In 2020, Bruce was rescued from a ranch in Bucerias, Mexico. The ranchers got him with the intention to use him as a cow herding dog but he wasn’t very good at it. So, they decided he was useless, and just left him chained to a truck for a long time. By the time he was surrendered to the shelter, he had lost all the hair around his neck and his skin was rubbed raw from being chained up 24 hours a day. Once Bruce arrived in Oregon, it took him a while to find his forever home, but he finally found his family in April of 2021. 

“Bruce, aka Bruce the Moose has been with us just a little over a year now. We got him shortly after our beloved Emmett crossed the rainbow bridge. I never thought I could love another dog the way I loved Emmett for 8 years. 

So glad I was wrong. Bruce came into our lives and the amount of gratitude and love in his heart is endless. When he’s sleeping he has to be touching someone. He just can not get close enough. He has almost 5 acres out here to explore. He loves swimming in the pond, playing frisbee with dad and chasing his brother Max. He loves soft fleece blankets and when mom tucks him in at night with his favorite pink one. He also loves our 5 year old granddaughter. When she is over, he never leaves her side. They say we rescued him, but really I think he is the one who saved me. I simply cannot imagine my life without him. “ – Bruce the Moose’s mom