Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue An Arizona-based Rescue Group

Spotlight Dog

Meet Bear!

[UPDATE As big and gentle and sweet Bear is, we are pleased to announce there's a bit less of him.  Bear now weighs in at 140 pounds!  This is a 25 pound weight loss for Bear since being with DLRR.  He is doing well at his foster home with daily walks and a disciplined diet.  Bear can still lose about another 20 pounds; he's over halfway there!  Bear loves people and would really like to find his forever home.  This big guy just wants to be a part of a family that wants to love on him and spend time with him.  His favorite spot at night?  At your side while you sit in your recliner!]   How do you introduce Bear?  Think big, gorgous teddy bear....all 154 pounds of him!  Bear, and his sister Chrissy, were returned to DLRR recently, through no fault of their own. These two are a bonded pair and need to find a home together.  Both are 7.5 years old and as sweet as they come - despite their size.  Bear is currently on a restricted diet and his new family will need to remain committed to his weight loss.  He came into us weighing 165 pounds and is down 11 pounds in a few weeks. Bear loves people and other dogs, but strongly dislikes cats!  Bear's biggest problem is he doesn't seem to realize how big he is and tends to just move everyone and everything out of his way, without realizing it's because of his size.  He truly wants to be a lap dog and given the opportunity, he will try to get as close to your lap as possible.  He walks well on a leash, but is very strong.  He is housebroken, but will need an XXL doggie door.  This big guy will melt your heart.