Ruff Ruff! My name is Bear
|Breed:||German Shepherd Dog||Color:||Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Male||ID#:||AHBear|
I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.
This big, beautiful boy is Bear, a six-year-old coated German Shepherd Dog. Don't let his age fool you. He is healthy, happy and has the energy of a puppy!
Bear never, ever goes anywhere without a ball or Kong toy in his mouth. He LOVES his toys, will play fetch all day, or will happily entertain himself with them. When he does finally put them down, he "hides" them in his food or water bowl!
Poor Bear has been in foster care over a year now, partly because it took several months to nurse him back to health after he'd been dumped on a rural road. Bear was so emaciated when he was found, one could pick up his large frame with one hand! At his first vet visit, he only weighed 52 pounds and it was discovered he was heartworm positive. Over the next several months, he was treated for heartworm and nursed to a healthy 90 pounds. So why is such a beautiful boy still living in rescue? It seems that people view dogs over five years of age as "old," so it is much harder for them to find their forever home . . . even though they deserve one so much. Poor Bear was abandoned by his people when he was sick and he nearly starved to death. We have lovingly mended his fragile body, so that he is now a HUGE, healthy, beautiful boy, but only a forever family can completely mend his heart. Will you be that family?
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Rescue Group Info...
Almost Home is a small private animal shelter and rescue in rural Lincoln County. We have a new, beautiful shelter on 20 acres as well as a foster home network. We pride ourselves on keeping a small, manageable number of animals at a given time, so that they receive the best care possible while waiting for their forever families. We are a no-kill shelter. All our animals are fully vetted prior to adoption.
Because our shelter is private, meet and greets are by appointment only. If you are interested in a particular animal, we ask you to please fill out an online application at www.almosthomesanctuary.org
Adoption application, interview, home visit. It is important to us to meet all family members and current pets. Our adoption fee for dogs is $175. Our fee for cats is $110
We are located in Lincoln County, Missouri and also serve Warren, St. Charles and St. Louis Counties