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My name is Bear!

German Shepherd Dog/Chow Chow Mix Dog for adoption in Pleasant Grove, California - Bear
Photo 1 - German Shepherd Dog/Chow Chow Mix Dog for adoption in Pleasant Grove, California - Bear
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Bear's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Bear's Story...
"Bear" is an approx 5-yo, approx 60-lb neutered male longcoat GSD/Chow/?? mix who is very affectionate and people-oriented. Bear gets along very well with people, including young children. Bear's caretaker brought him to her granddaughter's softball game where he did well being petted by the children there, and he does well w/ her 6-yo grandson. Bear loves to be handled.

Bear is good w/ other dogs for the most part. He was formerly in a home w/ five small dogs, and did well w/ all of them. Bear also did very well w/ several dogs he met at GSRSV's rescue ranch (see video elsewhere on this page). On the other hand, Bear has exhibited a little alpha behavior at the dog park recently, acting as a "referee" when other dogs are playing and intervening in a not-too-polite manner. Bear is a little hard-headed (Chow trait), so will need an owner who has at least a little alpha him/herself to keep Bear in line.

Bear has not been around cats, but does not get worked up when he sees them on walks (as long as they don't run). So, we might consider Bear for a home w/ a dog-savvy cat.

Bear is very much an indoor dog, and is perfectly behaved when left inside unattended for hours. He has never had an "accident" inside.

Bear walks OK on leash w/ the help of a harness, though he does pull hard at times. His off-leash recall is not all that good--if he gets out the front door he will take off, but only goes for a few houses to check out the smells. Bear likes to go for car rides and is a good passenger.

Bear's story is another in a long line of heartbreakers. Bear belonged to a woman in Arizona who passed away. The woman's sister here in the Sacramento area took Bear into her home. However, the sister already had five small dogs and taking on Bear was just too much. Barbara, a co-worker of the sister, took Bear into her home in Sept. Though Bear has done well in her home, Barbara is now having to tend to her father who was recently moved to a convalescent home. She barely finds the time to even walk Bear any more. So, she is seeking a new home for Bear in which his people have more time to spend with him.

GSRSV has evaluated Bear and is placing him as a "Program Dog." This means that GSRSV is placing Bear through its adoption program while his caregiver continues to care for him.

Bear is located in Antelope. His adoption fee is $160.

Facts about Bear

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog/Chow Chow Mix
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Bear, a Pleasant Grove German Shepherd Dog/Chow Chow dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a German Shepherd Dog/Chow Chow for sale in Pleasant Grove, or seeking a German Shepherd Dog/Chow Chow dog from a breeder in Pleasant Grove.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Pleasant Grove already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Pleasant Grove breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even German Shepherd Dog/Chow Chow breeders who help with German Shepherd Dog/Chow Chow rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Pleasant Grove paves the way for another one to be saved.