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Great Pyrenees/Bluetick Coonhound
Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
6 months old, Puppy
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
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My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Virgo is one of the two smaller pups in the litter of five. He looks almost exactly like his sister Gemini. His flat coat is a mix of white, brown, tan, and gray. He is always happy to greet you and is very sweet and gentle. He's patient and tolerant. He takes treats so softly.

Virgo has made progress since he is with us, but he's still frightened of the outside world. He needs extra patience and a slow approach as he learns to walk on the leash outside the shelter gate. Slowly he is getting used to more sounds and movements, and when he's not too scared to walk, it's evident that he's beginning to enjoy the experience.

Slow and steady is the way to go with this pup, letting him take his time. When he looks up at you with his hound dog eyes, you can't help but feel the love! Virgo will gain confidence and make a great companion. He'll do best with a single person or a family with gentle, respectful children 10+ since he is a big boy.

Virgo wants a fenced yard to be able to run.

After a DNA test, we were surprised to learn test that Virgo and his siblings are 50% Great Pyrenees, 14.3% Bluetick Coonhound,13.7% Chow Chow, 11.7% Labrador Retreiver and 10.3% German Shepherd.

He is neutered, up to date on shots, micro-chipped, heart warm negative and ready to go home!

For information about Virgo please email

Save The Animals Rescue Team, II (S.T.A.R.T. II)

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Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

All potential adopters are required to fill out an adoption application. Upon approval, you will be able to schedule an appointment to meet the animal in which you are interested in adopting. Adoption forms can be downloaded off of our website or filled out in person at an adoption center. Adoption Fees: Cats - $125 Dogs - $550 Adoption fee includes vaccinations, testing for FIV and Feline Leukemia (cats) or heart worm (dogs), spaying/neutering, and age appropriate veterinary care.

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START II facility in Englewood, NJ Adoptions held by appointment only. Call (201) 797- 8861 for appointment, directions and hours. Paramus PetSmart Route 17 North, Paramus, NJ (201) 843-0540 (Opposite The Garden State Plaza) Adoption Hours: Saturdays: 10:30am - 3pm (Dogs & Cats) Wednesdays & Fridays: 6pm - 9pm (Cats only) Wayne Petsmart 57 Route 23, Wayne, NJ (973) 785-4479 Adoption Hours: Fridays 6pm to 9pm (Cats only) Saturdays 11am to 5pm (Cats only) Sundays 12pm to 6pm (Cats only)

More about this rescue

Save The Animals Rescue Team II (S.T.A.R.T. II), started in 1989, is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 status organization dedicated to alleviating the plight of homeless and abandoned companion animals. Twice a week we visit a local pound and take as many adoptable animals as we can. These animals are provided veterinary care, clean living conditions, exercise and socialization. We work with potential adopters to find that perfect match… them a "fur"- ever home for life. In addition, we educate the public on the importance of spaying/neutering as well as offering low cost options, vaccinations, preventive medications, and proper living conditions for their new and existing pets. This lifesaving work is critical for many of these unfortunate animals, since their only crime was to be born unwanted. Since our inception, we have rescued and placed over 7,000 dogs and cats.