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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Jul 21, 17 02:02 PM
When Milo walks he has a new walk thing. He has to carry a small stuffed toy in his mouth. If no stuffed toy he tries to take the leash in his mouth.
Jul 21, 17 02:01 PM
Milo no longer carries kings collar around in his mouth. Which is a good thing a sign of feeling better. He has begun to perk up and act more usual ,
Jul 20, 17 05:37 AM
*ADOPTED* Belle is a very sweet girl of two years old. She has spent her short life tied out in a yard. We don’t have any other information on her right
Jul 20, 17 05:35 AM
I loved reading about this dog and what she was willing to do to protect her flock. I am about to get my first after many years of wanting one. I can't
Jul 20, 17 05:31 AM
We will be volunteering as a team soon at a hospital. I can't seem to find a martingale harness that is padded below and a handle above. Any suggestions
Jul 19, 17 05:15 AM
My Great Pyrenees, Jack, who died 3/1/2014 at 11 years was always amazing me. After taking a roommate into my home my dog, Jack changed his nightly routine.
Jul 16, 17 12:58 PM
My Pyrenees Retriever mix just turned 6 years old. She has had a full white coat with no spots or browning until about 4 months ago. Her coat has turned
Jul 16, 17 12:57 PM
how to keep them home