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Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by walkswithdog, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Crowing

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    Great Scott Batman - it's snowing dogs!!!





    Hmm not a dog...



    The baby with brown on her is Ziti, one of the great goofballs is my McCarran growing up, the other three are Noel, the one with the great head and sad eyes, and the "kitchen Pyrs" Penne and Gnocchi.

    All are rescues, Mac is mine. The others were abandoned last month. The Kitchen pyrs were tied to a dumpster. Ziti was found stray and desperately ill. And Noel was minutes from death when I agreed, despite the other three, to take her in temporarily til transport and foster could be arranged.


    So many pyrs are coming into rescue now, that homes like mine are full to the brink and I get at least two calls a week or more, asking if I have room for one more. Twelve dogs is my limit.

    People have given up their "dreams" of a small hobby farm, sold the livestock and now the dogs that protected the livestock are also unwelcome. They're being abandoned at record speed in record numbers. If you've ever been interested in a Pyr, please contact your local rescue, or look at Nation Great Pyrenees Rescue, they list them for the entire nation.

    None of the five I have were raised in a home. All were outside, three I know were unhandled stock dogs. Each is now house broken, most are crate trained, all walk on leash, three of them ride well in a car, Mac tolerates car rides and Ziti barfs. She's young and ill and with conditioning will probably out grow it. Penne and Gnocchi have been active livestock guards and are good with small stock and poultry. Gnocchi likes the couch. Penne likes being groomed. Ziti wants to lay on her back on your lap and pretend she weighs six pounds not sixty.

    And the chicken I added because this is BYC - That's Algernon, my Delaware Roo.

  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    It is so wonderful of you to be there for those beautiful dogs. My dogs are all rescues. My last adoption was not a stray but from a family that admitted she was just tied up outside alone all the time because they just didn't have time for her. She is a GSP, only a year old. Beautiful, smart and very loving! Amazingly she is house trained. They said they didn't train her, so maybe she is just that smart!!
  3. Rosalind

    Rosalind Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Too bad you can't really find Ziti's parentage--those brown markings are very similar to those of the Dickens (Ch. Kenneview's All The Right Stuff) lines.

    Here's my Charlie, from the Impyrial Fame lines:
    You can't see it from this angle, but he's got a big brown spot on his butt and brown "freckles" on his nose. Many of his siblings and cousins, at least half, have similar badger markings. Look up this year's Westminster Best of Breed, Impyrial's Love American Style (Devon) and Fame and Glory--all have those blaireau markings. I'm sure Ziti's markings will fade some as she gets older. She has the sweet face and good ears of that line, too.
  4. Countrywife

    Countrywife Corrupted by a Redneck

    Aug 20, 2009
    I have one that is 8 months old- what a wonderful dog, but he is grounded this week. Being too puppy and bit somebody. I'll take a rescue if you can get it to me and its a working dog!

    You'll know where to drop it off - I'm the one in the back field arguing with the Pyr, and losing.

    I will be back in the daylight with pictures
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2009
  5. Walkswithdogs, where are you located?
  6. Widget

    Widget Songster

    Sep 30, 2008
    Limington, Maine
    Would love to foster or adopt but five dogs in my house leaves little room for me [​IMG]. Not that I wouldn't make room in an emergency. So for now I do home visits and transports.

    A couple months ago I did a transport for two pyrs who started out in Alabama went to New Hampshire then Maine for fostering. They finally found a home in Ohio. I only drove them about 30 miles of their long road trip but every bit helps.

    This is Pyrless Stargate Command aka Samantha my 4 yr old. I also have her littermate Louise who is sort of a rescue. The breeder wanted to place her so I took her in last February. Gotta love these fluffy furballs. Most of the time. [​IMG]

  7. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    What an awesome thing you are doing for those gentle giants! We have 10 dogs now but once our numbers dwindle (hopefully not anytime soon), we can start fostering again. There's nothing more rewarding.
    Your big babies are beautiful!!!!!!!! [​IMG]

  8. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Songster

    Apr 15, 2009
    Oh my gosh! 12 pyrs is a whole lot of dog! Bless you for fostering them all. That is so sad that they are being thrown away like that. It never occured to me what the economy would do to a working dog like that. How sad.
  9. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    I think pyrs are the absolute best dog, but the heat and humidity are so hard on them that we decided not to bring any more into this climate. We did adopt one old man already in the area that was abandoned at a farm.. His mate died giving birth under an old trailer out in the field. None of the puppies survived. Our young one was the best dog ever, he died at 3 yrs from heart failure. Breaks my heart not to get another.
  10. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Crowing

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    Quote:Penne is good with stock and is available through Pyr National... hint hint...

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