We adopted Bear, our shepherd / Lab mix, from the local animal shelter. He had been dumped on the side of the road and a good Samaritan found & took him to the shelter. Bear was suffering from a severe case of polyderm (a skin condition), anemia, and worms. Thanks to the great people at our local shelter they took him to a vet and got him some help. We found him just a few days later and just had to bring him into our family. He is a wonderful, sweet, lovable, smart puppy and great with our three kids and their friends!