Great Pyrenees dog rescue story: From dog rescue to foster failure
My latest dog rescue story ended in failure. Yes folks, we have a new dog in the house and his name is Max. He’s a Great Pyrenees like Sam but he is younger and smaller. Of course, just about any Pyr is smaller than Sam. Max is settling in and adapting well to his new family.
When the vet calls, hang up
Yes, that’s my recommendation, at least if you don’t want to end up taking in another dog. My vet knows that I’ve adopted Great Pyrenees in the past from the Texas Great Pyrenees Rescue group, so when one of his clients brought in a lost, wandering Great Pyrenees to check for a microchip, he apparently automatically thought of me.
The woman who found the dog couldn’t keep him and wanted to find get him into a rescue group. Since I’ve fostered and adopted two dogs from the Texas Great Pyrenees Rescue group, I volunteered to do doggie day care while we worked to try and get him into the group.
Max insinuates himself into the pack and my heart
Mas is a terrific dog. He doesn’t bark. He’s sweet tempered, and I admit my heart has a wide-open door when it comes to dogs; but he is really a good dog.
He slipped into the pack without any real problems. Charlie, the Pug, did his usual flying chest thumps to make sure Max understood his place, while Teddy, the Shih Tzu and alpha dog, made it know who was boss. Sam? Well, he didn’t have any real problems with new guy, either, as long as Max kept his distance from the big boy’s food bowl. The rest of the dogs took Max in stride.
Dog rescue story takes on a temporary foster stage
Because we didn’t have any immediate fosters available and Max was doing so well with my dogs, I offered to take him in with the hope of finding him an appropriate home. In the meantime Max got his shots, was chipped, and checked over; but it wasn’t long before he became a real member of the family.
More good news: he cool’s with cats. My mother, who has two cats, adores Max and he visits her bedside daily. Because of his size, its easy for her to pet him from the bed.
A dog rescue story becomes a foster failure
And so, Max won our hearts, our minds, and our home. Today he is a member in good standing with the pack. When I walk him alone people always laugh when I say he’s the “baby” Pyr or he’s small…then they meet Sam, the stretch limo of the Great Pyrenees. Sometimes I think Max wonders how it is that he’s not the biggest boy on the block anymore.
Return often for more updates to Max’s dog rescue story and his continued integration into our pack and leave your comments, thoughts, reactions, and suggestions below. Interested in Pyrs? Check out the Texas Great Pyrenees Rescue group.