Homeless German Shepherd Sees Snow For First Time After Being Chained Up Entire Life | Dog’s Day Out

(upbeat jazzy music) – Hi. – [Rocky] And, yeah, he’s
giving free bear hugs. One dog, one day, and one mission. – [Man] Yeah, she’s gonna walk
back to the cake. (laughs) – I’m Rocky Kanaka, and
this is Dog’s Day Out. (dog breathing) Good boy, good boy. You like this snow, huh? (laughs) This is the happiest I’ve
ever seen a dog in the snow. Making a bear snow angel? And not only because this teddy
bear of a dog named Hershel is seeing snow for the first time ever, but because it represents so much more. You see, Hershel, or the
nickname that is so fitting, Bear, hasn’t had the best life. He’s been on this earth for five years, and for most of that time, he was chained up in a
backyard and neglected. And what breaks my heart
is when you look closely, his teeth are whittled down, likely from chewing on his own
chain to try to break free. And after being abandoned
and returned to the shelter, not once but twice,
because of his large size and history of multiple
returns to the shelter, he was likely to be one of the dogs that never made it out
of the shelter again. But then, a miracle, the
non profit organization Found Animals and their
stores Adopt & Shop, stepped in and said, “We’ll help.” And that’s where I come in, because this bear deserves the
best day that he’s ever had. No more chains, no more
neglect, only love. I thought the perfect thing
for this bear’s Dog’s Day Out was to start really early and
head to Big Bear, California, where he could run free and be a dog. And the snow turned out
to be a welcome surprise. (laughs) Wanna play fetch? Go get it. (laughs) Good boy, good boy. (contemplative techno music) (chewing rubber ball) Okay, this is unbelievably
awesome, he loves it. I am freezing. I’m gonna be soaking wet and
he’s gonna be soaking wet. 100% worth it and a perfect
way to start Dog’s Day Out. Alright, come on buddy, let’s go. (contemplative techno music) The next stop is to meet the
town’s resident greeter, Luke, and then back to LA
for an idea that I have that involves more large bears. He’s been through an unimaginable amount of pain and neglect. So the goal today is to show him the best day that he’s ever had. And what’s really cool is
you’re a part of the mission. Because the mission is to try to get as many people as we
can to see this video, so that hopefully it will
lead to his forever home. Make sure you hit that thumbs up button to show him the love. So the idea is we got these
giant bears right back here and I’ve got this bear right here. We’re gonna offer free bear hugs. We went to Big Bear; he
got all the exercise. He got to really build trust with me, and so now the whole plan is how do we show him love
from everyone else? Statistically, big dogs
are just not adopted as much as other dogs. Their sheer size can often
make them intimidating. Now, I spent the last week with Hershel, and it took some patience. He would wake up in
the middle of the night with panic attacks, likely
because he’s never slept inside. And he needs a lot of exercise, but the one thing that he showed me is just how much love he has to give. And that’s why I thought
these giant teddy bears would be perfect, because hopefully, it would really change
people’s first impressions and really let his love shine through. While he’s not tied up anymore, the last thing I want is
people passing him by. (gentle classical music) But you know what? Right away, the plan started to work. And the people passing by couldn’t help but stop to get a free bear hug. What’s really great is I’d ask people what teddy bear they wanted to hug, and they would always pick Hershel. ♪ We were young and we
were free and running ♪ ♪ Never bothered about
what could be coming ♪ ♪ Every day we danced,
and life was smiling ♪ ♪ We were young and drunk in love ♪ – Woo, hoo.
– Woo, hoo, hoo, hoo. ♪ A few years later I
have started thinking ♪ ♪ If it’s just love ♪ – Do you wanna give him a bear hug? – [Man] Yeah.
(laughter) – Okay, so he’s up for
adoption; he’s really friendly. – Are you serious? – And, yeah, he’s giving free bear hugs. – Hi.
– You liking him? – Oh. ♪ There’s no reason to ♪ ♪ Chasing pavement on my own ♪ ♪ Cause you’re here ♪ – Out of all the teddy bears
which one would you rather hug? ♪ I’m the light, cause I got you ♪ (“I Got You” by Birgersson Lundberg) – Which bear to you wanna give a hug to? – That bear.
– (laughs) Come on in. – I used to have a German Shepherd. – Oh, do you think he’s
100% percent German Shepherd or you think he’s something else? – I think he’s 100%. – I think so too. – You’re so soft. ♪ I’m just fine, ’cause I got you ♪ – Teddy “Bear” Hershel went
up to Big Bear, bear hugs, (laughs) it’s too much. Hey, bear with me, okay,
that’s enough, right? Alright, come on, come on. The rest of the day was amazing. I even asked my friend Aimee Gilbreath, the director of Found Animals, to come help so we could
pack as much as possible into this awesome day. I would absolutely call this
Dog’s Day Out a success. And I know Hershel loved it. I mean, look, you can
see the joy on his face as he eats this peanut butter. Oh (laughs) and this Dog’s Day
Out cake from The Dog Bakery. (cheerful light jazz music) And I Heart Dogs even sent me some of my favorite hip
and joint supplements that are so important
for German Shepherds. We did it all, tried on outfits, even got his picture
with the Easter bunny. (camera shutter) Here’s what I want you to do. Leave a comment for teddy bear Hershel and I will make sure that I read every single comment to him, so that he knows that he’s loved. We’ve got to spread the word. So by liking this video,
subscribing, and sharing, you might just be the deciding factor in helping him find his forever home. Make sure you turn on
notifications for updates, and all of the links are in
the description including the link to fill out an adoption
application for Hershel.

