Our Beautiful Zeus Has Found His Forever Home
Our Great Pyrenees Rescue Zeus has the best of both worlds. With several fenced acres, Zeus can come and go inside and out at his pleasure. He buries his toys all over the yard – it’s a stuffed animal graveyard!
He has earned his keep by barking off a bear, to his new mom’s delight.
Zeus had many dogs at his new home to play with, but they were all tiny or old. So, his new mom adopted Mo (now Juno) through us too! We knew that Juno was a perfect match for Zeus, so she spent only one night in foster care before moving into her new life.
Zeus did not even mind that she had been shaved like a poodle! Her fur is growing in, and she is loving her new life, new mom and Zeus, of course.
This Was Zeus' Story
Available now as a Great Pyrenees Rescue, Zeus is a lovely, neutered 3 year old male. He has the wonderful Pyr temperament. A true gentle giant, he is friendly, patient and gentle with dogs, cats and children. He is fond of everyone, and will make an excellent family dog.
He is healthy, well-fed and well-socialized, although requiring some remedial training in house manners and walking on a leash. He is approximately 100-110 pounds.
Zeus was raised in a home for his first year, then for reasons unknown, was given to a horse farm, where because he went on Walk About, as pyrs are known to do, he was placed in a third home where the owners thought his wandering would cease with other dog friends. Of course, this was not to be. He is a typical pyr in this regard and will not be an off-leash dog.
In addition, Zeus came into his third home and marked a few times and counter surfed, so he was chained in the yard for 18 months until being surrendered to our Great Pyrenees Rescue Team. This social fellow barked constantly, as he was lonely and bored. He also does not have a winter coat suitable for being outside.
Zeus seems to recognize that life inside is nice. He is the first one at the door to come inside, big smile on his face. He loves to lay in front of the fire, on a favourite couch with a cat or two, in a huddle on the floor with the household dogs, or at the feet of a person or other dog.
He is learning to play with other dogs - he likes to watch them and imitate. He is generally submissive to other dogs (and cats). He has displayed no signs of fear or aggression towards anyone and he is friendly, respectful and polite to strangers.
Despite not having lived in a house for over two years, he has settled in well with his foster family. He was house trained in his first home, and knows to do his business outside, although he has marked inside if given the chance, so a firm "no" and cleaning supplies on hand may be needed initially.
He has not barked at all, yet, but being a pyr, he will find his voice soon, we are certain. Unaccustomed to house life, Zeus is a wee bit fearful of entering small rooms, tile floors - but is learning quickly. His first day with his foster family, he found himself upstairs and had to be carried down by two people after refusing to budge for two days! Two days later he bravely ran up and down the stairs to follow the other dogs.
He has not been walked on a leash for a very long time, but walking with a halti / gentle leader was quite successful. He does not like to be moved bodily on a leash/collar, so patience and firm, kind leadership will be needed.
Zeus will be an excellent indoor companion with some patience, guidance and refresher obedience classes to help the new family bond. A fenced yard will be needed for this typical pyr, to keep him safe and happy. He would do well with other dogs, cats and children.
Isn't Zeus a beautiful Great Pyrenees Rescue?
Will you give this gorgeous, happy boy the family he so dearly deserves?
We are happy to report that our Great Pyrenees Rescue, Zeus has found a new forever home where he is loved and has settled in very nicely. Many thanks to his Foster Mom.
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Nov 23, 17 05:21 AM
Can you really ride them like Kiba does??
Nov 22, 17 07:59 AM
We have 3 pyrenees/hound mix pups. They are 7 months old. Each has come up limping off and on. Seems to be the ankle, not hip. Then it goes away. Any ideas
Nov 16, 17 11:39 AM
My pyrenees st bernard mix jumps on us all ths time. I have tryed everything please help
Nov 15, 17 05:18 PM
Zeus is a lovely sweet one year and eight month old male at about 100 pounds. He has no issues other than being a young pup. He is quite rambunctious
Nov 07, 17 05:38 PM
Growels at our smaller dogs.gets jealous at them being on my lap
Nov 07, 17 05:37 PM
When do grat pyranese get their adult teeth? Are puppies known to chew?
Nov 07, 17 05:35 AM
Your paw prints are on our hearts. It is with great sadness that we tell the world that Beau crossed the rainbow bridge peacefully during the night. We
Nov 05, 17 11:37 AM
I have a Pyrenees-Anatolian mix. She is 10 months old and about 80 pounds. Her rear feet toe-out quite a bit. I was wondering if this is normal.She does