Meet Bear!

Bear is a very energetic dog that needs to be trained some long overdue manners. He is only 1 year old so when it comes to large breed dogs that makes him just a puppy! He likes to jump up and is a bit mouthy on your arms. We have seen this behaviour mostly when he meets someone new. Bear is a very loving dog that likes to be in the company of his people. He just lays on his blanket in the office and chews on bones for the most part.

He likes to go for walks and walks very well on a slip lead. He does NOT like in in car. He is destructive on the interior of the vehicle and barks at every vehicle that drives by. The best option for traveling with him in a vehicle would be in a large kennel. This is something he may never get used to.

We will NOT be placing Bear in a home with any other animals or any young children. We want someone who has experience with large dogs that has the knowledge to keep up with the required training for him. He is already NEUTERED and had an interceptor dewormer and a DA2PP vaccine.

Bear originally came to us back in February and he now finds his way back with us again in search for a new home. Bear was involved in an incident in his previous home and we will only be releasing the details on that to serious applicants. Since back with us Bear has been such a good boy and doing so well with training!

Please apply for him below by clicking the link to our adoption application under Step 3.

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


Feb 9/2023 – Surrendered by Chris Hepditch – 766-7651 – Chance Cove – Had to move in with his Mom. Had no place to live.

Interceptor: Feb 16/23, April 25th/23

Vaccine: Feb 10/23,April 25th/23

NEUTERED: Mar 30/23

Feb 17/2023 – Was adopted to Heather Chaulk – 746-9461 – PO Box 1227/16 Seaview Rd, Grand Bank, NL, A0E 1W0 –

April 16/2023 – Returned as he was too much for her to handle. She tried many options but living alone and with another dogs was not the best option for him. He did bite her dog sitter while in her care. 

April 21st/23-Assessment by Topsail Star Kennels.  Not deemed as aggressive. Can be trained, basically a big puppy.  Doing much better since.  Loves walks and swimming. 

June 5th/23- David & Anna Carroll 41 Payette St Gander A1V 0B6 756-9006 Doing great so far making a lot of progress.

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.