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95 Responses

  1. buttercake and chris says:

    o my god i would take care of that dog my mom wont let me because im allergic i live in the Philippines kamusta po

  2. Victoria Lozano says:

    I love dogs and I feel really bad for the ones that are like abused and stuff all I wish I'd that I can adopt all of them

  3. The Real Beffie09 says:


  4. I hate Me says:

    I know I'm about a year late with this comment but this story this background story for this dog is so incredibly heart torturing because I can't do anything to pursue my love for dogs because I am a child and so I watch videos like this and it just gives me I guess you could say fuel to help dogs

  5. laila hackett says:


  6. Mark Husky says:

    I luv him

  7. Crystisn Ellis says:

    He's so cute and fluffy

  8. CjBeLitt says:

    This is so sweet, and a great way for Hershel to love people 👄

  9. Avery Dance says:


  10. Esmae delaney says:

    Omg he's so vute I want him but I can't

  11. Esmae delaney says:


  12. Zane Klocko vlogs says:

    I love him soooo much he’s sooooooocute

  13. Grace Faith says:

    He is so cute and loving!!!

  14. Braelyn Olsen says:

    I would love to adopt him but my mom says I can’t get another dog

  15. Lila Porter says:

    he is the cutest thing everrrr

  16. Lachlan Kellett says:

    You want to know who is the best in the world, That's my big buddy H. Your the best I really hope he gets adopted . Also Rocky I love dogs and thanks for doing this series ddo (dogs day out)

  17. Master Karina says:

    I wanna adopt this dog so he could join my other dog. Please let me know how I can adopt him

  18. Jenny Hernandez says:

    Hershel if I could I would adop you but I know I'm too late but even if I was not late I still would not be able to adop u love you Hershel 💜💓💕💖💗💘💝💞💟💜❤💙💓💚💛

  19. Ella Sangollo says:

    I love him

  20. Donna Pinks says:

    It Was Miraculous That It Made me cry

  21. It’s ya boy Brandon says:

    My sister wants a German Shepherd and I didn’t but after watching this I want one to

  22. Maripandacat girl says:

    The story of her broke my heart ❤️

  23. Danielle Tucker says:


  24. Danielle Tucker says:

    i want him

  25. IvyVines says:

    tell Hershel that i said there is a humen one of you my dads name is Hershel and is spelt the same to tell him that my church in my heart has a prayer for you god bless you and keep you and your dog mom who brought you into my loveing World go bless your mom to

  26. IvyVines says:

    1 like = one prayer one prayer=one dogs home a butefull one too 🙂

  27. Margie says:

    So happy Bear was adopted!!!

  28. cassidy leighann says:

    Tooooo cute I can't believe you are doing this for all the dogs

  29. Ajakh7 Henry says:

    I need to adopt him German Shepard’s are my favorite I LOVE HIM HES SO SWEET AND AND BEAUTIFUL he’s really a bear 🐻….. the best one

  30. Yoseline Porras says:

    He's so cute and fluffy I wish I could be there to meet him

  31. Sally Nicholson says:

    It breaks my heart hearing that my dog is from cypress and he was in a death kennel!

  32. Luisa Rappazzo says:

    Teddy Bear Hershel your amazing!!!

  33. bartbutkis says:

    He's a good boy and would make a loving companion for anyone looking to add a family member.

  34. Dawn Jurek says:

    he looos so fluffy and so cute

  35. Leah Holton says:

    He Is Sooooo Cute

  36. Avery Snell says:

    I love this dog and I’m going to share this video with my sister and hopefully he can get a home

  37. dogs love says:

    Love the dog❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  38. Crafty Collections says:

    Aww he’s soo cute I really hope he can find a good home

  39. Khloe Rakes says:

    So cute

  40. Eli Dias says:

    I hope he gets a good home Hershel is so cute

  41. Karen In Nevada says:

    Love you big Teddy Bear Herschel!!! Grateful you have found your furever home in Washington!!!!!

