Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Bear. He is a 3 year old 90lbs. He is a black and tan Shepherd. Bear has a medium length hair coat that is soft, shiney and health. He was an owner surrender. Bear is a wonderful, loving boy. He is typical of his breed, smart, focused, obedient and affectionate. Bear was surrendered as he had become too protective of some of the family members. We have found that in a multiple dog home, as he has in foster care, that doesn't mean happen at all. Bear doesn't even bark when someone comes to the door. In his previous home he felt that the job he needed to do was to protect the family. In his foster home, he knows he is not the alpha dog so recognizes it's not his role to protect. He is happy to just be a dog and play with the other dogs. Having two other dogs that are well socialized in the home have made all the difference. Bear understands that the foster parents are the alphas and he is at the bottom the pecking order. Easy!!! Bear knows his basic commands. He can still get excited but a firm "settle" command calms him right down. He likes to sleep in his kennel with the crate door open. He is fully housebroken and is fed Royal Canin large breed adult food. He is quiet and loves to sleep at your feet. Bear takes treats very nicely. He rides wonderfully in a vehicle. He pulls some on a leash so will need more exposure to leash/body harness. He is great with all socialized dogs! He doesn't like kitties. The ideal home for Bear is one with at least one other socialized dog. Experience with loving German Shepherds will be important. This boy would excel at scent training. He needs a job to do so that he doesn't focus his attentions on thinking his job is to potect the family. His previous family has treated him well and he has not been abused. He is an absolute joy to have in their home, his foster family have told us. Bear is neutered, up to date with vaccines, heartworm tested negative, dewormed and on heartworm flea/tick prevention. A fully fenced yard, a Veterinarian history of compliance, at least one other socialized dog and experience with German Shepherds is mandatory in order to apply for Bear.