Handsome Bear was turned in, along with 3 cats, by his owner who could no longer keep them. Bear is an Australian Shepherd/Lab Mix with light colored eyes whose estimated date of birth is 3/5/10 and weighs approx. 80 pounds. This sweet ol' guy is friendly and undemanding. He doesn't ask for a lot, just a loving home where he will be your loyal companion. He'd love to follow you around all day just to be near you. He appreciates love and attention and quickly learns what's expected of him to gain and keep that love and attention. He is well behaved in the house and prefers to hang out indoors with his family. Bear gets along well with small dogs and cats and older kids. Bear has been neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. He has an old injury to his left hind leg that has healed and doesn't usually cause any limping or problems. He is a great companion dog, but not good for long walks and hikes. By adopting an older pet such as Bear, you make a statement about compassion and the value of all life at all ages. You can give Bear the best years of his life while at the same time bringing a wonderful addition into your family. If interested in adopting Bear, please contact us via email at [email protected] with a little info about you, your family, your other pets, where you live. etc. $75 adoption fee, cash only, which is to help reimburse for a portion of expenses of dog rescue and rehabilitation. Adoption contract required. We are looking for adopters who are willing and able to care for this dog for its lifetime (5+ years). Location: Quail Valley/Menifee, Southwest Riverside County. Local adoptions only; within 75 mile radius because we deliver animal to its new home to do a home/yard check. Please note: L.A. and Orange Counties are out of area because of traffic and difficult, time-consuming drive.) We prescreen potential adopters before setting up a meeting. . If interested in this animal, please email us with a little info about you, your family, your other pets, your experience as a dog owner (which breed, etc.), where you live (which city, home or apt?), what type of home you would provide and what type of dog you are looking for--an inside dog, an outside dog or? Thank you. Our adoption process involves meeting the animal at Petsmart in Lake Elsinore on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment. Address of Petsmart in Lake Elsinore is 29227 Central Avenue (off the 15 freeway at Central Avenue in the shopping center in front of Lowe's and near Costco). We have the best interest of the animal in mind and our goal is to find a good, permanent home for each of our rescued animals. We have the right to decline an application if we feel it is not a good match/fit or suitable home. If you like the animal and we both feel it is a good match, an application and adoption contract is completed. A convenient day/time is arranged for us to deliver the animal to its new home to do a home/yard check (to make sure the home and yard is safe and secure). We will collect the adoption fee (cash only) when we deliver the animal to its new home. All our adoptions are on a trial basis because our goal is to have a successful adoption where the animal has a good permanent home and never ends up in a bad situation again. We ask that you give the animal a chance to adjust and settle in his new home and environment. Going to a new home with new people and a new environment is traumatic and stressful. It will take time for the animal to become comfortable around you and his/her new home. This should be a bonding period where you get to know the animal and connect with it, spend time with it and take things slow. He/she will need to get to know and trust you and learn the rules of the house and what is expected of him/her. This takes time, sometimes 2-3 weeks. During this time we will hold the adoption fee and if the adoption is not working out, we ask that you contact us and return the animal and we will refund your adoption fee.