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Lapeer County Animal Shelter

Lapeer, Michigan

United States

Bear arrived to the Lapeer Shelter as a victim of a neglect and abandonment case. He sat at the shelter for 5 weeks waiting for court to take place. After court, all 6 dogs involved in the case were to be euthanized as they were labeled not adoptable as these dogs were not socialized and all had behavior issues. Bear was a Lab mix around 5 years old that we felt had some potential, so I decided to take him home as a foster dog. Bear was an outdoor dog his whole life, so I wanted to rehabilitate him into making him an indoor dog, but after taking him to the vet he was diagnosed heartworm positive. Bear was treated for his heartworm which prolonged his training but he was worked with during his recuperation time. Bear was housetrained and learned the proper way to walk on a leash in less than a week. This was a dog that pancaked to the ground for everything! Bear also learned how to play with toys, play ball, and play with other dogs. After almost 5 months of fostering Bear and working with him, my neighbors fell in love with him and adopted him as their family dog. Bear is now living in a house with 3 children and another dog that he adores and is living the high life! Just recently he was also diagnosed as being heartworm negative! Bear was given the chance to live a life that he deserved to live and more than proved himself at being the best dog anyone could want! All it took was some time and patience and a lot of support! Bear had his own facebook page where fans were supporting him!

Wendy Yax
Metamora, MI

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