My name is Van Dyke!

Anatolian Shepherd/Great Pyrenees Mix Dog for adoption in Whitewright, Texas - Van Dyke
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Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network

Facts about Van Dyke

  • Breed: Anatolian Shepherd/Great Pyrenees Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9644990
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Van Dyke is a handsome boy with the coloring of a Starbucks Frappucino, and when he splashes through the mud (which he does as often as possible!) he looks like the barista added some chocolate chips to make him even more appealing. Van Dyke can usually be found right in the middle of any fun that's going on, whether that's chasing a ball or splashing in the little blue wading pool. He's happy to get his share of attention from his humans, but he's not terribly demanding. Between his good looks and his easy-going personality, you're sure to become just as addicted to Van Dyke as to your morning cuppa java.

Van Dyke and his siblings were born on 4/30/2014 at Windsong Ranch, the home of Bluebonnet Animal Rescue. Mom Ginger was surrendered to us by a goat rancher who let her get pregnant then didn't want to deal with the results. He threatened to shoot her, figuring that one bullet would take care of Ginger AND all her puppies. Thankfully, the rancher's daughter convinced him to surrender the VERY pregnant dog to rescue. We picked her up on Saturday, and on Wednesday, Ginger delivered a BIG litter of puppies.

The great thing about this story is that these puppies have been loved from the moment they were born, and have been given good food and veterinary care to give them the best possible start a rescue pup could ever hope to have. Van Dyke and siblings have had a full series of puppy shots, along with monthly wormer and heartworm prevention. They have all been spayed/neutered and microchipped, so Van Dyke and his siblings are ready to join your family today!

At 7.5 months old, Van Dyke weighed 70 LBs, so we expect he will weigh in the neighborhood of 90 LBs or so when fully grown. We were told that his mother is half Great Pyrenees, and we're not sure about his dad -- we're guessing Anatolian Shepherd, but that's just speculation on our part. Van Dyke has single dew-claws on both rear feet. (Double dew-claws on rear feet are a breed trait of Great Pyrenees, and Anatolians often have single rear dew-claws as well.)

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.