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Great Pyrenees (long coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Senior  : :  Large


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About Sam

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: $300
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: White
  • Current Size: 68 Pounds
  • Current Age: 7 Years 7 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: Spring TX 77388
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Fence Required: Yes(6 foot)
  • Declawed: No
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Has Basic Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Owner Experience Needed: Breed
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

Sam is a seven-year-old, 75 lb male Great Pyrenees pulled from a Texas animal shelter in July 2022. His history is not well known, but it’s evident he spent most of his life outside and was betrayed by humans. Sam is docile but also shy and wary of human intentions. His time in foster care has been one of personal growth and a lesson on faith in his caregivers. He is slow to warm up, but the beauty begins when you gain his trust. Sam is the perfect dog for you if you want a low to moderate-energy companion around the house and want to see a dog blossom in a safe environment.

Sam is beyond loyal and loves his humans dearly. He is a cuddle bug and loves keeping an eye on his people. Being within arm’s reach is his favorite, more opportunities for pets! He loves car rides and is good on a leash. Sam is highly independent like most adult Pyrs and is exceptional in that he rarely barks. He loves chasing squirrels in the backyard, tussling with his foster sister (a puppy), and is respectful of boundaries, whether it is other pets’ need for space or his foster mom’s need for room in the kitchen. 

Sam will rest peacefully in the crate if he has to but prefers to free-roam the house. Due to his long time as an outdoor/neglected dog, his potty training is slowly coming around. He is currently on a regular schedule and prefers the human to walk him into the grass and queue him. He has been in foster care for a month, and his accidents are now rare. The belly band has been instrumental in helping him learn.

Sam knows “no,” and “sit,” there is little need for him to know “here” because he is likely already at your side. His personality traits include shyness, curiosity, and responsiveness to training. Sam has no interest in cats and would be suitable in a home as an only pet or with calm/older dogs, kiddos 15+ years old and with large animal experience. Sam will make an excellent family companion.

ADOPT HERE: Complete an Adoption Application for your Pyr-fect new family companion at https://gprs.rescuegroups.org/forms/form?formid=6206.

All dogs and puppies require VISIBLE fencing

Adoption fee: $300 (Adoption fee includes spay/neuter, heartworm test, rabies, distemper, parvo and health certificate for travel). Adopters located outside of Texas pay the cost of transport to an independent transport service ($250).

GPRS has proudly placed thousands of Great Pyrenees and GP mixes in the PNW for over a decade. Our volunteers have over 100 years combined experience fostering, screening, and placing this majestic breed into loving, forever homes. When adopting from us, you can rest assured that we provide life-long support and advice when it comes to your new family member. As always, our purpose is to find the best match for every unique dog that comes through our doors. Taking the time to find the right fit comes first and foremost at the Great Pyrenees Rescue Society. If you are interested in adopting, please take the time, and apply. You will see firsthand how much care, attention and love goes into the process, when you are guided a personal screener. This is why we have people come back again and again for their next family member! See all our dogs, fill out an application and discover why we are the BEST at placing the right dog in the right home! https://gprs.rescuegroups.org/.

ADOPTION, FOSTERING, AND DONATIONS are just some of the ways you can help a rescued dog. We have worked hard to cultivate a large network of volunteers to save this majestic breed. While monetary donations are always much appreciated, you can also help by donating your time as a GPRS foster or volunteer.

FOSTER HERE: Apply to foster at dog at https://gprs.rescuegroups.org/forms/form?formid=6281 .

VOLUNTEER HERE: Let us know your interests in helping our Pyr friends at https://gprs.rescuegroups.org/forms/form?formid=6272.

More about Sam

Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Kids, Requires a yard, Obedient, Affectionate, Intelligent

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