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Here is an update from Bear’s fosterers… this lovely boy is looking for his forever home..
Well, what can we say about the gorgeous Bear….
Bear has been with us in foster for a little under a week now and is making amazing progress.
When we first met him at the kennels, he was a nervous soul. His size and look aside, underneath that big impressive (let’s face it, incredibly handsome) exterior he’s actually quite timid. If something surprises him, he’ll give a woof. And if someone woofs at him, he will for sure give a woof back.
Bear’s background is not entirely known to us, but what we do know is that his owner was unable to look after him and he was being left home alone. He spent time in kennels and is now in foster. When you add all of this up, it’s no wonder that he can be anxious and nervous in unknown situations.
In the house, Bear is a lovable, gentle soul. Very fond of a cuddle (lap dog), has no possessiveness with toys and is calm around food. Feeding him on a RAW diet suits him and he’s not overly fussed by treats. He has some basic training (sit, down, paw, stay) and is clean in the house. He does suffer from separation anxiety, in fact FOMO could well be his middle name. We have left him in the house for short (10-15 minute) periods and he is not destructive, just super pleased when you return.
Bear walks pretty well on a lead, but he needs someone who can hold him when he gets a distraction. He’s 36kg, very powerful and needs a handler with experience of large dogs in general. He is not 100% dog reactive, but if a dog barks at him then he will react, and then you need a solid platform to hold him back.
Bear is great with our resident female GSD, still a work in progress with the cat. He is extremely curious about the cat, not aggressive, just wants to know what this small furry thing is and if it can maybe be a friend? We are lucky that our cat is very dog aware/friendly, so he just ignores Bear. A less confident cat may find this more intimidating.
In summary. Bear is a typical large GSD Male. Powerful, handsome, very affectionate inside his own home and bonds quite quickly. He is more wary around males outside the house than females, maybe an artefact of his past.
He will need someone who can give him the time and space he needs to settle and an understanding not to rush him into situations and circumstances that could affect a negative outcome. Due to his size, we would not recommend small children. As Bear is entire a neutering agreement will need to be signed which will be followed up.
Please contact the rescue via the links below if you would like further information or to adopt Bear. He is currently in Foster in Hampshire. Potential adopters must be prepared to travel to meet Bear more than once.
Bear has been in foster for just over 6 weeks and is still looking for his forever home.
If you are looking for a strong, lovable, affectionate male GSD then Bear is exactly that. He can be quite strong on the lead and can react if a squirrel, cat or any other small furry runs across his path.
In the home, he is so good. Follows you everywhere.. He does get a little nervous of new things including visitors to the house which is to be expected.
He’s booked in to be neutered in January whilst he is still with his foster family so we will be looking to rehome him once he has recovered.
Bear is a gentle giant - A friendly boy who loves nothing more than a cuddle. He will be just the best companion for someone.
He is in foster with an older female gsd so can be rehomed with another dog after careful intros.
Any Potential adopters will need to meet Bear and undergo a GSRS home check for suitability. Please do read our adoption criteria before applying.