UPDATE: Broken-hearted Tommie Bear returned to shelter again and now he just mopes

UPDATE: Adopted

“My family and I adopted our bear last week and he is doing great! He’s a big snuggly bear, his name fits him perfect,” posted Tommie Bear’s new mom.

In Houston, Texas, Tommie Bear just lies on his bed and barely acknowledges anyone passing by his shelter cage. The broken-hearted dog was returned to Harris County Pets again after just a few months.

Tommie Bear came into the shelter as a stray in June 2020; he had a microchip and stayed on a contact owner hold for six days. Two people wanted to adopt him, and the dog’s first new human sent him to another home who either allowed the dog to run loose or dumped him at the shelter again.

And so four months later, Tommie Bear, basically left with little human interaction or positive behavioral reinforcement, winds up as a sad and depressed pup – knowing that once again he is at the shelter with loud noises, strange people and an unknown future.

“… The adopter says he gets very over protective on the person-owner and he may not be good around kids. Dogs NEED ALWAYS directions, leadership and specially on this breed.

Just look at him in this video, complete in shock, depressed and no idea what he did wrong…makes me sad, angry and that’s why I feel he needs this time a rescue to manage his adoption, because adopters don’t have with experience and Tommie doesn’t deserve to be ended again this way,” a volunteer at the shelter wrote.

Following are shelter notes from Tommie Bear’s bad luck:

LAST UPDATE 10/22: BEAR ALIAS TOMMIE KS BACK RETURNED AFTER BEEN ADOPTED FEW MONTHS AGO! He needs again a new home this time a good one! Please let’s share again!

UPDATE 7/9: We apologize but seems Tommie is not leaving yet, not sure why email said was adopted yesterday but now he is back with adoption hold, so we are still waiting for last news! will call tomorrow for better info to update everyone.

UPDATE 7/6: HE STILL IN HOLD FOR ADOPTION..not leaving yet the shelter, so will keep checking his status until is out


TOMMIE WAS FOUND STRAY WITH MICROCHIP BUT SEEMS WERE NOT GOOD HOMES EITHER HE HAD!** This precious boy was picked up by AC on 77089 on June 24th,2020



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PetHarbor adoption link:

My name is TOMMIE BEAR. I am a neutered male. I look like a white Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The shelter staff think I am about 3 years old. I weigh 79.00 pounds. Hw positive. (Will still need treatment)

Contact Harris County Pets, located at 612 Canino Rd, Houston Tx. Phone 281-999-3191. Monday to Friday lines are open from 9am-6pm. On weekends lines are open from 9am-4pm. Ask for information about animal ID number A557068.

Public is only allowed by appointment. Foster homes are needed. Please share this boy’s plight with approved rescue organizations and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives, and Tommie Bear needs a miracle. Can you help?

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