UPDATE: Broken-hearted Tommie Bear returned to shelter again and now he just mopes



 Tommie Bear in Houston, Texas, sleeps quietly on his bed and hardly notices anyone passing by his shelter cage. The heartbroken puppy was returned to Harris County Pets after only a few months.


Tommie Bear was a stray who came into the shelter in June 2020; he had a microchip and was on a six-day contact owner hold. Two people wanted to adopt him, so the dog's first new owner gave him to another family, who either let him run free or returned him to the shelter.


So, four months later, Tommie Bear, who has had little human interaction or positive behavioral reinforcement, is a sad and unhappy pup, knowing he is back at the shelter, surrounded by loud noises, unfamiliar people, and an uncertain future.


"... The adopter believes he gets very protective of the person-owner and may be unsuitable for children. Dogs, particularly this breed, require constant guidance and leadership.


Look at him in this video: he's stunned, depressed, and has no idea what he did wrong...


"It makes me sad and concerned, and that's why I feel he needs a rescue to monitor his adoption this time, because adopters lack experience, and Tommie doesn't deserve to be terminated again in this manner," a shelter volunteer said.



Here are a few shelter notes from Tommie Bear's bad luck:


LAST UPDATE 10/22: BEAR ALIAS TOMMIE KS RETURNED AFTER JUST A FEW MONTHS OF ADOPTION! He needs a new home, and this time it should be a great one! Please share another!


UPDATE 7/9: We're sorry, but it looks Tommie will not be leaving; we're not sure why the email said he was adopted yesterday, but he's now back on adoption hold, so we're still waiting for the final word! I'll call you tomorrow for further details to keep everyone informed.


-UPDATE 7/6: HE IS STILL ON HOLD FOR ADOPTION...he hasn't yet left the shelter, so we'll keep an eye on him until he's adopted.


-UPDATE 6/29: TOMMY IS STILL ON HOLD FOR HIS CHIP, BUT HAS TWO ADOPTORS IN LINE...waiting to adopt him.



The most essential aspect of the narrative is that Tommy was adopted by a loving family that believed in him and treated him as a legitimate part of the family.


"My family and I got our bear a week ago, and he's doing well!" Tommie Bear's new mom stated, "He's a gigantic hugging bear, and his name fits him wonderfully."

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  • Anonymous December 16, 2022 at 9:00 AM

    I really want to adopt this baby please information

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    • Anonymous March 15, 2023 at 7:12 PM

      I want him to but I live in Canada

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    • Anonymous January 18, 2023 at 12:26 PM

      Poor Tommy, you can tell by the look on his face that he’s sad and feels like he’s left behind. He’s so beautiful and seems to be a wonderful boy. I hope someone comes for him, he deserves the best. Not to be taken back to the shelter. He needs love and care. I have 2 rescues or I’d take him in a second❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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      • Anonymous June 22, 2023 at 2:19 PM

        What is wrong with people who gets a pet. It is so easy for them to just drop him off. The poor dog, his spirit is crushed.can you find a foster home while you keep searching for his forever family??

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        • Anonymous May 11, 2024 at 10:42 PM

          Omggg I wish I could take him I wish I had the room I have two and really can’t deal with my bully but I can’t do this to him

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        • Anonymous February 14, 2023 at 5:14 AM

          Is tommy still stuck at the shelter I’m in NJ

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          • Shaun February 14, 2023 at 6:53 AM

            I will have him im in Manchester tho

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            • Anonymous February 14, 2023 at 8:40 AM

              I don't want to criticise the wonderful work you do but I cannot bear to read about poor dogs being returned to the shelter once they are rehomed. They must be so confused. I really do think that adoptees should be rigorously scrutinised, their backgrounds checked, family life, the amount of time they have to spend training this poor dog and what sort of an active life the family have. Being returned once is bad enough and twice is heartbreaking for the dog. Please, please make sure the next adoptees are really the correct owners.

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              • Anonymous March 15, 2023 at 11:29 PM

                I agree!!

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                • Anonymous June 22, 2023 at 2:20 PM

                  I totally agree..

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                  • Anonymous May 22, 2024 at 5:42 PM

                    I agree with you 100%. This precious boy hasn't even had time to decompress let alone get use to his new surrounds.
                    If i were closer I'd adopt him and give him the love and life he deserves .

