(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Good with kids,
Good with dogs,
Good with cats,
Spayed or Neutered,
Papa Bear came to our rescue because he and his little family of 6 were left abandoned in a warehouse. The 5 2-weeks old babies had been placed into a cardboard box and Mama Bear and Papa Bear were all dumped. Dumped and left alone in an area that is known to have gangs of wild pack dogs that attack and prey on other dogs that are especially small and vulnerable like Papa Bear and his little family.
Luckily for Papa Bear and his little family, there is a person who works in the warehouse that has asked A.M.O.R. rescue to help the abandoned dogs there previously. You would think that once we were contacted and agreed to help that the little family was safe and sound. But, unfortunately, that was not the case. Our intake/rescue house was completely full at that time. We needed fosters very quickly and urgently to step in and care for the little family until we were able to bring them in safely. Two employees from the warehouse volunteered to care for them.
By the time Papa Bear and his little family came to the rescue house, one little baby had passed away. Then within a couple of weeks of arriving into the rescue, three of the four babies started to show signs of parvo. They were in a fight for their lives. We were able to save two of the three babies.
Once the babies recovered from parvo, we were able to refocus on Papa Bear and Mama Bear. The biggest issue for Papa Bear was that he needed heartworm treatment. He was a CHAMP about it!
During the time that the babies were ill and recovering, we got to know Papa Bear. Papa Bear is a funny and fiesty little fella. He is happy. His bright eyes show how much he loves you. He can be a bit talkative from inside his kennel. He will let you know when he DONE being inside of it. He is kennel trained. He has NEVER had a potty accident inside his kennel. He is happy to exit his kennel and make his way to the back door to go potty. His fosters would also take him out for a nice leash walk to use the potty. And when Papa Bear could not go outside because we needed to quarantine all of the family, he quickly learn to pee on a large hospital pee pad. He is very VERSATILE!
Papa Bear gets along with all dogs BIG and small! But, he can be a typical small dog and sometimes wants to chase the BIG dog around and off. Trying to nip a big dog's ankles makes him so happy and brings such a brightness to his big brown eyes! It is truly naughty but also makes us laugh. Don't worry though because Papa Bear is not reckless about it. He knows which BIG dog to pick on and which one to stay away from. Smart and naughty! LOL!!!
Papa Bear also enjoys being my "shadow". As I move from inside the house to outside, he is very, VERY quick and agile about sneaking through my feet and moving inside and outside with me, even when I want him to stay outside for a bit.
Papa Bear has also been a very good papa. He enjoys wrestling and playing and running with his little babies. He is happy to let them jump on him and "attack" him. And then once all the playing is done, he is content to take a nap by your side.
Papa Bear is definitely ready to move on to his forever home. He is ready to be included into your family. He is ready to bring you some laughs, fun, love, cuddles and kisses, and MORE!!!!
All of Papa Bear's vetting has been done by my personal dogs' vet. The following is a list of what has been done for Papa Bear.
Heartworm tested - Positive
Heartworm Treatment - 2 shots fast kill
2 - DA2PP shots (Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2 (Hepatitis), Parvo, and Parainfluenza)
Tested, Treated (if needed), and retested for giardia and coccidia
Iverhart heartworm preventative
Simparica fleas and ticks preventative
There are two categories of vaccines: “core” vaccines that are recommended for all pets, and “non-core vaccines” which may be recommended by your vet based on lifestyle and exposure risk. The core vaccine for dogs is the Rabies vaccine, which is required by law. The second core vaccine for dogs is often referred to as the DA2PP or DHPP vaccine. This stands for “Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2 (Hepatitis), Parvo, and Parainfluenza”, meaning that this vaccine protects against FOUR different diseases.
It is especially important for puppies to begin a series of DA2PP vaccines at six to eight weeks of age, as natural immunity obtained from the mother decreases and puppies become very susceptible to potentially life-threatening diseases such as Canine Parvovirus (Parvo). Parvo is transmitted through feces and can remain in the environment for at least one month, and up to a year if the conditions are right. This means that puppies do not need to be directly exposed to another dog that has Parvo in order to contract the disease, and caution is advised when choosing where and how to socialize and exercise your pup. We recommend avoiding exposure to unknown dogs or public places until your puppy has finished their vaccine series. BUT, all A.M.O.R. puppies (1 year old and less) have all FOUR shots. They are safe to join you and your family on your outdoor adventures and you can rest at ease.
Non-core vaccines for dogs include Bordetella, Influenza, Leptospirosis and Lyme. The Bordetella (aka: Kennel Cough) help to prevent highly-contagious respiratory diseases, and are essential for dogs that may be exposed to other dogs, especially in group settings such as dog parks, daycare, or boarding facilities. All A.M.O.R. dogs and puppies are given a Bordatella vaccine. Bordatella boosters are given every 6 months.
The above link is to provide you information regarding why deworming is so important for all dogs of all ages (and for their families).
All A.M.O.R.s are dewormed upon entering the rescue and then again 5 days before their health certificate visit (when they have been adopted and ready to travel). This dewormer is issued per our vet. And all pets are tested, treated (if needed), and retested for coccidia and giardia.
A.M.O.R. provides you with this information so that you can be aware of the work and love that is given to each pet. Each puppy has visited the vet AT LEAST 5 times during their stay with us. They have seen the vet 4 times for their shots and will see the vet 1-2 more times prior to transport in order to obtain a health certificate for travel. Adult dogs have seen the vet AT LEAST 3 times. Two visits for their shots and 1-2 visits prior to transport in order to obtain a health certificate.
Are you ready to cuddle with sweet Papa Bear??
All animals receive a health certificate (stating that a licensed veterinarian saw the pet and deemed it healthy for travel, but is not a promise of perfect health).
Please email for an A.M.O.R. application in order to be considered.
Please note: this pet is located out of state.