Puppies are ready to join their fur-ever homes at 11 weeks old.
Female puppies will not be placed in homes that already have a female dog in residence.
Puppies will not be adopted in pairs.
Previous dog experience is required, preferably large breed.
Spunky. Scrappy. Sassy. Smart. Silly. Clumsy. Charming. Cuteness Overload. Mighty Mite. These are all perfect descriptions of Maizy, whose mere survival was a miracle. Born under a trailer, she became seperated from her mom and siblings when she fell into a cement hole. The other pups and mom were gathered up and sold or surrendered to a local shelter while Maizy fought for her life. She was discovered several days later and an NGPR volunteer took her to be checked out with a vet. At only 3.5 lbs, it wasn't long before she was eating like a champ, sleeping for hours in the safety of her little crate, and looking like a baby piglet. Maizy is fearless and learning her place in the foster's pack. She barks and play bows to invite her 100 lb Pyr foster brother and the resident 15 lb cat to take her on! Maizy LOVES the jollyball, and even wrestles a basketball twice her size out in the yard. She loves to run zoomies at full speed or stalk and pounce on leaves, twigs and tennis balls. Maizy is thriving these days, having doubled her weight in the 3 weeks she's been in rescue. She will sit for a treat, will come when called and will absolutely steal your heart with her tiny Pyr paw. Maizy will be short and small from all appearances and because we can't be certain of her parents' breeds (they are rumored to be a Lab mom and Pyr daddy.) At about 2 months and not quite 8 lbs, Maizy will be a tiny powerhouse of playful energy by the time she's full grown. Available for adoption pending approval, fill out an application for Maizy at www.nationalpyr.org.
NGPR Pooch Profile
Name: Maizy in KY
Age: approx. 8 weeks old as of beg. June 2017
Color: white with buff ears, white star and blaze on forehead
Dew Claws: not double
Estimated Adult Weight: 45 lbs - best guess
Current Location: NGPR approved foster in KY
Medical: Spay contract, dewormed, negative for heartworm, up-to-date on vaccinations and currently on flea, tick and heartworm preventative. This dog travels with a Interstate Health Certificate required by the USDA confirming that all the above criteria have been met.
Housebroken: We're working on it! Uses puppy pads most of the time :)
Can be Placed With: Kids, Cats, Other Dogs
Fencing: Secure VISIBLE fencing is required; invisible fencing WILL NOT contain this breed.
Fees: $550 adoption fee.
Transport: Not available to the West Coast - please see our list of Northwest dogs
If you can't foster or adopt at this time, please consider helping our Neediest Cases.
National Pyr Rescue charges a $15 non-refundable puppy application fee for serious applicants who truly want to help a rescue dog. Before you fill out the application form, click the PayPal button on our puppy fee page to pay the $15 fee (you can use your credit card to make the payment; a PayPal account is not required). You'll be taken to a secure National Pyr Rescue page on PayPal to make your payment, and PayPal will email you a receipt. You can then supply the number on your receipt when you complete our APPLICATION FORM. Applications for puppies will not be considered without payment of the puppy application fee.
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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