This is a common story
in rescue, but an uncommon dog. In Oct of 1998 GSD, Central
Texas rescued a puppy from Town Lake Animal Center. The dog,
Bear, was adopted by a mother and son. The boy loved the pup
and the family's first year with Bear was wonderful. Bear
was housebroken and enjoyed full house privileges as well as a
fenced back yard.
About a year later,
the woman married a man who had dogs and cats. Bear, who had never
been around cats, would chase them when they ran from him. This
made the cats nervous and Bear was banned from the house.
When the family put in a swimming pool, they built a pen to keep
the dogs out of the pool.
Now Bear sat
alone a lot of the time, since the other dog was used to cats and
could go in the house. In her pen, flies ate her ears and
loneliness her heart. Bear began to break out of the pen, then
began to break out of the yard. The family began to argue.
Bear was blamed for everything including the fly bites on the
other dogs ears.
One day the woman who
adopted Bear called GSD Rescue, Central Texas and told us we had
to take Bear back. We were happy to take her back in and Bear is
back with us.
Soon, she will be a
beautiful dog again. When she arrived, one ear was bloody and raw
and her coat was covered in thick mats. Bear is a sweet,
quiet and well behaved. She goes in a crate with
no fuss and if you tell her back she backs up. She sits and
listens when you give her a verbal correction. She is a
great dog. Good with kids and very tolerant of other
She's looking for a
home where she can be loved and appreciated and contribute to a
family of her own.