Bedford Tractor Supply. Visit our website or our Facebook page for dates and times. If you would like to be added to our monthly events email list, please send a request to

Our Adoption Process...

Have you discovered a pet you wish to adopt? Great!

Now, the first step is to complete an adoption application on our website at This is not a commitment to adopt. It is simply the first step in the process.

We will review your application for preliminary approval before asking the foster parent to contact you to set up a time to meet the pet. You may also have concerns about how the animal will fit your home environment. When the foster parent contacts you, you will be able to discuss your concerns with someone who has first-hand experience with the pet.

After you meet the animal, you and the foster parent can decide if this is definitely the forever pet for you.