$50 adoption fee! Bear was a little scared when we first met, but took about 2 seconds to make friends with me. He just needs the ok from people he trusts before new people touch him. You know when you are in his circle of trust when he starts kissing you. He was very excited when it was his turn to be in the house and was a super cuddler all night. He definitely loves his people! He is excited to be on a leash, but needs more training. I'm sure he would be a great hiking dog. He definitely likes to play and wrestle with other dogs. Bear does fine with my alpha female, but I think he'd prefer to be the alpha male if his fur siblings are male. This dog is located in Selah, WA. PetFinder allows multiple postings of the same animal as long as the postings are 100 miles apart from each other. This way we can reach far and wide to find the perfect home for this dog. If driving to Selah is difficult for you, we will do our best to find a rescue partner to meet you halfway. INTAKE DATE: 9/6/23 FROM: stray in Toppenish MICROCHIP: 9001-1500-2932-988 DOG'S NAME: Bear BREED: shepherd AGE:1-2 GENDER:M NEUTERED: Yes SIZE: Large HEIGHT: 22 WEIGHT: 65 COAT: Short DESCRIPTION: brown NOSE: Clear EYES: Clear EARS: Clean MISSING FUR: No EXPOSURE TO DOGS: 2 adult females, several adult males INTRODUCTIONS TO DOGS: curious, sniffing, tail wagging, shows signs of wanting to be alpha but doesn't act aggressively, backs off if another dog is putting him in his place. INTERACTIONS WITH DOGS: cuddle on couch, play ball, wrestle, playful, seeks attention from other dogs FOSTER FRIENDS WITH: Marli and Sadie (my dogs) Big Mama, Scout, Spot, Cookie, Bailey, Chance EXPOSURE TO CATS: 2 adult female cats INTERACTIONS WITH CATS: sniffing, tail wagging, little interest. I always recommend on leash, slow introductions to cats so behavior can be corrected right away. EXPOSURE TO CHILDREN: exposed to ages 5 and older, and lots of teens RECOMMENDATION FOR CHILDREN: I would trust him with kids of all ages. HOUSETRAINED: Yes Uses doggie door CRATE TRAINED: Unknown MARKS: Yes Outdoors TRAVELING IN A CAR: sits nicely ACTIVITY LEVEL: Medium Spends time both inside and out, outside fenced yard 6 foot chain-link LEASH TRAINED: Yes, but Needs Work BEHAVIOR ON LEASH: pulls, excited, responding to training well, Using Cesar Millan leash training techniques COMMANDS: Sit, Down, Up, Come Here RECALL: pretty good TRIM NAILS: Yes BRUSH: Yes BATHE: Haven't Tried ANY AREA YOU CANNOT TOUCH: No BAD HABITS: None Known, Jumping (we encourage it at our house - that's how we hug) ANXIETY ISSUES: None Known FOOD POSSESSION/AGGRESSION ISSUES: None Fed together with other dogs TAKES TREATS: gentle/nicely PERSONALITY TRAITS: Friendly to Everyone, Shy, Likes to meet new dogs, Likes to be hugged, Gives kisses, Seldom Barks, Offers belly to be scratched, Loves attention by everyone, Playful, Loving, Likes to be with other dogs, Can pick up and hold/hug, Cuddler, can kiss on face, can grab/ hold/ bear hug ANY KNOWN MEDICAL ISSUES/ALLERGIES: none known INJURIES: none known VACCINATION DATE: 9/9/23 RABIES: 9/12/23 DEWORMER DATE: 9/9/23 FLEA/TICK DATE: none Pics and videos (you may have to copy and paste into a new tab): https://youtube.com/shorts/Z8te-i-fg3Q?si=Vm7sKn-6c8kwDJIh https://youtube.com/shorts/yPos5ZsGsBE?si=pp1oS5wiaeJcVhw9 https://youtube.com/shorts/a0T9LFgAPb0?si=VLEWsrDv5tOXDRkc https://youtube.com/shorts/MhSC_LEfHNQ?si=QsKr2zvygDCFS5DV https://youtube.com/shorts/37-FrgKoz_k?si=RKR20yuSbKlXhHpx https://youtube.com/shorts/_8Myl8VmtDw?feature=share https://youtu.be/VmP4HXgnYbc https://youtube.com/shorts/_rR_7OW3qeg?feature=share Would you like to fill out an application? Please send an email to [email protected] and in the subject line state the name of the dog you are interested in.