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About Elio

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: $300
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: White
  • Current Size: 67 Pounds
  • Current Age: 2 Years 8 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: Houston TX 77084
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Fence Required: Yes(6 foot)
  • Declawed: No
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Has Basic Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Owner Experience Needed: Breed
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

Elio is a big sweetheart, born around September 2020, who had a rough start to life. He was found chained to another dog, wandering around. He moved into a foster home and it took some time for him to adjust, but he has settled in really well. While he instantly liked his foster mom, he was slow to warm up to his foster dad and it took a while for him to gain Elio’s trust. Once he figured out he was safe and could trust these humans, Elio became a Velcro pup who pretends he doesn’t understand when his foster parents mention “personal space”! He loves to give the Pyr paw to ask for affection and will give his lucky forever family more love than they could ever have dreamed of getting.

Elio was underweight when he was rescued, but has been gaining weight and loves his dog food. At first, he couldn’t figure out treats meant for chewing, or that it was ok to take a treat directly from someone’s hand when they’re offering. Now he loves treats and he opens his mouth a little bit and you push the treat in, the way you push a credit card into a chip reader!

Elio loves to play with his canine foster brother. He’s not that into toys and just wants to wrestle and chase and would love to have a home with another dog to play with. His foster home has cats and he mostly ignores them since they told him they don’t want a relationship. He loves to take long naps and has very long legs that he sometimes sticks up in the air when he’s sleeping.

Elio is a very smart boy who loves to go on walks and likes to sniff everything and see everyone in the neighborhood. He is very good on the leash during walks and was fast to pick up the cues his foster mom uses to direct him. He is potty trained and quickly learned to use the bell on the door when he needs to go out.

Elio is enjoying being an indoor dog who is finally safe and loved. He deserves a family who will love him and understand he needs patience and guidance. In return he will give love, affection, and will guard the family home from threats like postal workers, cats, and squirrels. He has made so much progress in his foster home and is ready to find his forever!

ADOPT HERE: Complete an Adoption Application for your Pyr-fect new family companion at

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!

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 .

VOLUNTEER HERE: Let us know your interests in helping our Pyr friends at

More about Elio

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

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