Pet Details


A.R.F. Pet ID:16675118
  • Species: Dog
  • Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Mixed (medium coat)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Size Potential: Large
  • Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Good with Dogs? Yes
  • Good with Kids? Older or considerate kids only

Bear is still available for adoption but might have other applicants. Learn more about our pet adoption process.

Meet Bear

Bear's name comes from his personality - he's a big cuddly Bear! He is a 2 year old Australian Cattle Dog mix who weighs about 56 pounds.  He has gone through all his basic training and is so smart! He knows Sit, Stay, Inside (for going into his crate), Kiss (to


 the palm of you hand), Side, Down, Off, Leave It and Drop It. Bear is potty trained and crate trained.  He is a great companion and loves to go for long walks, play with other dogs, cuddle up watching tv and eat his favorite snacks - bananas and carrots. He's still working on loose leash walking as he gets excited to say hi to other dogs and be outside, so his new owner will need to finish working with him on that but he's very responsive and smart at picking up commands/instructions.

Bear hasn't had a chance to socialize with young children so at the moment he's a little fearful of them and will bark at them if they get too close. With patience and socialization he has potential to be ok around them, however, for now he would do best with a family without young kids. In his current home, he has been living in a condo in the city where he's had a lot of exposure to other dogs.  This has helped socialize him and give him playmates, but has also stressed him out due to the elevator lobby where he is interacting with dogs in such tight quarters. Therefore, he would do best in a less high traffic home situation or a home where he has easier access to and from his home.  This city dog is hoping for a loving home in the suburbs!

Bear is micro-chipped, up to date on all vaccinations, housebroken and neutered.  His new family will be required to complete a basic obedience course of their choosing.

Bear's adoption fee is $375.  A meeting will not be scheduled until you have an approved application, so if you're interested in adopting Bear fill out an Online Application today!

Once your application has been approved, an ARF volunteer will contact you to arrange a meeting.

More Info About Bear

  • Coat length: Medium
  • Needs a yard: Yes
  • Foster: HP

Bear is still available for adoption but might have other applicants. Learn more about our pet adoption process.

All pets adopted from A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation include the following as part of their adoption fee:

  • Spay/neuter or a certificate for a low-cost spay/neuter when medically recommended
  • Microchip and registration, a permanent identification to reunite lost pets with their owners
  • Initial de-worming and flea and tick treatment
  • Age-appropriate testing for heartworm/FIV-FELV
  • Age-appropriate vaccines
  • Pre-adoption medical exam
  • A certificate for a free healthy pet exam at one of A.R.F.’s participating veterinarians within 7 days of adoption
  • Offer for a no-risk 30 day free trial with Trupanion pet medical insurance

If a cat or dog is on our website, it is still available for adoption but might have other applicants. If you find yourself interested in one of our animals, submit a no-commitment application immediately. Submitting an application does not commit you to any animal, but does get you a head start with the adoption approval process. Due to a high volume of applications, we are often unable to respond to questions until your application has been approved in approximately 3-5 business days.

We do not schedule meetings until you have an approved application.

A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation does not have a facility where applicants can visit our animals.  The majority of our dogs and cats are brought to adoption events by our volunteers. We invite everyone to come to our events, but we give priority to pre-approved applicants.

If you’re invited to meet an animal:

  • Plan to arrive on time (or early), as we cannot hold animals for any reason.
  • All human household members and dogs (if adopting another dog), must be present in order to be considered as a potential adopter.

Thank you for your interest and cooperation!