The story of HONEY BEAR is a heart breaker. But this sweet dog is a fighter and a survivor. We learned about HONEY when we were at the shelter rescuing other dogs. We promised her we would return to get her. And yesterday she joined our pack.
HONEY BEAR was severely neglected and her previous family who did not feed her regularly. She spent time at the Bonita shelter, and was transferred to the Human Society campus in Carlsbad to receive the critical care she needed.
HONEY BEAR was malnourished (31 pounds when dumped at the shelter) and had severe skin infections all over her body. She received proper treatment while in Carlsbad, where a piece of her tail had to be removed.
We usually like to take pictures when new dogs join our rescue before we do anything, but HONEY BEAR could not stop itching and scratching herself, so we started with a medicated bath before anything else. She wasn't dirty, but there was plenty of scabs and signs of chronic flea infestations. This sweet gal will need TLC as she recovers which we will give her.
Despite her horrible experiences, HONEY BEAR is a sweet, affectionate dog. She gets along with other dogs, loves the pack walks, and all her walkers. She has doggie playmates at the ranch. She loves the routine of the Ranch, knowing that she will get all the food she needs. Don’t tell anyone, but a couple of us have seen her steal a muffin from the volunteer table. She is a fast and stealthy counter thief and will have to be watched once she get adopted!!
Honey Bear will need an understanding human family that will continue to set limits with her around her severe neglect issues. She has not been cat tested.
If you are interested in meeting this dog, please fill out our online application first. Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The minimum adoption donation ranges from $300 to $400. This amount only partially covers the cost of veterinary care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is tax deductible. Prior to placement, all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are usually microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis. Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.