Ruff Ruff! My name is Mel
|Breed:||Great Pyrenees/Labrador Retriever Mix||Color:||White||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more||Sex:||Male||ID#:||4755743|
I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Melchizedek (Mel for short) originally came to Four Paws Rescue in February 2009 after being picked up as strays by animal control in Preston Idaho with his mother (Sophie) and sister (Anna). He was 4 months old at the time and weighed 50 lbs. His former name was Bronco.
Mel was adopted by a nice family shortly after we rescued him and had been with the family ever since. Unfortunately, his owner's wife passed away a couple years ago, and now his owner himself is having some health issues and is unable to care for Mel as well as he used to. So, Mel was recently returned to Four Paws Rescue to find a new family or owner that can better suit him.
Mel is good with other dogs, cats, and older kids. He has been well taken care of. He is completely house-trained and crate-trained. He is a good indoor/outdoor dog, but likes to be in an air conditioned house when it's hot outside. Mel walks well with a head collar, as opposed to a leash and collar. He has gotten used to it, and actually prefers to wear a Gentle Leader Head Collar. He is very mellow and likes to lay around. Due to the Great Pyrenees in his bloodlines, Mel is naturally protective. The Great Pyrenees was originally bred to guard sheep and livestock from coyotes and any other predator on a farm. Mel needs a home that currently has other dogs, and people that can be alpha over him. He is protective of his family and is territorial around people he is not familiar with. He just needs a family that has either owned Livestock Guardian Dogs (LGD) before, or has done some research on the breed. As long as you understand the breed and are able to establish who is alpha with him, he will make a wonderful pet!
Mel is 4-5 years old and weighs approximately 120 lbs. He is a beautiful Great Pyrenees/Yellow Lab mix.
Mel's adoption fee is $125 which includes his neuter surgery and vaccinations (rabies and parvo/distemper). We show dogs by appointment or at adoption events. If you would like to meet Mel, please call and leave a message with Lisa (Director of Four Paws Rescue) at (435) 752-3534 or email us at email@example.com.
Please be patient with us getting back to you as we are all volunteers with full-time jobs! Thank you for your interest in sweet Mel!!
More information about Four Paws Rescue
Four Paws Rescue is a private, 501(c)3, volunteer-run organization that is dedicated to helping homeless dogs and cats. Four Paws has been rescuing dogs and cats since 2000. We rescue stray and abandoned cats, dogs, puppies and kittens from high-kill shelters, place them in caring foster homes (if available) and then adopt them into loving, life-long home.
Since our shelter is not set up for drop by visits, appointments can be made with our Director to meet any dog in person. Just leave a detailed message with Lisa (Director) at 435-752-3534 or email her volunteer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our adoption fees range from $125-200. Each pet is spayed or neutered, and current on rabies, parvo and distemper vaccinations