My name is Bear!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Nashville, Tennessee - Bear
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Nashville, Tennessee - Bear
Photo 2 - Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Nashville, Tennessee - Bear
Photo 3 - Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Nashville, Tennessee - Bear

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
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Bear's Info...

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

Bear's Story...
Bear is a big beautiful creature, waiting for love, he has had a pretty tough life until now. Here is his story: Bear was originally an owner surrender at the senior age of 10 years. If you have ever seen a dog sink into a deep depression, you know it can just about break your heart. This was Bear. After a few weeks of no interest from potential families he had been attacked by another dog causing him to shut down completely. His leg had been hurt pretty badly and there was no money left in the animal control vet fund. Now Bear was not only depressed but needing medical attention. He had given up on life and made no effort to make eye contact with passer-bys. Soon after, he reached that fateful day that he was going to cross over the rainbow bridge. One of the volunteers witnessed a lady crouched down at Bear's kennel door. She was crying and couldn't speak. No words needed to pass through her mouth because the volunteer knew why this lady was crying. She too knew that black senior dogs, statistically do not make it out alive very often. After that moment, the volunteers and staff knew that they had to make a last ditch effort to save this forgotten soul. Pleas to save Bear's life were sent out all over TN and surrounding states. Thanks to Southern Roots Rescue, his prayers were finally answered. Donations were gathered to help with his vet care. Two foster homes stepped up; one for short-term and the other for long-term foster care. Today, bear is recovering in his temporary foster home after his injuries were addressed and his shots were given. The icing on the cake was that he was heart-worm negative too!"

This pet is being fostered in Knoxville TN. All adoptions are tax deductible. If you are interested in learning more about our adoption process or a specific animal, please email us. Our pets are listed in 10 different locations/states. To help us better serve you, please indicate your location in your inquiry.

Facts about Bear

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black - With Gray Or Silver
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Southern ROOTS Rescue Inc. - Nashville Chapter

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Bear, a Nashville Labrador Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever for sale in Nashville, or seeking a Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Nashville.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Nashville 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 Nashville 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 Labrador Retriever breeders who help with Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Nashville paves the way for another one to be saved.