Bear is an 8 ½-year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever/border collie mix and a certified service animal. When Bear is not working, he likes riding on the canoe and having his owners paddle him around Lake Myrtle and going shopping and to restaurants. When at home, Bear is a trusty companion, doing whatever his owners do. Bear’s favorite pastime is opening daily packages that arrive because he thinks they are presents for him! Bear lives with his parents, Wendy and Carl Osborne, in Land O’ Lakes.