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Posted 1 year ago | Updated 1 week ago

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Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network
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Facts about me

Great Pyrenees
(When grown) X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
Pet ID

My info

Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Purebred
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Has special needs

My story

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Herman is a sweet boy who had a rough start in life. He had a HUGE growth on his back left foot which was terribly infected. We took him to our vet where he received antibiotics for his infected foot. X-rays revealed that the growth had basically ruined the structure of his foot, so amputation was the only viable option. The vet estimates that the growth must have been there for many months, perhaps even more than a year. Herman's leg was amputated, and that made a great difference for him. No evidence of cancer or anything else serious has been found, so Herman should be able to live a long and healthy life from here on out.

Herman is sweet and friendly, and doesn't let the fact that he has only 3 legs stop him. He moves around very well whether inside the house or climbing up the big slate stairs in our yard. He gets along well with all of our other dogs, and he is safe with chickens. Herman enjoys time in the yard, but he also appreciate being able to come in the house, especially during summer heat. He will nap in one of the open crates, and seems to appreciate the privacy that a crate provides. But he gets a little anxious if you close him in the crate. We DO close the crate door for short periods, just to help condition him to accept it, because you never know when it's going to be important for a dog to be crated. There are so many circumstances when crate-training is helpful, so while we don't force anything on Herman (or any other dog), we do like to work with them to accept the crate as a safe place.

Herman really enjoys the company of other big white dogs, so he would probably not be a good choice as someone's only dog. But he also likes the company of humans, so this is not a dog to put outside and ignore.

If Herman looks and sounds like the perfect addition to your family, please submit your application today!

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.
November 24, 2023, 1:02 pm

Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network

Contact info
Pet ID
Lynnette Taff
P. O. Box 964, Whitewright, TX 75491

Their adoption process


Submit Application

Our application to foster or adopt is on our website at


Approve Application

Our application process usually includes a vet/reference check, plus landlord check if you rent.


Home Check

One of our volunteers will meet you at your home to verify that you have secure fencing and a safe place for one of our dogs to live.


Meet the Pet

We typically arrange a meet & greet at Windsong Ranch in Whitewright TX and invite you to bring your dog/s with you.

Additional adoption info

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
$200 for "Regular" Dogs who are wonderful house pets
$300 for Farm-friendly Dogs who won't chase the chickens
$300 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.

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Go meet their 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.

More about this rescue

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!