We think Bear is around 10 years old.
Bear is the name he was given by his foster
mom as he looks
like a big black bear when he walks along. He
came to rescue from a shelter
in Wisconsin where he was brought as a stray.
He was diagnosed at the
shelter of Lymes disease and treated with
medication. When Bear first came
to his foster home he laid away from all the
other dogs and his foster mom
too. After a bath and groom and a few hugs he
started to come out of his
shell more and more. Now he looks forward each
day to when his foster mom
comes home and they go to the dog park or for a
walk and have a good dinner.
Bear has a bit of stiffness in his hind legs,
but seems to really enjoy the
exercise. He does very well in the car and
really likes to ride. He is
also at least partially if not mostly deaf but
he responds to hand signals
very well. He watches for signals of what you
are saying. He is a very
gentle collie boy and would make a very good
companion. He is very quiet
and loves to get hugs and give a very special
kiss once in a while to hisfoster mom. He does fine with the other dogs
and cats in his foster home.
Bear is up to date on shots, neutered and is
Bear being deaf cannot hear if you call him
and depends on sight and you to sign to him. He
can not know to move if something comes at him
unless he is looking. During the days when I am
at work, I let him be in my bedroom gated off
from the rest as I don't want him to have to
deal with the other dogs' wild play or whatever
it is they do when I am not there. I guess I
feel he needs special love and protection as he
is doing so much better but still has health
issues. I think he is better as he feels safe
here and is getting better food and lots of
Bear sleeps so much sometimes you have to
make him get up and then he will go out, do his
business and come back in take a drink of water
and lay back down and sleep.
Bear is being fostered near Madison, WI.