Teddy bear pup voted out by homeowners association because he was too big

Meet Grizzly; the one-year-old 160-pound teddy bear pup who was surrendered by his owner to the Baldwin Park Animal Shelter over the weekend. According to volunteers, the owner cried as he turned Grizzly in, telling the staff his homeowners’ association had passed around a petition and voted Grizzly out of the community because  he was too big, and they were not comfortable with him around.

Grizzly has been identified as a Caucasian Ovcharka, and according to Wikipedia  the breed is “strongly boned, muscular, but harmonious built and even-tempered molossers. Plain dogs have a shorter coat and appear taller as they are more lightly built. Mountain dog types have a heavier coat and are more muscularly built.” These dogs are best known as livestock guardian dogs.

Follow this dog’s plight on Facebook. According to volunteers who have interacted with Grizzly, he has done well in the dog playgroups.

Check out his video here:

For information about this dog, call 626.962.3577. Push 5,2,2, and reference A5247871. Baldwin Park Animal Care Center is located at 4275 N. Elton Street in Baldwin Park, California. Share Grizzly’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

(Photos and video of dog surrendered because he was too big courtesy of volunteers at Saving Baldwin Park Shelter Dogs)

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