Pet of the Week: Bear is looking for a new home

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WINCHESTER — Bear, a 12-year-old chihuahua mix, is looking for a new place to call home.

Darlene Foreman, an animal caretaker at the Frederick County Esther Boyd Animal Shelter in Winchester, said that Bear came into the shelter on Aug. 21 as an owner release.

“He was brought in because there were some concerns for the owner’s health,” Foreman said. “Bear was very protective of the owner’s wife, but he would bite her husband. He wouldn’t draw blood.”

Foreman said that Bear got along with other animals, including other dogs and cats.

“He got along great with a 7-year-old chihuahua that came in with him,” Foreman said.

Foreman noted that Bear does not get along with kids. Foreman also said that Bear also has some health issues, like cataracts and dental disease, due to his older age.

Bear is used to being inside and is crate-trained. He has also been trained on a leash and knows “sit” and “stay.” Foreman also said that Bear should be on a chicken-free diet and has been neutered.

“He’s just an older boy who’s looking for a retirement home,” Foreman said.

Bear’s adoption fee is $30.

For more information on Bear, call the Esther Boyd Animal Shelter at 540-667-9192.