THE ARABIC WORD WHOSE LITERAL MEANING IS "MY BELOVED."
Home of the ORIGINAL Habibi Bear, the beloved Teddy Bear. We only breed and raise Habibi's. The little breed was developed exclusively for families needing Emotional Support or Therapy Dogs.
MEET THE REAL LIFE TEDDY BEARS
At Habibi Bears, we pride ourselves in our unique and personalized breeding program -- in that we cater to families who have children with Autism and Special Needs. Our line was created by a teacher, and carefully perfected over 30 years, to fill the needs of her Special Needs students, who so desperately wanted a hypoallergenic, non-shedding emotional support or therapy dog. Our breed is not like other "teddy bear" mixes, but is it's own breed that we named the Habibi, or Habibi Bear, which so perfectly describes this endearing breed. Our puppies are rarely available outside of our referral waiting list.
Over the years, our clientele has expanded across the country as people meet our dogs and want one for their child or family member. With the rise in popularity of our little Habibi Bears, we have purposely chosen to remain small and exclusive, holding true to our original goals of focusing on working with our students and referrals who are in need of therapy dogs. While we could easily expand with a kennel facility to keep up with the growing demand, however this is not the reason we raise our Habibi Bears. The Habibis continually leaves us in awe, and have surpassed our highest expectations with their ability to bridge the communication gap for our clients with special needs. Families write to us often at how their children's behaviors have improved with the addition of their new companion by their side. The Habibi is the perfect fit for many families-- it's intuitive intelligence makes it a wonderful therapy dog for children with disabilities.... adults too!
Providing well bred puppies AND friendly guidance & support to our families has been paramount in our breeding program. We have a professional background in Business Management & Special Education, so we truly understand the unique needs of our clients and have the professional skills to communicate effectively & efficiently! We don't want to simply sell you a puppy - we want to develop a relationship with our families that lasts a lifetime.
Making Dreams Come True Since 1989
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...They get so much love and they provide us with so much laughter, happiness, exercise and overall enjoyment! I must say, they have been everything you said they would be and more! I had hoped for sweet, patient, lovable and smart and they are over the top on everything! THANK YOU! ---- Lisa E, Ak
I LOVE the new website. People are constantly telling me "Zorba's not a dog, he's a little stuffed bear!" AND he certainly is, "MY Beloved Habibi!" ---- Jane L, Ca
How to Adopt
1) Read Through our site and familiarize yourself with our policies and adoption process
2) Submit an Adoption Questionnaire
3) Once Approved, submit the non-refundable deposit
4) We will send out a welcome email, and at this time you may request to join the Habibi U area to begin preparing for your new puppy while waiting for your selection time
New litter arrivals are posted on the Nursery Page with the DOB and Delivery Day. Selection Day is TBA (see below).
The Selection Date is announced once the assessment is complete. At Habibi Bears, we are puppy-centric , meaning we allow the puppies to lead the way for this important event. In allowing our puppies to demonstrate to us when they are developed and ready for their assessments, we are assured in gaining an accurate reading.
Once we are able to assess the pups, we will update the date (It's typically around 7 weeks old).
When its your turn to select you will receive an email on Selection Day - Everyone has 24 hours to respond.
5) When puppies are ready for selection, they are listed on the Nursery (Between 6-7 weeks)
We will go over each family's dynamics and recommend the puppies that are best suited for their lifestyle and personalty.
Families will submit their choices in order, 1, 2, 3
At this time, priority is given to the order we have received a deposit. So if two families request the same puppy, then it will go to the first deposit, and the second family will receive their next choice. After the waiting list has made selections, we will then make the remaining puppies available to the next in line on the waiting list. We allow one pass as a courtesy.
6) Once puppy has been chosen, final adoption fees and shipping fees are due
7) Delivery is scheduled on the date listed for each litter