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                    • Anonymous May 24, 2024 at 4:46 AM

                      dogs are being killed everyday in shelters for lack of space. if they did what you are suggesting, background check and all that nice unrealistic list of wishes you made out of THINKING.
                      i am not THINKING, i am at the shelter almost daily for 13 consecutive years and i am not a staff member nor a volunteer, i am a dog rescuer and their photographer.
                      anyways, even as is, when adoptions are easy and take 1 hour from start to complete, dogs are killed everyday for space.
                      what you are suggesting would so slow down the whole system that 10 times more dogs would get killed cause of space.
                      the shelter i help recieves 20-70 dogs a day, everyday, 365.
                      besides very few people would agree to a background check to adopt a dog.

                      please understand that those dogs to me are not just dogs - they are my everything.
                      i am talking to you from a reality point of view - not my own point of view.

                      what you are asking/wishing.... well let me put it this way....

                      while you are at it, why not ask for immortality (yours) as well?

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                    • Anonymous February 14, 2023 at 12:26 PM

                      I’m in Las Vegas And it’s been a year and a half almost 2 years since I lost my pitbull to cancer do you know if he’s OK with a cat I sure would love to try

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                      • Anonymous February 14, 2023 at 1:01 PM

                        i hope he finds a forever home i wish he was close i would take him i live in virginia have my shelter dog next to me on couch he deserves a good home how confussing for that sweet face

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                        • Anonymous February 14, 2023 at 2:24 PM

                          Omg I would love to take him. I have a 2yr old girl who needs a friend she is fixed so no puppies.

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                          • Anonymous February 14, 2023 at 2:47 PM

                            I’m not understanding it sounded like he’s been adopted. Can someone give a correct update is he still available if he still looking for a forever home?

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                            • Anonymous February 14, 2023 at 4:35 PM

                              That is what I thought after reading to the end. I would like to see an update also.

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                            • Anonymous February 14, 2023 at 9:42 PM

                              I'm in North Carolina can u get him to me and he will have a forever home and family

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                              • Anonymous February 14, 2023 at 10:30 PM

                                He was adopted people. Read to the end.

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                                • Anonymous March 15, 2023 at 9:38 AM

                                  Does he get along with other dogs?

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                                  • Anonymous March 15, 2023 at 4:11 PM

                                    I’m a animal lover I’ve had a pit bull before someone please adopt this beautiful baby please don’t let them put him down I’m in West Virginia but I will take him before he’s put down I just have no way to get him please somebody take this baby please don’t let them terminate him my name is Dena

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                                    • Anonymous March 15, 2023 at 4:51 PM

                                      Contact Judt a Girl Moving Dogs they may be able to help you get this pup

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                                    • Anonymous March 15, 2023 at 5:23 PM

                                      What about contacting Lee Asher at Asher House.

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                                      • Anonymous March 15, 2023 at 7:02 PM

                                        If I'm r wrong correctly, the last tidbit after the picture of Tommie and a woman states he is in a loving home now. VUnlessvi am confused. The story is from October of 🤣033

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                                        • Anonymous March 15, 2023 at 7:02 PM

                                          Ha 2022

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                                        • Anonymous March 15, 2023 at 11:46 PM

                                          I’m in the DFW area and if someone can bring him I’d love to have him!

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                                          • Anonymous March 16, 2023 at 5:42 AM

                                            Hey there I’m interested in Tommie bear and I’ve recently lost my baby girl I would love to give him a forever home Give me a email on lauryng25@icloud.com for more information about him

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                                            • Anonymous June 23, 2023 at 10:11 AM

                                              We’re you ever contacted

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                                            • Anonymous March 16, 2023 at 6:58 AM

                                              Does he get alone with other dogs. I don’t have small children but I don hve other dogs. If he gets along with them I will come down to Houston this weekend and pick him and give him a forever home. He looks just like my big daddy. Same breed I have the experience

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                                              • Anonymous March 16, 2023 at 9:32 AM

                                                I would love to have him. I just lost my baby of 13yrs whom I loved dearly she was my protector. I own my own home and have no children and she would be my child. Email barbwill0485@yahoo.com please if he's still available

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                                                • Anonymous March 16, 2023 at 11:26 AM

                                                  Is he adopted???

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                                                  • Anonymous March 18, 2023 at 3:19 PM

                                                    Does PetLovers ever answer any comments ???????

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                                                    • Daniel Molina March 25, 2023 at 7:53 PM

                                                      I live in Houston.
                                                      How can I contact the shelter.

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                                                      • Anonymous April 26, 2023 at 8:58 AM

                                                        Where is the shelter located? I would love to come and bring him home. He would fit in perfectly. I am in Ontario, but will pay to have him brought to me or I will fly out and get him myself.

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                                                        • Anonymous April 27, 2023 at 8:06 AM

                                                          Is he ok poor thing

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                                                          • Anonymous April 27, 2023 at 3:36 PM

                                                            What happened to him????

