My name is BigWig!

Great Pyrenees Mix Dog for adoption in Whitewright, Texas - BigWig
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Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network

Facts about BigWig

  • Breed: Great Pyrenees Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11575283
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

BigWig's first "owner" bought him from a “breeder” at a huge trade day in East Texas. We're not sure how good his pedigree is, but he was definitely not getting good care, as he was extremely thin and full of parasites, inside and out. He has a good appetite and is filling out some now that he’s getting a good diet and proper veterinary care.  He is definitely enjoying life in the house and has decided that the sofa is the best bed ever. He and his "sister" Willow were guarding goats in their previous home, so they never knew life could be this good.

BigWig seems to be a bit of an escape artist and has found a way to climb over all of our fencing, including the 6’ chain link around our yard.  So as we do with a few other dogs, we keep him in the house and take him outside for supervised play and potty breaks. We have been crate-training him, and he tolerates it, but doesn't really like the crate. He is reliably house-trained, so he doesn't need to stay in the crate overnight. He has been very good about not having potty accidents or trying to mark anywhere in the house. Outside -- that's another story! He definitely lifts his leg on any blade of grass (or weed) that stands taller than the rest. :)

If you're looking for a pair of Pyrs, we would love to see BigWig adopted together with Willow. They have lived together their whole lives and are happiest when they're together. We put them in separate foster homes briefly, and both were unhappy. BigWig CAN be adopted alone, but we do think he needs a home with another big dog, and we think he would prefer another Great Pyrenees. He is really playful with other Pyrs in his foster home, from little 53 lb Willow to 140 lb Jet.

If you would like to adopt BigWig, please submit your application on our website at

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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!

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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.