The Department of Natural Resources has acknowledged that there are now bears in the area. But, they said to just leave the bears alone and they will scamper back into the woods on their own.
Of course, the whole reason that the bears came out of the woods in the first place is to find something to eat. So, the supply of food will determine just how often they are sighted. And what do bears eat? Bugs and rodents and fish and small domestic animals.
But don’t worry. I am sure that your little fufu dog will be just fine.