Meet Polar Bear! Sweet Polar Bear was found in the mountains of Korea, with a litter of tiny puppies and the puppy-daddy. Her early life isn’t known, but it was probably worse than you want to imagine. She came into foster terrified of people, panicked at being touched, and with physical scars from early injury.
Polar Bear has made amazing progress in foster, and is really ready for her permanent home. She has started to ask to be touched and brushed, will take treats from strangers, and clearly *wants* to be part of the family group. She is still a work in progress, and is never going to be a snuggle-bug girl, but she’s finally ready for someone who wants to slowly-and-patiently teach her that being touched brings pleasure, not pain.
If it hadn’t been for her early life, Polar Bear would be about a perfect dog. She loves to go on walks in open spaces and parks, rides well in the car, and even did great on a 6-day camping trip! She’s house trained, uses the doggie door, is super food motivated, doesn’t chew things up, and takes treats gently.
Polar Bear will do best in a house with a yard and another (confident and playful) dog. She has a high prey drive, and would not be appropriate with cats. She is afraid of children, so should be in a home with adults.
Polar Bear is being fostered in El Sobrante. If you think you might be the special, patient person who can help this sweet girl recover from her past and learn to trust, Polar Bear is patiently waiting to meet you.