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Archer Great Pyrenees & Golden Retriever Mix Chicago, IL

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Extra Large
  • Black, Golden, Red / Chestnut / Orange

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Characteristics
loving, sweet, stubborn, dogfriendly, happy, excited, trainable, kind, playful, kidfriendly
Coat length
Long
House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Children.
Prefers a home without
Other dogs.
Adoption fee
$400.00

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APPLY ON OUR ADOPTION APPLICATION AT LEADRESCUE.ORG. WE DO NOT ADOPT OUT OF STATE. WE ONLY ADOPT WITHIN ILLINOIS AND WITHIN 50 MILES OF DOWNTOWN CHICAGO.

Update: needs to be an only dog. Still needs a home with a secured 6 foot fence. Older children fine.

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I don’t want to give my dog up. But I don’t have a choice anymore.

Look at your dog. Imagine a time when there wasn’t that dog in your life. Can’t do it, right? It’s okay if you have tears streaming down your face as early as 10am. They are happy tears.

But for some families, they have to imagine their life without their beloved companion. Their tears are no longer happy. Their tears tell us how much this dog is loved and how much it hurts with this decision. Although LEAD takes in a lot of owner surrenders, we honestly feel bad when we get messaged about one because it means someone is about to do something they never expected. 
Archer has a beautiful life with his family. Originally found as a 13 week old puppy thrown out of a car on their family’s farm in Georgia, his family raised him from that day until now, 2 years later. He does phenomenal with dogs both large and small, fine with cats, loves his belly rubbed but definitely too serious of a dog for any face licks, playful, housebroken, and is a very friendly, headstrong boy. So where’s the need to rehome?

Without getting into too much detail about the family’s situation, Archer would do better in a home with older or no kids. He does not realize his 120 lb Great Pyrenees/Retriever frame and being that he is still young and boisterous, it’s just something this family home life can not accommodate anymore. With the family’s young kids, he can get kinda growly and separating them all day, everyday is causing multiple meltdowns and breakdowns. It’s not healthy for anyone’s mental health. They tried behavioral training, medications, even was able to fundraise $2,000 for board and train-the facility gave them even a 3rd week on them because they could see his potential. So don’t knock the family who is doing what is best for them and Archer by going through a rescue to find a more suitable home.

Archer is a good dog. If you know anything about Great Pyrs, they are probably one of the sweetest gentle giants but they can be very wary of strangers approaching your home. They bark A LOT. They bark when you don't want them to. They bark when they feel the urge. But they bark out of protection. Archer will legit plow through your window if his warning bark is not enough (he hasn't but you catch my drift). Even if the person is like across the street, nowhere near its family, the GP will keep an eye on that person and stay alert until that person is far, far away. This personality trait goes along with them being very bullheaded, so an adopter should be assertive, tolerant, and a little bit bullheaded as well. That being said, he would do best in a neighborhood with not too much commotion and with neighbors who enjoy having a dog on duty all the time. He can pretty much thrive in most types of households though consisting of older well behaved kids or no kids, a friendly pooch or two to hang out with, someone who wants to share an active, fun, but quiet lifestyle. He will roll over on his back after he is done greeting you at the door, hence the upside down photos for show. However he still needs work on not jumping on you when excited. I mean he will literally go through your legs while standing so you might be airlifted onto a pony not by your choice. And per request of his original owner, Archer must have a 6 foot fully fenced yard (the more land, the better) and no to the apartment life. No tie outs. No half-a** fence jobs. No living on the 38th floor. Do not, I repeat, apply if you are in this category.

There really is a lot to this dog, but I am cramming what I can so you get an overall idea of who Archer is. In the end, even though Archer will no longer get to reside with his original family, he will find joy with someone new. And we hope to keep his family smiling by sending them updates throughout the years of Archer's new life.

Oh shoot, one last thing. Archer's girlfriend is a garbage can. He humps that daily. I knew I was forgetting to mention something that could win people over. If interested in the world's greatest goofball and stubborn AF dog, please apply for Archer at leadrescue.org.

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  • Great Pyrenees
  • Adult
  • Male
  • Extra Large
  • Black

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