Prior to coming into Boykin Spaniel Rescue (BSR), Lou Bear's life consisted of living in one small room in a house and no outdoor time. By the time he was surrendered to BSR, his skin, ears and eyes were horribly infected; and his coat had largely fallen out on his underside, legs, face and ears, leaving itchy, dry "elephant" skin. Yet through it all, Lou Bear was loving and trusting. Over time, and with an abundance of veterinary care and foster attentiveness, Lou Bear has recovered much of his coat and weekly medicated baths keep skin infections at bay and Lou Bear "itch free". His fosters are happy to report that Lou Bear has blossomed into the most loving, goofy member of his new pack!