Doc is a 3 and 1/2 year old Great Pyr in search of a new home. He was surrendered to a shelter in Jan of 2015 for digging holes in a garden. He was adopted to be a working dog, but he and the resident Billy Goat did not see eye to eye. He also thought it was really fun to chase the goats, which they did not find much humor in. Doc is a large pyr, with a very sweet temperament, and is gentle, but needs to be the only dog. Doc is a gorgeous boy and would love nothing better than to curl up on the sofa with you - he loves human attention. Doc is currently being kenneled until a forever or foster home can be found for him. He will be placed as an inside pet with outside privileges to a secure visibly fenced yard. Pyrs do not do well with wireless fencing. We recommend obedience training for all newly adopted pyrs, to help you create a special bond with you and your new friend, and so you have a well behaved canine. Great Pyrenees are willing to learn, but are not as eager to comply with commands as much as other breeds. They are bred to be independent thinkers. Adopters must be over 25, own their own home and all children in household must be over 5 years old.
NGPR Pooch Profile
Name: Doc in Indiana
Age: 3 1/2 years old as of Mar 2015
Color: White with gray markings
Dew Claws: doubles
Estimated Adult Weight: 125 Lbs
Current Location: Fostered in Indiana
Medical: Neutered, dewormed, negative for heartworm, up-to-date on vaccinations and currently on flea, tick and heartworm preventative. This dog travels with a Vaccine Certificate.
Can be Placed With: Kids, no other dogs, no cats
Fencing: Secure VISIBLE 4 ft. minimum fencing is required; invisible fencing WILL NOT contain this breed.
Fees: $300 adoption fee, volunteer transport available within one hour of Albany, NY if the dog is adopted in the northeast.
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About Us: National Great Pyrenees Rescue (NGPR) is not a shelter. We are a not-for-profit, tax-exempt coalition of Pyr rescuers and rescue groups. We save Pyrs and Pyr mixes across the country and place them in approved foster homes so we know how they will interact with your family. Please consider adopting or fostering. Every dog who is fostered or adopted makes room for another Pyr coming out of a kill shelter. Prior to adoption, NGPR dogs are fostered for a minimum of two weeks (usually more), spayed or neutered and fully vetted. Dogs coming from out of area are certified with a USDA health certificate before going to their new homes. Our rescuers adhere to the highest placement standards and will take back any dog whose adoption does not succeed. Visit www.nationalpyr.org to learn more about us, our mission and our breed.
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