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My name is
Little Bear!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated 1 week ago

I'm being cared for by
All-American Mutt Rescue, Inc

Facts about me

Shar Pei
Pet ID

My info

Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered

My story

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Hi … my name is Little Bear! Please take a minute to read my entire bio to find out everything you need to know about me.  If you think I might be the perfect pup for you, go to and complete the adoption application online.

Little Bear is a handsome shar-pei mix boy who has been loved and well-cared-for all his life.  Sadly, life changes for his person has him in need of a new forever home.  We love this guy so much! He was adopted from us as a young puppy and we know he has had a great life.  He is a big guy who has no idea he is big!  He plays like a puppy … a very large, puppy … and he has nice house manners!  He grew up living with other dogs and has been good with other foster dogs during his visit.  He just really wants (and needs) a great new family of his very own where he can go back to being a VIP (Very Important Pup)!

Little Bear loves attention from people.  Even with his stubborn shar-pei genes, he is a bit of a people pleaser!  One thing we think he would really enjoy (and benefit from) would be a basic obedience class with his new person.  The structure and the socialization in these group classes is great for any pup, but is an especially good bonding time with a new dog/person partnership!  He is a really good boy and he listens well once he believes you are the boss!

Some things Little Bear really needs in his new forever home:

    A secure physically fenced yard where this big boy can run off energy every day

    A family with large dog experience and the commitment to help him be a ‘good boy’

    A family who will love him for the sweetheart he is

Approximate age/birthdate:  Dec 29 2015

Weight/size:  70 lbs (of pure muscle)

Housebroken:  YES

Crate trained:  YES

Personality:  happy, loves people, loves attention, loves structure in his life

Energy level:  medium/high  This guy needs plenty of exercise every day to keep him healthy and happy.

Fenced yard required?:  Definitely preferred.  He is a lot of pup to take on long walks every day, but he would make a great personal trainer for the right person!

Does he/she jump fences?  NO but no doubt he could if he were left alone outside and got bored!

Leash walk with manners:  He will leash walk but he still pulls and he is a big boy that is all muscle.

Obedience training:  Knows ‘sit’

Riding in vehicles:  RIDES OK     

Spayed/neutered:   YES

Up-to-date on routine vaccinations:   YES

Microchipped:   YES

Social with other dogs:  YES after being properly introduced.  He may be reactive if charged by another dog, but he is generally well-mannered around other dogs.

Social with cats: Has not been around cats in foster home, but with his size and energy, if he did decide to chase a cat, it could end badly. He would probably be better in a home with NO CATS.

Good with children:  Will probably be best with respectful, calm children ages 10 and up. Although we know there was a young child in his previous home, his size and energy may be overwhelming for younger children. As loving as he is, he is rowdy and strong enough to knock younger, smaller children over.

Adoption donation:  $175

We are an all-volunteer group, so please be patient and understand that it takes an average of 7-14 days to process the applications including reference checks, follow-up questions and home visits.  You can expedite the process by providing accurate email addresses for all your references.  Time to make phone calls is limited and we often have multiple applications in process.  We make every effort to move through them as quickly as possible.

When your application is approved, we will schedule a home visit/meet-and-greet to see if Little Bear picks you too.

If it seems that the adoption will be a good match for all, there is an adoption fee, and an adoption contract to be signed. Please feel free to email if you have additional questions.

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.
November 16, 2023, 12:18 am

All-American Mutt Rescue, Inc

Contact info
Pet ID
Huddleston, VA 24104

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

The adoption process:
Step 1: Complete the appropriate Adoption Application. There are different applications for dogs and cats. You will find the form online Then click on 'Fill Out' and you will be taken directly to the form. Once submitted, it comes directly to us. You should get a message immediately if your application has been successfully submitted
Step 2: Members of the Adoption Committee thoroughly review completed applications and do reference checks. Please remember that adopting a pet is making a commitment of 10-15 years, so we do not take any shortcuts in processing applications. It is our responsibility to place these pets in the very best homes we can possibly find for them. Application processing can usually be done in 7-14 days. Sometimes it may take longer if we have a problem reaching your references or finding another rescue to do a home visit for out-of-town or out-of-state adoptions.
Step 3: After reference checks are completed and your Adoption Application is tentatively approved, we will schedule a home visit and a time for you to meet the pet that just might be the newest member of your family. We will ask that all family members be present for the meet-and-greet ... including all other family pets.

Please be aware that we generally limit adoptions to families within 75 miles of our location in Huddleston, VA. There may be exceptions made, but application processing for remote adoptions usually takes longer because we must find another rescue to help us by conducting a home visit. This is required.

**Please remember that we are an all-volunteer, home-based rescue organization. We do not have a public shelter facility, so all home visits/meet-and-greets for potential adopters and fosters are done after applications are approved and by appointment only. Most of our volunteers work full-time jobs, so the majority of our home visits are scheduled for Saturdays between 10 am and 2 pm and Sundays between 1 pm and 3 pm. You can also meet adoptables at our public events noted on our website. Of course, we will always try to be as flexible as possible when scheduling meet-and-greets.
Step 4: After the home visit, if everything seems to be a perfect match, the final step is the signing of the Adoption Contract, payment of the adoption donation, and welcoming your new family member home.

Please note that completing the online application does not obligate you to adopt a pet, nor does it guarantee that your application will be approved. AAMR reserves the right to decline any application without providing a reason. Please understand, also, that often there are multiple applications for one pet and it is the responsibility of the Committee to find the best fit for each pet.

Go meet their pets

We are an all volunteer, home-based rescue organization. We do not have a public shelter facility, so you can meet our pups at our public events, such as at the Lynchburg VA Petco. Please check our Calendar of Events regularly for other opportunities to meet our pups. Otherwise, we have volunteers bring pups for a home visit after an application has been approved.

More about this rescue

Our motto is "Rescue … rehome … real love” and we try to live it every day. We rescue animals in need of new homes and loving families. We make sure each of them is spayed or neutered and up-to-date on all routine vaccinations. If other medical care or treatment is needed, we get that for them as well.

We welcome these fosters into our homes and our lives and really get to know their personalities and their needs. Then we make it our mission to re-home them - to place them in the forever home that will be perfect for them. Some of them really need to have another dog companion, while others will do well being an 'only pet.' Some love having children to play with, while others prefer being with adult companions. Some do well sharing a home with cats or other small pets, while others .... well ... no so much. And the only way we know this is by living with them!

We also work to educate and encourage other pet owners to spay or neuter their animals to

a) help their pets lead longer, healthier lives, and
b) help reduce the numbers of homeless and unwanted animals in our Central Virgina communities.

It is such an easy thing to do! Not only will it benefit your pet and your family, but it will reduce the numbers of wonderful, adoptable animals that are euthanized every year. Please be part of the solution.