Adopting a dog into your life and home is one of the greatest things a person can do, not just for the dog but for themselves as well. Made up of endless amounts of love, owning a dog is like having constant access to your best friend in the world. No matter what kind of day you’ve had or what’s on your mind, if you’ve got a dog that loves you then you can rest assured that the weight of the world will suddenly drop from your shoulders the moment you walk in your house to be greeted by your four-legged bestie.
For a lot of first-time doggy adopters, there is a good deal of research that goes into picking out your best forever friend. What kind of dogs are good for families? Will my house and my daily life suit their needs? Are they costly to take care of? The list of questions when narrowing down your choices to the perfect furbaby can literally just go on an on.
Regardless of how much effort you pour into your search for answers, though, there are a plethora of other factors that can influence just exactly how your dog will turn out to be, especially regarding their growth. You might THINK that you adopted a medium-sized dog that prefers to run around and play more than he likes to snooze on the couch and cuddle but, sure enough, and all too often, it doesn’t turn out that way. Here are 25+ examples of times that people thought they were adopting a dog only to end up with a small house bear!
While it was all cute and easy in the beginning, this pup is used to cuddling in Dad’s sweater when they’re outside and doesn’t seem to think that his now-enormous size should make any difference one way or the other.
We can’t hold it against him, though, because big dogs need love too, Craig!
Unless, of course, your dog is the size of a small bear like this dog is. Then it’s simply a matter of standing up and demanding a dance with their hoomans!
So, if you’ve got a furry giant living with you make sure to lay the pets and snuggles on extra-thick, so they know that their massive bodies are nowhere near as big as the mountain of love you have for them.
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Bred throughout Tibet, China, and Mongolia, these beasties were bred to be able to fight off any bears, tigers, lions, and wolves that might be thinking of having some tasty sheep for dinner. Now, these countries frequently employ these house-sized dogs in military service, protecting bases from any unwanted intruders. From the looks of them, we can totally see why!
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If the people in these photos have taught you anything, it should be that even though you might have wanted a dog and ended up with a house bear, it is always SO worth it! Please SHARE this with your friends and family, and let us know of any house bears you might be familiar with!