My name is Emmy Lou!

Great Pyrenees Dog for adoption in Whitewright, Texas - Emmy Lou
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I'm being cared for by:
Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network

Facts about Emmy Lou

  • Breed: Great Pyrenees
  • Color: White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9611851
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Emmy Lou has to be one of the prettiest Pyrs we have seen in a long time. It's no surprise that she had the misfortune of being picked by a backyard breeder and was forced to produce one litter after another for the first few years of her life. After 5 litters, the guy decided he needed "new blood" in his line and dumped Emmy at the closest shelter. When we picked her up and brought her home, we had to literally drag her in the house -- it was snowing that day, so of course we wanted her to be in the house with us, but Emmy had never been inside a house in her life. She most likely was punished at some point in her life for trying to enter the house, as she was VERY afraid to cross the threshold. It took her a few weeks to understand that not only was she ALLOWED in the house, she was actually WELCOME and WANTED in the house.

It has taken Emmy Lou many months to get accustomed to "the good life" she's living in her foster home -- plenty of food and treats, comfy places to sleep, a big yard for enjoying good weather, and a pasture full of livestock who make the best poo for rolling around in. ♥

Emmy Lou gets along just fine with all the dogs in her foster home, but we believe she wold be happiest in a home where either she's the only dog, or where there might be only one other dog, so she can continue to get the attention she has learned to love. She is safe with livestock, including chickens, so she could be a good addition to a farm or small homestead, but she is NOT a livestock guardian. She is a companion dog -- a pet who will enrich your life with her love and devotion, who will probably guard YOU and your family, but who really doesn't want to spend the rest of her life in the pasture.

Emmy Lou is slow to adapt to change, and her adopter will need to be someone who is committed to taking the time necessary for her to become accustomed to new surroundings.

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

About Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network

About Our Rescue Group...

Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network (BARN) was founded in 2013 to help animals in North Texas, and especially in the Texoma area. We are a non-profit corporation, founded by people who had spent years rescuing an assortment of animals -- from a vulture with a broken wing to feral cats to dogs who were dumped in our rural area. We fostered for another organization for a few years before forming BARN. We are not breed-specific in our rescue efforts, but we have a fair amount of experience with Great Pyrenees and a few other livestock guardian breeds.

We are always looking for more volunteers, including foster homes. And of course, as a non-profit organization, we always appreciate donations of time, services, dollars, and supplies. We usually have a LOT of big dogs in foster, and grooming appointments are expensive, so we are especially glad to have volunteers help us with this task. We would also be glad to have your help spreading the word about Bluebonnet Animal Rescue -- through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media you use. Give us a call and let us know how you would like to help!

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are based at Windsong Ranch in Whitewright, TX. This is a private, working ranch, so visits are by appointment only. We host an annual "Ranch & Rescue Day" in the fall, with a petting zoo, hay ride, and other fun activities. We are working on plans for a monthly adoption event at a local retail store, and will update this when the schedule is confirmed.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process includes an application that helps us get to know you better so we can help you make the best match. If you have pets already, we will talk with your vet's office to be sure that you are being a good guardian for these animals. The next step is a home visit, during which we will pay special attention to your fencing and the shelter you will offer to one of our dogs. Finally, once everything is approved, we will introduce you to one or more dogs. If you fall in love and the feeling is mutual, we will complete a contract.

Our adoption fees vary according to the age and type of dog. We try to list the fee for each dog on his or her profile on our Adopt-a-Pet page, but in general, this is our fee structure:

$100 for Senior Dogs (8 and older)
$150 for "Regular" Dogs who are wonderful house pets
$200 for Farm-friendly Dogs who won't chase the chickens
$250 for Livestock-safe Adult Dogs who will guard goats, sheep, etc.
$300 for Puppies and Young Adults 2 years old and younger

We are an all-volunteer organization, and every one of our volunteers has a "real job" that takes up 8 or more hours a day. So please be patient when you contact us -- we'll respond to you as quickly as we can, but please don't be annoyed if it takes us 24 hours.