We exist to rescue Great Pyrenees from animal control facilities in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex as space in our foster homes is available. We consist of all volunteers, who generously give of their time, talents, and homes (for fostering) to this cause. Our dedicated volunteers evaluate dogs in shelters, transport them to various veterinary clinics for care, provide loving foster homes as long as needed, process adoption applications, visit potential adopters, take our dogs to public events to gain more exposure, use a wide variety of media to spread the word about our dogs available for adoption, and work to educate the public about the Great Pyrenees breed and about the need to spay/neuter to help reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats that end up in shelters every year.
We will have our usual 3rd Saturday Meet and Greet on Saturday, September 20. Please come and see some of our dogs!! See the events page for location and times.
1. Many strays are friendly towards humans; if so, take pictures of him, take him to the nearest vet to be checked for a microchip. There should be no charge and the vet or you may be able to find the owner without going through animal control. You can hold him for us, but you must notify animal control and provide a description in case someone has called looking for him. We are usually full.
2. If he is afraid of you, do not try to approach him – call animal control. If he should bite you in fear, no one will be able to adopt the dog out. Animal Control needs to do their job and can do it without getting bitten.
3. RELAX - ANIMAL CONTROL DOES NOT EUTHANIZE ALL THE DOGS THAT ARE UNCLAIMED, especially known breeds and healthy dogs. They are required by state law to hold a dog for 3 days; then most of them will put a good dog into an adoption program, post them on internet sites, contact rescue groups, etc. There are a number of people that search all animal control websites daily and forward information on a Great Pyrenees in animal control all over the country, particularly if if the dog is known to be in a small shelter with a high euthanasia rate. We do not let many slip through our fingers! – that’s why we are full. We may get up to 6 emails a day about the dog until people know he is safe.
4. Know your local laws. Some cities require you to bring a stray to animal control within 3 days.
These folks needed a dog that would help his person with seizures. Planned to have him trained, but there has not been time yet. From Facebook: “OK… So we get this dog… Named Killian, now called Clancy.. To respond to my seizures.. Thinking that it would take months to train him. Had a bad seizure a while ago.. First big one since we’ve had him.. He came to me.. He helped me, and when I was able I held the leash and he helped me up. We hadn’t even had time to train him for that…
Clancy is a real hero! Tears of joy… I love my pup”
Note: That was just the first time; he continues to pay close attention to his person and react just the same way without training, just natural understanding.