Bear lost half of his face, but still adorable!!!
Left side of faceBear or Dear?Right side of his face. After got bitten. At the vet after got bitten. Being fed after the surgery. After the surgeryafter the surgeryBearBear with wagging tail Bear, "what's there?"I am neutered. Bear's mouth with severe infectionafter the surgeryBear in foster care after the surgery

Quick Bio

Age: Puppy (under 1 year)
Gender: Male
Breed: Mix
Size: Small (under 7kg)
Colour: Black
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Good with dogs
  • Good with cats
  • House trained
  • Special needs
Adoption Status: Adopted

Apr 12, 2014
This special boy finally went to a forever home today to South Carolina.
I fostered him for three days, and I totally fell in love him.
I lost myself and cried at the airport cargo area creating big scene. LOL
I am so happy for him!!!!


Yes, you are right. Bear does not have half of the face.

Last summer (2013), he came to the city pound at very young age (6~8wks). The staff at the city pound put him in the cage with other mommy dog, hoping the mommy dog would take care of him as well. Unfortunately, that mommy did take care of him, but bit Bear's face.

Bear was brought to the vet right away. However, Bear was in very serious condition (as you can see in some of pics) and recommended to be euthanized.
He was transferred to a different vet for the second opinion.
In the second vet, he received massive surgery.
Part of his jaw that was broken and infected had to be removed, and so as part of tongue.
Upper jaw and teeth was reorganized, and drainage was inserted.
The rescue group was told that Bear may not survive through the surgery as he was too young for that kind of surgery. However, he made it!, yes he made it!

After the first surgery, two volunteers took turns to fed him in every few hours.
The rescue group was going to euthanize him if he refuses to eat and struggles for too much pain. However, Bear never gave up. He ate all the food that was fed by volunteers.

Few days later, he had to go for another surgery as part of his jaw melt down due to severe infection. Some of his jaw again was removed.
After two massive surgeries, he was still showing strong will for life.
Even with severe pain and swelling, he did not refuse food.

Unfortunately, his struggle did not end here. His drainage had to be fixed, and more part of his face had to be removed due to infection.
(Please see more of Bear's pics at You can see before and after surgeries)

After these 3 surgeries, he had to have several skin grafts.

He was 2-4months old when he got though all this.
He never gave up.
Here he is!
Now, he walks, runs, and plays just like other puppies!
He cannot chew hard food, and kibbles need to be softened (he eats very well with little spillage).
However, other than that, he is just like other happy-go-lucky puppies.

He is potty trained and good with other dogs.

According to foster family, Bear is a amazingly gentle pup!
He is currently 6 kg, and may add some more.

Video clip of Bear eating treat
Video clip of Bear being fed after the surgery
Video clip of Bear wagging tail

Video clip of Bear eating treat after the surgery
Video clip of Bear wagging tail after the surgery. (When he was younger)

Do you have soft spot for this special boy?
Are you interested in adopting him?
Any more information about Bear?

Please send email to [email protected]

Please help me find him a good home. He deserves it!

Adoption Fee: ₩100,000
Location: Ulsan - 울산
Living Situation: In foster care
Adopted From: EFL (Empathy For Life)


Amanda24601's picture

Puts things in perspective a bit doesn't it... What an amazing, amazing little guy.

marlajoy's picture

It sure does! Poor little guy deserves one amazingly, fabulous forever home!! :)

Duan98's picture

He sure does!! I am desperately trying to find a good home for this special boy.

megs's picture

I think he's adorable.

Duan98's picture

He sure is!

Duan98's picture

This lucky boy found a home in NC. Status will be still be on pending untill he arrives there.

megs's picture

Yay! I hope he can get home soon. :)

Duan98's picture

Flight is booked. Let's hope everything goes well.

marlajoy's picture

That didn't take long! I sure hope this family is as amazing as Bear is! :) He deserves the absolute best.

Stephanie's picture

I'm so happy to see in the comments that he's going to a good home!! Little guy is so freakin adorable!!!

Duan98's picture

Bear playing with me

Duan98's picture

Bear at forever home! He has his own playroom (under cunstruction)! Lol

marlajoy's picture

Thanks for the great update. Lucky boy! :)

megs's picture

He looks so happy! Lucky puppy. :)