Alice

by Maryanne Pearce
(Ottawa, Ontario)

Great Pyrenees Rescue Alice

Great Pyrenees Rescue Alice

Great Pyrenees Rescue Alice
Great Pyrenees Rescue Alice
Great Pyrenees Rescue Alice
Great Pyrenees Rescue Alice

We are happy to report that Alice has found her forever home. Our thanks to her new family for making her a part of their lives. This was her story...

Alice and Jazz (also up for adoption) were born in July 2009. It was better for their socialization and confidence to separate them, and they are doing well. They are to be adopted separately, although Alice can definitely go to a home with other dogs. Alice has been spayed, and will be microchipped and have all her vaccinations up to date before adoption.

Alice is cute, cuddly and trés shy. She loves her belly rubbed and to cuddle with you when you are watching TV. She is a couch potato mostly: she follows you upstairs and then back on the couch. After initially being far too fearful to leave the house, she is now going outside several times a day for her business, but requires assistance in the evening (lifting her to the door). She still has anxiety pees when company comes to visit. She is possessive of her toys and food, with a bit of distraction she is fine. She doesn't like the car, but is fine when she is in it (Takes you forever to get her in and out, with an accident included). You can run her from point a-to-b, but she will not go for walks (too shy still); this requires more confident building. This is an improvement from when she first came into care, and her foster mom is working on this - we are all proud of Alice (and her foster mom - and also Rain, the other foster dog in the house, for helping Alice to move forward.)

Alice rarely barked only to alert you or if other dogs are barking and stopped on command. However, since she has been with another dog, she has taken to barking. Her foster mother is working on it to see why and correct this behaviour.

She doesn't really know many commands yet. She knows OFF, DOWN and OUT. If you catch her doing something wrong, she cowers and you can't move her. Do not leave a leash on her or she'll chew it!

She is a joy once she settles around you. She had spent the holidays with an adoptive family and their dog (Bear, now Zephr) and quickly bonded to the new family, and then returned to her foster mom after New Years with great success. Alice did not appear to have such anxiety and fears last summer, but during that time and when she came into care, her family had undergone a lot of suffering and upset; we are confident that with time and patience, she will continue to improve and become as confident as she is beautiful.

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Mar 10, 2013
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by: Nadine

Maryanne, I am still interested in adopting Alice. I read the cautionary post of how Pyr's can be, and I got cold feet.

I found a 6 yr old Great Pyr in the Niagara area that needed to be rehomed, and I decided to take a chance on her as they promised no issues with her.

I can't beleive how dainty a 100 lb girl can be??? I am no longer intimidated to own Pyrs, and I think my new girl will be a good role model for Alice. More photos will be forthcoming.

I still have the things I had mentioned to you, to straighten out first, then I will be intouch with you about Alice. But I am now confident this is now attainable!!!
Nadine

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