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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