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Bear German Shepherd Dog Medford, NY

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • Bicolor


Friendly, Loyal, Protective, Athletic, Smart
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.
Prefers a home without
Cats, children.

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Meet Bear

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Bear is a remarkable 2-year-old male Longhaired German Shepherd who's been through A LOT in his short life. His early months were filled with hardship, as he endured life chained to a floor with seven other dogs. His story took a turn when he ended up at a town shelter as part of a cruelty investigation.

Bear's past experiences have left him with scars; he has some fear and anxiety, especially towards certain men and strangers. Despite these challenges, Bear's spirit remains unbroken, and he's now searching for a patient and compassionate family to call his own.

After being evaluated by a dog behaviorist and starting anti-anxiety medication, Bear is on a journey towards healing. A behavior plan has been mapped out for him, and he needs a special home with an adopter that understands his past and is committed to helping him build trust and confidence. A couple with a deep understanding of dog behavior and the willingness to work on his fear issues will be essential to Bear's progress.

Bear has positive interactions with other dogs, is crate trained, and he's learned to wear a basket muzzle to ensure everyone's safety. While he's cautious around unfamiliar faces, his bond with his chosen humans is strong. A large, securely fenced yard would be ideal for Bear's playtime – he loves staying active and enjoys a good game of fetch. Bear is also completely housebroken.

Despite his tough exterior, Bear eagerly yearns for a loving connection. To help him thrive, a quieter home environment without children is recommended. Bear's potential to grow and overcome his past is immense, and he's ready to embrace a new chapter filled with understanding, patience, and love.

If you're ready to be the guiding light in Bear's life, to show him the world can be a safe and loving place, he's more than ready to reward you with unwavering loyalty and companionship. Let Bear be the living testament of how love and care can heal even the deepest wounds.

If you are interested in meeting Bear please submit an application at
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