  42. Truelove says:

    Hope he got a great home

  43. Eman says:

    I’m not gay but I love u

  44. puffy corn says:

    He is so adorable 😍😍😍

  45. Harry The Dracowolf says:

    I LOVE HIM 😍 I can’t have him though cause I’ve already got two and they wouldn’t get along 🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶

  46. Logan Collins says:

    He so sweet

  47. Madelynn Doan says:

    I love him so much ❤️❤️

  48. Bonnie Lol says:

    Bear you are special and I promise you will get a loving home xxxx ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  49. Ofelia Mayfield says:

    this dog is the best dog ever I love him lie to recuse this dog

  50. Angie Guz says:

    He so cuteeeeeeeeee

  51. Soph Marie says:

    Omg he’s sooo cute!!!!!❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤❣️💕💞💓💗💖💘💝💟

  52. Aurora'z BloodHoundz says:

    I don't think that Hershel is 100% German Shepherd I think he is 100% Adorable! He deserves all the love and respect he can get!
    Any likes for Hershel?

  53. TCL TRADING says:

    1 pray for hersell his so cute

  54. jenna towles says:

    Give him to me please 🐶

  55. zarah zubaidah says:

    Omg I feel so bad because of how he has been lock up the entire time. I have been wanting a kitten for a long time and I got one after 9 years people should appreciate animals because they have feelings to

  56. Samhita Meghashyam says:

    I ❤️ Hershel so much!!! ❤️❤️❤️🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽👍🏽😊😍

  57. WolfPigGaming Newer says:

    I whan this he is so cute!

  58. Emilie Coon says:

    You are sooo cute Hershel

    One like is one adoption for Herschel

  59. Prisha Mohan says:


  60. Sam & Peggy Henderson says:

    Awww love ya Hershel I'm a big fan,🙏📿🛐🤲🤜🤛🧘🐩🐺🦊🐨🐀🐀🐀I love animals SO ITS SO ADORABLE

  61. bozobennett says:

    Beautiful fellow!

  62. Isabelle Luna says:

    he's so sweet!

  63. Aiyana Sooriah says:

    Sorry I’m not going to be watching I’m gonna go punch those people who neglected that beautiful dog

  64. i love pandas says:

    ;( aww no matter what xif it is super expensive I would buy him he derservs better than them stupid idiots who was his las owner not even owner who chained him up

  65. happy B.F.F girls says:

    I wanna hug him

  66. Deena K says:

    OMG! Those Bear Hugs made me cry! Hope he got adopted!

  67. Saisha REDDY says:

    Plz adopt this cutie

  68. laura vilela says:

    Hershel is an awesom dog

  69. Lara Henry says:

    I cried watching this, wish I can hug him, love him and adopt this beautiful angel

  70. Zy'Air ReAction TiME! feat. Zy says:

    I all most cryed that poor dog 😢😭🐶

  71. Stephanie Kyle says:

    i loveyou

  72. Kesha Jackson says:

    I love u hearshal

  73. blilx says:

    everyone who disliked this video is a jerk and can learn to have a heart! Just cause its not a cat does not me an he is a bad dog!

  74. Rebekah Vance says:

    i love hershel ad i hope he finds a home he is loved and cared for he is special and imortant

  75. nana unicorn24 says:

    I love you bear

  76. Reborn my Love says:

    He is so cute

  77. Midnight Souls says:

    Give me a 2 like for teedy 🐻

  78. Jackie says:


  79. Jeremy Evans says:

    I cried that is so sweet

  80. denise hagerty says:

    I love ur channel so much, I love u Teddy bear Hershall I wish I could adopt. But. I live to far. ❤️❤️❤️😢😢😢💖💖💖🐻🐻🐻👌Keep strong I promise u will find a good home

  81. Alejandro Correa says:

    i am so sorry i can't adopt him but i wish can i love love love love love him buy

  82. London Caprica says:

    I love you Hershel I want I NEED you to know that I love you you have been thru a lot stay healthy and strong love you so much have a good life

  83. Riley Bell says:

    This big tetty bare is the best tetty bare if that’s how you say it

  84. Unicorns on rainbows Game time says:

    We love you bear we watch the maple video we love her and bear so much!! 😘😘😘 sending love wishes 🥳🥳🥳🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

  85. The Cutie says:

    He’s lovely cute and amazing i would love to give him a big hug

  86. peyton brock says:

    omg im inlove with this teddy bear

  87. Rohan Thorat says:

    i am not able to understand why my german shepherd bits people……too aggresive

  88. It’s Adriha says:

    teddy bear hershel

  89. Dorian Estebane says:

    I Love you all and the dog

  90. Danielle Ford says:

    0 likes for me = 1,000,000 hugs.

  91. Cate Wade says:

    You go Hershel xxx🤗🥰🥳

  92. Morgan Couram says:

    I would get him bug I live in Harrisburg

  93. Jarna Moon says:

    All the best love for Trying to get adopted and I really really love you I would want to adopt you but I am just not allowed too hope you get a forever home

  94. Cindy Stewart says:

    omg. cot

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