- Good with Dogs
This big, adorable ball of fluff is Bear (his foster mom calls him Teddy Bear :) Bear is an unfortunate victim of the COVID-19 pandemic - he lost both his people to the virus and is now looking for another furever family for him to love and protect. Despite being a senior dog, Bear does not act like it! In fact, he is a boy who takes his job as the home protector VERY SERIOUSLY. Any signs of visitors, Bear does not hesitate to sound the alarm. On the other hand, he is learning to settle down inside, and he is showing some excellent house manners, especially for a boy who has never lived indoors before. Bear is housebroken and crate trained. His foster says that he has settled in very nicely and gets along with other dogs, male and female. He hasn't been tested with cats, and he will react to livestock. Bear is a very respectful gentleman, and he expects (and deserves) to be treated with respect as well. He would do well with an experienced handler who knows the breed, who is well-versed in dog language, and one who will ensure Bear has adequate amount of exercise to keep him healthy as he enjoys his golden years. An adult-only home would be best, or one with older, mature kids that have experience with Pyrs. Although Bear is not your typical run-up-and-hug type of Pyr, he is a sweet, well-mannered boy who shows his affection by staring at you intently, and protecting you and your property with his all. If you are willing to open your home and your heart to Bear, he will love you to the moon and back!
NGPR Pooch Profile
Name: Bear in GA
Age: 8 yrs 3 mos old as of July 2022
Dew Claws: Double
Estimated Adult Weight: 87 lbs
Current Location: NGPR approved foster in Griffin, GA
Medical: Neutered, dewormed, heartworm negative, up-to-date on vaccinations and currently on flea, tick, and heartworm preventative. This dog travels with an Interstate Health Certificate required by the USDA confirming that all the above criteria have been met.
Housebroken: Yes and crate trained.
Can be Placed With: Adult-only home (poss. mature kids w/Pyr experience).Other dogs. Not yet tested with cats. No livestock.
Fencing: Secure VISIBLE fencing is required; invisible fencing WILL NOT contain this breed.
Fees: Adoption Fee TBD.
NYS Registered Rescue # RR102
Our goal is to assess every application on its own merits. Key considerations are: 1) the experience of the applicant with large breed dogs 2) children in the household or regularly visiting the household are ready for a large-breed dog who is a guardian by nature and 3) the sex of other dogs currently residing in the household to avoid same-sex aggression issues. For puppies under six months old, the applicant’s ability to socialize the puppy with older dogs is a priority.
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