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About Atticus

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: $450
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: White
  • Current Size: 66 Pounds
  • Current Age: 9 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: Beaverton OR 97007
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Fence Required: Yes(6 foot)
  • Declawed: No
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Owner Experience Needed: Breed
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

Hello!  My name is Atticus.  My foster parents like to call me Atty, Atty, Atticus.  There is so very much to tell you about me.  I am about 9 months old and 65lbs.  I am a Great Pyrenees mix and will get a little bigger. I should end up around 75-85lbs.   Very little is known about my history.  I was at a shelter in Texas and the very kind people at GPRS took me in and made sure I made it up to Oregon to try to find my forever home.

 

I am so very sweet and give lots of puppy kisses and I LOVE to cuddle.  Beds are my very favorite place to be.  I’m even willing to share with you. I will lay with you and spoon and give you my belly.  I barely bark even when my foster brother is talking to the neighbors.  I really enjoy being outside in the yard – I have lots of fur and it gets hot but I don’t shed too badly.  I love to lay underneath the trees for long periods of time.  I come in to check in but need to have a yard where I can comfortably be outside as much as I want and then I will come in for bedtime. I like to have toys, I like to have bones.  I love playing with my foster siblings who are 1 and 2 years old.  I don’t even mind that one of them herds me around the yard.  We run and chase and wrestle and have the best time.  I need to have another playful dog to ensure I continue to florish and more easily adapt to my forever home.  I am treat motivated and I take them ever so gentley.  I really like my meals and I am not a fussy eater. I do not know any commands yet, but am getting comfortable enough to start to learn new things.  I walk really easily on a leash, I ride great in a car and I am completely house broken.  

 

I am a puppy who has not had any consistent love or home.  I have so much to learn and still have many things I am working on. I do dig if there is dirt (grass not so much) and I like to have a nest to lay in, put toys in (I don’t cover them up, I just like to have them there) and I may play in the hole with my foster siblings. I will take shoes, socks and some clothes to chew on if you leave them accessible to me, especially my first couple of weeks because I am nervous and I’m a puppy. If you leave things lying around I will get to them. Being too stern would scare me and is completely unnecessary.  I need parents who understand how to raise a healthy puppy and when it’s their mistake that I might get into like chewing on a shoe.  Now that I’m going on walks, my need to chew on things is becoming less appealing.  For many reasons I would be best in an adult only home with parent(s) who are patient, dog savvy, not gone all day long, understanding and loving. If you have experience with timid dogs, that is a bonus. I need a secure yard.  I do not bolt, but if a gate is left open and I get scared and run, it will be very difficult to get me to come back to you until we develop a bond.  I am already coming along very quickly with my foster parents and they think my bravery will continue and I will become comfortable with new people and eventually younger kids.  

 

I can bring you so much joy and affection and in so many ways I am an easy puppy. I just need you to be willing to give me the home that will allow me to be the best puppy possible.  Please complete and submit an Adoption Application.

 

PUPPIES ARE ONLY PLACED IN HOMES WITH YOUTHFUL, PLAYFUL RESIDENT DOGS WHO ARE AT LEAST 50 POUNDS.

 

Our requirements for puppy adoptions are simple and necessary.

  1. Our puppies are not livestock guardians, they are family pets that live inside of the family home.
  2. Puppies must be placed in homes with a youthful, adult resident dog of similar size. This gives the puppy a mentor and a solid foundation for becoming part of the family.
  3. Puppies are only adopted to homes with someone at home at least part of the day. If no one is home for 6-8 hours at a time, please do not apply.
  4. Preference is always given to those with Great Pyrenees experience.
  5. Applicants must have secure, visible fencing and a socialization plan in place.
  6. The fastest way to be considered for a puppy is to fill out an application. Adoption is not first come, first served. GPRS and its fosters work diligently to find the right fit for each and every unique dog and puppy.
  7. Applicant’s personal pets must be current on vaccines & heartworm/flea prevention and be altered.

 

Adoption Fee: $450 (Adoption fee includes spay/neuter, heartworm test, rabies, distemper, parvo and health certificate for travel). Northwest adopters pay the cost of transport to independent transport service ($225). Adoption applications can be found on our website at https://www.greatpyreneesrescuesociety.org/

 

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 first hand 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! Fill out an application and discover why we are the BEST at placing the right dog in the right home!

 

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 Atticus

Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Requires a yard, Playful, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent, Goofy, Needs a companion animal

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