Sex: MALE, Age: 1 Year Breed: Saint Bernard/Great Pyrenees Name: Bear, Weight: 90 pounds Location: Oklahoma city, OK Bear came to us as an owner surrender, where he was being threatened to be poisoned by neighbors! The previous owner's elderly parent had moved in and due to his size, he was forced outside and many dogs around him were getting poisoned. He came in filthy, covered in at least 500+ ticks and it took us nearly two weeks with many treatments to grt all the dead ticks off him! We brushed him daily and had to comb through every inch and rid him of the nasty bugs! At his foster, he got to hang out with 2 Saints, a Dalmatian, 3 puppies and 4 other foster fur siblings! He's been great with all sizes and ages from 8 weeks to a blind senior dog. He was nervous at first, but quickly realized he was safe, not going to be put outside alone anymore and would forever have a warm bed and loving hands to pet and snuggle him every day! He had an adoption application within 2 days of coming in. Instead of moving him to a foster, we kept him there as he became very comfortable and we didn't want him to have to adjust to another foster home for just two weeks. He attempted to hike his leg twice, but was caught in the act, immediately corrected and retreated to the back yard to do his business and has never once had any accidents in the house! He had never been crate trained, so we worked with him and showed him the crate is a safe place that he can be comfortable. He is now fantastic in the crate and only is locked in if his humans are not home, however we don't think he needs to be crated at all, as he doesn't chew anything other than his own toys and bones. He has begun obedience training classes and has done INCREDIBLE! He knows Sit, Shake, Down, Wait and walks great on leash after the first few minutes of excitement out the door. He loves to go Bye-bye and rides fantastic in the car or truck. He is a little Leary of male dogs at first, but as long as they don't try to be dominant towards him, he will roll, wrestle and play with any other dog! Bear corrects other dogs very well and safely, if they bother or bully him, he definitely doesn't like to be bullied by anyone but takes correction by his master immediately. He showed curiosity around cats but no prey drive was exhibited. He is not food aggressive in any way, he will share his bowl with his foster siblings without issue! With high value treats, like a raw bone, he should be separated, as he will not let another dog try to take it from him. He has zero issues with his human taking it or touching his food though! He is very treat motivated and extremely eager to please and show his appreciation for being rescued so very much. He seeks affection gently, hands over his paw and for a shake, loves belly rubs and never jumps on humans! He has an incredible stellar loud alarm bark when someone new comes over, but as soon as we tell him they're safe, he immediately turns into their best friend. He would make the perfect WATCH DOG as he sounds scary and I believe he would protect his family if ever felt threatened! He looks to his human for approval at all times and really has been the most incredible foster transformation ever! He is scared of bathrooms, not sure if he had a bad experience, but the first day we had him and tried to bathe & dip him, his paws were up on the ceiling from fear. We had to take him to the groomer to get him bathed and get a sanitary cut, which he did great for! He isn't afraid of water outside, but definitely doesn't like bathrooms and will gladly stand outside and wait for you instead of intruding. He enjoys laying on the cool tile floor to cool off, catch a nap and rest. When he's super excited to see you he has this low grumbly growl and lifts his top lip to show you his teeth in a full SMILE! It can be startling to some at first, but he is really just SMILING and filled with anticipation of getting loved on!! He absolutely loves to wrestle & play.He doesn't like loud voices, runs with fear immediately if you raise your voice; so he needs a home where yelling/loud voices are at a minimum. He is great with children and has NEVER jumped on anyone at all!! He is a bit of a bulldozer when entering or leaving a room, he will push his way through to try to be the first in or out, so be sure you let him have the lead in this case. He doesn't mean to be rude, it is just excitement and anticipation build up. Bear is all medically up to date & neutered. He can live with both Male or female dogs but if Male, he'll need to be smaller and submissive.