Trailblazing Bear

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Bear, (formerly Easton), was found as a stray in the parking lot of a Texas McDonald’s. After being rescued, he traveled to HHDR in March 2018 courtesy of our rescue partner Underdog Express. After a couple weeks at HHDR, Bear was adopted by his new Mom and Dad, who introduced him to a new life of fun and adventure!

We are happy to share a pupdate about this handsome boy. Bear’s favorite pastime is hiking. He has already hiked several New York fire towers and even a 4,000-footer in Vermont.Bear’s parents said “he is the most amazing adventure companion and we can't imagine life on the trails without him!” He has endless energy and loves to explore and play. Bear loves going for daily walks, playing with dog friends and any toy that squeaks, going to doggy daycare and dog parks, opening his monthly Bark Box, and rolling around in the snow.

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Bear recently faced a health challenge, but thankfully has emerged strong and resilient. He was diagnosed with heartworm this past summer. He had to take it easy and rest for several months while receiving treatment, which was challenging for such an energetic pup. Bear has recently completed his treatment and is thrilled to be cleared for normal activity. He and his parents will celebrate this milestone by hiking in the Adirondacks. This cuddly Bear is very affectionate! He loves attention from all humans and wants to be included in everything his parents do. He is also intelligent. Bear completed training lessons to learn basic commands. He plans to resume training in the new year with a focus on off-leash work, and he may even try an agility course.

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Bear’s parents admire his enthusiasm and thirst for life. He is always so happy, excited about everything, and fearless when it comes to adventures. Bear’s parents noted that his incredible outlook on life has reminded them how important it is to live each moment to the fullest and to just get out and have fun. We are so thankful that Bear has such loving and dedicated parents who nursed him through his health issues. Now they can continue to blaze trails and enjoy endless adventures as a family!

We appreciate your support in helping dogs like Bear find a “new leash on life!”