Bruno Barnes

Age
2 yrs
Weight
54
Sex
Male
Breed
Great Pyrenees

Bruno Barnes here, with my alluring baby blues! (My foster mom has affectionately nicknamed me Blue.) Here is a list of several reasons why you should make me your cuddle Pyr! 

“Bruno Barnes LOVES his humans and wants nothing more than to be with them 24/7. ” 

“Bruno is very smart, alert, loyal, and gentle. Bruno will laze around, but when his human moves, he moves. He will thrive with an attentive owner who loves him just as much as he loves them!” (If I were to howl about my favorite things, my humans would be at the top of the list!)

“Bruno needs a second to warm up to guests but accepts them if you direct him and tell him they are your friend. He reacts well to other animals inside the home and is good with other dogs off-leash.” (Before becoming besties, I will give you the sniff test! Don’t worry though, I’ve never met a human friend who failed it!)

“Bruno knows basic commands but needs some cues. However, he is very smart and trainable. Bruno is housetrained and has never asked to go out other than getting antsy.” (I look forward to improving my Pyr manners with you! Maybe you can encourage me with some treats?)

If you leave the door to your heart open, I will walk right on in and stay!

Your blue-eyed Pyr boy, 
Bruno Barnes 💙💙
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Toastie

Age
2 yrs
Sex
Female
Breed
Great Pyrenees
Hellos, everyone! I am proud mama Pyr Toastie. It’s hard for me to believe how much my life has changed after bringing seven puppies into the world in a shelter. Thankfully, GPRA helped my puppies, their handsome Pyr sire, and me. I am one proud mama and did my best by the puppies! Now that my babes are being adopted into loving homes, it is my turn to find my happy fur-ever.
Did you see the fun video of me barking at my foster human sister because I wanted her sandwich? Yep, that’s adorable me! So what’s a hungry mama to do when she sees a sandwich? Lucky for me, I got a little bit of that sandwich!
More info coming soon…

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Kane

Age
2 yrs
Weight
73.4 lbs.
Sex
Male
Breed
Great Pyrenees

Kane is my new name, and I am ready to make your days merry and bright. If you are wondering why you should adopt a Great Pyrenees, I will give you three reasons. 1) I will be a gift of love; 2) Whenever you need to relax and unwind, I will be a gift of peace; and 3) I am the gift that will keep bringing you happiness. What more could you ask for this holiday season?  More info is coming soon…

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Coca Cola George

Age
2 yrs
Sex
Male
Breed
Great Pyrenees
Hi there! I am Coca-Cola George. I hear Coca-Cola is King in Atlanta, so the worthy name entirely fits my King-like personality and demeanor.
My backstory is that one day a very caring human found me wandering. Now, I’m with a devoted foster family under GPRA’s exceptional care.  From homeless to being loved is quite a change, and I am thankful for caring humans who devote the time and resources to save Pyrs like me.
Here is what GPRA knows about me.
“Coca-Cola George is a charming boy. He is also playful and loving.”
“Coca-Cola George can be all play one minute with our other dog and then become a total couch potato, too.”
“Someone taught him leash manners because he does quite well on a leash. He is also house-trained.”
“Coca-Cola George is just the sweetest dog. He is so loving, quick to give hugs, and is fantastic with our dogs. He will thrive having other fur-friends in his future home.”
“While trying to take pictures of Coca-Cola George, he stayed right next to me the entire time, making taking his photo a bit difficult. He did not want to leave my side. But, then, he also loves to flop down on the ground and roll over for belly rubs.”
Pyrly thankful, Coca-Cola George
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Cassie

