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My name is Bear!

Great Pyrenees Dog for adoption in Santa Cruz, California - Bear
Photo 1 - Great Pyrenees Dog for adoption in Santa Cruz, California - Bear
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Bear's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Bear's Story...
Bear is a 2.5 year old neutered, male Great Pyrenees. At 81 pounds, Bear is a sweet and adorable "Pocket Pyr". He makes up for his small size with a HUGE heart!

Bear’s story is a familiar one - his first family had some personal challenges that made it difficult to care for a young Pyr who was just learning how to manage his BIG voice.

Since he has been fostered, we have learned that Bear is a house dog and is not suited to be a Livestock Guardian (LGD). Bear would most love to live in a home with a large fenced yard and spend his afternoons romping with his family and playing with his toys. He is a little too energetic for small children, but would be fine with teenagers. At his foster home, Bear gets along well with the other male Great Pyrenees house dog and the female Pyr LGD. He has been tested with cats and he has ignored the few he has met. Bear has excellent house manners - he is house trained and crate trained.

Well… he does still needs a few etiquette lessons in the kitchen as he has occasionally nabbed a snack or two from off the counter or the trash can. Training happened very quickly - the foster family has learned to close the trash can lid firmly, and to push any snacks a bit further back away from the edge.

Bear loves rides in the cars and outings of all kinds, although new situations may cause him some anxiety, and he has been progressing very well with how to politely meet strange dogs. For a Pyr, he is remarkably well-behaved on a leash and walks calmly at your side. He even knows sit and down and he is practicing stay.

Most of all, Bear is an exceptional snuggler and giver of hugs. Bear needs someone who understands Great Pyrenees, doesn’t mind dogs on the bed and couch, and can continue to help him learn that the world is not such a scary place.

Facts about Bear

  • Breed: Great Pyrenees
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Bear, a Santa Cruz Great Pyrenees dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Great Pyrenees for sale in Santa Cruz, or seeking a Great Pyrenees dog from a breeder in Santa Cruz.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Santa Cruz already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Santa Cruz breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Great Pyrenees breeders who help with Great Pyrenees rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Santa Cruz paves the way for another one to be saved.