My name is Gunnar!

Akbash/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Whitewright, Texas - Gunnar
Photo 1 - Akbash/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Whitewright, Texas - Gunnar
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I'm being cared for by:
Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network

Facts about Gunnar

  • Breed: Akbash/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10734179
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Gunnar and his siblings were dumped on a country road in East Texas, so we really have no idea what breeds he might be. He looks like an Akbash, but he's smaller than we would expect an Akbash of this age to be. Maybe he's mixed with a Lab or something that we haven't even thought of - it's impossible to know unless we do a DNA test. If you would like to donate a DNA test so we can find out, you'll find them on our Amazon Wish List. :)

Gunnar was (and still is) the smallest of the puppies in this little family. He is quieter than her rowdy siblings Katie and Brady.  Gunnar is playful but not wild and crazy like his siblings. He likes playing in the little blue wading pool, but he's not obsessed with the water the way his sister is. It might be fair to say that Gunnar is the easiest of these pups to manage -- he doesn't rush through every open gate, nor does he try to hog all the kibble as his sister Katie does sometimes. If you would like to enjoy watching him grow and blossom, but you're not sure you have the energy for chase after a little Tasmanian Devil dog, then Gunnar could be the one for you.

If you would like to meet Gunnar, please submit an application on our website at

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.