World, meet King. King, meet World. We think it’s going to be the start of a beautiful friendship.
King’s family left him when they moved (sad face) but a kindly neighbor stepped in to rescue him through NGPR (happy face). King is an adult Great Pyrenees mix who looks like a short-coated Great Pyrenees—but who knows commands! Yes, it’s true: King knows sit AND come. He is working on leash training (but forgets if he smells something extra-super-dooper-delicious or hears an extra-super-cool sound). He is house- trained, and he is a calm dog inside the house who absolutely loves to be petted (non-stop if you have the energy). King enjoys carrying his food bowl away from his foster brothers and sisters to eat (in peace, thank you very much) but is shocked when it’s empty. Then he eats the trail of food back to the starting point. King is also a lover; he’ll sometimes stand on his rear legs to give kisses. King is a wonderful dog who will be a great addition to anyone’s home!
And though this is no heartbreak hotel story, there has been a sighting of The King. And he’s dressed in a white jumpsuit. Just saying.
"… Well, since my family left me, I’ve found a new place to dwell.
It’s down at the end of foster street, it’s Great Pyr hotel…"
NGPR does not adopt dogs to homes with children under 6 years old.
NGPR Pooch Profile
Name: King in LA
Age: 5-6 yrs old as of Oct. 2016
Dew Claws: No
Estimated Adult Weight: 80 lbs.
Current Location: NGPR approved foster in Sulphur, LA
Medical: Neutered, dewormed, positive for heartworm and undergoing treatment, up-to-date on vaccinations and currently on flea, tick and heartworm preventative. This dog travels with an Interstate Health Certificate required by the USDA confirming that all the above criteria have been met.
Can be Placed With: Kids (untested), Cats (sniffs but then ignores them), Dogs
Fencing: Secure VISIBLE fencing is required; invisible fencing WILL NOT contain this breed.
Fees: $300 local adoption fee; $475 if 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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