MAGGIE Great Pyrenees Point Richmond, CA
- White / Cream
- Adult Only Home Preferred, Good with Dogs, No cats or small animals
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Foster notes: "She is fearful, but never aggressive. She dislikes noise and activity. No training other than walking on leash. Does well w/ other dogs, is submissive, no resource guarding. She needs an adult-only home with someone to stay home with her, help her trust, it's a slow process."
Sanctuary Notes On Maggie: Maggie was the mom of the beautiful Pyr pups that were born here at the sanctuary and have since all found loving homes. Maggie came to us pregnant with her family members from the neglectful home described below. When she arrived to us with her seven family members in the back of a horse trailer she was very frightened and as we then discovered, almost full term with pups. It was not until she had her pups that we were able to pet her and show her that we meant her no harm. At no point when we were handling them did she ever try to stop us, which would have been understandable. Maggie still has along ways to go in building her confidence, but she is not an aggressive girl in the least and needs someone to help her adjust to being loved. Maggie is the most submissive of the females. We do not feel that she will ever get to the point where she is bounding around a dog park and jumping up and licking strangers, but we feel that she could certainly form a close bond with a special and patient person and live a happy and quiet life with them. Maggie is the smallest of the group, and for reasons unknown to us only has half of a tail. She is a gentle yet timid girl that is looking for her place in the world.
Group notes: Milo took in seven beautiful yet under-socialized Pyrenees that had been seized from a hoarding situation, but were then set for euthanasia due to lack of space at the shelter. We have been working with them to gain their trust as they were not raised as family members, and some are making great strides. Because of this, they are looking for very patient, understanding and rural homes that will continue to work with them to help them to realize their full potential.
None of these dogs have ever bitten anyone and even the most fearful will run and bark when scared or unsure of a situation rather than show outward aggression. They had not been raised walking on a leash and were living in a large fenced area together which they had never left and were used for breeding, cared for by a man with mental illness until seized by animal control for neglect. Because they were not raised with livestock ( and do show a prey drive towards cats) they would not be a good choice for someone looking to have them guard animals on a farm, and because they were not raised in a home, they do not understand commands etc, but they do prefer to go potty outside and are loving sleeping on cozy beds. They will follow direction when a routine is established and will go inside or out as a group when asked. They do love each other and will bound around and play, but we do not know how they would do with other dogs given that Pyrenees imprint with the animals that they are raised with and these guys can get worked up as a group when there is a dog unknown to them outside the fence, for this reason if there is another dog in the home their interactions would have to be closely monitored in order to make sure that they are a safe fit together. From what we have seen, they are open and excepting of puppies even if outside the family group, but again supervision would be key!
If you are willing and able to help one of these gorgeous dogs, please send applications to foster or adopt to email@example.com
$200 adoption fee
Location Address220 S. Garrard Blvd.
day hours Monday 11am - 5pm Tuesday Closed Wednesday 11am - 5pm Thursday 11am - 5pm Friday 11am - 5pm Saturday 11am - 5pm Sunday 11am - 5pm
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- Great Pyrenees
- White / Cream
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