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                                                            • Anonymous June 22, 2023 at 8:54 PM

                                                              We are all concerned the dates here are all mixed up is this baby still for adoption

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                                                              • Anonymous June 22, 2023 at 10:37 PM

                                                                I don’t think he is there any longer because at the end of the story he was adopted out to a woman and her family

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                                                                • Anonymous June 23, 2023 at 4:39 AM

                                                                  I want him, how can I inquire about getting him, I want tht loveable lil guy he so handsome nd doesn't deserve not to b loved prolly by someone who doesn't love or understand him

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                                                                  • Anonymous June 23, 2023 at 7:59 AM

                                                                    I am so broken hearted over this story? I am in Augusta Georgia and if I had a way to bring him home with me I would in a heart beat he deserves love and lots of it.

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                                                                    • Anonymous June 23, 2023 at 10:07 AM

                                                                      Where is the shelter? My son has no kids and would love to look into adopting him

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                                                                      • Anonymous August 20, 2023 at 8:45 PM

                                                                        Who can I talk to about more information on Tommy Bear? I just had to put my pitty down a few months ago. I am serious about wanting to adopt him and give him his forever home!!

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                                                                        • Anonymous August 22, 2023 at 9:37 AM

                                                                          ❤️

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                                                                          • Anonymous December 1, 2023 at 4:48 AM

                                                                            I would be more than happy to give Tommy Boy a home, I live in New York state in the village of Scotia, I live alone and love animals. I lost my dog Soldier 2 years ago. I'm now I am ready to take on a new partner, I rescued soldier from a shelter and I would be more than willing to rescue this fella. But he would have to be sent or some way brought to me here in New York state

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                                                                            • Anonymous December 1, 2023 at 4:53 AM

                                                                              Make a comment in Facebook or some way that I will see it and I will get in touch with you to make arrangements. This fella needs a good home.

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                                                                              • Anonymous December 1, 2023 at 8:09 AM

                                                                                Please help
                                                                                Him😥

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                                                                              • Anonymous December 2, 2023 at 8:07 AM

                                                                                Looks like Tommy is an Argentine Dogo. We had one years ago and he was the best ever. They will protect you, I think they would be best with a couple or a man. They are very trainable, ours even attended a class and could smell out drugs. I hope he gets a home because they so deserve one.

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                                                                                • Anonymous December 2, 2023 at 10:26 AM

                                                                                  So what's the latest update on this dog? The article is over a year old.

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                                                                                  • Anonymous December 5, 2023 at 7:52 AM

                                                                                    Is Tommy okay

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                                                                                    • Anonymous February 9, 2024 at 9:42 AM

                                                                                      So many people want this baby. Why is he still homeless?? I'll take him... info please!

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                                                                                      • Anonymous February 10, 2024 at 4:16 AM

                                                                                        He looks like my dog that passed away,I would love to have another one , like him ,he's identical to the one I had

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                                                                                        • Anonymous February 11, 2024 at 7:49 AM

                                                                                          Has this little guy found his home yet? 2/11/24

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                                                                                          • Anonymous March 10, 2024 at 5:00 PM

                                                                                            No

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                                                                                          • Anonymous March 10, 2024 at 2:00 PM

                                                                                            Please contact the Montana Pittie Rescue! Actually, ANY PITTIE RESCUE!

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                                                                                            • Anonymous March 14, 2024 at 4:10 PM

                                                                                              Would he be able to be transported. My family loves to give furever homes to sad innocent babies. We would love to give him love and a family

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                                                                                              • Anonymous March 14, 2024 at 4:13 PM

                                                                                                Also my name is Emily nestor my email is emilymnestor@gmail.com if someone could contact me about this baby I would love to talk

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                                                                                                • Anonymous May 9, 2024 at 8:37 AM

                                                                                                  Hi, it might be worth calling the rescue centre as they don't seem to be replying here.

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                                                                                                • Anonymous May 8, 2024 at 10:27 PM

                                                                                                  I want him but I’m in nv any way to get him to me if so message me lloyd eldredge im in Fallon nv

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                                                                                                  • Anonymous May 22, 2024 at 1:47 PM

                                                                                                    Would love to adopt Tommy, but live in Scotland uk, he would be loved & have a loving home. Xx💙

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                                                                                                    • Anonymous May 23, 2024 at 9:08 AM

                                                                                                      Has this poor boy been adopted yet?Why did they return him.I would have him but I have two dogs and two cats already.Please do NOT allow him to be euthanised.He needs lots of love and hugs

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