Great Pyrenees Mountain Dogs become Great Pyrenees Rescue dogs for any number of reasons. Here a few of them:
1. The owner has to give them up for a variety of reasons including changes in lifestyle, job loss, marriage breakdown, health issues, etc. The Club does not pry into the rescue dog’s history except to determine if there are specific problems with temperament, as we need to have this information to pass on to potential adoptive families. Some dogs are too aggressive or do not get along with other dogs, other pets or young children. Sometimes this is just a case of no training, but sometimes the pattern is so well established that it will be difficult to overcome. So placement must be very specific.
The club’s Great Pyrenees Rescue section is non judgmental as to why an owner must give up the dog as this could be viewed as a deterrent and result in a person deciding not to turn over the dog and just abandoning it instead. This is much worse on the dog, so we try to avoid it at all costs.
It really is amazing the stories we hear as to why a dog must be turned over. Believe it or not a very common reason Great Pyrs become dog rescues is that the dog just got so BIG. If you ask the people, they will admit that they saw Mom and Dad at the kennels and they were big, that they saw other Great Pyrs and they were big, but they just fell in love with the puppy. And they did not realize that "their dog" would get to be a big dog. We know it’s hard to understand, but sometimes love is blind!
2. The dogs are abandoned. These rescue dogs are brought into Humane Societies or Pounds, as they are strays. They are usually a mess - coats all matted, often malnourished, with open cuts and sores, often having been in fights in the wild. These dog rescues take the longest to recover and get back into shape before we can put them up for adoption. The club’s Great Pyrenees Rescue section usually never finds out where they came from so we usually have no background on the dogs. Many of these are never registered, so we can only assume they were originally from a puppy mill.
3. The dogs are neglected. These rescue dogs are usually from a puppy mill that the Humane Society has gone into but certainly can be from an individual home where the owner has been reported. These dogs often are distrustful of people as a result of having been abused. If it is a case of neglect, these rescue dogs respond readily to kindness but are still wary.
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Mar 26, 17 12:47 PM
Milos fur has changed his soft fluffy undercoat fell out in great clumps and sheets it is just gone. Is this usual ? . It is march here in northern
Mar 24, 17 01:56 PM
We are looking for a foster home for Mia and Spy. They are five years old. Mia is the all white one. Spy has the dark face. They were adopted at 10 months
Mar 24, 17 11:17 AM
How heavy are full grown pyrenees
Mar 22, 17 05:49 AM
I just got a 2yr old great Pyrenees yesterday and we've noticed that when she eats her food she will start whimpering like in pain and walk away whimpering.
Mar 21, 17 11:26 AM
We have a Pyrenees female, 11 months old and it’s her first time in heat. We just got her so she is still getting used to the new surroundings and livestock
Mar 19, 17 04:46 PM
Great Pyrs sure are furry! Ours is about 3 years old and a rescue. I really can't figure out a good way to check for lumps and bumps. Any suggestions?
Mar 19, 17 04:44 PM
He's my very very best friend . Milo when we got him was on guard all the time and not much my friend . And now he is my buddy. We've had him my very
Mar 19, 17 07:50 AM
Milo 1/2 pyr part St. Bernard and smidge white lab . We are his third family he is 2 years and two months old we got him when he was 18 months old.