Does anyone need an adorable and furry friend like Bear? Let's rally the dog lovers in the community together to help get this little guy a new life. Sadly, this dog will be euthanized tomorrow if it doesn't find a temporary foster or a forever home.

I love dogs but I'm not really what you'd call a dog person. Sure, I had one growing up but ever since I've been on my own I've just had cats. That being said, I know that the dog lover and owner community is huge and their hearts are even bigger that that. I came across this posting on the Hudson Valley Craigslist. Please read and share this story. Let's try to save this dogs life.

"Hello...we are in desperate need to find someone who is willing to foster/adopt my dad's German Shepherd by tomorrow, Thursday, July 12th or he will be euthanized!!!Here is the story:
He is about 4 years old. Very smart, loyal, sweet and loving to everyone he knows, and an excellent watchdog. Just look at him on the bed with my mom who has Alzheimer's Disease....gentle as a mouse!!! Must be only pet. Completely housebroken and knows basic commands.My dad is 81 years old. The dog is too much for him to handle. He got away from him and was pacing up and down a fence line that had other dogs. As my dad was going towards him with the lead, a woman approached the dog to try to restrain him so my dad could get the leash on him, and he bit her. She was instructed by the owner of the dogs inside the fence to not touch the dog, but she proceeded anyway. I guess she was trying to help, but who in their right mind would approach a large excited dog, that they do not know??? Anyway, the authorities seized the dog and was brought to the Dutchess County SPCS and has been deemed a "dangerous dog"....which couldn't be further from the truth. He is no different than any other German Shepherd whose natural instinct is to protect/guard his family. My dad went to court yesterday where he learned that he has until Thursday (tomorrow!!!) to find a home for him or he will be euthanized. THIS WAS NOT THE DOG'S FAULT!!!! Blame first falls on my dad for allowing the dog to get away from him in the first place and second on the ignorant woman who approached the dog after being told multiple times not to. I would take him myself if I didn't already own a dog. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE if you know anyone who can help, it would be so greatly appreciated. Bear does not deserve this!!!"


Bear is currently scheduled to go to a German Shepard rescue and rehabilitation facility but we're trying to gather contacts should something happen and Bear can't make it to the rehab center.
Contact info regarding Bear can be found here.
Thank you Hudson Valley and beyond!
Credit: Anne Marie Rambo
Credit: Anne Marie Rambo


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