This week’s newly-groomed featured pet is a puppy named Bear. This little German Shepherd/black Labrador mix has a cuddle factor that is off the charts! He is 10 weeks old and weighs about 13 pounds.
Bear was found as a stray and brought to the shelter. It’s hard out there in the big world for such a young ‘un. Lucky for him, he was given shelter, a warm bed and three (actually two) square meals per day at the Nebraska Humane Society.
Nobody came to claim this captivating mini canine, so after three days, he was prepared to go out on the adoption floor. What that means, is neuter surgery, microchipping, vaccinations and a negative heartworm test.
He endured all those things today and, after, even gave the shelter’s groomer copious kisses when he was taken to the grooming room. He was brushed with a pin brush, then given a bath. A shampoo for dark-coated pets was used to bring out the luster in his black coat. His ears were cleaned while he was in the tub.
When he was dry, he was brushed again and splashed with a little baby powder cologne. Nothing smells better than a clean baby. And this little baby also has aromatic “puppy breath.”
Bear’s new owners will need to brush him once a week, trim his nails twice a month and clean his ears once a month. He can be bathed once a month or so. Bear has a fluffy, soft puppy coat now. We don’t know how it will evolve as he grows. He may end up with the coarser outer coat and dense undercoat of a German Shepherd or a softer outer coat like a Labrador. Or his coat may end up somewhere in between.
Every dog needs regular grooming regardless of hair coat. All Bear’s grooming necessities can be found at Animal Outfitters, the shelter’s gift shop.
Bear’s Meet Your Match survey shows he is a “Green, Thrill Seeker.” He is an energetic, life- and people-loving pup who wants only to be by your side and make you happy.
Log on to the shelter’s website at www.nehumanesociety.org for more information about Bear. Or come to the shelter to meet him in person. You will go wild for this little Bear.
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