THE ARABIC WORD WHOSE LITERAL MEANING IS "MY BELOVED."
Home of the original Habibi Bear, which literally means "my beloved bear". Our dogs are intentionally developed hybrids created exclusively for families needing Emotional Support, Service or Therapy dogs, as well as for teachers looking for Facility Dogs to take into the classroom.
We believe in the transformational power of heart-centered connections between human and dog.
Our purpose is to create a culture of cooperative partnership between us, the puppy, and the family through:
Believing we are making a difference in the world, and our puppies have a powerful purpose in healing hearts
Empowering each puppy to reach their fullest potential - whether therapy, service, ESA , facility support animal, or companion
Intuitively guiding families to the perfect puppy for their individual needs
Creating that innate bond of mutual respect and focus on humans through our unique hands-on puppy curriculum
A commitment to providing a balanced, positive & healthy environment that nurtures puppies who THRIVE
We only breed Habibi Bears. Our puppies are raised in an enriching environment where they learn to bond with humans and trust that the world is a loving place. We, in turn, educate our families how to build on this foundational work through continued training and lots of loving guidance.
At Habibi Bears, we place the highest value on raising our dogs mindfully, with honor and love. We are continually humbled by the results we see from our puppy curriculum and breeding program. Our line was created by a teacher, who carefully perfected her puppy curriculum and breeding program over the span of 30 years, to help prepare the puppies for the role of being the voice and bridge for many people of different needs. People who desperately need a hypoallergenic, non-shedding emotional support, therapy, or service dog. We have puppies that have served many roles such as; diabetic alert dogs, mobility assist dogs, classroom and facility dogs, therapists and doctor's office comfort dogs, and emotional support. If you are in need of a support dog, please reach out so we can discuss your needs and discover what type of support dog is best suited for you.
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 raising our puppies with intention, while providing a safe and enriching environment for our parent dogs as well. The Habibi Bear 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, healing hearts along the way. For those of us who know the power of the bond between dog and human, we understand the value of nurturing this precious connection through honoring the individual dog, and empowering him or her to shine with their own unique gifts. This respect for the puppies and the time we take to ensure we place the right puppy with the right family for it, ensures we have a 100% success rate with our placements. Families write to us often at how their children's behaviors have improved with the addition of their new companion by their side.
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 reservation fee
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 (around 7 weeks)
We will go over each family's dynamics, lifestyle, and special needs, then recommend the puppy/puppies that are best suited for them.
(Families needing therapy, service, ESA, Facility recommendations will be guided to the best choice from the litter.)
Families will submit their top 3 choices
At this time, priority is given to the order we have received a reservation fee. So if two families request the same puppy, then it will go to the first family, 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.
6) Once puppy has been chosen, final adoption & delivery fees are due
7) Delivery is scheduled on the date listed for each litter