After a nerve wracking application process we have been approved to adopt a pair of Great Pyrenees dogs from NC. We are making the long drive Saturday to meet them and pick them up. They are fixed, vetted and had to be shaved when they came into the shelter because of mats and, what I was told was, a terrible tick infestation. They are young, but adults. The foster mom says they are very people friends, but also territorial. Our hope is that they will be companions, as well as deter chicken stealing foxes and keep the growing population of coyotes away from our fence line. We have only tried having a pyr once before, but he died at six months old. The vet thought he had a genetic defect that caused his sudden death. These two are heartworm positive, but it is a class I, so can be treated with monthly Ivermecting and doxyciclene (sp?) every few months and treatment has already started. They will be coming to live on a farm that has chickens, turkeys, quail, pigs, a Jersey and a horse. Does anyone have any advice on the best way to introduce them to the farm? They were on a farm at one time, but I have no idea if it was a working farm, or what type of animals they were exposed to. I know their foster home was in a neighborhood. Just wanted to add that they will also be joining our small basset hound and our dauschund, Dapple Dan. Dan was adopted from a local shelter, he is a double dapple and is totally deaf and a little blind. I'm a little concerned of how they are going to bond with the little ones (dogs that is). We have four children as well, including a disabled daughter, who uses a chair and walker to get around...she can be a little loud sometimes, but the pyrs I've met have been really docile towards children, so I'm hoping for the best!