LILY: 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 Lily speak to your hearts. Lily is a 5-6-month-old Great Pyrenees mix recently rescued from a horrific situation at an Idaho ranch along with her 3 siblings. 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. Lily’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, Lily and her siblings are indeed survivors. Lily and two of her siblings (Lima Bean and Linda) are now available for adoption to a good forever home.
Despite such tragic beginnings, Lily is evolving beautifully from the silent, terrified puppy that first arrived in our care. She is a bit shy and understandably unsure with new surroundings but warms up quickly. She has the kind of eyes that search your soul and loves attention from her foster family. She wants to be a lap dog and has taken to training and seems to really enjoy it. Lily can be assertive and vocal so needs loving adopters who will provide the patient, one-on-one attention she needs to learn potty training, leash training, and increased comfort with (and trust in) humans. She has made great strides learning to trust humans, and now allows us to touch, stroke, and brush her. Lily is sweet and gentle with her foster mom and her 5-year-old granddaughter and has shown no signs of aggression toward people. Lily has made quite a bond with the resident cat. We feel fortunate to have rescued these beautiful creatures early enough that they will develop into healthy, happy, well-adjusted family pets. Lily would do best in a home that has dog experience and older, respectful children. The family will also need a medium to large resident dog to help mentor and guide Lily in building confidence. Lily is 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|