Age
2 yrs
Weight
90 lbs.
Sex
Female
Breed
Great Pyrenees
Good day to you! I am Cassie. I was found as a stray and taken to a shelter. The shelter staff said I am a lovely and easy-going Pyr.
Upon my arrival to GPRA, I was given a thorough examination and received several vaccinations by an exceptional veterinary team. Then, GPRA’s very best volunteers put me through the magic grooming transformation, which means someone spent a lot of time brushing me out and bathing me.  (That bath felt so good, and now my skin and coat also feel terrific!) Although baths are new to me, and I didn’t particularly appreciate staying in the water, GPRA volunteers said I was a total sweetheart throughout the entire ordeal.
Now, I am with the best foster family, and here are a few things they’ve learned about me.
“Cassie is sweet, outgoing, friendly, and playful. She loves giving her Pyr paw.”
“Cassie loves walks and will follow her humans around the house. But, as soon as her humans stop and sit down, Cassie will also relax with us.”
“She is easy on the leash and will walk beside her human.”
“Cassie is always interested in saying hello and being playful when she sees other dogs. In addition, shelter staff indicated that Cassie is good with other cats and dogs.” (I truly am an easy-going and amiable girl.)
“Cassie is house-trained.” (Taking me outside 4-5 times every day helps me be a very good girl in the house.)
“Our favorite things about Cassie are her endearing, sweet puppy eyes and when she gives her Pyr paw.” (If you have never received a Pyr paw, you are in for a treat! Giving my Pyr paw is my way to get your attention, show my Pyr love, and request that you continue petting me.)
Well, that is a bit about me. So, when do I get to meet you? Everyone says I will be an excellent companion, so meet me soon!
Your Pyr-paw girl, Cassie
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Willy Wonka

Age
2 yrs
Weight
65 lbs
Sex
Male
Breed
Great Pyrenees
Willy Wonka here! How are you today? I’m great every day because I’m one lucky Pyr to have landed with GPRA. Sadly, I was on my final days in the Shelter last summer. And, without Rescue stepping up to help, I would no longer be here, which is a heartbreaking reality for many dogs. So, I am more than immensely grateful to GPRA!
I am now with a fantastic and fun foster family, and you will learn why at the end of my bio. Here is what my foster family knows about me.
“Willy Wonka is a cuddler, out-going, curious, friendly, and a shadow.” (Yes, I like following my humans wherever they go!)
“During the day, Willa Wonka is a couch potato.  However, he has spurts of energy, which subside after having an outlet for the energy by outside time or playtime with a favorite toy.”
“Willy Wonka has had some leash training. He does great on the leash until he gets excited and will benefit from continued leash work.” (I promise to work hard to continue learning good leash manners.)
“He is learning basic commands such as ‘sit.’ He knows ‘sit’ so well that he will just ‘sit’ to be happy! He also responds to ‘off’ and will respond to ‘come Willy’, so he is learning.” (Yep, I will sit all day long for those yummy treats!)
“Willy Wonka is house-trained and will paw at the door when he wants to go outside. He is loving life as the only pet in his foster home.”
“Willa Wonka loves car rides and even watches TV.” (What do you like watching on TV because I will be right by your side!)
“My favorite things about Willy Wonka are his smile and demeanor. This boy wants to give love. He will sit and look at you with adoring eyes and give his Pyr paw. He is a very good-natured dog and makes me smile every day.” (You make me smile, too! Thank you for being there for me!)
Now, drum roll, please. Would you believe my foster Dad wrote me a song? How great is that, right?
You will need to sing the song to the tune of Gene Wilder’s “Pure Imagination” from the movie “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.”
🎶 🎶 🎶
Come adopt me, And you’ll be
In a world of PYR-imagination
Take me home, and you’ll see
I’m the PYR of your imagination
We’ll begin, as just friends
Traveling in the car of my embracer
What you’ll see will defy explanation
If you want to view PYR-adise
Simply look around and view me
Anything you want to do, I want to do it
Wanna change my life?
Then let’s do it!
There is no life I know
To compare with PYR-imagination
Living with me and you’ll be free
If you always remember to brush me!
Your Pyr-imagination boy, Willy Wonka

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Oso Bear

Age
2 yrs
Weight
85 lbs
Sex
Male
Breed
Great Pyrenees

Hey, all. I am the loveable Oso Bear! Would you believe that I was surrendered to a Shelter because I kept getting out? All I want is to be loved, feel safe and find my very own fur-ever family.

GPRA’s dedicated walking volunteers are the most fabulous humans I have ever met, which makes me Pyr-happy. Here’s what they said bout me.

“Oso Bear is such a sweet, goofy boy! He saw a squirrel run by and did not seem too bothered. He is not overly interested in treats and prefers petting. He will Pyr paw you for pets. He is amazing on the leash and so sweet. I want to cuddle him all day!” (I want to cuddle with you all day, too!)

