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Twain Great Pyrenees & Border Collie Mix Kiowa, OK

  • Young
  • Male
  • Medium
  • White / Cream, Black


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats, children.

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Meet Twain

Twain's Story
-Written by Twain, a 12-month-old, 48lb male Great Pyrenees/Border Collie Mix.

If there was a dog ever made up of just love and fluff...I am pretty sure that I would be him. My whole life I have been the biggest lovebug possible. I will lay my head in your lap. I will give you my paw. I absolutely adore attention and am so calm and gentle when receiving it. If I am being petted, I am in heaven. If I am with my people I am in heaven. I am pretty much one of the easiest dogs to have around because I am so chill and loving.

I have been this way since I was a puppy. I was always the one who wanted to be held and loved while my siblings ran and played. When I was finally old enough to be adopted, I was so excited. Finally, a family of my very own! Sadly, it wasn't the family that I had dreamed of. It only took a couple days before they started to get tired of me. I ended up being thrown outside which is where I started for several months. I got very little attention and was often alone. For a dog who only wants to love and be loved, this was not the life that I would have chosen for myself. One day, I decided no more. I was tired of begging for scraps. I was tired of waiting for my owners to realize how special I am. I was tired of always begging for pets and getting a head tap when my people did finally come outside. It simply wasn't enough for me. So, I left. I went in search of something more.

Being a stray isn't all that it is cracked out to be. My ultimate goal was to find a place to belong though. I thought I could take my fate into my own paws. Things didn't go as planned though. I didn't realize just how on guard I would always have to be. I didn't realize that some people would threaten to shoot you or throw rocks at you if you can onto their property. I didn't realize just how hungry one could be. I didn't exactly have any street smarts. Mostly because I wanted to trust just about anyone that I met. That is why I ended up being picked up by the popo. Even then, I rolled over on my back for belly rubs and put up no fight at all. I just wanted lovings. The shelter didn't change things much for me. I was around people, but bars kept me separated from them. I would patiently look out of the bars...waiting...hoping..that someone would choose me. I served my stray hold uneventfully. My owners never came to reclaim me, which sucks but it wasn't anything that I didn't expect. I mean...I left for a reason.

I ended up getting put on the urgent list. I didn't have much adoption interest...I was just another homeless dog. No one really gave me the time of the day. Since I had no family coming for me, and adoption interest in me was life was now on a timer. All I ever wanted was to be loved. To truly feel like I was part of a family. And now...I was at risk of losing my life and there wasn't a darn thing that I could do about it. Luckily, a nice shelter volunteer tried networking me and this rescue stumbled across my photo. They posted me for a foster family, and someone actually stepped up! Someone actually chose me! Before I knew it, I was being bailed out of doggie jail and was starting my new leash on life.

As I am sure you have figured out by now, I am a very sweet and gentle soul. I do well with dogs of all sizes and enjoy playing with them. I do well with the cat in my foster home. I love kids of all ages and am very gentle with them. I LOVE meeting new people and will give them hugs. I don't know that there is a person or animal out there that I would not love. I have so much love to give and want to share it with everyone I meet, and if they happen to give me lovings in return...then I just about melt! You know my past, but I didn't quite share everything about it. Along with being deprived of attention, I was not always treated the best. For example, if you grab my collar to lead me somewhere.. I will become quite terrified and will cry out and try to get away. I also become quite frightened if you move too quickly towards me. My foster has been giving me a lot of love and assurance when I get scared and in return, I will give them a big hug to thank them for their kindness!

I do enjoy going on walks but the leash makes me nervous at first. Once we get going though, I walk really well. I have not really shown any interest in playing with toys yet. I have also not attempted to play the game called "fetch". My foster does have a kiddie pool set up, and I LOVE playing in the water! I enjoy playing with the other dogs but am a pretty gentle player. I have not really been to any public outings yet. Only the vet, but I did really great. In fact, I was actually giving hugs to the vets and vet techs while they were looking me over and giving me my shots. They had to share with my foster mom how sweet and loving I was! I do ride really well in the car, and think I would be up for going on hikes with my new family. I am basically a walking bundle of pure love and enjoy getting to share that love with all I meet on our adventures!

I know what you are thinking...I am almost too perfect! It gets better though! My house manners are so great that I can be given free roam of the house, even if my foster family is away. I am potty trained and not a chewer, so there is no need to kennel me while you are away. At night, I like to sleep in the bedroom with my foster parents on a doggie bed. I am not a big barker but will join in if the other dogs are barking. I am unsure how I would do in an apartment setting, it would really just depend.

It is crazy just how far the search for love has taken me. I am finally right where I want to be though. I now have the chance to not only find a family but a FUREVER family. One that will continue to assure me that everything will be okay and will love me as much as I will them!

If you are interested in adopting me and becoming my FUREVER family, please fill out an adoption app at

Once your app comes in, it will be sent to my foster family. This is to help ensure that not only am I a good fit for you but that you are also a good fit for me! ? And then...then my dream will have fully come to life.

I am currently residing in Skiatook, OK. If you have fallen in love with me and are out of state, how about a road trip? I won't go on a long transport, so the only way I am relocating to another if we are in that car together ?

My adoption fee is $250.
That will include my DHLPP, Rabies, and Bordetella. I will be micro-chipped, have a fecal done, be de-wormed, be spayed/neutered, and will be current on heartworm and flea/tick prevention.


-Below is an excerpt from Twain's foster family.

"Twain is about as sweet and loving as they get. I do believe he’s had a rough background and he is so grateful for the love and attention he is being shown now that he just wants to give you the biggest hug and let you know how much he appreciates you. He looks at you with these soulful eyes that just need assurance that everything is ok now and he will bury his head into you as if to say, “Thank you for saving me.” He wants to make the most of life now and will happily splash in the kiddie pool, play with the other dogs, go for a good run around the backyard, or just snuggle up to you on the couch. Whatever it is as long as he can be near you he is happy. If you feel like there is a little something missing in your life then you might just find that Twain is the missing piece. This guy will fill the hole in your heart that you never even knew you had ??"

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