Bear is a 2-year-old male, leash-trained dog who has a wonderful temperament. Bear loves his toys and to interact with people. He will be a good indoor-outside dog and will enjoy being included in a family's daily activities. It is recommended that Bear have a fenced yard to keep him safe.

Tip of the Week

Dogs can experience stress. Sometimes pet owners don't recognize when a dog is stressed and may mistakenly interpret that behavior as a dog acting out. Remember, dogs depend on us to make them feel better. When a pet is stressing out, remove the dog from the source of stress and try a Thundershirt, which will swaddle the dog to let him or her know that you are trying to help. During a stressful situation, make sure the dog is getting enough exercise. Taking a dog for a walk and playing with favorite toys will reduce stress.

Poteau Valley Humane Society is at 326 Industrial Blvd. in Poteau. Representatives can be reached at (918) 649-0986, PoteauPets@clnk.com, PoteauPets.org or Facebook/PoteauValleyHumaneSociety.