Young Puppy Was Bought Off Of Craigslist For $600 Then Promptly Dumped

Little Bear was born as a result of basement breeding and separated from his mother way too soon.

He was sold online before being able to take care of himself at all, and his new owner was not happy with the work it would take to raise the puppy.

At just four weeks old–way too young to be separated from his mother–Little Bear was bought on Craigslist for $600.

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But when the new owner found out the pup needed to be bottle-fed, he wanted to get rid of him right away.

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He then contacted Social Tees Animal Rescue and explained that he bought the puppy for his six-month-old son but was turned off by the fact that Little Bear would require so much work.

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The man made it clear that if the rescue group didn’t pick up Little Bear, he’d leave him on the street. So they rushed to his rescue…

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Social Tees took Little Bear in and gave him the bottle feedings he so desperately needed. They also learned that Little Bear came from a basement breeder.

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Puppies who come from basement breeders are separated from their mothers way too early and would surely die without the proper care. Little Bear was lucky to have someone step in.

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And things are now looking up for Little Bear who had a rough start to life. His first vet visit went well and he’s making normal progress for a pup his age! 🙂

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When his teeth come in, he’ll be able to eat all by himself. In the meantime, he’s awfully comfy surrounded by people who love him.

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When old enough, Little Bear would be put up for adoption and eventually get that loving forever home he’d always deserved. 🙂

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Little Bear is just one example of dogs being bred for money by people who don’t care about about their well-being. Thankfully, there are people and organizations ready to step up and fight.

h/t LittleThings

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10 of the Smartest Dogs in the World:


A friend of mine has a beautiful Dalmatian. Friendly, energetic and lovable, she was a perfect family pet… but she wasn’t the smartest pooch on the planet. See, she knew how to go through the pet door out into the garden, but she had no clue how to get back inside. It never occurred to her that the flap could swing both ways. So she would sit outside and howl until my friend would open the door.

Repeated demonstrations of the dual movement of the flap had no effect; it just did not compute. The dog breeds on this list, however, probably don’t have that problem. They’re widely considered to be among the cleverest canines in the world. Take a look and see if you agree.

1. German Shepherd

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No surprise here. German Shepherds are the world’s best police dogs, military dogs, and some have even been movie stars (remember Rin Tin Tin?). Brave, loyal, smart and strong, they’re the total package.

2. Beagle

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Also on the list of the best family-friendly dogs in the world, the Beagle has an incredible nose that lets them sniff out just about anything. Born detectives, they’re not the most trainable pets, but they are smart. And hey, nobody ever accused Snoopy of being dumb.

3. Golden Retriever

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A popular choice for assistance dogs for their easy temperament, natural intelligence and loyalty, Golden Retrievers are natural guides and also serve as great rescue dogs. Active and fun to be around, they’re wonderful family pets.

4. Border Collie

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Border Collies are considered by many to be the geniuses of the dog world. Expert herders, laser-focused (they’re known for their intense stare), and incredibly agile to boot, they’re workaholics and excellent athletes. Just don’t expect to keep one cooped up in an apartment.

5. Poodle


Did you know poodles were originally hunting dogs? They respond very well to training and are quick to learn tricks. So don’t let the fluffy looks and styled mane fool you! These dogs are among the smart canines around. Plus, they’re among the best dogs in the world for those who suffer allergies.

6. Belgian Malinois


A terrific military dog, the Malinois is a natural herder, tracker and worker. Smart, trainable and protective, these dogs require an owner who knows what he or she is doing. In addition to the military, Malinois are often recruited as guard dogs and police dogs as well.

7. Papillon

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Named for their butterfly-shaped ears, papillons are small, cute and pretty smart. They’re considered the smartest of the toy dog breed, with intelligence levels comparable to the über-smart border collie. They’re alert and focused pets, and loyal and lovable: an ideal friend for he family.

8. Doberman


Sadly, Dobermans are known more for their ferocity than their smarts, but these are considered among the most intelligent dogs in the world, as well as one of the most effective guard dogs around. They’re outstanding students known to be affectionate and obedient.

9. Bloodhound

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Don’t let the wrinkles and dopey expression fool you! Bloodhounds have the keenest of noses, and are often used for trailing (so much so that their evidence can be used in court against you!). These are loving but strong-willed dogs, and are often used on search and rescue missions.

10. Australian Cattle Dog

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You need a smart, determined and energetic dog to control unruly cows. And that’s just what the Australian Cattle Dog, or ACD, does. They’re intelligent enough to herd these much larger creatures, and while they need their independence and wide open spaces, they’re eager workers who know how to get the job done.

Did we miss your brainy dog on this list? If so, write in and let us know about it!

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