LIMA BEAN & LINDA: FROM AMERICAN HORROR STORY TO AMERICAN DREAM
If ever you needed to understand the importance of livestock guardian dog rescue groups (us) and adopters (you), let the story of Lima Bean and Linda speak to your hearts.
Lima (male) and Linda (female) are 5-6-month-old Great Pyrenees mixes recently rescued from a horrific situation at an Idaho/Utah ranch. They, along with a several other livestock guardian dogs, lived in abject squalor at the hands of a neglectful and sadistic rancher. The dogs led a feral life, deprived of shelter, care, affection, and proper nutrition. They subsisted on buckets of rotting carp, dead squirrels, and whatever free roadkill the rancher came upon and tossed their way. The bones and rotting carcasses of dead dogs (some, mere puppies) and livestock littered the fields. Lima’s and Linda’s own mother was shot to death by the rancher shortly before we, and some other local rescue groups, intervened and retrieved the survivors.
Make no mistake…Lima and Linda are indeed survivors. They are also now available for adoption to a good forever home.
Despite such tragic beginnings, Lima and Linda are evolving beautifully from the silent, terrified puppies that first arrived in our care. Both are a bit shy and understandably unsure with new surroundings, but they warm up quickly. They’ve made great strides learning to trust humans, and now allow us to touch, stroke, and brush them.
Lima is proving himself a leader amongst the puppies and a bit of a goofy boy. He loves chasing after balls (although he’s not so great at giving them back). He is always ready and willing to play with the other puppies, and his tail curls high and proudly when he feels happy. We believe he will be quite a big boy when fully grown. Linda is smaller, but more socially outgoing. Both are sweet and gentle with their foster mom and her 5-year-old granddaughter. Neither has shown signs of aggression toward people or other animals.
Lima and Linda will need loving adopters who will provide the patient, one-on-one attention they need to learn potty training, leash training, and increased comfort with (and trust in) humans. We feel fortunate to have rescued these beautiful creatures early enough that they will develop into healthy, happy, well-adjusted family pets.
Lima and Linda would do best in homes that have dog experience and older, respectful children. They will also need medium to large resident dog to help mentor them and guide them in building confidence.
If you are interested in adopting either Lima or Linda, please go to www.greatpyrsandpaws.org and submit an Adopter Application. They are currently being fostered in Florence, OR.
OUR REQUIREMENTS FOR PUPPY ADOPTION:
1) PUPPIES WILL ONLY BE PLACED IN HOMES THAT HAVE AT LEAST ONE MEDIUM TO LARGE YOUTHFUL, PLAYFUL RESIDENT DOG that is age 1 or older. This helps integrate the dog into your household easier by giving the pup a mentor.
2) These puppies are not livestock dogs. They must be family pets that are allowed inside the home.
3) In addition to the youthful playful dog, someone must also be home at least part of the day. Please do not apply for a puppy if you are gone 8+ hours a day.
4) We give preference to applicants with prior Great Pyrenees knowledge/experience.
5) Secure and visible fencing required.
6) You must have a plan in place to socialize your puppy properly.
7) Please do NOT write us and ask if this puppy is available. If it is posted, it is available. However, we may be working other applications that came in before yours. If so, by the time you are approved, the puppy may not be available.
Adoption Fee: $425
All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped, heartworm tested and up to date on vaccinations.
Transport Fee: $350
Transport fee includes the cost of transport plus the Health Certificate required for USDA approved transport.
All of our dogs are spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations.
Adoption applications can be found on our website: www.greatpyrsandpaws.org
Northwest adopter pays cost of transport to independent transport company. Transport is arranged by GPPR.
|Breed:||Great Pyrenees (long coat)|
|Status:||Available for Adoption|