My name is Thelma!

Great Pyrenees/Australian Shepherd Mix Dog for adoption in Whitewright, Texas - Thelma
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I'm being cared for by:
Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network

Facts about Thelma

  • Breed: Great Pyrenees/Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10228618
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

All Thelma wants is to love her people, and be loved in return. She lived outside 24/7 for the first year of her life, but then she decided that chickens were fun to play with. After losing a couple of chickens who couldn't survive her "play",  Thelma's family surrendered her to us. At first, she enjoyed staying in the pasture with other young dogs and goats. But then she started digging under the fence and going to visit our neighbor, so we brought her to the house. Inside, she has really blossomed. She LOVES being a house dog and is happy spending time in the yard. She no longer tries to dig under the fence because she's close to us, and she knows that no matter how busy we get, if we see her by the door, we'll let her back in the house. She sleeps inside every night and has very good manners in the house. She goes into the crate on her own, though we rarely have a reason to close the door of the crate, so she can come and go at will.

Thelma's family said that her mom is a Great Pyrenees, and her dad is an Anatolian Shepherd. But her small size and high energy level make us think that maybe an Aussie snuck in to breed the Pyrenees. Whether her dad is Anatolian or Aussie, Thelma is a beautiful girl who is very sweet and eager to please her humans.

Thelma has been spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped, so she is ready to find her forever home.

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.