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70 pounds
Energy level: 
Up-to-date vaccinations
Basic manners
Foster home needed: 
Up for adoption: 

All Butterbear needs is a cozy, quiet home with other dogs and patient people who are ready for a rewarding journey and some epic stroller rides. Butterbear hasn’t let the past stop her from making the most of every day--she’s looking for a squad to help her live out her “onward and upward” mantra!

Butterbear was found on a walkabout with her 3 canine family members on a hot Los Angeles day. The whole gang was hot and exhausted and joined our program by way of the South LA shelter to get medical support, and were dubbed The Wuzzles. Though we wish we knew their backstory, all 4 Wuzzles are quite fearful and inexperienced with the sights and sounds of the world, as though practically everything is brand new to them! Butterbear is no exception, and has been staying busy in her foster home expanding her horizons. After surviving heat stroke and a spinal injury, Butterbear is ready to put the past behind her and live her best life.

Butterbear’s foster mom says patience is key to seeing the true Butterbear. “She might not be the super cuddly, licking your face kind of girl, but she is definitely very sweet and figuring out every day how to adjust little by little. My favorite thing is her coming over to my bed early in the morning and saying hi. She just comes and puts her head near me.” It’s one step at a time with Butterbear, who is still gaining confidence in everyday situations. Butterbear’s future family should be prepared to play the long game, but be ready to celebrate those small victories, like seeing her smoosh face greeting you hello in the morning...before scurrying back to her safe crate when you get up!

Butterbear’s favorite thing? Other dogs! In her foster home, she loves hanging with her canine friends and shows off her true personality, complete with tail wags and pure happiness and excitement. Butterbear always finds a way to waddle her way over to be part of the crowd of dogs.

Due to her current mobility, Butterbear's preference is a home with easy access to the outdoors without many steps required. About 4 1/2 years old and 70 pounds, Butterbear is crate-trained, house-trained, micro-chipped, up to date on routine vaccinations.

Photos of Butterbear