Great Pyrenees Adults
We are often asked why there are so many pyrs in shelters
While traditional agricultural societies teamed shepherds with their dogs and the dogs lived in close proximity with their owners, as ranching in the U.S. became bigger and more industrialized, these dogs have often been over-bred. This leads them to be unsocialized, underfed and neglected on large farms or with backyard breeders. They often come into rescue as adults in terrible shape, and no longer able to do their former job. The vast majority of our rescues are adopted as companion dogs who are happiest when guarding their human family and other household pets.
In order to ensure that the Great Pyrenees in our care are given the best chance at success with their adoptive families, we have some guidelines that we require for all of our adoptive homes.
* All our dogs require secure VISIBLE fencing.
* All current pets in adoptive home must be spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations.
* We do not adopt our Pyrs to be livestock guardian dogs (LGD's) as this is something that we cannot guarantee they would be successful doing, and many may have already failed at this task (which may be how they ended up at the shelter).
* Seniors (all dogs over 6 yrs old) have a reduced adoption fee as they are older, and may need additional care, such as joint supplements – and we want to encourage families to consider the seniors as they are usually more gentle and lower energy for those with younger kids.
* Bonded Pairs have a reduced fee because as an adopter, you would be adopting two (which we love), so ask about bonded pairs! Most of our bonded pairs are older and make great additions to families that want double the love!
* We have found that our adopted pyrs do best in homes with children that are over the age of 6, so we will not consider applications from homes that have children that are under the age of 6.