Bear - 5 years old
Located: Melbourne VIC.
Bear is an approximately 5 years old Labrador X(possibly Doberman or Rottweiler as his tail has been docked prior to coming into Labrador Rescue care.
Bear has been in care for many months.
When he came into care, he was very sick and quite miserable. It took LR, our vets and his foster Mum lots of time and patience to achieve the beautiful boy we have today.
Bear is blind, is a diabetic and has an under active thyroid.
Despite all these issues, he is the most happy, affectionate and loving boy.
He is currently living with 4 canine foster siblings and gets on beautifully with other dogs while out on walks once he knows they are friendly. He also has 3 cats in his living environment, but when they give a warning hiss, he just doesn’t get it and pounds in their direction which doesn’t make for happy cats.
Bear is able to negotiate his home and surroundings with ease including a doggy door. We are sure, given time to find his way around, he would settle well into a new environment. He is so confident in his current situation that sometimes it’s easy to forget that he is actually blind.
Bear is crate trained and happily sleeps in his crate at night. He loves the car and he enjoys his walks. His foster Mum uses a harness when walking him, because Bear is quite strong. His Mum usually takes him to a local oval so he can run and prance with the freedom of not crashing into anything. His siblings wear bells on their collars so he can hear where they are and run freely with them.
His recall while out is excellent and he has also mastered sit and drop.
Bear is good with children, but gets very excited with all human contact, so supervision with small children is essential so he doesn’t accidentally knock them over.
Bear’s food and medical requirements:
Currently Bear is being fed twice a day (all food weighed) his blood glucose levels checked twice daily and insulin given twice daily via injection, he also has 2 thyroxin tablets twice daily in his food. His foster Mum has stuck to this routine and he has really thrived.
It has taken some time to get his insulin dose correct for his optimal health,therefore continuing with this food and medical regime is very important for Bear’s ongoing health.
Bears medical maintenance will cost his new family approx. $55 a week or $220 per month.
Bear would be happy in any home where he is loved and cuddled, but his foster Mum is looking for a special person who has the love, time and finances to keep this boy in peak condition. In return, Bear will give his new family unconditional love and affection.
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