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No One Wants To Adopt This Dog, And Shelter Staff Just Can’t Figure Out Why (UPDATED)
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No One Wants To Adopt This Dog, And Shelter Staff Just Can’t Figure Out Why (UPDATED)

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Meet Bear, a sad dog no one adopts, who has been waiting for a loving forever home at an animal shelter for more than 2 and a half years now. The pooch was found as a stray in Flint, Michigan, and has been spending his lonely days at the Detroit Animal Welfare Group (DAWG) ever since.

“He was about 7 months old and very emaciated,” Kelley LaBonty, director of DAWG, told The Dodo. “He stayed in foster care for a while, but then the foster had family who moved in, and they couldn’t keep him anymore.”

Throughout the years, those who were interested in taking this adorable dog would change their minds at the last second. “We’ve taken him to hundreds of dog adoption events over the years, and he just gets overlooked every time.” This left Bear depressed and heartbroken.

LaBonty took a picture of the cute dog in the kennel. “It went viral because it was a very sad picture… He is depressed in the kennel, as most dogs get, especially after two years of being in a dog shelter… Mostly he just lays on his bed with his head down.” Bear is a very sweet and loving dog, who just wants to be loved. The only thing is that he doesn’t get on well with other pets.

Do you think you can help Bear find a home?

UPDATE: It seems like the sad doggie is finally happy now. This once-abandoned animal found a loving forever home.

More info: DAWG | Facebook (h/t: thedodo)

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Meet Bear, a sad doggie who has been waiting to be adopted for more than 2.5 years now

The canine was found as a stray and has been spending his lonely days at the DAWG shelter

Somehow those who are interested in taking him always change their minds at the last second

“We’ve taken him to hundreds of adoption events over the years…”

“And he just gets overlooked every time”

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“He is depressed… as most dogs get, especially after two years of being in a kennel…”

“Mostly he just lays on his bed with his head down”

Bear is a very sweet and loving dog who just wants to be loved

The only thing is, he doesn’t get on well with other pets

Do you think you can help this unhappy doggie find a home?

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Poor guy - his face is so sweet! I hope this goes viral and that he has a home before the end of the day!

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There are some rescues in my area that are just too strict in their adoption process. We live out in the country and we train our dogs. We don't let them out by themselves to just roam and they spend plenty of time outside with us. Sometimes they even get to work on our little farm, like getting to herd the goats back into the fence when they get out. The rescues here automatically won't let us adopt because we don't have a fenced area for dogs to just throw our dogs out into. It may be possible that the agency's policies contribute to Bear's inability to get adopted. I hope he finds a great home soon.

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Anna Erishkigal
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's been MY experience with a lot of these private rescues. Everything they said as an excuse was a great big red flag that warns either 'this dog has serious behavioral issues they failed to mention' or 'the agency is psychotically-strict.' Meanwhile, the animal suffers, other dogs get put to sleep, and it keeps the puppy mills in business.

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Poor guy - his face is so sweet! I hope this goes viral and that he has a home before the end of the day!

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Cassie
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There are some rescues in my area that are just too strict in their adoption process. We live out in the country and we train our dogs. We don't let them out by themselves to just roam and they spend plenty of time outside with us. Sometimes they even get to work on our little farm, like getting to herd the goats back into the fence when they get out. The rescues here automatically won't let us adopt because we don't have a fenced area for dogs to just throw our dogs out into. It may be possible that the agency's policies contribute to Bear's inability to get adopted. I hope he finds a great home soon.

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Anna Erishkigal
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's been MY experience with a lot of these private rescues. Everything they said as an excuse was a great big red flag that warns either 'this dog has serious behavioral issues they failed to mention' or 'the agency is psychotically-strict.' Meanwhile, the animal suffers, other dogs get put to sleep, and it keeps the puppy mills in business.

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