Despite weighing in at 70 pounds with the size and strength of a small black bear, Bear will still try to sit on your lap! This Lab is two to three years old, but still thinks he’s a puppy! He was surrendered to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on April 13th by his family because they could not afford to take care of him. On top of being an at-risk big, black dog, he also had heartworms.

On April 17th, Karen Steers with Peak Lab Rescue in North Carolina contacted RADAR to ask if we could help with Bear’s heartworm treatment, which would be costly because of his size. If so, the rescue would pull him. We agreed and Bear was safe! He received his treatments on June 5th and 6th.

“Bear is a people pleaser and loves training treats!” Karen said, “He is very interested in learning. There are so many awesome things about this handsome dog: like being super sweet, potty trained, good on a leash, and happy to play with other dogs. We think Bear’s best fit will be with a family that has an active outdoor lifestyle and is around a lot to keep Bear company, as he is a social dog and prefers to not be alone. Bear is a smart dog with a strong loyalty streak and a visible desire to be part of a family.” To see more photos of Bear, click here.

RADAR paid all $336 of the heartworm treatment costs for Bear.

UPDATE! All funds for Bear have been raised! Thank you!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Bear has been adopted!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Bear:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Gail O’Connor

Added on June 24, 2018.

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