This is the heartwarming story about how Alexander met his best friend, Bear. They say a dog can turn your life into utter happiness, and that’s exactly what happened when these two met. A four hour snuggle sesh is all it took for Alexander to realize that he found his very best pal. These two are the epitome of “best friend goals,” and you won’t want to miss this story -so keep scrolling!
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your dog (when did you adopt him/her, is this your first dog, etc.).
I adopted Bear in August of 2016 so it has been about a year. This is my first own dog, but I had a couple dogs growing up that my brothers and I shared.
How did you find out about Wags & Walks?
A friend of mine was good friends with Mallory Poms, who works with Wags & Walks and was fostering Bear’s litter.
How did you know your dog was “the one”?
I went over to Mallory’s place for a party with zero intention of adopting a dog. Bear was the size of a hamster when I first saw him. I just sat with him, he snuggled in my chest for four hours straight to the point where my friends were yelling at me to come be social, but I couldn’t stop holding Bear. I work from home, so I started to mull the idea over and a few weeks later I had applied and shortly after I became Bear’s new dad.
Have there been any challenges or setbacks you’ve had to overcome? What was your biggest surprise?
I got pretty lucky, Bear has been super easy and was a breeze to train. My biggest surprise is how attached I’ve become. I always heard people say their dog was their best friend, but I didn’t truly understand that until I adopted Bear. Since I work from home, we do everything together including bringing him to meetings with me -which always guarantees a successful meeting.
What is your favorite thing about your dog? Does he/she have any funny quirks?
He’s just a really sweet dog. He loves to share his affection with everyone whether he’ll come sit on my friends laps or make sure to give a proper greeting to everyone who walks by. I think my favorite thing is how cuddly he is. He always likes to snuggle up right next to me in bed or share my pillow.
Not sure he really has quirks, but if I’m eating carrots, he loves carrots. If I’m not eating a carrot, he won’t touch the carrot. He also loves to be chased. The second my roommate comes home, Bear automatically expects him to chase him around our apartment for a few minutes and if we’re with other dogs he’ll find a way into tricking them into chasing him.
What is your favorite thing about being a doggy parent?
I kinda mentioned this before, but I’d say the friendship we’ve built. I get to wake up, come home to, and hangout with this little happy loving ball of joy who could put a smile on Cersie Lannister’s face.
How has your dog changed you?
I would assume everyone says this, but he’s made life entirely better. You could come home from the worst day ever and seeing Bear jumping around excited, solely because you just came back home to him is something else.
Is there anything else you’d like to share about you and your pup?
I just wanted to say thank you to Mallory & Wags and Walks. I had no idea that adopting a dog would have such a huge impact on my life and I would have never met this little guy if it wasn’t for you guys.
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