We currently have one dog up for adoption; if interested, please contact us at (506) 847-7519…..
There are moments in our profession when a special patient arrives at the clinic, and they take a piece of our heart. This is one of those special patients. Meet Bear.
Bear was seized by the NBSPCA in March of this year after he was discovered living in horrible conditions and had a very bad skin infection. It became apparent that he had been living in a kennel outside for the majority of his life.
When he initially was brought to us he was a very timid boy but NEVER showed any signs of aggression. It was as though he was never shown affection, love or companionship. He did not know how to walk on a leash and would freeze. On a daily basis he would hide in the back room even though he was free to roam the clinic. He didn’t even know what a toy was. The few times we were able to pet him he would fall asleep in our hands. Every day was exhausting for him as he was constantly on guard and was unsure of who we were and where he was.
As time went on, we started gaining his trust. We were able to show him that leashes were not scary and that treats ARE an everyday thing Today we were now able to brush, bath and walk him easily. He grew very close to one of our technicians who worked with him and started having play visits at her house with her own dog. Today, 3 months later, he is a brand new dog!
He is no longer scared and always on guard. He is very much a sweet boy and will take treats and food gently from your hand. He loves playing with other dogs and is a very submissive boy. He has been to the Rockwood Park Trails and the Irving Nature Park and does very well. When cars or high traffic goes by he gets a little nervous but once he feels you next to him, he just keeps going. He tends to pull a small amount but does well on a gentle leader. He has been off leash in park areas and will not run from you. He would be a great dog for someone who likes to go for daily walks. He is great around cats. He “follows the leader” when it comes to other dogs for reassurance. He has never been swimming but has attempted to go in the water. His skin issues have cleared and he is not on any medications. He is good with kids and would be a great dog to take to the park. He is scared of the car but soon as he is in he just lays down. He is a very sweet boy and everyone will agree, that it is not very often you find a dog like this. You will instantly fall in love when you meet him. He is around 1-2 years old, neutered and is up to date on his vaccinations. His new home would have to understand that he has not had an easy start to life and will need to give him lots of love and teach him tricks to maintain his confidence. If you are interested in meeting or adopting bear, please call 506-847-7519 to make sure we have someone available to introduce you. This special boy needs a forever home who will continue to build his confidence and give him lots of love.