How old are you? I might be somewhere around 2 years old
How much do you weigh? A healthy 63 pounds
What do you look like? I am white with a beautiful reddish brown brindle striped coat. I am a big boy on the taller side with large paws a big head to match. Whenever I meet new people they always tell me how handsome I am! I look like a Tiger!
What do you like to eat? I LOVE breakfast and dinnertime where I eat my favorite dry food that I can't get enough of! My foster mom dehydrates apples and sweet potatoes for me, but of course I love anything I can get my paws on.
What kind of personality do you have? My name describes me well in that I am a big bear who loves to give cuddles in my down time. Since I am a big guy though I need to let out my energy running around the backyard playing with my foster sister. I am a people-pleaser and love when my foster parents tell me I'm a good boy!
Describe your perfect day: On the perfect day, I would get to lay in the grass in my backyard all day and roll around while the sun keeps my belly warm! Top that off with a tennis ball and my foster sister to run around with, and I am one happy pooch.
What is your favorite toy? I love tennis balls! Although they don't seem to last long because I somehow manage to destroy them after a few days. Luckily my foster mom seems to have an endless supply for me so not to worry!
Do you know any tricks? I know how to sit pretty well, especially when treats are involved. I am getting better at down, stay, and leave it, but sometimes I get too excited to listen. I am working on that.
What scares you? I respond well to NO, but when I hear it loudly I cower down so low my belly hits the floor. Someone I knew before must have been really mean, but I can't quite remember anymore...
Have you been around children? Do you like them? I haven't been around too many kids yet, but those I have met have given me nice pets and treats so they seemed pretty good to me.
Do you like cats? I sure do like to chase them if that's what you mean! My foster parents have a cat that they keep in a different part of the house because I can't seem to make friends with him.
How do you feel about other dogs? I love my foster sister Molly, we do everything together and we prefer to cuddle on the same bed rather than separately. Meeting new dogs is sometimes a bit stressful for me, but if my owner is nearby for me to look to I am usually okay. SMALL dogs on the other hand, those little things remind me too much of cats!
If you could be anywhere in the world, where would it be? My ideal place would be curled up on my bed in my forever home with a tennis ball within reach.
How is your health? I am a big healthy boy with no health complaints!
Who do you live with in your foster home and who is your closest companion? My foster mom and dad are awesome, but my best friend is Molly who I mentioned earlier. There is also that cat living somewhere in the house... and did I mention I have 7 puppies that I helped make being raised here too!? That's why my name is Papa Bear!
Where do you hang out when you are home alone? When my foster parents go to work I lay down in my crate like a good boy.
Where do you sleep? My crate of course! Mine is right next to Molly's so we can still hang out even though we can't cuddle at night.
Do you like walking on a leash? I like seeing the scenery and sniffing everything when I am on a leash! I do sometimes pull when I'm exploring though, so my foster parents are trying to help me work on that.
Do you have any not-so-great habits that we should know about? For instance, do you bark or dig in the yard? When I first came to my foster home I used to run along the fence with the neighbor dog, but now that we are used to each other we mostly keep to ourselves. Occasionally I will explore the retaining wall in the backyard and try to dig in the garden, but I know that's not good and I jump down quickly when I get caught. I try really hard to be a good boy, so if you work with me on my boundaries I won't let you down!
Are you house trained? (Meaning do you go potty outside) I love going outside for potty!
Do you like playing in water? The bath, the rain, the hose... these are a few of my least favorite things.
What do you love about your foster family? What I love most is spending lots of time with my best friend Molly. Whether we are running around in the backyard playing or cuddling up on the same bed, it's nice to have a friend to keep me company.
What was your life like before being brought into NorCal Bully Breed Rescue? I was abandoned in a parking lot with Molly, so nobody really knows what happened to me prior to that. Because we were so friendly we wandered right into the nearest vet clinic where they gave us lots of head pats and gave us the news that we were about to be parents! Fate led us into a foster home willing to take on me, Molly, and our seven new puppies. Now that our children are getting older, I am ready to find my forever home!
NorCal Bully Breed Rescue is a foster based rescue with foster homes spread all throughout the Sacramento area. We usually require our adopters to be within a 50 to 100 mile radius of us, depending on the dog, and depending on the home. This is because we need to do a yard check to guarantee that the potential adopter's yard is secure, and also have them be close enough should any behavioral issues arise, and the assistance of our trainer is needed. We are, however, willing to adopt out of our area, including the Bay Area, Tahoe, and even further. We've even adopted out of state on very special occasions. We try our best to match our dogs to the perfect homes, and match them based on their personalities, not their looks. Adoptions are not done on a first come, first serve basis, rather in the order of what homes are the right match for that particular dog. Our adoption fees are based on the dog and range from $200-$350. In the case of senior dogs (6+ years), fees will be waived to the right home. This includes spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip, and deworming (if necessary).
Papa Bear's adoption donation is $200.
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