Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Bear. He is 3 years old and is a Husky/Shepherd mix. He weighs 65lbs. He has a medium hair coat. Bear was surrendered to our Rescue after his family fell on difficult times and he and the other unneutered males in the home were not getting along. Multiple dogs in an apartment didn't work for this guy. He has done well in his foster home where he had a resident female alpha dog to play with every day. He really has enjoyed being with the 4 kids in the home ages 12-16. He is crate trained but only goes in it if he wants to as he is housebroken, Bear was raised with cats and would sometimes chase them. He still pulls a bit on his walk if he sees a squirrel, and is a very strong solid boy. He has come out of his shell since bringing Mili the other foster dog into the home. He was too bossy with the first female dog that was fostered with him so we brought in Mili who quickly showed him who the Queen was going to be. He is allowed on the furniture and basically sleeps where he wants, on the furniture, on the dog bed, in his crate, or sometimes on the floor in his foster parent's room. Bear is a nice family dog. He is very dog selective so should be the only dog in the home. He loves to give kisses and cuddles. He will bark if someone comes to the door, typical of his breed mix. He rides well in the vehicle. He has been great with children ages 6 and over as per his previous owners. He is a wonderful family dog. Currently, Bear is crated, when his foster family is all out of the house. The ideal home for our Bear is one where he is not left alone very often. He is used to having someone around him all the time. An indoor farm dog life would work well for him. Since he is on the timid side, we would recommend more of a quiet home and one not based in the heart of the city. As of late, Bear has not done well on a leash when he sees another dog and sometimes people. He has started lunging. He is very protective of the family members. If he were to be adopted to a non-farm environment, the family would have to commit immediately to working with a private trainer regarding this protective behavior. Since he is known to chase cats, a cat-free home is best. Bear is now neutered, up to date with vaccines, 4DX tested negative and is on heartworm prevention/flea/tick prevention until December. A large fully fenced yard if in town, or farm property. as well as a Veterinarian History of Compliance are mandatory to apply for Bear.