If you are looking for a big, clever, trainable and kindhearted boy to complete your family, then look no further than Bear. Described by his foster family as “honest and affectionate”, Bear will make a fantastic addition to any active family.

Bear came to us from the pound, we think he is around 4 years old. He does have a slight limp on one back leg which we have had vet checked and been told that he must have had this since birth due to a small deformity in the leg. He is on some pain relief now and doing very well. Otherwise, Bear is in great health and has been castrated, chipped, vaccinated and registered.

Bear is currently in foster in a multi dog household and has been great with all other dogs of varying sizes, easily slotting into their pack right at the bottom, and playing nicely. He has met sheep, geese, turkeys, pigs and cats and has been good with all of them. He has interest in chasing sheep but is responsive to being called off and walks well through on a lead. Apart from one incident of chasing a cat when it ran, he has been totally fine with the cats.

Bear has been inside for short periods and is learning well, should be easy enough to housetrain. He’s reasonably independent but is bored fairly easily so likes to dig holes, flog your work boots and gummies and enjoys the attention as soon as you appear. He’s also very loyal and does not seem to have a preference for male or female owners, any love is good love to him! Walks nicely on a lead and has learnt “sit”, “shake” and “down” very quickly. He would make an excellent alert dog as he will bark when anything goes past the house but has improved a great deal and also now knows to be quiet when told.

We would really like to find Bear a home with some room to run, another playful dog, and a family who wants to take him out on adventures and love him to bits.

As with all of our foster dogs, Bear has an adoption fee of $350 and we will require a property inspection and a vet reference from any prospective owners.

For more information, please email retired.workingdogs@gmail.com