About Me

Name: Bear Winter
Sex: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Saint Bernard / Golden Retriever / Mixed (medium coat)
Weight: 80 lbs
Height: 27 in at the shoulder - yes he's a tall, tall boy
Estimated Birthdate: 12/12/2018
Fence Needed: Yes without exception.  Bear has much learn to learn about the world and needs the security of his fenced in yard. 
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$200

My Story

Date into Rescue: 12/12/2021

Reason for being in rescue: owner passed away

Special Needs: None noted physically, Bear is very shy and needs a patient owner. Bear has a sensitive system and his foster mom has a food protocol for him which she will share.

What kind of home would be best for me:  Bear's new home will love the gentle giants the best.  It will be a low traffic home with just one or two people who are calm, centered and grounded.  He would be happiest as an only dog, especially if his human stays home with him. No cats please.

What is my personality like: If any of you saw the movie, “Call of the Wild” you would think that they made the movie with me as the star.  We are both handsome, intelligent dogs.  But, I do not have the wildness in me that Buck does.  I am a tame, couch-human loving St.Bernard-Golden Retriever mix.  I have reached my ideal weight of 80 pounds unfortunately as that means less treats.  We think that I may be 3 years old.

I am very gentle and committed to my human.  Somewhere in my past someone scared me and I jump at any new thing, even if my human’s cell phone lights up.  I am trying to not be so afraid, but it is hard.  I love to sit on my human’s feet and lean against her legs so she can pet me.I know to use the bathroom outside.  I know what a leash is but we have not been able to work on my leash skills.  I love my fenced in yard and like to bark at anything I see such as a squirrel, bird or golf cart.   You should hear my bark.  It would scare most invaders away.  I don’t know how I feel about chasing cars yet. 

We have 4 cats in this house.  I ignore them and avoid an occasional swat from them but When I went to a visiting home with younger cats, I chased him. I don’t want to live with cats.

We have a 12 year old collie here.  She is deaf and blind in her left side.  I do not like her coming around when we have had food or when my human is petting me. So, maybe I am best as the only dog.  I am able to go outside as often as I want which is many times a day when my human is home which is the majority of the time.   I was gobbling my food down, so my human got me a slow feeder dish.  My tummy seems to be sensitive to chicken so we have special food without chicken.  We like salmon and duck - both dry and canned.  

My human will cry big tears when I leave, but she hopes I can find my forever home and she will get another foster to help find their home.  I will probably be shy at first, but I love affection so I know how to return love when it is given to me.

How do I act when I first meet new people: Timid - be prepared to earn his trust.

Tips and Tidbits: 12/12/2018 is our estimated birthdate. The family of the owner who passed did not know where Bear came from or his circumstances before he came to their relative.  This is a guess on his age and our vet has verified he is a young adult dog. 

House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained.  A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.

Potential Adopters

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Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.

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