Meet Bear!

He was here before and posted as “Big Bear” but unfortunately, he has returned. We will be looking for a different type of home for him this time. Bear is a Malamute Mix and he is 2.5 years old. He is very tall on his legs and about 100lbs now for sure! Shelter staff love Bear because of how sooky he is!!!

Someone with experience with very large breed dogs is a MUST! We think a large fenced in yard or large property to run would be great for him. Bear really needs someone that has the time and knowledge to spend with him to work through some behavioural issues. He needs to learn some long overdue manners like not stealing things from the counters and walking better on a leash. He will need lots of one-on-one time to learn these things. Kennel training would be beneficial for him when left home alone.

Bear is full of energy and loves to be walked and go for car rides. He will need regular walks and mental stimulation to keep him happy. Bear is a gentle giant and his previous owners could not express how much he like to be snuggled, hugged and kissed. He is such a sweet boy and we think the perfect home is out there for him.

This time we will NOT be placing him in a home with any other dogs, NO young children and NO cats. Bear does interact great with other dogs so taking him to dog parks and doggie play dates would be fine! He is already NEUTERED, given two interceptor deworming and two DA2PP vaccines.

If you want to add this handsome dude to your family, please click the link in Step 3 to our adoption application below.

Please note that our shelter is open to the public Monday- Saturday 11am – 4pm. Adoptions will operate by appointment only.


April 22/2023 – Surrendered over by Shane Vaslett – 986-1906 – 8 Old Hill Church Road, Clarenville, NL, A1B 1T8 –

Interceptor: April 26/23, Oct 3/23

Vaccine: April 26/23, Oct 4/23

Not Neutered. Cryptorchid both testicles.

April 25th/23 Bit vet (Maxina) while under sedation to be neutered. In quarantine for 10 days.

May 23/2023: NEUTERED @ Community Vet

May 6/2023 – Adopted by Dawn & Harry Snow – 424-9578/422-3641 – 20 Sacchi Ave, Ganger, NL, A1V 2K5 –

Oct 2/2023: Returned. Too much for their type of family. The tried to get him where he needed to be but he needs a different type of home.

Oct 15th/23-Kaliegh Keeping 9 Dunton St Box 942 Grand Bank A0E 1W0 276-0964

Adopt the next member of your family in 4 steps:


Review our adoption policy and fees so you don't miss anything in your application.


Find an animal that suits your lifestyle and family arrangement for best results.


Submit your application, complete with references, pet history, confirmation letters, etc.


Once you have been approved, we will call for an appointment so you can bring them home!

Get In Touch!

125 Huntley Drive

Clarenville, NL  A5A 4L1


Shelter: 709.466.3489

Thrift Store: 709.433.0004

Fax: 709.433.3080

Open Monday to Saturday 11am – 4pm

Our Mission

Our mission is to protect and care for animals that have no other shelter.

Our aim is to educate and encourage people to be responsible and loving pet owners.

Clarenville Area SPCA is a proud member of SPCA NL.