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My name is Ike!

I'm being cared for by
Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network
Adoption process

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Facts about me

Great Pyrenees
White - with Brown or Chocolate
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

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

Ike arrived here on the anniversary of D-Day - June 6 - so we named him "Ike" in honor of the Supreme Commander of the D-Day operation, General (later President) Dwight D. Eisenhower. Ike had been roaming in a rural area, and a nice family was feeding him any time he showed up at their place. One day Ike showed up with an obvious injury to his leg, and X-rays showed that it was broken and that he had been shot. Our best guess is that when he ran away from the shooter, he ran into the road and got hit by a car.  Because the bone had already started to heal, our vet said that surgical repair could be problematic. So Ike spent 8 long weeks in a splint, with crate rest and very limited walks, to allow his leg time to heal on its own. After a final set of X-rays showed that his bone was well-healed, Ike was able to start enjoying a little more time each day out of the crate, and now, his restrictions are lifted and he's free to run and play at will. His gait is a little bit uneven, but it doesn't slow him down.

Ike looks and acts like a youngster, and he's very sweet and has lots of energy.  He is a friendly boy who loves people and will just LEAN into you to get as much contact as possible.  He gets along well with other dogs and likes to play with the other young Pyrs whose energy level match his. Ike goes into our chicken yard every day and has been safe with our chickens. We don't know much about his history as to whether he is safe with livestock or cats, and since he loves living in the house, we haven't tested him with our goats or barn cats. Ike likes his crate -- he readily goes into it every day at mealtime and bedtime.

If Ike sounds like the ideal dog to add to your family, please complete the application on our website so we can make plans to introduce you to your new best friend!

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.
September 18, 2023, 5:28 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.

Adoption application

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!