Ivanhöe aka Ivan

by Marianne
(Southern Ontario Great Pyr Rescue)

Great Pyrenees Rescue Ivan

Great Pyrenees Rescue Ivan

We are delighted to report that Ivan has found his forever home. Thank you to his new family from his rescue team. This was his story...

Ivanhöe!! (aka Ivan)

Ivan is a male of about two to three years of age, in my estimation.

Ivanhöe? Well he arrived here one evening when a municipal control officer brought him to me because after they had kept him for a week, calling the other municipalities, trying to find an owner and none admitting to him, they faced the choice of euthanasia or giving him to rescue.

Since they knew about our Rescue, they called and here he is, in all his glory! …. well, glorious after a good bath and grooming by Carl at Labelle Tonte, the groomers.

He had spent a week in the municipal garage so he was filthy … well… gray, because of the grime from the vehicles.

His teeth were very much coated with plaque but a raw lamb bone a day to chew on for a two week period and a good diet of raw chicken has cleaned them right up as Carl has cleaned his beautiful white coat.

He is a bit smaller than other Pyrs, about 90 pounds, but he is full of energy and loves to explore, so much so that I have noticed him checking out the fencing in all the corners to see if he might not be able to go out on the fields and check out a greater perimeter than the two acres he has. He is evidently an explorer, so he would need a good secure escape-proof fence and humans that are willing to work with him to bond and create a loving, family guarding situation!

I think he would make a great family service dog and therapy dog!

Since he has now gotten used to being in “society”, he has been in a foster home in the Georgian Bay area, where he is learning to be in the house with a nice large escape-proof yard and a dog house all his own. during the day and in the house at night, he is ready for a new home and humans of his own who will give him attention and allow him to bind and play with them.

He is a lovely and amiable fellow who needs an escape-proof yard and would best be where he would be the only dog since he definitely doesn’t like other males nor females that are sure of their place in the pecking order! He does love people though and will ignore all around him when “his” chosen humans are with him.

He is ready for a new home and to love a new human family. Would you like to share your life with Ivan? He is ready to take on a new human and a new home.

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