“Oso Bear is one affectionate dude. He greeted me with a big gentle hug and then an immediate Pyr paw! (Aw -shucks. Thank you.)

“Oso Bear welcomed lots of petting at our first meeting. Sadly, he looks a bit rough and needs fur to grow back in places. But, with grooming, a bath or two, and good nutrition, he will be a very handsome boy!” (My Pyr heart loves all of these compliments!)

“Oso Bear is a very friendly Pyr. He is extremely light on the leash and heeled all the way. He did not react to nearby deer. He needs 10 + pounds and is going to be one spectacular-looking Pyr!”

What else do you need to know to fall in love with me? How about you come to meet me?

Your Pyr-paw boy, Oso Bear 🐾♥️🐾

 

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Brida

Age
2 yrs
Weight
60 lbs
Sex
Female
Breed
Great Pyrenees
Hi, there! I am Pyr Brida (Bree-duh). Thanks to my foster family, I’m ready to be adopted and loved fur-ever! Here is what they know about me.
“Brida is extremely lovable with her humans and great with other dogs. Her favorite thing is to rest her head on her humans. If you hold her head in your hands, she will be the happiest Pyr in the world.” (The human love thing is the best, and I cannot get enough.)
“Brida is a champion leash walker.” (Aww. thank you. I try to be a good girl and please my humans.)
“Drum roll, please… Brida is officially house-trained! 🎉🎉  Next, we are working on basic commands with Brida, such as “sit,” “stay,” and “wait.” (I am one grateful Pyr. My foster family is investing a lot of time to get me ready for my fur-ever family.)
“Brida loves to play but can also be super chill.” (Yep, Pyrs like to have fun but can also zen out.)
“Our only caution to her future family is that Brida will look for an opportunity to escape through an open door. So, her future family will need to be extra careful to ensure she does not get out.” (Yep, this is my work in progress. Lucky for me, my humans are doing everything possible to keep me safe. In time, I will learn that my home is the only place I want to be.)
Your Pyr-fun girl, Brida
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Blue Jean

Age
2 yrs
Weight
58 lbs
Sex
Female
Breed
Great Pyrenees
If you’re wondering how I got my name, that’s one of the few things I can tell you about myself. GPRA named me Blue Jean for my beautiful Husky-like eyes! Oh, and I also know that I am too thin. However, everything is new and scary, so eating while acclimating to my new surroundings is not a priority. Give me a little more time, and I will relax and make up for lost meals. The first time my foster mom took me outside, I hid in the first corner I found. And, when she brought me inside, I claimed the bathroom as my safe space. Since the door is always open, I hear my foster mom and brother talking. They always stop to pet me and say hello when they walk past, which helps to build my trust.
Here’s a list my foster mom wrote for me to share.
Things I learned in my first 48 hours with Blue Jean…
1. A severe thunderstorm with raucous hail and pounding rain is a non-event; a car passing the fence while Blue Jean is outside is terrifying. (Those things humans call cars are bizarre.)
2. She’s curious but not brave enough to follow through yet. (With time, my Pyr confidence will begin to shine through!)
3. Since she knows what “outside” means, Blue Jean seems house trained. She is also starting to respond to her name. (Blue Jean is a cool name. Thank you.)
4. Treats serve no purpose. (As I settle in and get more comfortable, I am sure healthy treats will become one of my favorite things.)
5. She’s wondering if she can climb or jump my seven-foot fence. (GPRA recommends that adopters carefully monitor their new Pyr’s outside time.)
6. She will probably be fine with other dogs and cats yet be timid and scared of noisy or super active kids until she settles in. She will thrive (slowly) with a quiet, patient, and experienced dog family.
7. She can lift the very tip of her tail into a possible, barely noticeable, nano-second wag. (With time, patience, and love, my tail will be wagging a lot more.)
Pyrly sweet and trying to be a brave girl, Blue Jean EmojiEmoji
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Puff

Age
2 yrs
Weight
57 lbs.
Sex
Female
Breed
Great Pyrenees

Hi! I’m a small sweet girl named Puff. I was a stray but now I’m ready for a new loving home. More info coming soon…

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