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Caucasian Sheepdog (Caucasian Ovtcharka) / Saint Bernard / Mixed (long coat)  : :  Female (spayed)  : :  Adult  : :  Large

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About Lily

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Current Size: 110 Pounds
  • Current Age: 3 Years 9 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: Snohomish WA 98290
  • 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: Protective

You there, stop where you are! Halt, I say! I see that you are approaching my yard and I’ll need to know a lot more about you before I let you pass! The sturdy fence that I patrol is here for a reason; to help me protect my humans! I can’t let just anyone in. I am a proud “Moscow Watchdog”, a combination of St. Bernard and Caucasian Shepard. I am strong like bull, big like bear, and loyal like…well, like a rescue dog who has found her home. Or at least I will be, once adopted. 

You can see I am not your average dog.  I don’t go to “dog parks” or other frivolous play places.  I don’t enjoy being fawned on by strangers.  I am embarrassed for those dogs! For me, new people and new dogs require slow, specific introduction before I can let my guard down. I prefer to bond deeply with a small number of adult humans and serve them as a security guard and private foot warmer. 

You see, I am not all barks and growls. That is just what people see from the other side of the fence. Once we are introduced and I know you to be safe, I will thrill you with my obedience training – I can SIT and have been known to catch hot dog pieces in mid-air!  You will be most impressed!  I also have spent some time around water and found it very pleasing. I like the wind in my fur during the boat ride and was able to balance on a paddle board! However, on the way home my foster family stopped at a food window and a stranger tried to hand us bags – I did NOT like that. Highly suspicious behavior!

When I am in a peaceful spot, like a yard with no intruders walking by, I will find my happy place rolling in the grass or under a shady tree for a nap.  Now that I am more than three years old, I am a medium energy girl. However, my ultimate joy is found in cuddles with a human I trust. Once won, my trust is absolute. I will roll over and offer you my vulnerable belly for rubs. I am a “leaner”, so I hope my future family are sturdy people who can withstand my big body velcroed to their legs. I do ask that my future family not share with strangers that I am actually a sweet marshmallow dog – I have a reputation to protect!

I would do well as an only dog. My adoptive family must have large breed experience because not just anyone can understand a dog as strong as me.  I am 110 lbs but could probably bench press double! You will never feel so safe as when I am at your side. You will also never feel so cozy as when I am on your couch.

If you think you may be right person for me, please apply on the GPRS website to meet me. Until then…come no closer. And keep your hands where I can see them.

All dogs and puppies require VISIBLE fencing


Adoption Fee:  $300

Every GPRS dog is fully vetted (current on shots and has been spayed/neutered).

Adoption applications can be found on our website at

Northwest adopters pay the cost of transport to independent transport service ($200).


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!


More about Lily

Is Not Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Is Not Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Does Good in the Car, Requires a yard, Leashtrained, Likes to swim, Protective, Obedient, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent, Gentle

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