Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Great Pyrenees (long coat)
Weight: 78 lbs - Jake is underweight
Height: 26 in
Estimated Birthdate: 2/17/2010
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Lovingly surrendered by owners
Special Needs: This dog is lightly heartworm positive (HW+). He will be sent home with a year supply of heartworm medication. He is being treated with a method called the slow kill treatment. He takes a monthly Ivermectin based heartworm preventative and needs to be re-tested for heartworms every 6 months. Once he tests negative, then he can take any kind of heartworm preventative; he is not restricted to Ivermectin based only.
What kind of home would be best for me: Jake has been a working dog his entire life. He is now looking for a home where he can retire. Jake needs a home with a large fenced yard where he can lounge during the days. He loves sleeping inside and enjoys lots of cuddles, but is not a dog that can be contained inside all day.
Jake's perfect home is on a farm, though he'd settle for several acres that are fenced for safety. He would be happy living with other adult dogs (not puppies please). He could live with children over 10 or be happy in an adult-only home. Jake will not be placed in a home with cats.
What is my personality like: Jake is a beautiful senior dog. For his breed and size he is quite mature at an estimated 10 years young. His demeanor certainly reflects his age. Jake is big. He is bold. And he is pretty lazy.
Jake is like the wise gentleman. He has lived a lot of life, kept a lot of farm animals safe, and seen a lot of things. He has done his job and now he knows it's time to relax and enjoy laying in an open field and listen to the birds chirp. He will occasionally get a burst of energy in the early morning cooler air, but quickly retreats to a quiet place to watch and spend his days. Jake's days involve monitoring his area, watching the other animals, and relaxing in a cool spot. Like a retired doctor, he has not forgotten his craft and can use it if he needs to, but it is time for others to shine.
Jake is confident. He doesn't feel the need to prove himself to anyone or anything. He will happily share his love and is gentle giant; but is not a dog that forces himself on you and demands attention. Jake is fine with other dogs, but has outgrown living with younger dogs. We do not recommend him with cats. Jake is looking to retire and enjoy his days in quiet bliss.
As noted, Jake is underweight. He has been neutered and had a dental on 11/3/20. Our veterinary believes that with neutering and better nutrition Jake's weight will improve. Please also note that Jake is mildly heartworm positive.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Friendly
Tips and Tidbits: Jake's estimated birthday is 2/17/2010
House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained. A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.
Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.
Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.
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