Ghost Bear is as cuddly as they come and often described as a big, lovable teddy bear.

Ghost Bear is a cuddly, seven-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix who loves to cuddle and is looking for his forever home (photo courtesy of the Arizona Humane Society).

The seven-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix was first taken to the Arizona Humane Society by Maricopa County Animal Care and Control in June of last year through the Humane Society’s Project Reachout Program. That program allows the Arizona Humane Society to transfer pets from shelters that are overwhelmed when the Humane Society has enough room to adopt them out, giving them a second chance at finding a forever home. And that is exactly what happened, as Ghost Bear was quickly adopted but then found himself back at the shelter because of unforeseen circumstances when his owner became ill.

Ghost Bear’s favorite activity, besides being a snuggle bug, is to go on a hike and enjoy lots of sniffs in the great outdoors. Although he is a big pup, this cutie pie believes he is a lap dog and he always attempts to sneak in a kiss or two when people are not looking. Ghost Bear would do best in a home where there are children who are at least 10 years old and where he is the only pet in the home. His animal number is 641528.

While all Arizona Humane Society Adoption locations are temporarily closed during this COVID-19 pandemic, its Virtual Adoption Matchmaking Program by appointment is available to place pets with their “fur-ever” families. While Ghost Bear might have been adopted by the time you participate in the Virtual Matchmaking Adoption by Appointment, the Arizona Humane Society has dozens more great pets who also need loving homes. Anyone who is interested in seeing pets available for adoption can visit and make an appointment online to see their next furry friend.